Naryshkin starts his work as chief of Russian foreign intelligence service

Naryshkin starts his work as chief of Russian foreign intelligence service

Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented Sergey Naryshkin as the newly-appointed chief of the Russian foreign intelligence service.

The president stressed that the security of Russian citizens outside Russia must remain under special control, in particular, in the countries of the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

He also stressed that there is the need to "find out and analyze all external threats and define the key strategic tendencies of development of the international situation, to make contribution in enhancing Russia’s economic, technological and defense potential."

Putin said he expects that Naryshkin "use all his experience and broad-based knowledge to work efficiently and bring the work of the Service to a higher level."

The president wished Naryshkin and the SVR "success in the responsible work on maintaining security and interests of the motherland," TASS reports.

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