Ex-head of Department 'K' of FSB Economic Security Service leaves Russia after billionaire Kogan's death 

Ex-head of Department 'K' of FSB Economic Security Service leaves Russia after billionaire Kogan's death
Viktor Voronin

Viktor Voronin is unlikely to come back, according to sources.

Sources of the Telegram channel VChK-OGPU report that former Head of Department 'K' of the FSB of Russia, Viktor Voronin, has left Russia. In recent years, he headed the security service of Uralsib Bank and other structures that belonged to billionaire Vladimir Kogan, who died the other day after two months of coma. Kogan, sources say, was able to make Voronin, over whom the clouds were gathering, a good cover after he was fired from the special services.

Vladimir Kogan

Vladimir Kogan

Since 2018, people from Voronin’s entourage –contact persons, friends, and students – have become subjects of criminal cases. This includes Dmitry Frolov, an employee of the K department of the Economic Security Service of the FSB of Russia, and Colonel Kirill Cherkalin, the head of the department of the management of the Economic Security Service of the FSB of Russia. 

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Kirill Cherkalin

The official reason for Voronin’s departure to Israel is to improve health. His return to the Russian Federation is a big question, according to sources.

Recall that Viktor Voronin left the FSB amid the smuggling case in early June 2016. After the successful event, the staff of the 9th Department of the FSB of Russia suppressed the scheme for the uncontrolled smuggling into Russia. Sources of CrimeRussia reported that the key role in this scheme was played by Vadim Uvarov, Head of the 7th Division of the Department 'K' of the FSB Economic Security Service, and his relative, operative for extremely serious cases of the Main Directorate for Anti-Smuggling of the Federal Customs Service, Pavel Smolyarchuk.

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Pavel Smolyarchuk

Voronin resigned amid the scandal.

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