Putin appoints five generals to National Guard
Back in October 2016, 13 generals had been appointed to senior positions in the National Guard by a Presidential Decree.
President Vladimir Putin has appointed five major generals of police to structural subdivisions of the National Guard of the Russian Federation. The announcement is posted on the web site of the interim information center of the Federal Service of the Russian National Guard Forces.
Major General of the Police Leonid Vedenov has been appointed the Head of the General Administration for the State Control, Licensing and Permits. Major General of the Police Aleksander Grishenko has become the First Deputy Head of the Administration for Extra-Departmental Protection. Major General of the Police Aleksey Bezzubikov has been appointed the Head of the Department of Technics and Armaments. Major General Vyacheslav Savkin has become the Deputy Head of the Financial and Economic Department. Major General Yuri Bocharov has become the First Deputy Commander of the Siberian District of the National Guard. The decree had been signed by the President on November 24, 2016.
Earlier, on October 13, 2016, 13 generals have been appointed to senior positions in the National Guard, including posts of district commanders.
In June 2016, Lieutenant General Oleg Borukaev and lieutenant general Sergey Erygin have been appointed Deputy Force Commanders of the National Guard. Earlier they had served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.