The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin for more than a week is on vacation. The journalists Forbes reported two sources close to the Agency. Thus, according to one of them, subsequently, likely large-scale reorganization of government agencies and the leave may be for Bastrykin last as the head of the TFR.
Later, however, the first Deputy head of Department on interaction with mass-media Svetlana Petrenko in conversation with TV channel “Rain” has denied the information about the vacation of the head of the TFR. She was advised to “watch the website” IC and recalled that, in particular, on the eve Bastrykin has met with the former chief of the Department SK on interaction from mass media, first Deputy General Director of RusHydro, Vladimir Markin. According to Petrenko, the head of the UK “continues to work”.
In late September, the site Legal.The Report , citing a copy of the document available to the editorial, wrote that the Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin has filed a resignation. Currently, the resignation is under consideration of President Vladimir Putin. A photograph of the document was published on the website of”Novaya Gazeta”. In the UK, in turn, as before, did not comment on the reports of resignation of the head of Department.
The interlocutor of RBC, close to the presidential administration, confirmed that in late September Bastrykin filed an application in the name of Putin. Copy of the first page of the petition on the release from office is also available to journalists. On the document of 20 September is visa of the first Deputy head of the personnel Department SK of the Russian Federation Andrey Radchenko. In the “summary” specified “on the release from office”. In the column “contractor” – “Bastrykin A. I.”.
Before mass media wrote about the impending large-scale reform of the power structures in Russia. It was reported that large changes are expected in the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation: it may again become structure at office of public Prosecutor of Russia, from which it was allocated in 2011. The status of his main offices will be lowered.
These messages appeared on the background of rumors about the imminent resignation of Bastrykin. 15 Sep Forbes journalists noted that data relating to the dismissal of the head of the Investigative Committee has received new confirmation: do not wait for the withdrawal of Alexander Bastrykin from the post, it was deprived of the support vehicles.
Earlier journalists of RBC reported that the resignation of the chief investigator of the country will be held immediately after the elections to the state Duma, which took place on September 18. However, officially the information on resignation Bastrykin has not been confirmed. Press Secretary of the RF IC Vladimir Markin, who on 21 September announced that has filed a resignation, on the same day, called “trumped-up” information about the imminent departure of Alexander Bastrykin.
The Kremlin also did not confirm reports about the alleged impending resignation of Bastrykin. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, said on 15 September that he did not know about this and “some new information” on this account he does not have. A Kremlin spokesman said he did not know about other possible personnel changes in the SC after the election.
That the fate of Alexander Bastrykin solved after the parliamentary elections he will resign from his post, RBC reported, “sources close to the leadership of the FSB, the Central office of the TFR and the presidential administration”. They stressed that the question of his resignation had been resolved after a high-profile corruption scandal in the Ministry associated with arrest of senior IC staff. According to sources, the head of the UK decided to withdraw, as he brought the Department out of the crisis and has relied on Amateur footage.
Not forgetting the numerous scandals connected with Bastrykin, as well as some of his statements: among the failures of the SC, as he wrote “gazety”the article in the magazine “Kommersant-Vlast” in which he justified the tightening of anti-extremist legislation and wrote about the problems of the Russian Federation related to the ongoing U.S. hybrid war. Also on the resignation allegedly influenced history 2012 related to threats by the chief of SK to the Deputy editor-in-chief “the New newspaper” Sergey Sokolov. It is not excluded that falling of a rating Bastrykin could affect the investigation of Alexei Navalny, who found he had a residence permit in the Czech Republic and real estate in this country, as well as the message that the Spanish Prosecutor’s office Bastrykin ties with members of the Tambov criminal group.
The case of corruption in the UK was initiated in the summer. Under arrest was the head of the CSS SK Michael Maksimenko, the Deputy Alexander Limonov and Deputy chief of a capital Central Board of SK, Denis Nikandrov. They are accused of receiving a large bribe. According to media reports, the defendants kingpin Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Young) gave a million dollars to rescue from jail of his colleague Andrew Kochanova nicknamed the Italian, passing on the case about the conflict around the Elements restaurant. The Kalash was arrested on July 12 and the next day arrested on extortion charges eight million rubles from the possessive Elements Zhanna Kim. In the end, Kochunov was released.
Alexander Bastrykin, commenting on the charges against his subordinates soon after their arrest, demonstrated the determination to continue the “cleansing” of the power structures of the corrupt. “I will not dissemble: the topic is unpleasant, even painful. But to ignore her is impossible, we will not bury our heads in the sand. The work of purification of the ranks of the RCS and all other law enforcement agencies will continue”, – said Bastrykin. He expressed confidence that this case will serve as a bitter lesson to all those, who can have selfish thoughts.