“They planted white powder saying it’s cocaine”
The head of the Russian Cynological Federation, Alexander Inshakov, considers the arrest of the organization's vice-president and former parliamentarian a way to exert pressure on the federation. According to Inshakov, ill-wishers are trying to seize the RFK.
The criminal case on the possession of drugs against the vice-president of the Russian Cynological Federation (RKF), former deputy of Nizhny Novgorod Duma Alexey Belkin could be framed up. Alexander Inshakov, the actor and head of the RKF, sees eye to eye.
In an interview with REN TV, the head of the RFK said that the cynologist was detained on April 25 in a hotel in Moscow.
"They knocked at his room, hit him on the run, handcuffed him and dragged him, right in his underwear. And then planted a white powder, saying it is cocaine," said Inshakov.
On the same day, home and the workplace of the RKF head were searched upon the fraud case. The investigation suspects that the employees of the federation abducted membership fees, which the owners of dogs contributed to participate in the events.
Inshakov believes that the arrest of Belkin and the searches in the federation are connected with an attempt to misappropriate the RKF.
"Today there was to be a general conference, at which it was planned to consider one issue - removing the Russian Association of Hunting Dogs, headed by Andrey Aleksandrovich Klishas, from the RKF. Earlier, Klishas tried to raid the RKF, but he did not succeed, and after that criminal cases were initiated," said Inshakov.
The former colleagues of Alexey Belkin do not believe in the version with drugs.
"I've known him for several years and never noticed drug addiction. For several years he was the secretary of the NRO party and at corporate events he preferred a good wine, not any substances," Alexey Yakimov told Kommersant.
Alexey Belkin was a deputy of the fifth convocation Nizhny Novgorod Duma from A Just Russia from 2010 to 2015. In addition, Belkin is an expert on all breeds of dogs, since the beginning of the 2000s he headed various regional dog-breeding organizations.