Table 1. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS

 Designation  Capital  Presidential Representative
 Central Moscow  Georgi S. Poltavchenko (career KGB; former presidential representative of the Leningrad oblast')
 Northwest St. Petersburg  Viktor V. Cherkesov (former first deputy director, FSB; lieutenant general)
 North Caucasus Rostov-on-Don  Viktor G. Kazantsev (former commanding officer, North Caucasus military district; colonel general)
 Volga Nizhnyi Novgorod  Sergei V. Kirienko (former prime minister)
 Urals Ekaterinburg  Piotr M. Latyshev (former first deputy interior minister; lieutenant general)
 Siberia Novosibirsk  Leonid L. Drachevsky (former CIS affairs minister)
Far East Vladivostok  Konstantin B. Pulikovsky (acting commanding officer, mid-1996, in Chechnya war; lieutenant general)
 Source: Andrei Korbut and Dmitri Nikolaev, "Siloviki v regionakh," Novoe voennoe obozrenie, 19­25 May 2000, p. 1, which cites the 13 May presidential decree (ukaz), "O pelnomochnom predstavitele prezidenta RF v federal'nom okruge."
 Notes: These seven new administrative districts are identical with the seven current military districts. At the same time, Putin dismissed all presidential representatives to the 89 provinces. Of the seven individuals in the above table, five were either career military/police or KGB/FSB officers.