Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed to appoint the deputy head of the department, Lieutenant General of Police Igor Krasnov, to the post of Prosecutor General. Yuri Chaika relieved of his post and will move to another job. This is stated on the website of the Kremlin press service.
“Vladimir Putin submitted to the Council of the Federation the candidacy of Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Igor Krasnov for the post of Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. Yuri Chaika was relieved of his post in connection with the transfer to another job, ”the report said.
According to the Russian Constitution, the prosecutor general and his deputies appoint and dismiss the Federation Council on the proposal of the president.
The upper house will consider the appointment of Krasnov to the post of prosecutor general on Wednesday, January 22, said Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko. January 21, the president’s request will be considered by specialized committees.
“If approved, the appointment of the attorney general will be submitted to the next meeting of the Federation Council, January 22,” she said.
Igor Krasnov has been working in investigative bodies since 1997. In 2007, he joined the Investigative Committee and assumed the position of senior investigator for particularly important cases under the chairman of the Investigative Committee. He has been the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee since 2016. Previously, he was an investigator in critical matters. In this post, he investigated a number of high-profile cases.
In particular, Krasnov was investigating the attempt on Anatoly Chubais and the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
He also investigated several high-profile cases related to the crimes of the neo-Nazi group BORN (Combat Organization of Russian Nationalists), including the murder of Thai world boxing champion Muslim Abdullayev, lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova.
In an interview with Kommersant, Krasnov, in particular, commented issues of corruption and changes that need to be made to legislation.
“In 2019, the proposals of the chairman of the Investigative Committee on the introduction of a legal mechanism aimed at curbing the abuse of“ special subjects ”by their status guarantees were approved. At the same time, we are aware that even against the background of an increase in cases of bribery, the results of this work do not correspond to the scale of bribery. And our goal is to professionally fulfill our duty in the procedural order that the legislator has designated for us. In this direction, we have certain successes, and I assure you that the work is carried out in a principled and tough manner, ”he noted.
For his professionalism, he received a medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", II degree, as well as a letter of honor from the President for his achievements "in strengthening the rule of law, protecting the rights and interests of citizens, and many years of conscientious work."
“Colossal experience and authority”
At the moment, there is no data on where Yuri Chaika will work. He served as head of the Attorney General since 2006.
He began his career in the prosecutor's office in 1976. In 1983, Chaika headed the investigative department of the East Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office, and also worked in the prosecutor's office of the Irkutsk Region. From 1995 to 1999, he was appointed Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. From 1999 to 2006, he served as Minister of Justice.
For his work he repeatedly received state awards. So, Seagull is a gentleman of the Orders of Alexander Nevsky, and Honor, as well as "For Merit to the Fatherland" I, II and III degrees. In 2011, he received a letter of honor from the president for strengthening the rule of law and protecting the rights of citizens.
Chaika has enormous experience, which he can demonstrate in any new position, convinced member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich.
“As for people like Seagull, they will never be lost with their colossal experience and authority,” the 360 television channel quotes him.