Moscow CID awaits Vanichkin Jr.
The President can dismiss Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Mikhail Vanichikin with one order and appoint his son Maxim Vanichkin the Head of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The Moscow Criminal Investigation Department to be headed by Maxim Vanichkin. His appointment is expected in the next 10 days, according to Life citing a source in law enforcement. Earlier, the Police Colonel’s candidacy was already considered in the Interior Ministry, but no decision has been made due to family conflict of interest. His father is the Deputy of the Interior Minister Mikhail Vanichkin oversees criminal department.
The President can dismiss Deputy Minister of Interior Mikhail Vanichikin with one order and appoint his son Maxim Vanichkin the Head of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day.
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, the information that Maxim Mikhailovich Vanichkin may soon become the Head of the Moscow CID spread among the capital's law enforcement officers in May 2016. Lieutenant-General Viktor Golovanov, under the command of whom Colonel Vanichkin is served from 2013, nominated his candidacy. In addition to Golovanov, Vanichkin’s candidacy was lobbied by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev. In 1980, Golovanov, Vanichkin Sr. and current Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev worked in the CID, Golovanov was Kolokoltsev’s chief.
However, in autumn Maxim Vanichkin’s candidacy was not agreed in the Kremlin. His candidacy was rejected by Head of the presidential Public Service and Personnel Evgeny Shkolov. According to our source, the career of Colonel Interior Ministry did not work out because of Shkolov’s animosity. What personal conflict is between them – it is unknown.
However, in December 2016, it became known that Mikhail Vanichkin went to the hospital, followed by a vacation, from which he did not intend to leave. As it became known at the beginning of February 2017, Vanichkin Sr. submitted to the President a report on his resignation.
According to the source of Life, at the end of last week, Interior Minister Kolokoltsov personally arrived in the capital Central Board and introduced Colonel Maxim Vanichkin to Head of Moscow Police Oleg Baranov as a future head of the CID giving him the most flattering recommendation.
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