A lot of noise in the media and social networks was caused by yesterday's arrest of Colonel Gazi Isayev, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kizlyar. He is suspected of involvement in the terrorist attacks in the Moscow metro, as well as in work for the Caucasus Emirate (prohibited in Russia) - the colonel promptly informed the leaders of the criminal group about anti-terrorist operations and other actions of law enforcement officials.
The Investigative Committee said that he personally brought a suicide bomber with an explosive device to a bus station in the Kizlyar area by car. From there, she left for Moscow and committed a terrorist attack in the Moscow metro in 2010. He is accused of complicity in terrorist attacks at the Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations of the Moscow metro in 2010. The terrorist attack killed 39 people and more than 100 were injured.
That is, Isayev actually was in the terrorist underground. Here it is also interesting, the journalist Pavel Pryanikov notes, how the investigations of grave cases of previous years are now heaped, what was 10-15 years ago. And all about the murders. It began with the Krasnoyarsk crime boss Bykov. Then there was the Khabarovsk governor Furgal. Then the former vice-president of Euroset Levin (for the murder in general in 2003!). Now a high-ranking Dagestani policeman Isayev. Some of the highest snoopers were very much concerned about the inevitability of punishment.
Experts of the popular channel "Methodichka" note that the time distance of 10 years from the time of the explosions in the metro and the appointment of Isayev makes us look at many events "with different eyes." More recently, it was believed that Colonel Isayev had successfully "curbed international terrorism in the territory entrusted to him." Surely there were also solemn speeches in front of the ceremonial formation with the indispensable parting words of the Hero of Russia Magomed Nurbagandov: "Work, brothers." But if you believe the investigation, all this anti-terror was just a screen for the "sleeping", who will probably wake up sooner or later.
Dagestan is the keystone of Russia in the Caucasus. The main region, on whose loyalty, in the literal sense, everything rests, as President Putin has been talking about every time for 20 years. But the recent replacement of Colonel-General Vasiliev with Colonel-General Melikov, set itself a task somewhat different than continuing the fight against corruption. Probably, having unearthed corruption, they got to the bottom of something else. Much more terrible than embezzlement.
Journalist Kirill Shulika is also impressed with how long Isayev managed to lead the Russian authorities by the nose:
“That is, for ten years, a real terrorist headed the police department in Dagestan, going through all checks along the lines of all power structures! There are huge questions here not only for the Dagestani police, but also for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, personnel commissions. In a normal country this is the minimum resignation of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB, whose subordinates were checking this frame..."
Many were struck by the fact that the legendary literary and cinematic hero-intelligence officer of the Soviet era Stirlitz also bore the surname Isayev. Only in the USSR was espionage work considered heroic, but in modern Russia, as it turns out, it has a completely different meaning. What country - such and Stirlitz.
And as a cherry on top of this scandalous "cake", the media and social networks publish footage of an operational video filmed at the site of the investigation. That is, at the villa of Colonel Isayev, where he rested from his difficult affairs. Here, perhaps, the real Stirlitz would have envied him. Although, of course, these interiors cannot be compared with oligarchic ones, and the house is not large, and the pool is not wide, and the gym is not rich, but for an Interior Ministry colonel they are really luxurious.