Putin fired the head of one of the key departments of the FSB

Key management

President Vladimir Putin will appoint a new head of economic security Service of FSB (the FSB SEB), one of the key divisions in the secret service, said a source close to the leadership of the FSB. This information was confirmed by the source in the HDC of the FSB. According to him, the reshuffle will be announced in the coming days.” The current head of SEB FSB Yuri Yakovlev is retiring, the sources noted .

In the center of public relations of FSB failed to promptly respond to the request sent on 7 June. The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that to him about the upcoming reshuffle “nothing is known”.

Economic security service is one of the key units of the FSB, explains the General-the major of FSB in resignation, the member of the Council on foreign and defense policy Alexander Mikhailov. According to him, in the Soviet Union in a confrontation with the West played a major role the employees, directly involved in counterintelligence, in recent years, however, the value of SEB significantly increased.

Officially, the structure of SEB FSB is not disclosed. As wrote “Novaya Gazeta”, the economic security Service consists of seven departments: of counterintelligence for the provision of credit-financial system (Directorate “K”), enterprises of industry, transport, interior Ministry, emergencies Ministry, Ministry of justice, to combat smuggling and drug trafficking, organizational, analytical management and administrative services.

From 2004 to 2008, SEB was headed by Alexander Bortnikov, who joined the post from the post of FSB Director. Yakovlev became the successor Bortnikov, the guide SEB.

The resignation in “Bank” management

As explains a source close to the leadership of the security services, on the resignation of Yakovlev was affected by the fact that he was immediate superior of the head of management “To” SEB FSB Victor Voronin, who wrote the official report about dismissal in connection with a criminal case of smuggling.

Involved in the investigation it became subordinate to the 58-year-old Voronin, head of the 7th Department of management “To” SEB FSB Vadim Uvarov. He is held as a witness in the case about the bribe to the customs officer for clearance of goods importing companies in the amount of 2 million rubles.

The suspect in this case is a former operative in the Directorate of anti-smuggling FCS Paul Smolyarchuk. As follows from the case that was read , Smolyarchuk is a relative Uvarov. In fact, there are also several statements from the victims, alleging that the actions Uvarov needs to be checked for violation of the Criminal code.

The TFR did not respond to a request to provide information in the criminal case.

New changes

The initiator of the case of smuggling, which is subordinate Voronin, is Lieutenant General Sergei Korolev, who now runs the Department of own safety of the FSB (CSS FSB), said a source close to the secret service. It is the Queen tipped for the position of head of SEB FSB, says a source. According to him, until June 10, Queens is on vacation, and then goes to a new place of work.

All high-profile cases recently were engaged in Management of own security. They manage it operational support on the case of former Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Horoshavin, the head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer, businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko, of the mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev and ex-head of the Main Directorate for economic security and combating corruption, Ministry of internal Affairs Denis Sugrobova.

The leading role, especially in the case Sugrobov, was assigned to the 6th service of the USB of the FSB, headed by Ivan Tkachev. “Service was established in 2008, it includes only 35 people”, — said the source . According to him, the staff of this unit help of the TFR in the case of Uvarov and Smolarchuk. This is confirmed by the materials of the case that was read .

If the appointment of the Queen will take place, it will lead to changes in the economic security Service, said a source close to the FSB. According to him, it can be expected that the king in this case will translate to the new job his colleagues for the UAS and control “To” waiting for “serious changes”.

With the participation of Michael Rubin