Federal Service for Technical and Export Control

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The Federal Service for Technical and Export Control of Russia (FSTEC of Russia / FSTEK) is a military agency of the Russian Federation, under the Russian Ministry of Defence.[1] It licenses the export of weapons and dual-use technology items, and is also responsible for Russian military information security.[2]

FSTEC of Russia maintains the Data Security Threats Database, Russia's national vulnerability database.[3] and requires Western technology companies to submit source code and other trade secrets before allowing their products to be imported into Russia.[4] FSTEC also liaises with the FSB, which controls cryptography in Russia.[5]

In 2019, FSTEC of Russia granted Astra Linux special status regarding its use in processing Russian classified information.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cimpanu, Catalin. "Russian military moves closer to replacing Windows with Astra Linux". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  2. ^ "Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC)". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  3. ^ Leyden, John (17 July 2018). "Russia's national vulnerability database is a bit like the Soviet Union – sparse and slow". www.theregister.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  4. ^ "Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets". Reuters. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  5. ^ Carr, Jeffrey. (2012). Inside cyber warfare (2nd ed.). Beijing: O'Reilly. p. 225. ISBN 9781449310042. OCLC 774147707.