Putin appointed chief of staff of national guard

The first Deputy commander of the national guard Viktor Zolotov, head of the chief of staff appointed Colonel-General Sergei Chenchik, stated in the decree of the President, who on Friday, may 20th, was published on the official portal of legal information.

54-year-old Chenchik up to the present time held the post of police chief in the North Caucasus Federal district, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he worked as the Deputy head of the interior Ministry Department on combating organized crime and terrorism.

According to the latest income Declaration, published on the website of the Ministry of internal Affairs, in 2014, Chenchik earned 3.6 million rubles. He also belongs to the apartment with an area of 91,1 sq. m. His wife declared an income of 2 million rubles and the apartment has an area of 58.5 sq. m.

During the service, Chenchik in the North Caucasus scandal. In 2013, the police of Dagestan told the TV channel “Rain” about corruption in the leadership of the regional interior Ministry. Interview given by the Chairman of the independent trade Union of employees of the interior Ministry and the Prosecutor’s office Magomed Shamilov and the Colonel of police, the Deputy chief of management of private security in the Republic of Dagestan Saleh Hajiyev.

“[Interior Minister Vladimir] Kolokoltsev reported to the Colonel, who panders and patronizes corruption in Dagestan. Kolokoltsev listening to him,” — said Hajiyev, explaining that meant Chenchik.

Earlier, a source close to the leadership of the Ministry of the Caucasus, and two of the interlocutor close to the Kremlin and to the leadership of the Ministry of interior, claimed that the first Deputy Zolotova will be Plenipotentiary representative of the President in Severo-the Caucasian Federal district Sergey Melikov.

Malikov holds the post of presidential envoy in the North Caucasus since may 2014, and prior to that, he was the first Deputy commander of the Central and then the North Caucasus regional command of internal troops of the interior Ministry. Gold is also held high positions in the internal troops, and lately commanded them, and on this basis creates the national guard. He and Malikov a good relationship, so the translation of Ambassador to the logical guard, explained a source close to the North Caucasus to the Ministry.

On the establishment of the national guard, which replaces the internal troops of the interior Ministry, Putin announced on 5 April. He said that the new structure will be engaged in “the fight against terrorism, organized crime, in close contact with the Ministry of interior will continue to perform those functions which were performed by units of Riot police, SWAT and so forth.”

The commander of the new structure was appointed General Viktor Zolotov, who previously headed the interior Ministry troops, and until 2013 was head of presidential security Service.