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A working visit of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia to St. Petersburg

As part of a working visit to St. Petersburg Alexander Bastrykin held an operational meeting with the heads of several investigative departments and institutions of the Committee. It was attended by: the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Klaus, heads of the second investigative department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (with a location in St. Petersburg), the Investigative Department for the Leningrad region, the Western Interregional Investigative Committee on Transport of Russia, the acting head of the Investigative Committee of Russia in St. Petersburg, as well as management departmental educational institutions and the cultural center of the Investigative Committee of Russia. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

The meeting heard reports from the heads of investigative agencies on the progress and results of criminal investigations, which caused a broad public outcry.

The head of the second investigative department of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of Russia (with a location in St. Petersburg) V.V. Loskutov reported to the head of the department about the completion of the investigation of criminal cases against the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg R.O. Koval and his assistant A.E. Grishin, accused of taking bribes and mediation in bribery in especially large amounts.

Alexander Bastrykin also heard a report by the Acting Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia in St. Petersburg A. Golombievsky on the investigation of a number of high profile criminal cases, including those of acute social nature. He was reported on the work done in the criminal case of theft of property from elderly citizens by members of a criminal organization in four regions of the Russian Federation; on the case of providing services that do not meet the safety requirements of life and health of consumers, initiated in connection with the insults and physical abuse of an elderly woman, disabled man of the first group, by a social cab driver; on the investigation into the inadequate care for a disabled girl born in 2006 in a residential care home for children with developmental disabilities No. 4; on the progress of the investigation of the criminal case against a woman who tortured her two young children; on the work in the case of the illegal imprisonment of a three-year-old ward of one of the children's homes, who was systematically tied to a crib and other household items in one of the city's medical institutions.

The head of the department was also presented a report on the progress of the investigation into the criminal case of violations of the requirements for the preservation or use of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation - the house of Alexei Cherkassky (Ritter) on the University Quay and the criminal case of violence against public officials by a man stopped by the traffic police. Alexander Bastrykin instructed to finish investigation of all the probes in the nearest time possible.

S.T. Sazin, Head of the Leningrad Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia reported to the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia on the investigation of the criminal case of damage to the military graves, commemorating those who died defending the homeland during the Great Patriotic War, located in the settlement of Telmana in Tosno district of Leningrad region. At present charges have been pressed against EVRIKAl LLC director general.

The head of the Western Transport Investigations Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia P.S. Vymenets presented the head of the department with a report on the progress of the investigation of the criminal case of bribery against the employees of the Southern Customs Directorate of the Federal Customs Service of Russia and the suppression of the channel for smuggling tobacco products on an especially large scale.

During the discussion of the results of work on all these criminal cases, the head of the Committee drew the attention of the heads of investigative departments to the inadmissibility of delaying the preliminary investigation. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin emphasized that they must be carried out in principle, qualitatively, and completed within the prescribed time frame.

The second part of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of pressing issues in departmental education. It was attended by the director of the Girl's Boarding School of the Investigative Committee of Russia E. Yu. Garanina, Acting Rector of the St. Petersburg Academy E.V. Emelyanova, Acting Director of the St. Petersburg Cadet Corps V.V. Velichko, as well as the head of the Cultural Center of the Investigative Committee of Russia M.D. Krasnopeeva.

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia was reported on the organization and progress of the current educational process. In connection with the high digitalization of society and the growth of cybercrime, the head of the department instructed to work on the issue of creating a specialized department in the academies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, which will teach future investigators the intricacies and tools for investigating such crimes.

In the field of special attention of the head of the department was also the issue of providing housing for cadets, students and pupils of the boarding house of orphans and children left without parental care. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin said that the Committee will contribute to resolving of this issue.

After the meeting, the head of the department visited the St. Petersburg Cadet Corps of the Investigative Committee of Russia, examined its premises, and talked to the staff and management of the institution. The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia also talked to children from the 5th-7th grades, whose enrolment was carried out for the first time this academic year. Half of the students in them are in foster care. The head of the Committee visited classes during the Lessons of Courage and told the children about the fortitude and resilience of Leningrad residents during the blockade of the Great Patriotic War.

Within the walls of the corps was organized by the tea party, where the guys were able to communicate with the head of the department in an informal setting. Alexander Bastrykin asked them about their impressions of the educational process, favorite subjects, values, interests and plans for the future. Many of them expressed a desire to tie their fate with the investigation, military service, and some even with the space industry. The head of the Committee also asked about the difficulties faced by children due to difficult life circumstances, assuring them that the teachers, mentors, and officers of the Committee are always ready to support them in word and deed.

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia wished the children, regardless of their plans for their future profession, to learn in the Cadet Corps of the Investigative Committee of Russia what real friendship, mutual assistance and cadet brotherhood are, not to be afraid and not to give in to difficulties, to study hard, to absorb the best from teachers and mentors, to find their place in life and become worthy people.