The investigative Committee of Russia celebrates sixth anniversary from the date of creation


RIA Novosti

The investigative Committee (IC), the powers of which Russia included the investigation of serious, especially serious or high-profile crimes, said on Sunday the sixth anniversary of the date of creation.

SK the Russian Federation, created in 2007 with the Prosecutor’s office, since 2011, exists as an independent Agency, reporting directly to the President.

As told to eve in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” the head of Department Alexander Bastrykin, over the years, investigators of SK checked nearly five million reports of crimes, initiated 800 thousand criminal cases in the courts sent more than 560 thousand cases against 632 thousands accused.

According to the Chairman of SK, in the course of preliminary investigation and pre-investigation checks, investigators were able to recover almost 153 billion rubles, to ensure the compensation of damage it is seized property of the suspects and accused of crimes amounting to more than 77 billion rubles.

Traditionally profile cases of the Investigative Committee of corruption in recent times are attracting more public attention, as the investigators reached the highest echelons of power. In mid-November of 2016 for the first time in modern history a defendant in a corruption case became Federal Minister red-handed while accepting a bribe of two million dollars was arrested the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

In addition, currently in Russia under arrest are three ex-Governor, ex-Governor of the Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaiser, the former head of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin, and a former Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh. All of these cases investigated by the Investigative Committee. As expected, the number of defendants in these criminal cases brought to court in the near future.

Increasingly, investigators of SK of Russia have to deal with crimes committed outside of Russia. So, in connection with military operations in the South-East of Ukraine Investigative Committee created a special Department to investigate international crimes against civilians committed on the territory of this country. In the production of this management several dozen criminal cases. To operate this structure, according to the press service of the Ministry, will be as long as all Ukrainian military men and persons who commit crimes against civilians will not be prosecuted.

Also, in cooperation with colleagues from Turkey, the Russian investigators establish the motives for the murder of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrey Karlov and are looking for involved in this crime, together with the Egyptian side to investigate the terrorist attack, which crashed over the Sinai plane with Russian tourists.