More than a month has passed since that moment in Russia there was a change of ministers of defense. Sergei Shoigu replaced Anatoly Serdyukov and decided to make serious personnel changes in the leadership of the entire ministry and in the format of its individual departments. Information is regularly received that the so-called “Serdyukovsk environment” gradually goes into history, and instead of having had time to fill the teeth of the teeth of the “military professional women” - female managers, in fact, who have nothing in common with the Russian army, they occupy leading posts, I want to believe, worthy people. I want to believe…
No ... It’s not that all the people from the environment of the former minister were completely unworthy, but it just so happened that the ladies ’contingent acted in a way that could hardly be called productive. Moreover, actions of this nature manifested themselves literally in all sectors with which the main military department came into contact with and in contact: from military medicine and education to the sale of property of the Ministry of Defense and even soldier's “grub”.
The latest reports from the personnel "fronts" of the Ministry of Defense are as follows.
The commander of the Russian airborne troops, General Shamanov, will remain at his post. Many readers will say: well, so is it newsAfter all, Shamanov was not going anywhere to leave his post. Vladimir Anatolyevich himself, perhaps, was not going to leave, but with the former defense minister he often had almost open conflicts, which led to the fact that Shamanov was planning to transfer to another area of work - to the CSTO Joint Headquarters. There were versions that it was Anatoly Serdyukov who decided to send an obstinate general away from the Ministry of Defense to demonstrate his own ability to control the fate of the commanders as he pleased. Perhaps, the command of the Airborne Forces planned to transfer into the hands of another lover of fashionable hairstyles, apartments in the center of Moscow and diamonds acquired with financial resources of dubious origin. After the scandalous stories being revealed in the main military department, it is already difficult to be surprised at anything ...
Whether there was a real conflict between Shamanov and Serdyukov, which (the conflict) gave rise to talks about the “excommunication” of the general from the Ministry of Defense, or is it a portion of the criticism of “after” the ex-minister who left his place, it is difficult to say. Yes, in principle, there is no need, because a source in the Ministry of Defense declares that Shamanov does not go to the CSTO. In general, the combat general remains in the Airborne Forces, and this fact is good news.
But if everything remained the same with the leadership of the Airborne Forces, then on the other flank of the Defense Ministry’s activity, the leadership changed in Voentorg. Another “ministerial lady”, Marina Lopatina, lost her post. The decision to dismiss was taken personally by Sergei Shoigu. At least, that’s what Deputy Hinstein thinks. Instead of the former head, Vladimir Pavlov will take the chair of the general director of Voentorg. This information is provided by the head of the Department of Property Relations, Mr. Kurakin.
On the question of why Lopatin decided to remove Lopatin from his post, the deputy from the LDPR faction in the State Duma Andrei Lugovoi quite specifically answers. The deputy states that Lopatina was directly related to the corruption schemes related to the provision of Russian military personnel. Lugovoy, without hesitating his words, declares: “While we are sitting here with you, I’m not afraid to say this, in Voentorg, 50 billion rubles are jerking around.”
Apparently, the all-Russian tendency to expose, which often ends with endless grinding of information about corruption, but does not lead to real criminal punishment of the perpetrators, has now reached the State Duma.
Mr Lugovoy says that Voentorg worked under a scheme of lack of competition in terms of providing outsourcing services in the army, which caused irreparable damage and even undermined defenses.
As usual, so far no evidence of the theft of money has been provided, which, in principle, fits into the designated trend of a very specific fight against corruption activities in Russia. The tendency today is something like this: a person or a group of people appears who post very loud information about the facts of corruption. Further, this information is disseminated through the media. A grandiose social wave is rising with calls for “shooting everyone,” “planting,” or “hanging for a particular place.” Investigators report that the facts are verified. Some politicians claim that such facts have been known for many years. And then a wave of popular wrath rests on such a wall as the unexpectedly manifested innocence of the accused ... They say that people are not guilty, and that's all ...
In such a situation, you can feel yourself in broad daylight falling into a big, shaky slush, because it turns out that we sort of slandered people, and we took this bait. And immediately after that, we can still be presented with such a trick: they say, one should not be so naive to believe all those who claim corruption. Vaughn - already Evgenia Vasilyeva’s father turned up. It turns out that he is so rich that he can spend buying up multi-million apartments and other goods, and his daughter worked for mere pennies and was dependent on her father until 33 years. Something like that ... People kind of call us: friends, repent that you put a shadow on the fence, slandered why the head of Oboronservis and the head of department, who never heard anything about underestimating “non-core” real estate, was in vain. its sale to affiliated companies with Oboronservis.
It turns out that Deputy Lugovoi cannot be trusted either. But how can it turn out like this: you will believe him, and then the same song: investigators in the apartment of the former head of Voentorg, interrogations, arrests, and then a certain person will appear in the prospect who will say that Voentorg the fiercest press of competition, and that the liberal Democrat Andrei Lugovoi seriously confused something ...
In general, the fight against corruption enters the phase of the Brazilian soap opera, where in the end everyone will definitely be happy, have a bad life, give birth to children and, with snow-white smiles, will appear in the final frame. Someone will fall under the inevitable amnesty, someone will be released directly in the courtroom, and someone will receive a suspended sentence, after which he will be in at least a grain position than the one he held before the corruption scandal.
In general, the personnel policy of the Ministry of Defense is changing. Question: which way? If this is the case when the sum does not change as a result of changing places, then it becomes bitter and sad. That is why I want to get unequivocal answers neither from Andrei Lugovoy, nor from Alexander Hinstein, or even from Nikolai Vasilyev who loves his daughter, but the answers from the investigation: so who the hell is to blame for the slip of the army reform? Or slip - there is also a part of the plan that someone mistakenly confused with corruption cases ...
Reports from the staff "fronts" of the Ministry of Defense
- Alexei Volodin