MOSCOW, January 22. / TASS /. The Council of the Russian Federation on Wednesday appointed Igor Krasnov general prosecutor of Russia. The decision was approved unanimously.
Federation Council President Valentina Matviyenko praised Krasnov’s characteristics, describing him as “young and someone who thinks outside the box”, who is also well educated and has extensive professional experience. She recalled that Krasnov had investigated a number of high-profile cases.
“It is very important that the candidate for the post of attorney general is someone ‘inside the system’ as it is often said, and not a political candidate. He is a self-made man, who has climbed the ranks. the career ladder of a basic investigator in the city of Kholmogory, Arkhangelsk region. In his time, Lomonosov left Kholmogory to make progress in Moscow. Igor Krasnov, too, gradually rose to the post of deputy head of the commission of inquiry. Today he was proposed for the post of prosecutor general, “said Matviyenko.
President Vladimir Putin submitted Krasnov’s candidacy for the Federation Council on Monday. Krasnov, 44, lieutenant general of justice, in his capacity as deputy head of the commission of inquiry, supervised the main directorate of special investigations and the main investigative department.
Krasnov has held various positions in prosecutors’ offices since 1997. In 2007, when the investigation committee was formed, he transferred to the IC, where he started as a special investigator under the chairmanship of the president of the IC to end up at the headquarters of the deputy of the IC. president in April 2016. Krasnov investigated criminal cases such as the attempted assassination against Anatoly Chubais, the murder of Boris Nemtsov, lawyer Stainslav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova and the embezzlement of funds at the construction site of the Vostochny spaceport.
According to the Constitution, the appointment and dismissal of the Attorney General and his deputies fall within the competence of the Federation Council.