Sunday, May 10, 2009

Safonov Sacking

A little late, but rumour has it that Safonov was a victim of a fight between Yuri Chaika and First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin (biography in Russian: here).  According to an article by Brian Whitmore from about 20 months ago, this battle has been going on for about that long.  Presumably, Chaika is getting desperate.

Also, interesting note: Safonov may be related by marriage to Viktor Ivanov (the head of the Anti-Narcotics Agency).

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