Ex-head of ‘K’ directorate of FSB returns to Russia against guarantee of security and bears testimony
And more importantly, Viktor Voronin has been appointed a deputy head of a general manager for cooperation with governmental authorities of a Moscow-based factory Fizpribor.
Former head of the ‘banking’ department of the ‘K’ directorate of Russia’s Federal Security Service Viktor Voronin has been appointed a deputy head of a general manager for cooperation with governmental authorities of a Moscow-based factory Fizpribor, reports RBC with reference to sources within nuclear industries and intelligence services.
According to RBC, employees of the factory were told about Voronin’s appointment on July 1. It was then when Voronin’s data appeared on the web site of the enterprise. However, the reception office of the factory refused to confirm the fact that the new deputy head was the ex-general of the Federal Security Service, having referred to protection of personal data.
Fizpribor factory develops and manufactures automated systems of management of technical and production processes for the civilian industry. The enterprise developed control devices and measuring equipment for space vehicles Soyuz and Buran, Mir space station, as well as nuclear industries and marine drilling units. Lately, the factory’s only client among the governmental agencies was a corporation Rusatom.
According to the database of the System of Professional Analysis of Markets and Firms, the factory is 100 per cent owned by its CEO Evgeny Sychugov. In September, 2018, native of the Leningrad directorate of the KGB and chairman of the board of Norilsk nickel Vladimir Strzhalokovsky was appointed the chairman of board of directors.
Vice President for security at Rusatom is an ex-head of the Economic Security Service of the Federal Security Service Yury Yakovlev who had earlier been a chief of Voronin. Voronin and Yakovlev left their positions following a few operations by the Bureau of Internal Affairs of the Federal Security Service towards employees of the Economic Security Service. They were replaced by Sergey Korolev and Ivan Tkachev.
In 2018, during the interrogation in a case related to a businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko, Voronin stated that he was a President of a leasing company Moslizing. He clarified that he had been officially dismissed as a head of the ‘K’ directorate on August 1, 2016, having worked there for 12 years.
Earlier, Voronin was an adviser of an owner of Uralsib bank Vladimir Kogan. After Kogan’s death on June 20, 2019, he left Russia for Israel.
In July, 2019, ex-head of the 2nd department of the ‘K’ directorate Kirill Cherkalin was accused of swindling on an especially large scale. In May, he was accused of receiving bribes worth of $850 thousand for ‘protection’ of a certain commercial structure in 2013-2015. Ex-employees of the ‘K’ directorate Andrey Vasiliev and Dmitry Frolov were detained along with Cherkalin. They had worked with the directorate during Voronin’s period, as well.
According to VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, Voronin returned to Russia against guarantee of security, having received the promise he would not find himself in a remand prison. He was interrogated in Cherkalin and Frolov’s case. The general stated that - while being the head of Frolov - he had not noticed any illegal acts by him.