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Re: INSIGHT - RUSSIA - Latest in Clan Wars (protect for now)

Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 5522874
Date 2009-12-21 21:05:26
The FSB guys will get picked up by new jobs, mob or private services

We just heard that Chaika has denied the removal of his worker Bagmet....
he's fighting back, using a loophole in the laws of how to fire within his

Peter Zeihan wrote:

what happens to these guys once they've been removed from their offices?

Lauren Goodrich wrote:

ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor sources in the Kremlin
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: The Prosecutor General

The past few weeks have been particularly difficult between the clans.

Surkov/Medvedev tandem has purge a slew of people from
Sechin/Patrushev's clan. 21 officials from the Interior Ministry, 5
FSB Generals in the Defense Ministry and Moscow's police chief Pronin
have all been purged.

In response, Sechin/Patrushev's group has decided that they need to
come after me and my group-the Prosecutor General's office. They have
used their foot soldier, Alexander Bastrykin, in the Investigative
Committee to launch a purge within my office. Bastrykin vows to not be
owned by Sechin, though I have never believed this and now my proof is
here. Thus far they have gotten fired the head of my Investigative
Committee, Anatoli Bagmet-who was critical to aiding me in my work
inside our investigations against the Siloviki. Bastrykin is planning
on firing the heads of the regional Investigative Committees as well,
12 in all.

The problem is that Sechin/Patrushev want to come after me (Chaika),
but Surkov will not allow such a move. What I have been told is that
Putin has laid ground rules on how far each clan can go to purge the
other. For example, Surkov's request to have Interior Minister
Nurgaliyev sacked was quickly nixed by Putin. Now that Sechin's move
to get me fired has also been shielded from above. So instead there
are a lot of purges happening on the second tier, like these in the
past few weeks.
Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334

Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334