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Veteran spy Vladimir Bulavin heads customs service caught between war economy and internal feuds

Vladimir Boulavin, head of Russia's Federal Customs Service.
Vladimir Boulavin, head of Russia's Federal Customs Service. © Gavriil Grigorov/Kremlin Pool/Zuma Press/MaxPPP
The Federal Customs Service plays a key role in Russia's security, with its intelligence services and defence industry partners. The service has become even more central to the state as it deals with sanctions and transitions to a war economy. FTS head and veteran spy Vladimir Bulavin must also contend with a long-standing rivalry with the FSB. [...]
Published on 27.01.2023 at 07:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

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