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Federal Security Service(FSB). Government of Sevastopol

Representatives of the Federal Security Service in the occupied territory of Crimea are also Russians newly arrived from the RF. According to some media reports, the head of the Crimean Department of FSB, Viktor Palagin, has said: “Currently, the Federal Security Service has carried out a complete rotation of senior staff in its district and the city units. An officer from Krasnoyarsk was appointd to Alushta, an officer from Volgograd was appointed to Yevpatoria and an officer from Sochi was appointed to Yalta”. Victor Palagin himself was appointed to Crimea in April 2014. Before that, he headed the FSB Department in Bashkiria.(;;;;

The Governer of Sevastopol, Sergei I. Menyailo (;; is a citizen of the RF and former deputy commander of the RF BSF. Additionally, four out of five deputy governors have previously held high positions in the territory of the RF prior to the occupation of Crimea. In particular:

Alexey A. Eremeyev was appointed to the post of Deputy Governor, the Chairman of the Government of Sevastopol on 2 April 2015. He is responsible for the economic development and strategic planning, tax and financial policies of Sevastopol. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2014 he was the Deputy, then the First Deputy Minister of Finance of the Government of the Moscow region. In addition, Mr. Eremeyev headed the examining department for local government regulations, at the legal department of the Moscow Region Government. He was also the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Moscow Region Government. He was awarded the efficiency decoration of the Moscow Region Governor “For Contribution” (twice) and the medal “For Good Conduct”.(;;

Alexandr G. Pushkarev is responsible for issues of science policy in Sevastopol; higher, general, vocational and preschool education; and cultural, social and demographic policy of Sevastopol.(;;; Mr. Pushkarev is a retired Rear Admiral (his position was the deputy commander on educational work of the White Sea naval base of the RF Northern Fleet). He has long served in Severodvinsk.(;;;

Igor V. Shapovalov is responsible for creating favorable terms for advancing innovation and the industrial development, agriculture and tourism potential of the city of Sevastopol.(;; He has previously occupied positions of Deputy General Director of LLC “Omega House” ( St. Petersburg, Russia), General Director of commercial company “Vannbok”, Director for Strategic Projects of the industrial group “Tavrida Electric” and General Director of the plant under construction, CJSC “Fiber optic systems” (Project Company of Gazprombank and RUSNANO aimed at technology transfer of optical fiber industrial production). All of the above mentioned companies are incorporated and operate in the territory of the RF.(;;

Alexander V. Reshetnikov represents the interests of the Government of Sevastopol in Moscow, and provides interaction between federal and regional authorities in the participation of Sevastopol in the federal programs of social and economic development of RF territorial entities.(;;; Previously, he headed the Group of Security Companies “Vityaz” (Knight), and is a veteran of the special operations unit of the Interior Ministry of Russia “Vityaz”. (;;

The following officials, who moved from the territory of the Russian Federation, head the departments and directorates of the structural subdivisions of the Government of Sevastopol:

Andrey Kozhinov is the new head of the Capital Construction Office. Previously he was the deputy head of administration of the Taldomsky municipal district of Moscow, where he was in charge of housing, agriculture, ecology, gasification, forest management.(;;

Miroslav A. Pogorelov is the Acting Director of the Internal Policy Department of Sevastopol. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Construction Companies Union of Novorossiysk, and Deputy General Director of “Novoshipinvest”. In 2009, he became initiator and leader of “Novorossiysk Housing Association”. From 2010 he was advisor to the Mayor on housing issues, and in 2012 was elected to the City Council of Novorossiysk of the V convocation.(;;;

Vladimir V. Shtok is Director of the Financial Department of the city of Sevastopol. Previously, he was the head of Novosibirsk department of finance and tax policy.(;;;

Nikolai N. Pristavka is Head of the Federal Tax Service in the city of Sevastopol.(; Previously, he served as the head of the Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service for Major Taxpayers in the Novosibirsk region.(;

Alex Brusentsev is Director of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Sevastopol. His official biography was not available either on the website of the administration of Sevastopol or on the website of the Department for Architecture and Urban Planning. Until recently, information about him could be found on the website of Bezenchuk village, but all references have now been removed. Earlier, Mr. Brusentsev was deputy head of Bezenchuk village of Samara region.(;;

Vladimir I. Dudka is an Acting Head of the State Labour Inspectorate of Sevastopol. Until February 2015, he was Deputy Head of Administration of the Voskresenskiy municipal district of the Moscow region and the First Deputy Chief of Staff of t he Voskresenskiy municipal district of the Moscow region. He was awarded the title of Honored Economist of the RF.(;

The following representatives from the territory of the RF occupy key positions in the municipal authorities of Crimea:

Sergey N. Serobaba is the Deputy Head of Yevpatoriya City Administration and Head of the Municipal Economy Department. Prior to this position, from November 2009 to October 2014, he was the Deputy Head of Administration in the municipal formation “Dolgorukovskiy rural settlement of the Kaliningrad region”.(;;;

Ernst Mavlyutov is the Chief Architect of Simferopol. Earlier, he was the Chief Architect of Kazan.(;

Alexey O. Komov is the Deputy Head of Yevpatoriya City Administration, and Chief Architect. He moved to the position of Chief Architect of Yevpatoriya after having worked as the Chief Architect of “Stroyengineering” in St. Petersburg. (;;;

Moreover, Russia plans to introduce a number of federal deputy ministers into the government of  Crimea and Sevastopol. This was announced by the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 15 July 2015. Medvedev stated in this regard: “These should be experienced people with good contacts at the federal level. They might be taken even from the apparatus of ministries and departments of the RF Government and will ensure proper interaction between the federal and republican institutions , as well structures of the city of Sevastopol. We have people like these.” Medevedev’s idea was approved by Putin.(;;;

According to the portal “The events of Crimea” of 21July 2015, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak instructed federal agencies to prepare a list of candidates from among senior officials to be appointed to the post of the first deputy heads of executive authorities of Crimea.(;; “Kommersant” stated that officials in the office of Deputy Prime Minister refused to discuss his initiative officially, explaining their refusal by the fact that the instruction is marked “for official use only”. However, several officials privately confirmed the existence of this document.(;

At the end of 2014, the Chairperson of the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, Alexey Chaly, opposed the appointment of “Ukrainian” officials to the new government of Sevastopol.(; On 27 July 2015, the Governor of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo told journalists that federal officials continue to arrive at the city government to strengthen its human resources. “Four government officials have already arrived from Moscow. We expect a few more people by the end of August. Thus, between 10 and 13 people will occupy positions of deputy heads of departments in the government” – said Sergey Menyailo, adding that they will all have a lot of experience, each in his own profile.(;;

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