“Sweeper” possibly to become head of Sverdlovsk MIA General Administration
Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Southern Administrative District of Moscow, Major-General Roman Plungin, may get the position.
Current Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Southern Administrative District of Moscow, Major-General Roman Plungin, may head the Sverdlovsk MIA General Administration. In the margins of the Ministry, he is called “sweeper,” Znak.сom reports referring to sources.
For example, in 2013, Plugin led the department of special investigations of the Department of Internal Security of the MIA General Administration in Moscow or the so-called “werewolf hunters.” Now, he will probably be assigned to do a similar job in the Sverdlovsk region, which is shaken by anti-corruption scandals in power structures.
“The ‘beauty parade’ was two weeks ago or a little more. The chief of police of the Southern Administrative District of Moscow was present. He was getting acquainted with the problems. The decision has not been taken yet, but he is now number one contender. There are no more details,” a high-ranking source in law enforcement bodies of the region told the publication.
December 2, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Plugin to the post of the head of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Southern Administrative District — a division with a tarnished reputation, to put it mildly, the two previous chiefs of which left after fat scandals of the federal level.
The post of the head of the MIA General Administration in the Sverdlovsk region was vacated in October of this year, when Lieutenant-General Mikhail Borodin, who had headed the General Administration since 2011, was transferred to a similar position in the Voronezh region. It is curious that just like his successor Plugin, Borodin had worked in Moscow for many years.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.