Governor of Belgorod region may be replaced by FSB General
According to some information, in the region, the clan system of which worries the Kremlin, "the Dagestan scenario "clean up" is not excluded." with this aim the current head of the Crimean FSB Directorate, Viktor Palagin, might head the region.
With a high degree of probability, Head of the Belgorod region Evgeny Savchenko can be replaced by Head of the FSB Directorate in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol Viktor Palagin, KurskTV.ru reports with reference to its own sources in Crimea.
Governor Yevgeny Savchenko has headed the Belgorod Region for almost 25 years, he took this post on December 18, 1993. During this time, the region has become advanced in Russia in many ways.
However, the newspaper writes, a fairly strong clan system and the overgrown criminal structures of the Belgorod Region began to concern the federal center. Therefore, in December, Savchenko might leave his post.
FSB Lieutenant-General Palagin, as sources of KurskTV believe, if necessary, will be able to work out the "Dagestan scenario" in Belgorod region. Palagin is respected and trusted by both the Kremlin and Lubyanka colleagues. The media outlet does not exclude that before the arrival of Palagin, an extensive “clean up” will be carried out in the region.
Earlier, the ForPost media reported that a high-ranking official from the Kaliningrad region would become the new head of the Crimean FSB Directorate. General Palagin was promised a transfer to another place of work, and in particular, to the administration of the Kursk region, where he came from.
Lieutenant-General of the FSB Viktor Nikolayevich Palagin has served in security agencies since 1984. In 1995 he graduated from the Academy of the FSB of Russia. From 2002 to 2005, he served as deputy head of the FSB Directorate for the Kursk Region. From 2005, for three years, he served as Head of the FSB Directorate for Mari El. From 2008 to 2013, he served as the Head of the FSB Directorate for the Republic of Bashkortostan. From 2013 to 2014, he was Vice President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Viktor Palagin was appointed head of the FSB office in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol in April 2014.