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Frontier Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Karelia
Head of the Department: Major General Roman Zemtsov
Telephone and fax: +7(814-2)78-47-46
Helpline: +7(814-2)78-20-02
Address: Varlamov str., 27, Petrozavodsk, 185005
General Information

Frontier Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation is a component of the security system of Russia. Frontier bodies protect the State frontier which length makes more than 64 thousand kms. Major tasks solved by the Frontier Department of FSB of Russia are: borderline surveillance and protection of frontier, prevention of its illegal change, resolution of boundary incidents at the frontier, permission of persons and vehicles through the border, conducting investigative work, protection of diplomatic representatives abroad.

According to the Development Concept of the Frontier Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia, boundary bodies were formed according to the territorial principle in 7 districts of Russia (Northwest FD, Central FD, Southern FD, Privolzhsky FD, Ural FD, Siberian FD, Far East FD).

In 2004 Frontier Department of FSB of Russia for the Republic of Karelia as a part of Northwest federal district was formed, along with Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Pskov and St.-Petersburg Frontier Departments.

Frontier Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Karelia protects border with the Finnish Republic (offices in Sortavala, Soujärvi, Kalevala urban-type settlement). On the site of of the Frontier Department there are 4 international border checkpoints (Wärtsilä, Lyttä, Suoperä, Petrozavodsk airport).


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