St. Petersburg police lieutenant colonel fired for dual citizenship

St. Petersburg police lieutenant colonel fired for dual citizenship
Georgy Konosov (right)

Georgy Konosov has recently been promoted.

Staff changes took place in the Main Directorate of the Russian MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region – police lieutenant colonel Georgy Konosov, the head of the control and audit department of the directorate, filed for resignation. He was promoted only three months ago, Fontanka reports.

According to official information, Konosov quit “by agreement of the parties,” but the sources of the publication say the real reason for the security officer’s resignation was that the lieutenant colonel was asked to leave when it transpired that he had a second citizenship – Georgian. 

It is also known that in the St. Petersburg police department Georgy Konosov acted as deputy chief of logistics. This position in the MIA’s Main Directorate became vacant after the removal of Major General Ivan Abakumov, who came under investigation because of suspicions of swindling.

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