Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
Maria Sharapova reaches Porsche Grand Prix semifinalsSport April 28, 17:50
MOSCOW, June 26 (Itar-Tass) —— President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Federal Prisons Service Director Col. Gen. Alexander Reimer, the Kremlin said.
Col. Gen. Gennady Korniyenko is the new Director of the Service.
Korniyenko, Ph.D. of Law, was born in Lakhdenpokhya, Karelia, in 1954.
He joined the Security Services in 1981 and was a deputy head of the Federal Protective Service in 2001-2002.
Korniyenko headed the Federal State Messenger Service in 2002.
The Federal Prisons Service is one of the biggest law enforcement agencies of Russia. It employs over 300,000 persons who provide custody of approximately 800,000 inmates of detention centers, penitentiaries and prisons.
Reimer, 54, had been in charge of the Federal Prisons Service since 2009. His predecessor was Yuri Kalinin, who headed the service at the moment of its creation in December 2004. Earlier Reimer was the chief of the Orenburg and Samara regional police departments.