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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Two of the five Minister Kolokoltseva

The head of the MIA of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev today marks 55 years. As Minister of the interior only four years, but you have to be blind not to notice the obvious: the police today from the one he led on may 21, 2012, separates an abyss. This means that the bells will enter in the history of our country as the Minister who for the first time in the new Russia managed to turn the guards to face the people. It is the human qualities of Vladimir Kolokoltsev noted by all who join the “MK” and congratulated the police chief of the country happy birthday.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The level of trust towards law enforcement authorities defines the society. Therefore, on the role of the Minister in the process of transformation of the interior Ministry, about his business and human qualities in his greetings spoke well-known public figures.

Dmitry MURATOV, chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta”:

The Minister is the first Minister in my memory, who personally went to the most critical situations — starting with how he stopped the raging fans on Manezhke, and ending with arrests, which I can’t talk right now. But I saw how he was personally stuck your head in the car to criminals and said: recognize me? In spite of the tough reforms of the personnel, Kolokoltsov trying not to touch any precinct, any one detective — that is, those who work “on the ground”. Now many say about the weakening of the police in connection with the emergence of Regardie. But Kolokoltsev’s a COP — that is the person that solves crimes and goes to detention. This is its function. It was created for the police. He’s one of those who do not consider the post what you need to take, his service in this position is associated with the confidence of the President, he is not involved in any bureaucratic games. I know he dreams about fishing, where you will be engaged on pension. But I hope that he will not appear at her time.

Olga KOSTINA, a member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation:

— We’ve been familiar with Vladimir Kolokoltsev, started work when he headed the Moscow Glaucus. Is balanced, courageous leader who was able to control the situation. The interior Ministry he led in a very difficult period — during the period of declining trust in authority and the period of beginning of reforms. And now he once again reforming the interior Ministry. No one Agency was not exposed to so many reforms, and none is as close to the citizens and so subject to criticism and public scrutiny. I wish him a strong rear, good health to his family and all loved ones, because it is very important that the person engaged in such important Affairs of state, the house was all right. Patience to you, Vladimir, will, and, of course, a strong nervous system.

Henry REZNIK, the lawyer:

— Dear Vladimir Aleksandrovich, heartily congratulate you happy birthday. I believe your appointment to the post of interior Minister, one of the most successful staffing solutions President. Being the senior policeman in a country like Russia, is not easy. You with dignity carry this heavy burden, I know firsthand that trying to listen to the voices of human rights defenders. And somehow when you do it. Let you warm the idea that you share a birthday with Salvador Dali and Baron Munchausen. I hope, first, it will help you to distinguish performances from the creative mind of a bully. And secondly, who knows, might happen the moment when, as the Baron, without any outside help, you will have to pull the law enforcement system out of the quagmire.

Pavel GUSEV, chief editor of “MK”:

— About the Minister of internal Affairs Kolokoltsev can be said in two words — our Minister. He turned professional and managed to build a system of order such that pleases not only the indicators but also the professionalism of the staff. I know him personally. On the one hand, he is very kind and helpful. With another — absolutely fundamental, tough and fearless, when necessary to resolve issues related to the protection of our citizens. This is our Minister. This is my Minister.

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