Russian President Vladimir Putin has made changes in the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Relevant decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
Putin, in particular, instructed to dismiss 65-year-old Mikhail Vanichkin, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Police Colonel-General. Police Lieutenant General Andrei Khrapov was appointed to his place.
The decree comes into force from the date of signing, July 16.
Khrapov in 2016 became the head of the Main Directorate for Drug Control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 2017, he was awarded the special rank of police lieutenant general. He is also a graduate of the fourth stream of the President’s Civil Service Management Personnel Training Program.
In March, Putin signed a decree dismissing two generals – Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Chechnya Apty Alaudinov and Head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Perm Territory Andrei Bubentsov.