Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed from his post of official representative SK of Russia Vladimir Markin.
“To release from a post the General-the major of justice Vladimir Markin Ivanovich, head of Department of interaction with mass media of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation”, – stated in the presidential decree, published on Friday, October 7, at the official portal of legal information.
The document is dated 6 Oct. On the website of the President, he has not yet appeared. In addition to Markin this decree and made other personnel changes in various structures of the interior Ministry.
Markin commented on the decree line from the song of Igor Talkova under the symbolic title “I’ll be back”. “Sigh of relief enemies, But friends say: “Tired” Wrong and those and others – a halt…” – he wrote in Twitter.
What Markin will do after retirement, is still unknown. Informed source of”Interfax” in the fuel and energy complex reported that after leaving SK Markin may take the position of Deputy General Director of JSC “RusHydro” public Affairs and bodies of state power.
Markin himself stated that he “had several offers” and one of them has already stopped, but promised to give details only after leaving SK, passed TASS. He also said he was going to continue to help the Department in which he worked for more than nine years. In particular, will take part in creative projects of SK, including the creation of the channel “Imprint-TV”. His mission in the UK Markin is completed. “So I decided to try a new field”, – he said to journalists.
September 21, Markin announcedthat has filed a resignation. The information that the press Secretary is going to leave the post, leaked to the press a week earlier – after the scandal with the discovery of plagiarism in new book Markin “The loudest crimes of the XXI century in Russia”.
Accusations of plagiarism caused Markina real anger. In his Twitter, he called the journalist, borrowing from the texts found in his book. However, later publicly apologized for his behavior. However, the representative of the UK cancelled a meeting with readers, which was to be held at the bookstore “Moscow” on September 14.
In addition to the resignation Markin, the media wrote about possible fast resignation of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin. RBC journalists reported that it would take place immediately after the elections to the state Duma, which took place on September 18. Forbes wrote that Bastrykin already deprived of the support vehicles.
The Website Legal.The Report claimed that has a copy of the statement Bastrykin’s resignation. Information about the fact that Bastrykin has filed a resignation, has confirmed the source of RBC, close to the presidential administration.
In the Kremlin information is not confirmed, nor denied. In late September, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov declined to give a detailed review on this topic, calling reports about the resignation and the elimination of Bastrykin Investigative Committee hearings. Markin called the rumors about the departure of the head of the UK “sucked from the finger”.
In the summer against several senior officials of the IC was initiated the corruption case. After that, the media appeared information about 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.
Vladimir Markin was born in 1956. In 1985 he graduated from the faculty of journalism. In 1985-1986 he was a correspondent of the newspaper “Evening Chelyabinsk”. In 1986 he moved to Moscow, where for more than five years led the all-Union radio programs “Time, events, people” and “Man and law”. In 1991, he moved to Central television, where he worked for six years.
In the UK Markin worked from September 2007 – immediately after the education Department (until 2011 was called SK SKP – the Investigatory Committee at the Prosecutor’s office) he took the post of head of Department of interaction with mass media. In January 2011, the official representative SK has received a rank the General-the major of justice.