"Leading scientist" Alexander Savenkov fired from Interior Ministry

"Leading scientist" Alexander Savenkov fired from Interior Ministry
Alexander Savenkov

Earlier, at a meeting of the Council for Science and Education, the Russian President expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that some officials had been elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Another prediction of a source of the CrimeRussia turned to be true. It has transpired that after the scandal with the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on dismissing a number of employees of the Presidential Administration, the Federal Security Service, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Interior from their positions. Among them was the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, the Head of the MIA Investigation Department, Alexander Savenkov.

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti that the officials had been dismissed in connection with their election to the Academy of Sciences. Among those dismissed, in addition to Savenkov, were the Deputy Chief of Personnel of the Russian President, Konstantin Kotenko, the Head of the Main Military Medical Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Alexander Fisun, and Head of the FSB Registration Department and Archives Vasily Khristoforov. Only the latter was dismissed from office due to reaching the age limit, while the other three resigned voluntarily.

As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, at a meeting of the Council for Science and Education, Vladimir Putin expressed his dissatisfaction with officials who, contrary to his recommendation, had decided to become academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Russian President voiced the opinion that if an official considered himself a "great scientist," he should be given the opportunity to fully concentrate on the science, because "it is impossible to simultaneously hold two posts, which require full commitment."

The military lawyer, Deputy Interior Minister Savenkov was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in accordance with his degree in law. After graduating from the Military and Law faculty of the Military University, Savenkov served for a long time as an investigator in the Trans-Baikal Military District, and then in the position of a military prosecutor, having changed several Siberian garrisons and simultaneously defended his thesis.

According to the information on the website of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Savenkov excelled "in the study of the criminal policy formation in Russia in the context of developing international legal framework to combat crime; the legal analysis of the implementation of provisions of international conventions for the protection of rights and fundamental freedoms of citizens into the Russian legislation; the development of field and military forensics; the creation of concept for investigating crimes in the areas of armed conflict" and much more.

According to the source of the CrimeRussia, all of Savenkov's scientific papers, including the doctoral dissertation on the topic "Actual problems of the constitutional legality in the Russian Armed Forces and the role of prosecutors in solving them," which he defended in 2002, had been prepared by the Military University of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which Savenkov had previously graduated from. Since 2001, one of the country's leading military universities is headed by Savenkov's old friend, now Colonel General Valery Marchenkov. That is why it was so easy for Savenkov to obtain such an impressive scientific luggage.

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