New chiefs of ICR Investigations Directorate in Orel and Lipetsk regions appointed
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed new heads of the Investigative Committee directorates in the Orel and Lipetsk region.
Former Head of the Lipetsk ICR Anatoly Shchurov took the post of chief investigator in the Orel region. In the Lipetsk region, he was replaced by Deputy Head of the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Stavropol region Evgeny Shapovalov.
To note, the post of the chief of Orel region ICR Investigations Directorate was vacant for about one and a half years. Let us recall that in March last year, Chief of the regional department, Major-General of Justice Sergey Sazin was transferred to the post of the chief of the North-West Investigative Department of the ICR on transport in St. Petersburg. After that, his first deputy Andrey Taldykin became the department's acting head. At the same time, when Taldykin was absent, his duties were assumed by another deputy, Dmitry Zinin.
The other day, the press service of ICR in the Orel region reported that 53-year-old Major-General of Justice Anatoly Shchurov had been appointed to the post of chief of the regional department. Earlier, he held a similar position in the Lipetsk region for 10 years.
At the same time, 42-year-old ex-Deputy Chief of the ICR department in the Stavropol region Evgeny Shapovalov was appointed to the post of chief Lipetsk investigator instead of Shchurov. He is to take office on September 4; the president has already signed the relevant decree.
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