President Vladimir Putin dismissed the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Vladimir Markin. The corresponding decree published on the official portal of legal information.
“To release from a post the General-the major of justice Vladimir Markin Ivanovich, head of Department of interaction with mass media of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation”, — the document says.
Markin himself on Friday posted on his Twitter page excerpt from the song of Igor Talkov “I shall return”: the “sigh of Relief enemies, But friends say: “Tired.” Wrong and those and others — a halt…”.
September 21, Markin filed a resignation. As reported a source in the government, Markin, is likely to be in the “RusHydro” and will come back to work after two weeks.
Markin himself didn’t say where he plans to continue the work, stating only that “there were several proposals” about their future employment. “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.
His resignation Markin explained that he believes executed his mission. “I worked in the Investigative Committee since the first days of its formation — more than nine years. I believe that together with the team built the information policy, has established a systematic work. I believe that my mission is complete, so I decided to try a new field,” he said, refuting the hypothesis that the resignation is connected with achievement of age limit.
A source close to one of the offices of the FSB, has linked the resignation of Markina scandals surrounding his name. Journalists of “Novaya Gazeta” and “Kommersant” accused him of plagiarism after the release of the book “The loudest crimes of the XXI century in Russia”. Responsibility for the publication of pieces of texts without reference to the source, took over the publishing house “Eksmo”, and the Markin said entrusted work on a book professional writers.
Markin was born in 1956 in Chelyabinsk. In 1985, he graduated from the faculty of journalism of Moscow state University and then worked as a correspondent of the newspaper “Evening Chelyabinsk”. He then moved to Moscow, where he worked on radio and later on television. Management of interaction with mass media of the TFR Markin headed in September 2007. In 2011, he was promoted major-General of justice.