The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, known by its Russian initials SKP, was created by Putin in 2007 to centralize law enforcement under his direct control, conduct political investigations and crackdown on anti-government protests.
The SKP Chief, Bastrykin, is an old friend and classmate of Putin’s at Leningrad State University.
He shares many (negative) things in common with his nefarious Cuban counter-part.
From Cuban state media:
Cuban Interior Minister Meets Top Russian Official
Cuban Interior Minister Abelardo Colome met with the chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander I. Bastrykin, who is visiting Cuba.
According to Granma newspaper, the two officials discussed issues of interest of their respective areas, and exchanged on ways to strengthen work relations and collaboration between their institutions.
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