Russia
Nikolai Patrushev strengthens Karelia clan in Russia's security apparatus

Secretary of the Russian National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.
Secretary of the Russian National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev. © Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
Among the close-knit interest groups in the Kremlin security apparatus, a group of former FSB officers who have risen in the shadow of the national security council secretary is growing in influence. [...]
Published on 23.02.2023 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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