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Name: Reshetnikov, Leonid P.
Affiliation: Director, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies
Biography :

Lieutenant-General (ret.), PhD in History. Since 2009 he retired from the military service after reaching the maximum age limit. From April 1976 to April 2009 he worked in the Russian foreign intelligence service (SVR). In his latest position he was the Head of Information and Analysis Office of SVR. He is a member of the board of the SVR. In 1970 he graduated from the department of history of the Kharkov State University. From 1971 to 1974 he was a postgraduate student at Sofia University (Bulgaria) where he defended his PhD thesis. He speaks Serbian, Bulgarian and Greek. He has state awards and awards of the Russian Orthodox Church.