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Military pilots were forced to share the award with the authorities

Military pilots were forced to share the award with the authorities

A criminal case has been initiated against the commanders of the Lipetsk aviation training center. Article "abuse of power". They are accused of extorting money from their subordinates, who were forced to give the prize. It is established that in this way commanders appropriated about 2 million rubles. About everything that is happening in the center, last week, one of the officers told in his online message. A check was organized and the facts were confirmed.

An open letter reached its recipients. In all parts of the Air Force began mass checks. Military prosecutors now have to identify all the schemes of extortion, which was told in his blog, Senior Lieutenant Lipetsk aviation center Igor Sulim. According to the 24-year-old instructor pilot, every month upon receipt of the award, the flight and technical personnel of the unit paid specific amounts to the command. Personally, Sulim, from his bonuses was obliged to give 14 thousand rubles.

"The system of collecting funds was based on assigning a total amount to a unit, regardless of whether one soldier pays or ten, which ensured the principle of" circular guarantee ", no soldier could refuse, donate according to moral principles, could not refuse, and the commander units, which was due to the threat of dismissal for reasons of re-certification during the period of reform of the Sun. In fact, the total amount of money extorted from the units was about 140-185 thousand monthly, "writes Sulim.

Where this money went, nobody knows. But Igor Sulim himself claims that they settled in the pocket of the head of the center, Colonel Alexander Kovalsky. It was he who, according to the pilot, organized this scheme, and appointed Colonel Sidorenko as the direct executor.

According to colleagues of the young lieutenant, appeals to the military prosecutor’s office did not lead to anything. Only increased pressure on the officers. Therefore, the letter addressed to Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin and Air Force Commander Alexander Zelenin is the last chance to achieve the truth.

“During the inspection, the commission revealed facts of unlawful actions by a number of officials. By the decision of the Air Force commander, all the air force associations and teams conduct comprehensive inspections in order to identify such facts,” said the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Drik.

Sulim's letter caused a public outcry not only among bloggers. The lieutenant was supported by colleagues from other parts. Including pilots aerobatic team "Falcons of Russia" and "Russian Knights". The officers believe that this is unacceptable at the main training base of the Air Force. Meanwhile, checks in the Lipetsk Center have been going for a week. Following the results of which, most likely, the heads of the flight base will fly.

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  1. datur
    datur 23 May 2011 21: 25
    what a pop such is the coming! probably did not know in the era of effective managers. they have it in the order of things.
    APASUS 23 May 2011 21: 27
    What is happening at the main training base of the Air Force, and what is being done in the garrisons of five thousand from Moscow?
    1. Escander
      Escander 23 May 2011 22: 06
      Many things.
      If you count, then you can get acquainted with the FSB in real life.
  3. mitrich
    mitrich 24 May 2011 16: 29
    I know many pilots, both military and civilian (a brother, a pilot with 30 years of experience). No one makes impressions of people stolen by the bosses from whom they can easily extort money like this. If the facts stated in the article are true, then this is beyond my understanding.
    In the "dashing" 1990s, and even in the 2000s, brave army financiers extorted money, but this was more typical for the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation and was associated with general delays in salaries and other payments to officers. But for the flight crew in 2011 at the Lipetsk Center? Is there any provocation here, I think. Maybe they threw themselves off to a fellow soldier for his birthday, but Sulim considered it an extortion?
    I would like to read the opinion of Vladimir on this matter.
  4. mitrich
    mitrich 25 May 2011 05: 54
    Or is the minister’s order No. 400 of 02.08.2008/XNUMX/XNUMX guilty again? VLADIMIR, what do you think, ay? You didn’t command, as I understand it.
    1. Vladimir
      Vladimir 26 May 2011 09: 58
      patriot, where did you get that I commanded an air unit ??? God forbid.
      The order has nothing to do with it. It is a system of measures aimed at encouraging and stimulating the good service of military personnel. Another thing is that it’s bad when only the commanders who use it as a lever of influence on the military are given over to them. Indirect blackmail, I just didn’t like the face, etc. There is no collegial decision, and the appearance that they create is not an objective opinion. Previously, it was possible to raise this issue at the party meeting, but now there is nowhere.
      Let's wait for the official investigation. I promise that if I find out something outside the official information and it can be announced, I will announce it.
      Moreover, the article was hasty, as if they were waiting for something on this Center. They called the headquarters the head of the whole Center. But, knowing Kharchevsky, I can say that it is unlikely that everything is described by this starle. We will not rush to conclusions. if it is confirmed, then Kharchevsky should be kicked out of the Air Force in disgrace, and the chief of staff should be sent to 10. Although I personally know Kharchevsky, he is a unique person. Chkalov of our time, I would call him. But grandmother spoils, and fame kills, you never know. We will not guess.
  5. mitrich
    mitrich 26 May 2011 10: 25
    thanks. As for the command of the air unit - a wrong analysis of your own comments on the topic "Zampolits, political instructors" and someone else.