A loud trumpet sound can be heard even when playing the whole orchestra. And media reports about the possible resignation of the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin has sounded bright even against all the latest grandiose scandals. Withdraw — withdraw? We interviewed senior officers of different law enforcement agencies, which hand in hand goes (sometimes pushing each other and exchanging mutual kicks) Russia’s Investigative Committee.
And they all say the same thing: “While Bastrykin will remain in place”. But what do you mean “yet”? By the end of next week? Until the end of the year? Before the end of the presidential term?
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
“Have you noticed that Bastrykin became shorter?” — so the question we answered in the same institution, where forming the inner policy of the country. The phrase, of course, not literally, but figuratively. It can mean one thing: maybe now Bastrykin and will not go away, but “to go” (pardon the tautology).
So, in favor of the fact that Alexander Bastrykin will go (and sooner rather than later), shows not even the fact that now actively investigating the case arrested high-ranking employees of the Moscow Central Board SK (Denis nikandrova, Mikhail Maksimenko and others). All that is to say, direct evidence to nothing lead. But indirect evidence that, on the contrary, can play a decisive role.
First. 7 September 2016 at the State Kremlin Palace hosted the annual all-Russian award “Shield and rose”. Traditionally awarded to women — the best employee of law enforcement bodies and special services. Who has not seen at such events the head IC on the scene? He’s usually there and did not go down even and all the attention was mainly directed at him.
This time Alexander showed miracles of modesty. He wasn’t even sitting in the front row. Only once, when he was awarded the widows of the officers came out of the middle of the hall and presented flowers.
Second. Alexander Bastrykin, frankly, Carta does not like. Of people criticizing him personally and SK in General, trying to remember. For this reason, throwing public accusations at him was solved extremely rare, and that those who had to lose absolutely nothing (and at a time when the principle “it would be body, will and deed”, there is always something to lose).
And here he came under criticism from all sides, and nobody tried to stop. Why are only revelatory interview with the former chief of the Main investigatory management SK Dmitry Dovgy (by the way, the first of them he gave “MK”).
Third. Announced, although not officially confirmed the departure of the speaker of the RCDS Vladimir Markin. Yes, that’s exactly the case when the press Secretary becomes such a significant figure that his departure may be more significant than the dozens of filed criminal cases against high-ranking generals of the UK. In the history of modern Russia, there were several examples where the head of the first picked a place a press-the Secretary (or Advisor), and then left myself.
“The fate of Markina the President is not interested — says our source. — What will become — this will not be taken care of in the Kremlin. But Bastrykin place are selected based on his achievements.”
But there are arguments against the dismissal of the head of the UK.
Here, history may repeat itself with the former Minister of internal Affairs Rashid Nurgaliyev, ” says another source. — His media “was fired” for seven consecutive years. And every time he left.
By the way, two years ago, held a private Board of the interior Ministry, which was visited by GDP. Then there was a serious attack on Bastrykin from the generals of the police. The Minister Kolokoltsev expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of cooperation between the interior Ministry and the UK. And what do you think? Providing the word Bastrykin, Vladimir Putin said the following: I the man personally, is good to know since studies trust. After that employees of the interior Ministry left no doubt about the President’s position. To criticize Bastrykin has ceased.
Don’t forget that the departure of Alexander Ivanovich will inevitably lead to a weakening of the TFR. After all, Bastrykin was the main instigator of the conclusion of the investigation from the jurisdiction of the Prosecutor’s office. And the conflict between the two power structures did not arise in a vacuum. Able to be the new head of the Investigative Committee to fend off attacks colleagues.
In General, the talk of resignation Bastrykin is now like a guesswork. The reality most likely is here as the President himself has not made a final decision. (Dmitry Peskov today on a question of journalists about Bastrykin said that no new information he is not).
Maybe the decision will ripen after the election, maybe not. But in any case, care Bastrykin will be decorated beautifully. And this supposedly Alexander himself had prepared in advance and filed a report. The motivation is simple: tired.