Son of ex-head of FSB press service detained for drug trafficking
The father of the detainee, retired FSB Lieutenant-General Aleksandr Zdanovich, headed the FSB Center of Public Relations from 1996 to 1999. In November 1999, he became the head of the FSB Office of Assistance Programs. Currently, he is engaged in scientific activities and is a professor at the Academy of the FSB and Moscow State Pedagogical University
The son of retired FSB Lieutenant-General Aleksandr Zdanovich has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of drug trafficking, REN TV reports.
According to Pyaty Kanal, the search of 36-year-old Evgeny Zdanovich on August 10 revealed 100 grams of hashish, which is considered an especially large size, a special greenhouse for growing marijuana, and a pneumatic gun. According to the investigation, Evgeny Zdanovich kept drugs for sale.
A criminal case under article Illegal Making, Sale or Dispatch of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances or Analogues Thereof was initiated against the person detained, under which (if his guilt is proven in court) he faces an imprisonment for a period of 10 to 15 years.
The father of the detainee, the retired FSB Lieutenant-General Aleksandr Zdanovich, headed the FSB Center of Public Relations from 1996 to 1999. In November 1999, he became the head of the FSB Office of Assistance Programs. In 2002, he was appointed deputy head of VGTRK (All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) for Security Issues.
In 2003, defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences on the topic “Organizational construction of the domestic military counterintelligence: 1914-1920,” and then a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Historical Sciences on the topic “The activities of the Cheka-OGPU bodies to ensure the safety of the Red Army (1921-1934).”
According to open sources, Aleksandr Zdanovich is an Associate Professor of the Department of the History of the Fatherland and the Security Authorities of the Academy of the Federal Security Service and Professor of the Department of Contemporary National History of the Institute of History and Politics of the Moscow State University. He gives a special course “Special services of our country: History and modernity.” In addition, he is a President of the Society for the Study of the History of Russian Special Services and Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Military Historical Society.