FSB FSB is a Russian abbreviation for Federal Security Service. It is currently the main domestic affairs security service of Russia. Its HQ are on Lubyanka Square, downtown Moscow, the same location of as the former HQ of the FSB's predecessor, the KGB. Its emblem is similar to the KGB's: the same shield and sword design, except the sword is behind the shield. In the centre of the shield is a two-headed golden eagle of some kind. In its two claws it holds a wand thing and an orb thing. After the KGB ceased to exist, the FSK (Federal Counterintelligence Agency) was created out of the domestic security functions. Later on it was reorganised as the FSB by Federal Law of April 3, 1995. In 1998, President of Russia Boris Yeltsin appointed as director of FSB Vladimir Putin, a KGB veteran.