Defense Minister. Ex-KGBer who trained with Putin in foreign intelligence work.BORIS GRYZLOV
Interior Minister. Ex-St. Petersburg politician who is organizing the pro-Putin United Russia political party.NIKOLAI PATRUSHEV
Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Ex-KGBer who served as Putin's deputy at the FSB.IGOR SECHIN
Senior Kremlin aide. Ex-KGBer who minds Putin's daily schedule and worked with him in St. Petersburg mayor's office.VICTOR IVANOV
Senior Kremlin aide. Ex-KGBer who is helping to rebuild Russia's military-industrial complex.ALEXEI MILLER
CEO of Gazprom. A Putin loyalist whose company uses gas supplies to keep former Soviet republics in the Russian camp.