MOSCOW, February 20. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin by his decree has assigned to the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin the highest rank – General of justice of the Russian Federation. The decree “On awarding military ranks of senior officers, special ranks of Executive staff and higher special ranks” published today on the Internet-portal of legal information.
This is the highest rank provided for by the law “On Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation”. Still Alexander Bastrykin held the rank of Colonel-General of justice.
62-year-old Alexander Bastrykin is the head of the UK since its formation – first as the Investigative Committee at the Russian Prosecutor’s office (June 2007), and then (since 2010) – an independent Investigative Committee of Russia.