Putin's bodyguard elected as Tula region Governor
Aleksey Dyumin, the Acting Governor of the Tula Region, won the regional election with 84.17% of supporters.
Dyumin, formerly the Deputy Minister of Defense, was appointed the Acting Governor in February 2016.
Before being appointed the Head of the Tula Region, Aleksey Dyumin had worked with the Federal Protective Service, keeping safe the President Vladimir Putin himself. Media also claimed Dyumin had been developing a plan to take former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Russia.
Photo: Aleksey Dyumin (the Tula Region Acting Governor), Evgeniy Zinichev (the Kaliningrad region Acting Governor) and Vladimir Putin
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?