Ivan Tkachev will lead FSB Department K
Significant personnel changes are continuing in the leadership of the FSB. Viktor Voronin's position was handed over to Ivan Tkachev (former head of 6th service) as a result of cleanup in the economic department of FSB.
In early June, in the economic department of the Federal Security Service (SES), a series of high-profile resignations happened, due to the investigation of smuggling case, which involved Vadim Uvarov, the Head of the Seventh Department K of Russian FSB.
Following General Voronin, responsible for banking, his colleagues chairing the T and P departments (transport, aviation and counterintelligence in enterprises) resigned. Yuri Yakovlev, Voronin’s immediate superior, as well as the former head of SES, lost his position after trasferring of his cases.
However, according to the source of Rosbalt, Yakovlev had chaired SES for several weeks, until the new head of the service was appointed. It was the former Head of the Internal Security Department, Sergey Korolev, whose efforts, in fact, left the departments K,T and P without leadership.
As a result there is a free seat of the Head of the Internal Security Department, which now the FSB is currently trying to fill with several candidates.
Recall that the rotation of senior officers in the the Federal Security Service led to management's difficulties in other important departments, such as the Federal Customs Service (FCS).
A few days ago the Investigative Committee and the Internal Security Department of FSB became interested in the Head of the Federal Customs Service, Andrey Belianinov, in relation to smuggling case (expensive alcohol), the main suspect in which is Dmitry Mikhalchenko, the entrepreneur from St. Petersburg.
According to the CrimeRussia, these resignations in the economic unit of the FSB are linked with legal troubles of the Head of the Federal Customs Service. In other words, after a few heads of FSB services resignations, Belyaninov lost his cover (protection).
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.