Ex-MIA general Sugrobov becomes friends with colonel Kvachkov in colony 

Ex-MIA general Sugrobov becomes friends with colonel Kvachkov in colony
Denis Sugrobov and Vladimir Kvachkov

The former head of the Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption (MDESCC) of the MIA, Denis Sugrobov, found common interests with the former colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate (MID) Vladimir Kvachkov in the Mordovian colony for the former siloviks.

Convicted for 12 years for the creation of the OCG, provocation of bribes and abuse of authority, former lieutenant-general of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Denis Sugrobov, has been serving his term in IK-5 of special regime for former law enforcement officers, prosecutors, lawyers and judges in the village of Lepley of the Zubovo-Polyansky district of Mordovia since the spring of 2018.

Retired colonel of the MID of the Ministry of Defense Vladimir Kvachkov is serving his sentence for organizing the mutiny in the same unit with the former head of (MDESCC). In 2013, the former scout was sentenced to 13 years in a strict regime colony, but later the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation reduced the term to 8 years, and last year he received another 1.5 years for extremism.


According to Life, the General of the Ministry MIA and the ex-colonel of the MID have become close and spend time in disputes and discussions of various topics. However, Kvachkov, who is a violator of the regime, therefore regularly gets penalties from the administration and gets into punitive confinement.

Sugrobov, on the contrary, does not have such problems with the administration, a source in the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) told Life.


If he is in the unit, then he has a rapport with the administration, the source believes. It is disadvantageous for him to have conflicts, so as not to get penalties, because theoretically, in the coming years he can ask for a parole. Although, on the other hand, Rosbalt reported earlier, in Mordovia IK-5, where the conditions are heavier than in the Ryazan "red zone" where Sugrobov used to spend his sentence, the cases of early release are much more complicated.

Those prisoners of the IK-5, who are in conflict with the administration, may spend most of their term in a cell-type room (the inner prison of a colony with harsh conditions of detention). For example, Sergey Khadzhikurbanov, former operative of Moscow Regional Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (RDCOC), who was imprisoned in 2014 for 20 years in the case of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist for Novaya Gazeta, has not left the cell-type room for the past two years.

Sergey Khadzhikurbanov

According to Life referring to its source, the colony has a low level of employment of convicts - more than half of the prisoners do not work. In IK-5 there are a sewing, woodworking and sausage workshops, but there is not enough work for everyone. The former general Sugrobov is among the unemployed: he feels well in the colony but is burdened without work. As the source from Sugrobov's circle told, the ex-general ordered books on the history of the Great Patriotic War in the local library and now he reads and analyzes the battles.

Recall that General Sugrobov and several of his former subordinates in April 2017 were sentenced to different terms from 5 to 20 years. In December, the Supreme Court cut the sentence terms for all the defendants in the resonant RDCOC case, in particular, Sugrobov's term was reduced almost twofold – to 12 years imprisonment. Thus, the former general and his ex-subordinates may be at large in the coming years, since they spent almost 4 years in the jail. Since Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, on which they are convicted, is considered particularly grievous, convicts can claim parole only after 2/3 of the time spent in detention facilities.



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