Aleksandr Mikhailov, the Head of the Interdepartmental and Informational Activities Department at the Russian Federal Drug Control Service

Aleksandr Mikhailov
Major General
Head, Interdepartmental and Informational Activities Department, Russian Federal Drug Control Service
1950 - Born in Moscow
1977 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1974 - Holds various posts at security services
1989 - Chairman, First KGB Press Service
1993 - Chairman, Public Relations Department, Federal Security Service
1996 - First Deputy Chief, Information and Analysis Directorate, Federal Security Service
1998 - Information Department Head, Interior Ministry of Russia
2003 - Head, Interdepartmental and Informational Activities Department, Russian Federal Drug Control Service
 
Aleksandr Mikhailov was born into a military background. After graduating from Moscow State University in journalism and completing KGB higher education courses, Major General Mikhailov joined the KGB and worked there for 15 years. Later, he became the chairman of the first KGB press service. During his prolific career, Major General Mikhailov also became a professor at the Moscow Juridical University of the Interior Ministry of Russia. In his spare time, he writes books. He has written biographies on some well known Russian politicians and a few film scripts as well. He says that writing takes his mind off his everyday routine. Today,  Major General Mikhailov holds the post of the Head of the Interdepartmental and Informational Activities Department of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service.

The Russian Parliament is considering a draft law on the compulsory treatment of drug addicts, through court rulings. But how efficient will this system be and is it a violation of human rights?  Aleksandr Mikhailov, the Head of the Interdepartmental and Informational Activities Department at the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, is on Spotlight to tell us more