Oncology Center named after. Blokhin once again hit the news feed. The center thundered throughout Russia in 2019 (the doctors' revolt) and 2020. Apparently, the results of retubing done by the Ministry of Health and the center administration several years ago will now begin to emerge. Details are available from

Thus, to replace Georgy Mantkevich, who caused a stir in 2019, to the position of Deputy Director for Development of the Research Institute of Children's Oncology and Hematology of the Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after. Blokhin" came Korotkov D.I. - protégé of the current head of the Stilidi center. The result of Korotkov’s activities in this position were 11 separate independent criminal cases on 11 identical episodes, initiated in 1 day in the Chertanovsky interdistrict investigative department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

The applicant for fraud was the Children's Charitable Foundation. According to investigators, Korotkov, acting in collusion with his brother, received financial assistance from the fund to purchase Czech prosthetics for children at an inflated price. As follows from the case materials: “D. I. Korotkov and P. I. Korotkov, by deception, committed the theft of the property of the Charitable Foundation for Children in the amount of 1.3 million, which is a particularly large amount.” This is exactly the kind of damage that resulted in each episode.

It is noteworthy that the earliest instance of fraud, according to the provided case materials, was recorded in 2021, almost immediately after the revolt of the center’s doctors against the local administration, which ended in a mass departure of doctors from the Blokhin center.

Having replaced the objectionable Mentkevich with the agreeable Korotkov, the administration is now forced to quietly try to close the problem. It is because of this that instructions were given to carry out all operational activities without any publicity. 11 separate criminal cases, and not one criminal case with 11 episodes, is a signal that it is better not to resist. Another confirmation of this is the fact that the registration of 11 statements and the date of initiation of 11 identical criminal cases is the same - January 13, 2023.

We are monitoring developments.

To be continued

Yaroslav Mukhtarov