You can watch the video on Youtube channel: Captain of the Russian Army promises to burn his young children alive for fighting corruption
Let's say right away: the video had a much greater effect than an appeal to the president. At least in Moscow began some stirring on this issue.
We also decided to ask questions. And to both sides, although, of course, the captain’s movie, though hooked, left behind a few questions.
And we began to study the subject with a conversation with the author, Alexei Zolotarev.
For a start, let's say a few words about your own opinion. Believe it or not, Captain Zolotarev did not seem to us to be some kind of scandalous brawler who wants to discredit everyone around him or offended by the fact that he wasn’t shared with him in some kind of corruption scheme.
On the contrary.
In the unit where Zolotarev served until recently, and this is now a motorized rifle division stationed in the town of Valuyki, in the Belgorod region, events occurred that did not please the captain. This happens.
Zolotarev tried to solve this within the framework of the usual subordination and his own understanding of the situation, but he ran into a misunderstanding on the part of his superiors. Everything arranged everything. And then Alex decided to turn to his highest authorities. That is, to the supreme commander.
It was probably a strategic mistake.
At least, as the answer the usual formulation from АP has come. Like thousands of such bearers. In parallel, the same letters went to the Prosecutor General's Office, the FSB, the Investigation Committee.
There was no reaction, the truth seeker began to look askance. Well, as usually look at those who need more than others.
When it came time to transfer Zolotarev to another position and to another place, probably, everyone sighed with relief. Zolotarev was waiting for a new appointment, and everything seemed to be all arranged.
But in the end, a completely different spectacle began, the purpose of which was to remove Captain Zolotaryov from the army.
For this came a whole commission from the county. Zolotarev testified to this commission. After that, the uniform began persecution.
Natalya Ivanovna, a psychologist from the ZVO Yarutina, conducted a conversation with Zolotarev, in which she recommended apologizing to the command and admitting that she was wrong. Zolotarev refused to do this, considering himself completely right. Yarutina offered to look for a good lawyer.
And in May last year, a criminal case was opened. Zolotarev was accused of the fact that for 6 months he was absent and did not go to work.
A small lyrical digression.
Most notably, already working on the material, I tried to get some comments from knowledgeable people from the district. I was surprised that people really believe that Zolotarev was really hanging around somewhere for half a year, either in the spree or in a drinking bout. I was told about this with a fair amount of confidence.
I then automatically have a question about the competence of the commanders of Zolotarev. This is some kind of nonsense: a person has been reeling somewhere for half a year, everyone doesn’t care about it, and only when the captain, having drawn himself through 6 months, writes a report to another position with an unsteady hand, it suddenly reaches everyone: disorder. And the body movements began.
As it becomes clear, this business will bring many more surprises ... But back in Valuyki.
And in Valuyki, meanwhile, feverish sweeping of tracks followed. The people involved in the reports of Zolotarev were urgently translated, dismissed, and so on.
In the end, it all came down to the confrontation of Captain Zolotarev and Major Elizarov, the head of one of the divisional services. The major, without further ado, began to threaten the captain. And Zolotarev recorded threats to his address.
While they were going, Zolotarev managed to challenge his dismissal and achieve reinstatement in the army.
But nothing, he quickly brought the second case.
By the way, about the cleanliness of those who started all this, says the mysterious disappearance of Zolotarev's personal card. With a bunch of thanks (including for participation in the program to eliminate chemical weapons), with awards and incentives. Instead, another one appeared, where, in haste, 4 was reprimanding and a warning about incomplete official conformity.
We will be happy to talk about all illegal actions in criminal cases a little later when the office work on the second case, separated from the first one already won by Zolotarev in the Kursk District Military Court, ends.
A. Zolotarev: “The investigation was very clumsy. The evidence of my guilt is mainly based on the testimony of witnesses. Captain Kashkarov was engaged in witnesses, who by hook or by crook "convinced" many. The prosecutor's office signed the case, without going into details, and then, fearing that the court would be the same, I again turned to the AP. ”
“I tried to talk to investigator Kashkarov, told him that I would complain that he was bullying the witnesses. “At least go straight to Putin,” was the answer. ”
In general, the история surprised by the number of forged documents and distorted testimony of witnesses.
Nevertheless, Captain Zolotarev does not consider himself to be a liar and an inventor and is ready to go all the way in this matter. In spite of the fact that in his attitude fair capacities of lies and accusations shine.
But since Major Elizarov, who, according to Zolotarev, covered and continues to cover everything that the captain wrote about the supreme, continues to serve in the same position, Alexey is sure that much is still to come.
Captain Zolotarev is considered by many to be a rat and a scammer. Meanwhile, all the facts and evidence cited by the captain, oddly enough, have not gone beyond the army.
Zolotarev is convinced that the problems he raised should be solved only within the army. And by no means can they become the property of the “broad masses”. Here it is not about one-day attention to his person, but about the security of the country.
We fully support Alexei in this matter. Therefore, we are focusing attention on the consequences, not on the causes. We believe that the reasons that prompted the captain to write letters to all instances should be solved like this. Inside and without much publicity.
That is what will be done for the benefit of our armed forces. The rest can still be just discredit, nothing more.
Moreover, we will continue to follow the situation, moreover, when, in accordance with the decision of the court, Aleksey Zolotarev returns to his post in the city of Valuyki, we plan to meet him in person and talk again. We hope this will not cause problems.
Moreover, we will try to get at least some comments from representatives of the Western Military District. Although we have already been warned that this will be very difficult. And permission will have to be received at the very top. But we will try.
So the continuation of this strange at first glance and quite wild history will certainly be.
For now, we wish Alexey Zolotarev peace and endurance. We hope that we will be able to hear the other side too, but for the time being it seems to us that the business that Captain Zolotarev has started cannot be called dishonest. The captain acted solely for the benefit, in accordance with the education and understanding of honor.
At least, this is indicated by many of the facts cited by Zolotarev.