Putin Purges High-Ranking Government Officials

March 9, 2017, Written by

10 Russian Generals Sacked


Putin purges military leadership

Russian President Vladimir Putin has purged the ranks of high-ranking officials in the Russian government.

Russian state news agency TASS reports, “Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree dismissing ten high-ranking generals in the Interior Ministry, Federal Penitentiary Service and the Investigative Committee. The decree has been published on the official website containing legal information. Besides that, prosecutor generals of the Republic of Chuvashia and the Jewish Autonomous Region have also been dismissed.”

Among the generals are Head of the Transport Department of the Interior Ministry for the Privoljsk federal district, Vladimir Berglezov, Head of Investigative Committee’s Investigative Department for Primorye district Sergey Bobrovnichiy, Department Head of FPS for Saratov oblast Sergey Gnezdilov, Head of the Chief Directorate (GU) of the Interior Ministry for the Samara oblast Sergey Solodovnikov, Head of the Administrative board of the Interior Ministry in the Vologda oblast Vitaly Fedotov, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Main Department for Nizhniy Novgorod oblast Ivan Shaev, Director of the Republic of Mordovia Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Ramazan Yagyaev, APA reported citing the Russian media.