So, millions of Russians were announced at one time that Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, it turned out, had a whole female regiment, which by hook or by crook filled its pockets with taxpayers' money, then reselling property of the department to affiliated offices, then overpricing the prices of goods for the needs of servicemen, just putting hundreds of millions on some suspicious accounts. Millions of Russians, naturally, vividly reacted to such acute information, which led to a huge public response. A wave of popular anger grew and turned into a real ninth wave, which the painter Aivazovsky once painted on a famous canvas.
The start was impressive: Minister Serdyukov was dismissed; The head of the scandalous Oboronservis, Mrs. Vasilyeva, unexpectedly ached at first, and then, by a court decision, was locked up in her apartment in Molochny Lane; other persons involved in the corruption scandal (Smetanova, Elkin, Zakutaylo, etc.) went to prison during the investigation. The amounts of embezzlement from the ministry’s budget were first assessed at 2, then at 4,5, and now at 7 billion rubles. Some high-ranking state officials even managed to declare that they had long been aware of all these frauds, but had to be silent so that they would not be frightened ... The question is: who? ..
What is today? And today, the Russians, as already mentioned, are in the stage of waiting and their own understanding of the situation. True, we already waited for one result: representatives of the investigation unexpectedly (well, or expectedly) announced that: yes - corruption took place, money, excuse me, tyrili, “bruliki” were bought, real estate went away incomprehensibly and incomprehensibly at what prices, but Only Anatoly Eduardovich Serdyukov, while many suspect in vain. It was announced that the shura-mura, it turned out, was staged behind him, not devoting his boss to the intricacies of the army's financial "modernization".
Let us suppose. Nobody has canceled the presumption of innocence ... Let us take ourselves in hand and make the assumption that the ex-minister is nevertheless clean like a crystal. But if such an assumption is taken as a basis, then immediately it faces a serious test of strength. This test consists in the readiness of such a person as the accused in the Oboronservis case, Dmitry Mityaev (head of the legal department of MIRA LLC) to testify against Anatoly Serdyukov. Mr Mityaev reported on his readiness, however, after the investigating authorities informed the Russians about the infallibility of the defense minister. Mityaev, according to a number of MediaHe promised to talk about how the ex-minister personally handled the supervision of real estate transactions of the Ministry of Defense, and therefore was well aware of the schemes by which Oboronservis and its numerous substructures worked. But ... This “but” is that Mityaev was “late”, well, or that the investigators “hurried”. Somehow, the investigators did not agree with Mityaev on the question of when he would be allowed to confess. As a result, the statements of the investigators that Serdyukov is not guilty, and Dmitry Mityaev's “frank”, missed each other for a few days. But what is the gap between these statements ...
And now tell me, what will the investigating authorities do now? Why, even a man with two heads doesn’t realize what to do with this Mityaev and all the other “tongues” in such a situation! And since among the investigators working on the case, there are only single-headed employees, then the situation in general turns into a dead-end. Indeed, in the current conditions, it is necessary to recognize either that the ex-minister was quick to announce that the ex-minister was not innocent, or that Mr. Mityaev did not quite correctly assess the role of Anatoly Eduardovich in the implementation of the Oboronservis programs and structures controlled by that. Apparently, the second path for the SC looks more appropriate. But only this path is capable of stirring up the public rethinking the situation with a new force. Although we will not make a sacred cow out of the public, if only because we have her waving, it does not always lead to an increase in the pace of work of competent persons in the right and prompting direction.
The other day, Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Investigative Committee, personally had to intervene in the case, the task of which today, most likely, is not even digging the land in order to find irrefutable evidence on a sensational corruption case, but to calm the public itself. In general, the head of the RF IC in the framework of appeasement of particularly zealous and thirsty landings (that is, many) took and stated quote:
“We cannot just say that these women (talking about Yekaterina Smetanova and Evgenia Vasilyeva) and Anatoly Serdyukov stole something. I put the task before the investigators to conduct a number of examinations in order to make a conclusion about the offense. ”
Further more impressive:
“Or maybe, on the contrary, they will say that such was the market situation: let's not forget that there are a number of controversial legal issues, such as the sale of real estate at a certain cost.”
Let us note that Alexander Ivanovich, in fact, all of us give us to understand how our expectations can end. After all, the New Year holidays can pass, then a few more months, the experts will work on the case as closely as possible, and the result will come to light: all transactions fully corresponded to market conditions. What is not an option? .. Will these public eat? - Probability that is close to absolute ...
Well, in the meantime, investigators delve into the complexity of financial operations that can present the country and the facts of the complete absence of the perpetrators in this case, the Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to insert its “two pennies” into the emerging scandal. On website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation material has appeared that tells that former employees of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, as well as a number of current ones, caused damage, no less, even 30 billion rubles!
This is a plus to those 7 billions appearing in the scandalous epic. The Interior Ministry believes (again, only they assume) that high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Defense may also be involved in organizing an illegal landfill in the territory of one of the capital's water intakes ... Lieutenant-General Ivanov (Valery Ivanov), first deputy commander of the military space troops. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, it was he who entered into questionable contracts with a commercial organization that was supposed to carry out restoration work on the territory of one of the military units. Instead of restoration work, the company decided to turn the territories obtained into use into a banal dump, which still exists today. It was the dump, according to the staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, that caused damage to soils and forest lands for a total amount of 30 billion rubles.
How is Valery Ivanov’s activity suitable for corruption? - no one will say, but, as they say, a lot of rubbish to the “brillians” and canvases in Yevgenia Vasilyeva’s apartment can be an impressive logical addition ...