Deputy Head of Interior Ministry Savenkov to be dismissed?

Deputy Head of Interior Ministry Savenkov to be dismissed?
Alexander Savenkov

The Head of the Investigation Department of the Interior Ministry and a number of other high-ranking government officials could face up dismissal because of Putin's urgent recommendations disobedience not to stand for the candidacy in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

Against the background of Russian President Vladimir Putin statements subjected to sharp criticism of officials, who have become academicians of RAS contrary to his ban to run for the title, in the next few days the Deputy Head of the Interior Ministry, the Head of the Investigation Department of the Interior Ministry, Alexander Savenkov, could be sacked, the source told the CrimeRussia.

Since October 2016 Savenkov is the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Earlier, at the Science and Education Council meeting President threatened with dismissal of civil servants, who did not pay attention to his opinion on the nomination of their candidacy to the Academy of Sciences. Putin voiced a negative standpoint on the election of senior officials to the RAS at the end of 2015, referring to his colleagues to refrain from doing so. President argued it with officials' busy condition in service, which leaves no time to engage in science.

The President did not mention the names of officials. However, they are in the lists of the RAS. In particular, it is known that on the October elections of RAS new members have been elected: member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Arnold Tulokhonov and Deputy Minister of Education and Science Alexey Lopatin, who received the title of academician. Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Savenkov and Head of the FSB Archives Department Vasily Khristoforov, Deputy Director for Science of the Russian Foundation Igor Sheremet, Perm region Health Minister Olga Kovtun, Deputy Head of Roshydromet Alexander Makosko, Director of the Department of Science and Innovation Development of the Health Ministry Sergey Rumyantsev, Head of the Main Medical Department controlled by the President Konstantin Kotenko, Head of the Military Medical Department of the Ministry of Defense Alexander Fisun and  Head of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow Nikolai Filatov got the title of corresponding members of the RAS.

The press secretary manager of the Russian President, Elena Krylova, said that personnel decisions would be taken in connection with the request of Putin.

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