Vladimir Putin signed a decree authorizing the FSB to seize land for state needs. Earlier, the president gave this right to FSO. As RBC writes, Russian President Vladimir Putin granted the Federal Security Service (FSB) the right to seize land for state needs. The relevant decree is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
In accordance with the decree, changes are made to the provision on the FSB of Russia, approved by presidential decree of August 11, 2003, No. 960. "Introduce ... the amendment, adding paragraph 9 subparagraph 73 as follows: adopts within its authority decisions on the seizure of land and (or) located on them real property for the state needs of the Russian Federation," the document says.
It also follows that the implementation of the decree does not require an increase in the number of servicemen and civilian personnel of FSB bodies or the allocation of additional funds from the federal budget.
The FSB asked to be given the right to seize the land in late August 2016. The special service noted that the new powers will allow it "to fully ensure the solution of the tasks assigned to the FSB of Russia by the current legislation and fully comply with Art. 49 of the [Land Code]. "
This article establishes that the seizure of lands for state needs can be carried out in exceptional cases related to the implementation of international treaties, construction, reconstruction of objects of state and local significance, as well as on other grounds established by federal laws.
In the explanatory note to the draft decree prepared by the FSB, it was said that the right to seize the land needed special services to ensure security in areas with special conditions for use of territories and near state borders.
Earlier, a similar request was made by the Federal Security Service (FSO) of Russia. At the end of March 2017, Putin signed a decree granting the department the right to seize lands for state needs. Until then, the service could only use land for an unlimited period of time.