Russia: Putin officially introduces Naryshkin as Foreign Intelligence Service head

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially introduced Sergei Naryshkin as the new Head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) at a gathering with officers in Moscow on Wednesday.
Putin underlined that "the situation in the world imposes special requirements on the qualitative and efficient work of the Foreign Intelligence Service." The president said "it is necessary to be proactive, to use non-standard and unconventional solutions."
Sergei Naryshkin was appointed by President Putin to the post of head of the country's Foreign Intelligence Service on September 22. He had previously been the State Duma chairperson. His predecessor at the SVR, Mikhail Fradkov, was appointed chairperson of the Russian Railway board of directors.

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