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Syromolotov Oleg Vladimirovich

Syromolotov Oleg Vladimirovich

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Responsible for counter-terrorism.

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Born in 1953.

1976 – graduated from the Riga Civil Aviation Engineers Institute; holds degrees from specialised higher educational institutions.

1979-1998 – held various operational and administrative posts in state security agencies.

1998-2000 – Head of the Directorate for Counterintelligence Support in the Transport Sector at the Economic Security Department of the Federal Security Service (FSB).

2000-2004 – Deputy Director of the FSB, Head of the Counterintelligence Service.

2004-2015 – Chief of the FSB Counterintelligence Service.

Since March 19, 2015: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Counter-Terrorism.

Holds the military rank of Army General.

Awarded the Order For Services to the Fatherland IV, III and II class, the Order of St Alexander Nevsky, three Orders of Courage, the Order for Military Service, the Order of Honour.

Recipient of several foreign decorations.

Married, with two daughters.