President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on appointment of the head of Management of own safety (USB) the FSB Sergei Korolev for the post of head of economic security Department (SEB), according to the publication “Fontanka” and acknowledge two sources of RBC in the FSB. Yury Yakovlev, who led the SEB until recently, retired. Officially, the FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov will present the Queen of your subordinates next week, said one of the sources of RBC.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on Friday evening, told RBC that have not seen this decree.
Changes in Ministry happened at the end of re-examination, which was conducted by the economic security Service of FSB. The first test was held in may, resulting in the resignation of Viktor Voronin, head of the Department “K”, which is engaged in counter-intelligence provision of credit-financial sphere. One of the reasons for the audit and subsequent dismissal Voronin was a criminal case about contraband, which was associated subordinate Voronin, head of the 7th Department of management “To” SEB FSB Vadim Uvarov.
CSS also learned that Voronin familiar with businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko, who is now in jail “Lefortovo” on charge in contraband, says the interlocutor of RBC in the FSB.
The results of the first test were asked to leave the post and the head of Voronin, the head of SEB Yury Yakovlev, told RBC sources. However, Yakovlev to retire refused. Shortly thereafter, the officers of CSS again came to check his staff.
Sergei Korolev had previously worked in the economic security Service of FSB in St.-Petersburg, then was an adviser to defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, after which he received appointment to the post of head of USB of the FSB.
All high-profile cases recently were engaged in Management of own security. It has responsibility was operational support in the case of former Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin, head of the Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaizer, businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko, of the mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev and ex-head of the Main Directorate for economic security and combating corruption, Ministry of internal Affairs Denis Sugrobova. The officers of CSS operational support and case Kirov region Governor Nikita Belykh, who is accused of receiving a bribe.
The leading role in these criminal cases, especially in the case Sugrobov, was assigned to the 6th service of the USB of the FSB, headed by Ivan Tkachev, explained the source of RBC in the secret service. According to them, that Tkachev is the main contender for the post of head of the Department “To”.