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Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

March 19, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin held a meeting, via videoconference, with permanent members of the Security Council.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov, Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.


President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues,

Today we will discuss issues pertaining to organising the fight against organised crime and cover certain sensitive aspects of this area of focus.

Reports will be presented by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov.

Let’s get going. I would like to give the floor to Minister Kolokoltsev. Please go ahead.


March 19, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow