FSB General Oleg Feoktistov becomes Rosneft Security Vice-President

FSB General Oleg Feoktistov becomes Rosneft Security Vice-President

Oleg Feoktistov, the former Federal Security Service official is now the Head of Rosneft Company replacing Vasily Yurchenko, the former Head of Federal Drug Control Service for the Moscow region who had been the Acting Head of Rosneft Security for a year.

Rosneft Company employs Oleg Feoktistov, a former Federal Security Service official as a new Security Head instead of Vasily Yurchenko, the former Head of Federal Drug Control Service for the Moscow region. The latter had been the Acting Head of Rosneft Security for a year.

Academy of the Federal Security Service graduate Oleg Feoktistov previously served as the Deputy Chief of the FSB Internal Security Department. According to the RBC, he led the operations of development and arrest of suspects under a number of high profile cases, including the former Head of the MIA Department of Countering Corruption Denis Sugrobov and his deputy Boris Kolesnikov, as well as Nikita Belykh, the Kirov Region Governor, accused of bribe taking.

Previously, the Novaya Gazeta claimed Feoktistov had aspired to become the new Head of the Russian FSB Internal Security Department. However, Sergey Korolev, who had become the Head of FSB Economic Security Service, recommended Aleksey Komkov, the Head of the 2nd service of Internal Security Department. The Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the appointment decree on September 8.

According to Rosneft press service, Vasily Yurchenko, who is an honorary MIA officer and has a PhD in Law, will not leave the company instead becoming Feoktistov's first Deputy.

Vasily Yurchenko became the Head of the Security Service in August 2015, when the former Security Vice-President of Rosneft Nail Mukhitov (who just like Feoktistov had come from FSB Internal Security Department) left the post to become the Assistant to Nikolay Patrushev, the Head of the Security Council. 

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