Head of MIA in St.Petersburg assigned to post of Kolokoltsev’s deputy
According to some reports, the relevant order signed by the President is going to be published tomorrow.
Head of MIA’s directorate in St.Petersburg and Leningrad region Lieutenant General Sergey Umnov has been dismissed from his position and assigned to a post of a deputy minister of MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev, reports Fontanka with reference to its sources, noting the official order is going to be issued tomorrow.
According to Fontanka, Major General of MIA’s domestic services Nikolay Rogovoy is going to perform duties of the head of the directorate.
As for Sergey Umnov, he started his career within law enforcement apparatus in 80s as a pointsman. He has been heading St.Petersburg Main Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior over the last 7 years.
A month before he was assigned to this position, then-President Dmitry Medvedev fire the previous head Mikhail Sukhodolsky following a massive inspection of the directorate by the central office of MIA and a virtual overthrow of the General whom his St.Petersburg subordinates had not backed.