Moscow Region head of Investigative Committee promoted to Central Office
The Lieutenant General of Justice is likely to take the post of deputy chief of Investigative Committee’s main criminology department.
Andrei Markov, the Moscow Region head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, has left his post, according to Rosbalt. The sources said that he might get a job with the Central Office of the ICR. Most likely, it will be the post of deputy chief of Investigative Committee’s main criminology department, which is currently occupied by Zigmund Lozhis.
Alexander Bastrykin, the ICR chief, has repeatedly extended Markov’s office as the Moscow Region head of ICR, although he has been an “acting” one for the past six months. He has been on a long vacation since before the winter holidays and is not planning on coming back.
We cannot say for sure as to who will take the vacant post of the Moscow Region ICR head and can only assume that Lieutenant General of Justice Alexander Ivanov may become one. Meanwhile, the official website of the Investigative Committee has yet to update the info on the personnel changes.
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