Castling in the Embassy
Vladimir Putin on Thursday has United the South and the Crimean Federal district and changed the envoys in the four districts.
The first was on Thursday dismissed the Plenipotentiary of the President in Severo-the Western Federal district Vladimir Bulavin — he took the post of head of the Federal customs service is dismissed on Thursday, Andrei Belyaninov.
Bulavin headed the district since March 2013. He comes from the KGB (in 1979 graduated from the Higher school of the KGB), many years worked in the FSB, in 2006 was appointed Deputy Director of the FSB of Russia — head of the National antiterrorism Committee. In 2008, he was Deputy Secretary of the security Council.
Envoy is Bulavin became Kaliningrad Governor Nikolai Tsukanov. He first held the post of Governor in 2010 on the appointment of the President, and in 2015 won the election.
The following was published the decree about resignation of the General of the army Nikolai Rogozhkin from the post of Plenipotentiary representative in the Siberian Federal district, who worked in this position for two years. His resignation is connected with achievement of a retirement age, says the Federal official. Next year the envoy will celebrate 65 years is the age limit for civil servants, and in anticipation of that date, decided to send Rogozhkin retirement, according to sources. The envoy is retiring, confirms also a source close to the Kremlin.
Previously he spent ten years headed the interior Ministry troops of the Russian Federation, giving this place Viktor Zolotov, who is now based on them creates Resguardo.
Rogozhkin on the post of the envoy will be replaced by Sergey menyaylo, is spanned by the President in Siberia as Governor of Sevastopol. The more you do Rogozhkin, the Kremlin said.
After this was published the decrees on the abolition of the Crimean Federal district (CFD) and the transformation of the South Federal district (SFD). Territory, formerly part of the RPO, will be included in the SFD. Led joint district Vladimir Ustinov to 2008 head of the SFD in its former borders.
Abolished the envoy to the Crimean Federal district Oleg Belavenets was dismissed and appointed the presidential envoy in the North Caucasian Federal district Sergei Melikov is. The latter went to work for the post of first Deputy head of the established Regardie. It is headed by Viktor Zolotov. Sources in April predicted this change of position. Melikov held a post of the Plenipotentiary in the North Caucasus in may 2014. Prior to that, he was the first Deputy commander of the Central and then the North Caucasus regional command of internal troops of the MIA of Russia.
The abolition of RPO is due to the fact that it was created for the period of Crimea’s integration into Russia, explained the Federal official. According to another interviewee, the government has discussed the option of unification of South and even the Crimean and North Caucasus Federal district.
Thursday morning the President began with Breakfast with the operators in the Tver region. And in 12 hours it became known about the large-scale shifts in the government in recent years
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Governors: the rise and departure
Vladimir Putin was replaced by four governors. So, he was fired the head of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh Vladimir Putin freed him from a post in connection with loss of trust.
White is accused of receiving a bribe in especially large amount (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). According to investigators, he personally and through the intermediary received €400 thousand in Return, the Governor had to make actions in favor of the briber and its controlled JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” and LLC “Forest management company”.
The successor to White (with the prefix “acting”) was Igor Vasiliev, who currently manages the building. In the autumn election, he will not take part — will lead the region at least until the 2017 elections. Early elections are appointed at least 60 days. It is the search for a successor and unwillingness to immediately forward it to the polls explained earlier, the interlocutors close to the leadership of United Russia and the region, tight, with discharge of White.
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Vasiliev — people close to the President’s classmate, the well-known lawyer Nikolai Yegorov, explains the source in the FSB.
Kirov oblast is a region with a lot of state employees and the budget deficit, we have enormous natural resources, said the Senator from the Kirov region Oleg Kazakovtsev. “All of the candidates were not”, — he added. Considered the possibility to appoint a White Deputy of the state Duma of the Kirov region Oleg Valenchuk or Senator from the Kirov region Vyacheslav Timchenko, said sources close to the Kremlin. However Valenchuk is trying to become Governor of the Kirov region, and since that did not happen, so against his appointment have any counter-arguments, suggested a source close to the leadership of the Kirov region.
The resignation has been sent to Sergey Yastrebov, head of the Yaroslavl oblast. In the June rating of efficiency of governors, which is close to the Kremlin development Fund civil society, he lost two positions and took 81-83 place of the 85. In place Yastrebov was appointed Lieutenant-General of police Dmitry Mironov, up to now Deputy Minister of internal Affairs.
The hawks have long held office and was not a strong Governor, but wanting in its place was not long, says political scientist Yevgeny Minchenko. But then began a planned rotation in the power structures, and this place was very handy, the expert believes.
Mironov 1990 to 2013, he served in the KGB and the organs of state security. In 2014, he has headed the Main Directorate of economic security and combating corruption of the interior Ministry (Guebipk), whose leaders, generals Denis Sugrobov and Kolesnikov, as a result of conflict with management of own safety of FSB was accused of having provoked the defendants in criminal cases on bribery. The purpose Mironov, who worked at the time in FSO, the head of Quebec was a compromise, explained two of the interlocutor in FSB. According to them, he had to extinguish the conflict and to stop the confrontation between the interior Ministry and the FSB.
He lost his job and the Governor of Kaliningrad region Nikolai Tsukanov — it was replaced by the head of the Kaliningrad Department of the FSB Evgeny Senichev, who held this position from June 2015. Official biography Senicheva not published.
As follows from the data of Rosreestr, the full namesake of the new acting Governor of the Kaliningrad region Yevgeny Senicheva there is a plot in the village Yascherovo on the shores of lake Valdai. In the same area, near the residence of the President, settled a close to Vladimir Putin.
By his decree the head of state has terminated the powers and the head of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo, appointing him as envoy in the Siberian Federal district. Menyailo not been able to control the city and not popular with Sevastopol, said the candidate to the state Duma from the Party of growth, the Crimean businessman Oleg Nikolaev, ally of ex-speaker of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly. Constant scandals and negative media coverage worsened the situation of the mayor, he said.
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The IMF was an extended conflict with a popular Sevastopol, the hero of “Russian spring” Chaly. He was the initiator of the assignment meniailo Governor in 2014, losing him his seat and going to the Sevastopol Parliament, but quickly became disillusioned with the new head of the city and began to seek his resignation. In December 2015, stating that the local government does not fulfill election promises made in 2014, Chaly in protest left the post of speaker of the legislative Assembly and encouraged to do the same to the Governor. The call did not respond. After that, the Chaly supporters in the legislature tried twice to push through the city Parliament the amendment to the Charter of Sevastopol on the transition to direct elections of governors, which is also included in the election program of “United Russia”, but supporters, after it was blocked. In parallel, supporters Chaly tried to bring the issue of transition to direct elections to a referendum, but the local electoral Commission, and then the CEC did not accept their bid, citing the lack of a regional law on the referendum.
Governors take the security forces, because the President trusts them, is the support, says political analyst Alexei Makarkin. In this case, the heads of regions come from different power structures to balance the forces between the various law enforcement groups, there is serious competition, he drew attention. Mass changes in the envoys and the Governor’s posts in one day — it’s just the personnel chain, the expert said, when someone is fired, it is necessary where-that to move.
In the higher echelons of power have undergone extensive rearrangements Video: Channel
TCF and Ukraine
A series of high-profile resignations in the Russian leadership on Thursday began with the dismissal of the Director of the Federal customs service (FCS) Andrei Belyaninov. “Release Belyaninov Andrei Yuryevich from the post of head of the Federal customs service, at his request,” — said in the text of the order of the Chairman of the government Dmitry Medvedev on July 28, 2016.
The resignation of the head of the FCS was held three days later, after FSB officers searched his house. Belyaninov was appointed to the post of head of the FCS ten years ago, in may 2006. He came to the office in the midst of confrontation between law enforcement agencies, which provoked a sensational case about contraband of furniture for shops “Grand” and “Three whales”.
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The investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) has also reported carrying out searches in an office office and apartment Belianinov. They were part of a criminal investigation into the illegal cross-border movement of alcohol 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 this is 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 filed and he remained in the status of the witness.
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 in the name of Putin a petition, but did not let 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.
On the eve of retirement, July 26, representatives of the Federal customs service said that Belyaninov is in planned holiday and contrary to media reports not resign. “You listen to more of [the rumors about the resignation]. It just can’t be, because there can never be”, — said TASS reports about the resignation the chief of legal Department FTS Larisa Cherkesova.
On Thursday it became known about resignation of Mikhail Zurabov from the post of Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine, reported the press service of the Kremlin.
Zurabov worked as the Ambassador in Ukraine since 2009. He was succeeded by Viktor Chernomyrdin. During the work Zurabov in 2010, agreement was reached on extending the black sea fleet, there were negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the Eurasian economic Union, but in 2013 began in Kiev, Euromaidan, after which Russia annexed the Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine, armed conflict broke out.
Claims to work Zurabov presented not only public figures, and policy. His work did not contribute to prevent the growth of anti-Russian sentiments and the beginning of the Maidan in the neighboring country, reported, “RIA Novosti” in 2015, the contents of the letter of the deputies of the Communist party Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov, the Minister for foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. “Ambassador Zurabov can report back and be accountable, and the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the State Duma”, — said Lavrov.
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The new Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine can be appointed Mikhail Babich, now occupying the post of presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district, said two sources close to the Kremlin. Babich — the native of power structures, he served in the airborne troops and the KGB, led the Corporation “Antei”, a short time was assistant chief of the border service of the FSB. From 2003 to 2011 — Deputy of the state Duma. In the last five years — the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district. It is in this district is part of Kirov oblast.
According to the results of three permutations of a former KGB — Bulavin, Mironov and Sinchew — have been appointed to senior positions in the state.
All these changes cannot be attributed to one cause, each with their explanation coincided, said the Deputy of the state Duma, first Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov. “White it is clear why corruption scandal, Menyailo intra-elite conflict, considering the Chaly. The command of the North Caucasus for a long time the hardships of his position and wanted to be changed: probably not it was very interesting to work there. Yaroslavl Governor was not at his place — he had a claim on the economic development of the region. The resignation Zurabov — a long-awaited measure” — sums up the MP.