In St. Petersburg, the ex-head of drug control Viktor Cherkesov died. “Paper”

The former head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Cherkesov, died in St. Petersburg. About it in my telegram channel reported Head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein.

What is known about Cherkesov. When Cherkesov led the Federal Drug Control Service, in the department happened several high-profile arrests – General Alexander Bulbov, his secretary Maria Kovaleva and former deputy head of the FSKN’s own security department Yuri Geval. They were suspected of illegally wiretapping the phones of six businessmen and Andrei Karaulov, host of the Moment of Truth program.

Former head of drug control wrote about this in a column for the publication “Kommersant”. Cherkesov called the case “civil strife within the so-called KGB community.” He also talked about the “Chekist hook” on which the post-Soviet society “hold on”.

In addition, Cherkesov served as an authorized representative of the Northwestern Federal District, head of the Federal Agency for the Supply of Arms and a State Duma deputy from the Communist Party. In addition, he was called an “old friend” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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