Nizhnevartovsk: MIA Department head resigns after several high-profile crimes

Nizhnevartovsk: MIA Department head resigns after several high-profile crimes
Vladimir Avdeev

MIA Nizhnevartovsk Department Head Vladimir Avdeev wanted to be a general but his superiors pointed at high crime rates in the city.

MIA Nizhnevartovsk Department Head Vladimir Avdeev resigned after he and his superiors split over some issues. He has been the Department Head since 2011. Avdeev claimed his superiors told him he lost control over what is going on in the city.

Avdeev was a colonel but wanted to rise to the rank of a general.

"When a colonel holds a senior position it is a matter of politics already. Avdeev wanted to become a general. The other party wanted someone else to be promoted. That is what was said, more or less: Vladimir Sergeevich, you have lost control over what is going on in the city," Ura.ru’s source familiar with the state of affairs in the Nizhnevartovsk law enforcement agencies said.

Avdeev resigned and retired once he realized he was not going to be promoted. It is worth noting that there were several high-profile crimes in the city not long before.

For example, a Nizhnevartovsk gang got into fights and shootouts in Solo and Solovey karaoke clubs on July 15; a 19-year-old young woman suffered a gun wound to the head and was taken to hospital. It is worth nothing the gang managed to get away before the police arrived.

Moreover, a mass fight that escalated into a shootout broke out at the Gorodok Mall in July. Two groups of young people confronted one another. They were Chechens and plainclothes Special Purpose Mobility Unit soldiers, according to the media.

It is worth mentioning that the Russian MIA Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — Yugra Department did not make any official statements regarding Vladimir Avdeev resignation.

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