Rostec gets reinforced with FSB General 

Rostec gets reinforced with FSB General
Director General of Rostec Sergey Chemezov

In the FSB, General-Lieutenant Andrianov oversaw the communication of industrial enterprises with the department in the field of defense state procurement for several years. In addition, Andrianov is known for participation in consultations on the Yarovaya Law in 2016.⁠

Ex-First Deputy Head of the FSB Scientific and Technical Service Nikolay Andrianov has taken up the post of Director of Special Assignments Director in Rostec state corporation. 

According to Kommersant, in the state corporation, the General-Lieutenant will be responsible for the interaction of Rostec enterprises with the FSB for the creation of special means and weapons. In addition, as the publication reports citing several top-managers of defense enterprises and Rostec representatives, Andrianov will work on the creation of an electronic component base and later can enter the boards of directors of several holding companies. 

It is reported that Andrianov, in particular, will improve the quality of interaction between the Rostec organizations and the FSB in the course of research and development work. He will perform similar tasks in the development of complex IT projects for the creation of secure computing and telecommunication systems, storage and processing of data, automation of processes in the field of security, industry, and public administration. In addition, as Rostec representatives reported, Andrianov will supervise the development and creation of a specialized electronic component base; when he settles in a new place, he will be introduced to the boards of directors of companies belonging to the holding.

Kommersant notes that in the FSB, General Andrianov was engaged in a similar work. The state holding noted that since 2011, he had provided communications to over 150 industrial enterprises with the FSB in the field of state procurement. In addition, Andrianov oversaw access control systems in 2014 at the Olympic venues in Sochi, as well as at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In the 2000s, Andrianov was in the department of special communication of the FSB Scientific and Technical Cooperation. Moreover, in 2016, he participated in consultations on the Yarovaya Law, which obliges operators to store recordings of user calls for six months and information about calls for three years in Russia. 

Andrianov's education corresponds to the Rostec’s profile, the publication notes. Prior to serving in the FSB, he graduated from the Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communications, majoring in Radio Communication and Broadcasting, and worked briefly in Radio Research Institute. 

The publication notes that there is already a director for special assignments in Rostec — former Director of Communications, Analytics and Strategic Research Vasily Brovko, who will continue to be responsible for the implementation of special projects in civilian industries. 

It is noteworthy that the practice of strengthening state corporations with senior officers of the Federal Security Service is not new. In mid-2016, FSB General Oleg Feoktistov became the vice-president for security in Rosneft. Later, it became known that he had supervised the operation to detain ex-Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Ulyukaev when the latter received a bribe from Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin. Soon after Ulyukaev’s arrest, Feoktistov left Rosneft; he currently holds the post of human resources adviser to the head of Peresvet bank.

Meanwhile, the leadership of Rosteс is working with its own FSB officer or a long time. In 2016, Deputy Director General Sergey Chemezov Nikolay Volobuev, also a former FSB officer, arranged a real "sweep" in the state corporation.

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Nikolay Volobuev

Murad Safin, the ex-general director of the MKB Kompas OJSC, supplying radio navigation equipment and systems for controlling high-precision ammunition of the Defense Ministry, as well as Ruslan Suleimanov, the former head of the defense Prompostavka OJSC, was detained for allegedly stealing 800 million rubles ($13.6m) from the state corporation. At present, they are charged with fraud and organization of the criminal community. During the investigation, the amount of damages inflicted by the defendants to Rostec increased to 1.8 billion rubles ($30.7m), and then to 2.421 billion rubles.

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