Sergey Bubnov's circles of hell: how the authorities "thank" the police officer for his faithful service
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Sergey Bubnov's circles of hell: how the authorities "thank" the police officer for his faithful service

29 January , 15:26Politics
Police lieutenant colonel, senior operative of the secret department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kemerovo region, Sergey Bubnov, retired in 2016 against his will.

Soon after that, for numerous services to the homeland and 20 years of service, he was presented with a "gift" - they took away the disability group and deprived of military benefits.

Julia Suntsova

Sergey Bubnov himself reached out to the editorial board of Novye Izvestia through human rights activists, and what he said, as they say, shocked to the core. The myth that the authorities cherish and cherish the siloviki to the detriment of the rest of the citizens of Russia is crumbling before our eyes. Nothing like this! A police officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel went through all the circles of bureaucratic hell and achieved nothing.

Sergey Bubnov during the years of service.

During the service, back in 2002, doctors in a civilian polyclinic discovered bronchial asthma at the senior operative for especially important cases of the Operational Search Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kemerovo Region, Sergey Bubnov. For police officers, this is almost a disaster - you can get a mark of unfitness or limited fitness for service and fly out of work.

“I served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and there only healthy guys are needed, so I had to hide the diagnosis, and for many years, in general, everything dragged on, none of my colleagues knew anything”, - he says.

But since 2014, it has become impossible to hide the disease. Sergey Bubnov had to "surrender" to a military hospital. There he was first diagnosed with uncontrolled bronchial asthma.

In 2016, the management of the Operational Search Bureau did not renew the policeman's contract.

A few months after his resignation, the city polyclinic, in which Bubnov had been hospitalized for three years, sent the patient for a medical and social examination to obtain a disability.

Federal law provides for the payment of insurance and a number of other benefits to military personnel who become disabled during military service. Including retired employees apply for the same preferences, those who received disability within a year after leaving military service, if they can prove that the disease that caused disability was obtained during the period of military service (Federal Law No. 52 "On compulsory state insurance of life and health of military personnel...").

Lieutenant Colonel Bubnov considered that he was covered by an insured event and could count on social guarantees for the military. The finale of going through the instances was to be the accrual of insurance - about 500 thousand rubles and a small monthly increase in pension. At least the retired lieutenant colonel was counting on these preferences and the law was on his side.

Colleagues from the Military Medical Commission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed that Bubnov acquired asthma during his service.

On February 1, 2017, the commission of Bureau No. 10 of the Federal State Institution "State Budgetary Institution of Medical and Social Expertise in the Kemerovo Region" without question assigns to Sergey Bubnov the III disability group and establishes the diagnosis: "asthma with a predominance of an allergic component - bronchial asthma, severe course, hormone-dependent dust, animal hair. Respiratory failure II Art. Persistent moderately pronounced respiratory dysfunctions”.

It seemed that the matter was small. It is necessary to convey to the social security a certificate from the Military Medical Commission (VVK) that the disease was obtained during the period of military service. Then, the standard bureaucratic procedures are launched to change the cause of disability in the documents: the entry "general illness" is replaced by a new one: "a disease obtained during military service".

Former colleagues from the Military Medical Commission of the FKUZ "Medical and Sanitary Unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia" met Bubnov as one of their own, and a week later he had the necessary conclusion confirming the receipt of the disease during his service (No. 613 of February 09, 2017). hands.

He carried this missing piece of paper the next day, February 10, to the local Bureau No. 10 of the ITU GB in Prokopyevsk.

From this moment the surprises begin.

"The head Gruntova Olesya Gennadievna invites me to his office. He takes a piece of paper and writes 120,000 on it. Shows it to me in silence. I was shocked. I'm an operative. I also specialized in bribes. She probably thought that I understand her better than anyone else ... My jaw dropped, all I could was to ask: "Why is this ?!" She then immediately removed the piece of paper and advised to forget about the military "buns": "Forget it, otherwise we will deprive you of disability," she said. Then, in a stern tone, she asked to leave, not to interfere with work", - says Bubnov.

Despite the threats, Sergey Bubnov submitted an application to change the cause of disability and a package of documents on the same day.

Further events developed rapidly.

After 4 days, the retired lieutenant colonel received a call from the regional ITU GB, that is, the direct management of Gruntovoy. He was summoned to Kemerovo to obtain an "advisory opinion from the main bureau", allegedly required for a positive outcome in the consideration of his application. The date of the meeting was set - February 17.

The procedure for recognizing a person as a disabled person is regulated by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of February 20, 2006 N 95 "On the procedure and conditions for recognizing a person as disabled". According to this document, the cause of disability changes from the day the citizen submits documents without additional certification of the disabled person.

Employees of the regional "Medical and Social Expertise" in Kemerovo dragged the former policeman for an additional examination, as he himself says, under the pretext of some claims to the conclusion from military doctors. The ITU experts did not want to deal with the Military Medical Commission on their own, for some reason Bubnov himself was required to appear.

“I went back to the regional center 200 kilometers away. When I come, the female employees tell me: “Just don’t worry, there are no complaints either to you or to the documents. Claims are solely against the conclusion of the IHC”, - he retells.

Nevertheless, the lieutenant colonel was nevertheless allowed into the offices: a psychologist, a neurologist, an orthopedic traumatologist, a test of memory, attention, reaction speed, a test for exercise tolerance...

On March 23, from the regional "GB ITU in the Kemerovo region" the lieutenant colonel receives a letter on the results of the control examination. In fact, the threat of Olesya Gruntova comes into play.

The expert staff of the regional bureau deprives Sergey Bubnov of disability, concluding: “health disorders due to bronchial asthma <…> does not require social protection measures and does not provide grounds for establishing a disability group”. The diagnosis "Uncontrolled bronchial asthma" is replaced by a lighter one: "Bronchial asthma is partially controlled", and the degree of respiratory failure is reduced from II to I. The initial decision to assign disability is invalidated.

Bubnov is trying to challenge this verdict in the head FSBI "Federal Bureau of the ITU" in Moscow, but from there on April 24, too, a disappointing answer comes: the local and regional bureaus are right in making the diagnosis, and you should be deprived of your disability.

In the meantime, Olesya Gruntova, the head of the Bureau No. 10 of the "GB MSE" in Prokopyevsk, who drew the amount on a piece of paper, was brought up a criminal case.

She is charged with multiple episodes of bribes as part of an organized group and is arrested.

Item "a" part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (taking a bribe by an organized group); h. 3 tbsp. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe by an official for illegal actions), part 1 of Art. 292 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (official forgery).

Fragment of a copy of the verdict to the head of the Main Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise in the Novosibirsk Region in Prokopyevsk O. Gruntova. 80 episodes of bribery as part of an organized group.

“The investigation and the court established that the convict, heading the bureau of medical and social expertise, established and extended the disability group for citizens who did not have medical indications for this for a monetary reward. The amount of remuneration ranged from 25 to 80 thousand rubles", - says the website of the Investigative Committee.

The preliminary investigation established the period of criminal activity: from August 2016 to February 2018. During this time, 34 local residents turned to the accused, from whom she illegally received in the amount of about 1 million 750 thousand rubles.

In addition, it was established that Gruntova "in one of the city's medical institutions" had an accomplice - a doctor she knew who helped her falsify documents on non-existent disability.

It was during the same period that Sergey Bubnov also addressed Gruntova with a statement. But his episode with extortion of a bribe of 120 thousand rubles was not included in the verdict.

“The operatives offered me a controlled transfer of a bribe in order to also enter the circle of victims. But then I had already entered the civil court and parallel criminal proceedings would have come into conflict with them, so I refused”, - says Bubnov.

At the time of the verdict in October 2019, Olesya Gruntova had already been removed from her post. For the cumulative crimes and, taking into account the cooperation with the investigation, she was sentenced to 8 years 6 months in prison with the payment of a fine of 4 million rubles and deprivation of the right to hold leading positions for 9 years. The actual serving of her sentence in the colony was postponed until the child reaches the age of fourteen, that is, until 2028.

Despite the harsh sentence against the official and proven corruption in the department, Sergey Bubnov was never able to regain his disability.

The main culprit of his troubles was convicted of bribes, and her business lives on...

The lieutenant colonel went to court to regain his disability.

The first instance partially sided with Lieutenant Colonel Bubnov. The court confirmed that on February 14, the re-examination of the plaintiff, who was previously recognized as a disabled person of the III group, was made illegally. Moreover, it was made without notice and even in the absence of the disabled person himself! This fact, by the way, was not denied by the defendant himself.

Medical and social examination in Prokopyevsk is so severe that it conducted an examination of a disabled person without his participation.

“Comprehensive assessment of the state of the organism Bubnova SA was carried out without additional studies using special diagnostic equipment, based on invalid spirography data. An easier “diagnosis" was made without taking into account the analysis of clinical and diagnostic data, and, consequently, the conclusion of the defendant that Bubnov S.A. <…> The grounds for establishing a group of disability cannot be considered objective and reasonable <…>", - also concluded the judge of the Central District Court of Prokopyevsk, Yuri Mokin.

The decisions of the regional and federal expert staff of the State Medical and Social Expertise regarding the refusal to establish Bubnov's disability were declared illegal and subject to cancellation.

At the same time, the court confirmed that Sergey Bubnov still has the opportunity to reapply for the establishment of disability, taking into account objective data on the state of health.

In an appeal to the Kemerovo Regional Court, however, all three defendants - the local, regional and federal bureaus of the Medical and Social Expertise of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation - insisted on an independent expert examination at the Main Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise in the Novosibirsk Region. The court issues a ruling on the appointment of an expert examination. The new expert composition in its conclusion dated 09.08.2018. again facilitates the plaintiff's diagnoses and finds no grounds for assigning him a disability.

The cassation, however, does not find any contradictions in the fact that the new examination is being carried out by the ITU GB in the Novosibirsk region (Main Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise in the Novosibirsk Region) - that is, an institution directly subordinate to one of the defendants - the ITU Federal Bureau!..

Judge Mokin concluded that the disability of the lieutenant colonel was taken illegally. But the appeal part did not agree with him.

Human rights activist, chairman of the Russian Bar Association for Human Rights Maria Arkhipova comments on the situation:

“In the presence of an incurable form of asthma, Sergey Bubnov is deprived of his disability. With all the obvious documentary and external signs of disability available to him, the person is constantly coughing and suffocating. Many questions remain with the medical board, which removed the disability.

We understand that there is a debate about whether this disease is common or occupational. But how in this cycle he is, in principle, deprived of disability remains a mystery... I suspect that this is ordinary corruption and among it there is a citizen who is now very difficult to win something from the state.

Another important point. The final medical and social examination, which formed the basis of the appeal decision, is carried out by a state institution that is directly subordinate to one of the defendants - that is, it is a branch of the federal structure. The rejection is unambiguous and the recognition of the entire examination as inadmissible evidence. But this is not happening, we see a formal approach in cassation.

The case of Sergey Bubnov is a direct violation of the right to life. The absence of disability in his situation, the lack of benefits in case of his illness is a direct threat to life and health. Disability must be restored. He has every reason to appeal to the state for compensation.

On July 2, 2018, Sergey Bubnov appealed to the Investigative Committee of the Kemerovo Region with a statement to initiate a criminal case on forgery, which is expressed in the falsification of the act and the protocol of his medical examination on February 14, 2017. On the basis of these forged documents, among other things, the disability was taken away from the former policeman. Despite the fact that the court has already confirmed that the investigation was fictional on this date, the Investigative Committee refuses to initiate a criminal case. Bubnov sent four statements about the crime and a refusal in all four. The lieutenant colonel appealed against the decision to refuse to initiate a criminal case in the Prokopyevskiy District Court, but the judge sided with the investigator.

Bubnov did not apply for assistance to his native Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Now Lieutenant Colonel Bubnov has the V (last) stage of bronchial asthma. Further - only a transition to another world, he sneers. The cough does not stop for a minute, even in sleep, it is difficult to breathe, you sleep normally, only when you lose consciousness, he says ...

“It is very difficult in our country to seek justice, especially when it comes to fighting government agencies. And this is for me - a person with special knowledge, but what about other citizens? Everywhere you run into blank walls. All agree with each other. The mockery is complete. Sometimes I want to buy a machine gun and solve the issue in the spirit of the 90s, which they scare us so much”, - he says...

It is not only the Kemerovo region that is "famous" for bribes in exchange for social benefits.

At the beginning of this week in St. Petersburg, the police discovered bribe-takers who issued fake disability certificates to security officials in order to set insurance payments.

"The own security of the St. Petersburg head office revealed that employees of the departmental polyclinic were taking bribes," the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the region reports. "Officials of the departmental polyclinic and their accomplices have provided information to law enforcement officers for a fee for several years". The head of the polyclinic and two of his deputies falsified documents on disability, allegedly obtained during the service by employees of departments serviced by the medical institution of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Russian Guard and who were about to retire. These certificates gave grounds for pensioners to receive insurance payments in the amount of 1 million rubles and other prescribed benefits"...

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