Putin dismissed ten MIA generals
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The Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on dismissal of 10 generals of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Among the dismissed - the Head of the Administration of organizational and permitting work of the MIA Leonid Vedenov, the Head of the Central Board for the Private Security of the MIA Sergey Lebedev and his deputy Alexander Grishchenko, the Head of the Center of a special purpose of rapid reaction forces of the MIA in Moscow Dmitry Deynichenko, and also the Head of the Center of a special purpose of rapid reaction forces and aircraft of the MIA Vyacheslav Haustov.
The same decree dismissed the Head of the Administration on Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Sergey Serikov.
As TASS reports, all mentioned generals of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, except for Serikov, directed divisions, which were transferred to Rosgvardiya.
Rosgvardiya (National Guard) was created by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in April, 2016 based on Internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The new structure included Russian Special Police Force and SWAT of territorial authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and also Federal State Unitary Enterprise Okhrana (private security).
In September the Russian President signed the decree reducing the extreme number of police officers including those from the central office of the body, by 163 thousand people. As the MIA explained, these 163 thousand people will be brought on service to Rosgvardiya.
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