There is no need to get in the way of the FSB officers, especially if the employee is the head of the department. It seems that they began to forget about this common truth in the structures of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. As a result, a total of five generals who worked in the northern capital have recently been fired. Those who remained have lost all hope for at least some kind of career growth; at least they won’t lose their current chair. But recently, some of them were prophesied almost the position of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Details - at

Of course, all dismissals are arranged accordingly, there is always a reason, often fashionable and strong now, corruption. But if you look a little deeper, it becomes clear who and why is behind all this leapfrog.

As wrote, the head of the "M" department of the St. Petersburg FSB, Alexander Gimadiyev, has a completely understandable and specific goal - to control all the "state" financial flows of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, both "white" and not so. And on the way to this goal, he is ready to sweep away any obstacles, without thinking too much about the methods.

The history of the confrontation between Gimadiyev and the Ministry of Internal Affairs is a long one. The beginning was laid back in 2016, when a scandal erupted with an underground tobacco production that had existed since at least 2010 in IK No. 7 on Latyshskih Strilkov Street, known as Yablonevka. The head of IK-7 at that time was Viktor Bochkov, one of the closest comrades of Alexander Gimadiyev, who was still starting his financial growth at that time (but already heading the "M" department). The department of economic security of the police chief Glavk tried to enter the colony unexpectedly, but Bochkov learned about this visit from Gimadiyev in three days, during which he managed to take out all the goods and related evidence. As a result, what we managed to find did not even pull on a high-profile case with landings.


And now employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, both former and current, prevent Gimadiyev from crushing the finances of the city and region.

So, one of the former candidates for the position of Minister Kolokoltsev, the former deputy chief of police of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who incidentally started with the same economic police, and now the vice-governor of the 47th region for security, Major General Mikhail Ilyin is now in charge of the ritual sphere in the region, which has passed from municipal to regional authorities from 2021. Immediately after the appointment of Ilyin, the manager of the Vsevolozhsk district, Broiler, who is also a professor at the St. Petersburg State Economic University, Sergei Mikhailov, former Miskarev, a former officer of the internal troops of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, a former "Malyshevsky", gave an interview to, in which he welcomed the appointment of Ilyin, highly appreciating his talents and experience. However, here he is honest - Ilyin, while still in uniform, lobbied for the "necessary" candidate for the post of head of the Leningrad Regional Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination.

Can Gimadiyev pass by such a tidbit as a "funeral", where the turnover of finances, if not in the first, then in the second place after the construction in the "shadow treasury" of any region? The question is rhetorical.

Considering that all operations in the power structures of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, Gimadiyev is doing by the hands of the Investigative Committee and the economic police, while remaining in the shadows himself, control over the commander in chief, or, at least, the absence of strong and independent figures in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region is vital important for the successful implementation of the ambitious plans of Alexander Gimadiev. Therefore, squeezing out Umnov-Piotrovsky's people by any means, many of whom grew up "from the ground" in St. Petersburg and know too much and many people, both in the city and in the region, such as General Alexander Travnikov (former head of the University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs), ex-deputy minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs , the former head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg, Mikhail Vanichkin, and Umnov himself, from the entire structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where Gimadiyev can reach (for example, through initiating cases in his native St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region), will continue.

To be continued

Timofey Grishin