Former Head of Kremlin anti-corruption department to be appointed Rosgvardiya Deputy Head
The personnel decision is driven by strengthening of the presidential control over the department.
The former Head of the Presidential Administration’s anti-corruption office, Oleg Plokhoy, will take the post of deputy director of the Rosgvardiya, RBC reports citing its law enforcement sources. The Ministry of Justice removed information from its website.
According to RBC, Plokhoy took the post of Rosgvardiya’s State Secretary instead of Colonel-General Sergey Zakharkin, which could mean the President’s will to tighten control over the department. The duties of the State Secretary include working with bills proposed by the Rosgvardiya.
Until 1999, Plokhoy served in the state security bodies, held various posts in the Presidential Administration. In September 2017, he moved to the Ministry of Justice. He has the rank of Lieutenant General of Justice in the reserve and Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation and is a real state adviser of the 1st class.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.