Alexander Bastrykin holds working meetings and briefings in St. Petersburg

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee has arrived in the city of Saint Petersburg with a working visit during which he held a number of events.

He attended a meeting with senior officials of Northwestern Federal District investigative authorities held at the 2nd department of the Investigative Committee’s Directorate (based in the city of Saint Petersburg). He heard reports by heads of the Saint Petersburg Directorate, Leningrad Region Office, Northwestern Transport Office, 2nd department of the Investigative Committee’s Directorate (based in Saint Petersburg) on the current state of investigative operations. The Chairman then gave orders for more efficient operation of investigative authorities and certain instruction to major cases investigators.

After that, Mr. Bastrykin visited member of the Investigative Committee Coordination Council for helping children affected by disasters and wars chief pediatrician of the RF Defense Ministry, Professor of the Maslov children’s diseases department of the Kirov Military medical Academy Vadim Afsentyev. He was severely wounded in December 2016 during a shelling of a Russian field hospital in the city of Aleppo in Syria, where he was providing medical aid to civilian population. For valor and courage displayed the Chairman awarded Doctor Arsentyev a medal Valor and Courage.

Additionally, the Chairman attended opening ceremony of the new building of the Saint Petersburg Directorate of the Investigative Committee located at No 81 in Moskovsky Avenue.

Employees of the first major cases office (personal and public safety crimes), criminalistics office and major cases procedural control office were assigned to the new building.

Mr. Bastrykin checked on the offices, the identification room, rooms for detainees, the auditorium, archives and other rooms. He was shown modern forensic equipment and computers.

Seeing that the working conditions were comfortable enough the Chairman wished investigators successful fight against crimes.

He also held a working meeting at the Saint Petersburg Academy of the Investigative Committee to discuss pressing issues. The meeting was attended by employees of the Investigative Committee’s Central Office, senior officials of the Academy’s divisions, heads of investigative authorities in Northwestern Federal District. They discussed the implementation of the schedule for creation of the Investigative Committee’s Saint Petersburg Cadet School approved by the order of Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the RF Government.

Mr. Bastrykin made some suggestions and recommendations and set tasks for further development of Investigative Committee’s educational institutions.

Acting Head of Media Relations S.L. Petrenko