The head of the Federal customs service of Russia (FCS) Andrei Belyaninov is in planned holiday, and, contrary to media reports, would not resign. “You listen to more [rumors]. It just can’t be, because there can never be”, — said the Agency TASS reports about the imminent resignation Belianinov head of legal Department FTS Larisa Cherkesova.
The representative of the press service of the Ministry said “RIA Novosti” that Belyaninov since last week is officially on vacation, and the acting head of the FCS, performs the first Deputy Vladimir Malinin.
Earlier, a senior Federal official told me that Belyaninov been asked to resign. In the beginning of the year, according to the source, he wrote to President Vladimir Putin a petition, but didn’t let him go. The same was confirmed by a source close to the FSB. According to him, the head of Federal customs service filed several petitions in recent years, but every time Putin left. Before the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov told TASS that he was not aware of the fact, gave the head of the FCS resignation.
On the eve of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) reported conducting searches in an office office and apartment Belianinov. According to the official representative of the RCDS Vladimir Markin, searches have passed in frameworks of investigation of criminal case on the fact of illegal movement across the border of alcoholic products in the large size and non-payment of mandatory customs duties.
It was reported that the house Belyaninov was discovered RUB 9.5 million, $390 million and €350 thousand, and antique paintings, collection of watches and jewelry. The head of the Federal customs service said that it was his private savings, which he started doing from the time when, having retired from the security organs, engaged in business, including banking.
According to “Kommersant”, after the search Belyaninov was interrogated in the main investigation Department of the TFR, but no charges the head of the FCS has not been shown and he remained in the status of the witness.