Victor Palagin headed the Federal Security Service Directorate in Crimea
Viktor Palagin is appointed the Federal Security Service Directorate in the Republic of Crimea. This was reported by a number of federal media. In December 2008, he headed the Bashkortostan Directorate of FSB. In 2013 he became the vice president on security affairs at the United Shipbuilding Company. Reports state that Victor Palagin "is considered as one of the best secret service specialist in counteracting to the extremist organization banned in Russia "Hizb ut- Tahrir al-Islami ", which has been operating in Crimea for a long time. Under his leadership, in Bashkortostan a series of successful operations against members of subversive groups preparing terrorist acts in the territory of the republic were conducted".