Putin dismisses nine generals
More than 30 security officials received new jobs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed nine generals of security agencies and appointed more than 30 people to new posts. This follows from the presidential decree, published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The following persons were dismissed: deputy minister of the Interior of Tatarstan, Major General of the Police Rafail Gilmanov; the head of the Siberian regional center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Lieutenant-General of internal service Sergey Didenko; senior assistant of ICR chairperson, Major General of Justice Irina Zebert; deputy chief of the MIA’s Main Directorate for the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Major-General of internal service Alexander Kuznetsov; chief of the FSIN Directorate for the Kirov Region, Major General of internal service, Vladimir Nikiteyev; the head of the ICR’s Investigative Directorate in Tatarstan, Lieutenant-General of Justice Pavel Nikolaev; chief of the Southern Regional Emergency Center, Colonel-General of internal service Igor Oder; chief of the North-West Regional Emergency Center, Colonel-General of internal service Igor Panin; head of the Anti-Corruption Department of the MIA’s Moscow Central Board, Major-General of Police Sergey Solopov.
The official representative of the Russian MIA, Irina Volk, received the position of assistant to the Minister of the Interior, Alexander Yeremeyev became the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Republic of Crimea, Konstantin Kuklin became the MIA’s chief inspector.
The president also appointed the following persons for the next five years: Vladimir Nikeshkin as head of the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Ryazan Region, Nikolai Pilipchuk as prosecutor of the Primorsky Territory, Alexander Sobolev as head of the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Yaroslavl Region, Yacob Khoroshev as prosecutor of the Novosibirsk Region.
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