President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has determined the terms of reference of the deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Now this post is held by former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The corresponding presidential decree was published yesterday on the official legal information portal.
Now the deputy chairman of the Security Council will report to the president on the implementation of measures to ensure national security, coordinate the report on the situation in the field of national security and draft documents on the Security Council and subordinate structures. Agreed materials should then be handed over to the head of state. In addition, the deputy chairman of the Security Council will monitor the implementation of presidential orders related to national security, as well as participate in the development of foreign policy decisions.
The post of deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation was created immediately after Dmitry Medvedev resigned from his post as head of government. Part of his authority intersects with the duties of the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. This post is occupied by Nikolai Patrushev.
The first foreign visit of Dmitry Medvedev in a new position took place in early March. The deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation went to Kazakhstan, where he met with former President Nursultan Nazarbayev.