Head of Moscow Criminal Investigation Administration left Ministry of Internal Affairs
The General Zinoviev’s resignation is not connected with resignation of the Head of the Moscow General Administration of the MIA, according to the source.
The Head of General Administration of Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, the Major General of police Zinoviev was dismissed from the internal affairs bodies.
According to Tass source in law enforcement agencies, Zinoviev wrote a letter of resignation from the Ministry of Internal Affairs several days ago. Motive of his solution is unknown, but the resignation is not connected with the dismissal of the Head of the Moscow General Administration of MIA Anatoly Yakunin, the source said. The Head of Moscow General Administration of the MIA Anatoly Yakunin announced his resignation on 23 September. On the next day, Vladimir Putin appointed him as the Head of the Administration of Operational Control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
It was also reported, that the Deputy Head of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Administration Mikhail Gusakov may be the next to be dismissed in the near future.
Information about possible resignation of the Head of Moscow Criminal Investigation Administration appeared in August. It was reported, that Zinoviev would head the MIA Administration in Eastern Administrative District of Moscow.
There is no official information about successor of the Head of Moscow Criminal Investigation Administration yet. In July, a source in the MIA reported, that the Head of Moscow Criminal Investigation Administration would become son of the Deputy Minister of the MIA, the Colonel-General Mikhail Vanichkin as a result of staff reshuffle. According to the reports, the Colonel Maxim Vanichkin, as a participant of a number of high-profile crimes disclosures, has wide experience in operational work of the Criminal Investigation Administration.
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