Vladimir Putin fires Chief State Traffic Safety Inspector
Lieutenant General Viktor Nilov has run the inspection since 2011.
President Vladimir Putin dismissed Lieutenant General Viktor Nilov from the post of Chief State Traffic Safety Inspector.
The presidential decree has been published on the official website of legal information.
Viktor Nilov, the Lieutenant General of Police, Head of the Main Road Traffic Safety Administration (GUOBDD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation began his career in 1977 as an engineer at Road Safety Unit of Central Internal Affairs Directorate of Lenoblgospolkom, department 3.
He held various managerial positions in the State Traffic Inspectorate. He was appointed Assistant to the Russian Minister of Internal Affairs in 2009.
In the same year he became Deputy Head of the Department of Ensuring Road Traffic Safety (OBDD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and became the head of State Administration for the Department of Ensuring Road Traffic Safety in 2011.
Reports on Nilov’s resignation first appeared on March 10.