The General-the major of justice Vladimir Markin, freed by the decree of the President of Russia from office of the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) has confirmed that will join the holding company “RusHydro”, reports TASS.
“Yes, I confirm,” — said Markin in response to the request to confirm the rumors about his appointment as first Deputy General Director of the energy holding.
Informed on Friday “Interfax” citing a source reported that a former representative of the RCDS will begin work in “RusGidro” already next week. “New job Markin is to deal with relations with authorities, media, as well as to oversee the management of the Affairs of the company”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Vladimir Markin headed the Department of interaction with mass media of the TFR since September 2007. On September 21 it filed a resignation.
A source close to one of the offices of the FSB, said that the fate of Markina, like his boss, the Chairman of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin, “was to be decided after the election, but recent scandals involving the press-Secretary of the Department “the last straw”.
Two weeks before that, the journalist “the New newspaper” Hope Trusenkova and the special correspondent of “Kommersant” Ilya Barabanov said Markin, in his book “The loudest crimes of the XXI century in Russia” has used their lyrics without permission and mentioning the source. Later issued the book publishing house “Eksmo” declared that the book was published without reference to excerpts from the media due to a technical error, and brought Markin apology.
Markin himself then confirm the message sources refused, saying only that he had “several offers”. “I chose one of them, but will report on it only when I leave the Investigative Committee and will receive a new appointment”, — he promised.