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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The scientist: the White arrest, “nothing personal”

Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh on Friday, June 24, was detained in one of capital restaurants when receiving a bribe of 400 thousand euros. According to investigators, the money White had to make a number of “actions in favor of the briber and its controlled JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” and LLC “Forest management company”. According to the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Vladimir Markin, the arrest of the Governor should not look for political overtones. He also promised that the investigation will be comprehensive and objective.

Previously White already came into the view of militiamen. So, his surname appears in the famous “Case of Kirovec”, in which probation was awarded to Alexei Navalny (who worked as an adviser to the Governor in 2009) and Peter Officers. In 2013, the workplace and in the flat Whites were searched in connection with a criminal case on the fact of sale by the Government of the Kirov region region in 2010 of shares of JSC “Urzhum distillery” production and trading holding “System globe” at a lower price.

However, it is worth Recalling that the post White received during the period of Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency, when the President again found himself Vladimir Putin, White was re-elected. Is it wrong to think that the government has a “tooth” on the Governor of the Kirov region?

“And what happens with the Governor of Komi, the Sakhalin region, Tula region? I don’t think that you can isolate any system. Governors and mayors – the first victim of what we considered anti-corruption campaign. – considers the political analyst, docent of the Department of public administration Institute of social Sciences of Ranepa Catherine SHULMAN. – They are generally the first victims of the security forces: any regional Director involved in economic activities, there is always something to cling to. But outright corruption, too, is that apparently enough. Accordingly , the security forces of each other, too, “eat”, we can see that in the case of FSB against the interior Ministry or the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor’s office against…

But regional leaders, in General, the most vulnerable. They are actually the appointees, therefore, are unable to appeal to popular support, so they were afraid to touch; in addition, Ramzan Kadyrov, none of them has an independent power resource. And while they are active in business – willing victim. So when you arrested the head of the Republic of Komi Gaiser, mayor of Makhachkala, the mayor of Yaroslavl, it was clear that those arrests won’t be the last that this is not isolated cases, none of the regional leaders may not feel safe, except the leader of Chechnya.

Not to say that White is riveted more attention than the above-mentioned persons. Judging by the fact that it reportedly took in the transfer of bribes in the restaurant, this is an isolated case, this is a specific case which is not “tacked” to the big case. At least until it looks that way. So while I wouldn’t be ready to carry out some political Parallels, too many such cases”.

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