Chairman of Russian Investigative Committee Gives Talk at MGIMO

Chairman of Russian Investigative Committee Gives Talk at MGIMO

19 March 2019

March 19th, Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, gave a talk at MGIMO on how Russian investigative authorities work.

The guest began his speech by thanking MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and the Dean of the International Law School Gennady Tolstopyatenko for inviting him to speak at one of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Alexander Bastrykin first described to the audience the different investigative structures of the Russian law enforcement system, the Investigative Committee of Russia, the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The professor spoke about the history and the activities of the Investigative Committee of Russia, remarking that it is independent and reports directly to the President of Russia. He noted that the Committee comprises various divisions dedicated to specific territorial zones and to different spheres (military, education...) and commented on some of the crimes under investigation.

The guest proudly presented the achievements of the Committee, noting that since 2011, almost 800 000 criminal cases have been sent to court, 70 000 of them corruption cases. Alexander Bastrykin also spoke about international cooperation, describing the different partnership agreements the Committee has signed with the competent services of 23 states. After the lecture, the speaker took questions from the audience and wished the students success in their studies.

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version