New Head of Moscow Criminal Intelligence will be appointed in February 2017
It was announced to officers of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence that a new Head would be appointed in February following year. Since late September 2016, after resignation of the former Head of the Criminal Investigation Department Igor Zinovyev, Aleksandr Polovinka has been the Acting Head.
As a source in law enforcement authorities told Rosbalt, the Acting Head of the Criminal Intelligence will not be appointed the new Head, adding that the information is completely accurate.
The atmosphere of nervousness in the capital's Criminal Investigation Department is due the fact that no known candidate for the vacant post has been chosen yet. Therefore, the MIA General Administration in Moscow announced to detectives earlier this week that new leader will be appointed in February 2017.
Let us recall that it has earlier been reported that Colonel Maksim Vanichkin, son of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Colonel-General Mikhail Vanichkin, who is currently working in the MIA Main Administration of Criminal Search would take up the post of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence Head.
However, as previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Vanichkin's candidacy for the post, which had been supported by Head of MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev and Head of Main Administration of Criminal Search Viktor Golovanov, has not been approved by Kremlin.
According to the Russian MIA’s spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, the detention of Russian woman Maria Butina in the US was specifically timed to coincide with the summit of Putin and Trump in order to minimize the effect of the presidents’ meeting.