‘Suicide bomber in skullcap’ fired from work
Media outlets had distributed a photo of a bearded man in black clothes and called him the possible mastermind behind the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway.
Fontanka.ru and a federal TV channel had named Andrei Nikitin, a native of Bashkiria, the most probable mastermind behind the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway. As a result, he lost his job. The man told this in an interview to IslamNews information agency:
— This story has seriously complicated my life. Yesterday I could not fly home – other passengers refused to fly together with me. In addition, I lost my job: today my employer in Nizhnevartovsk announced my termination as per request of the Regional Investigations Directorate, — he complained.
To refresh background: after the tragedy in the St. Petersburg subway, Fontanka.ru had published a photo of a bearded man with a skullcap and in black clothes; then other media outlets have distributed it as a portrait of a mastermind behind the terrorist attack. However, the man came to a police station to prove that he has nothing to do with the attack.
Later, Andrei Nikitin booked a flight ticket from St. Petersburg to Vnukovo airport in Moscow to get home, but the passengers refused to fly together with him. Then the man was detained in Moscow for the second time but released soon.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.