“For pleasuring the masses and saving the system.” Billionaire Colonel Zakharchenko tells about his case

“For pleasuring the masses and saving the system.” Billionaire Colonel Zakharchenko tells about his case
Dmitry Zakharchenko

He has also given a recommendation to those who winded up behind bars.

MIA’s Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, who had held an interim appointment at a subdivision of the General directorate for economic security and anti-corruption of Russia’s MIA, has told about the time he spent in Lefortovo’s remand prison and given recommendation to those who winded up behind bars.

“The main thing one should do is to leave the remand prison’s ‘hostel’ as soon as possible and take it easily,” MK quotes Zakharchenko as saying.

“Comparing to other remand prison, there’s much more formalism and illogicalness in Lefortovo, and we have to admit it. It’s more difficult here to be in good shape and stay healthy. There’s neither gym nor chinup bar,” Zakharchenko says.

He also added that if someone is in Lefortovo, there’s someone’s concernment about it. There’s no task to sort out the situation with an unbiased eye; it’s the opposite - by all means find, as the USSR Prosecutor-General Vyshinsky said, “the queen of evidence” - confession.

Zakharchenko also added that 3 priests - within my remembrance - were changed in Lefortovo. He also visited a psychologist; however, the latter did not manage to answer his questions.

“I voluntarily went through a DNA testing that proved I hadn’t have a hand neither in the money matter, nor the bags the money was in. 2016 CCTV video proves the same. It’s obvious from the video I didn’t even enter the house where the money was seized. The investigator and the representative of the prosecutor's office hid the DNA testing results from the court,” Zakharchenko clarified. He also added that his relatives had lost apartments and property. As for himself, he had never owned treasures.

“All they’re doing is stealing property from citizens (even if it’s their only apartment people spent life earning on), as well as cars, business, money - no matter if they’re employees of state or not,” Zakharchenko believes. With that, he stated that they don’t normally gather evidence; all you need to open a criminal case like this is a briefing note from the Federal Security Service.

“In general, it’s all a pure theater within the circumstances,” the Colonel concluded. In his words, it all happens “for pleasuring the masses and saving the system.”

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