Speaking of general officers, RAPSI, the Russian Legal Information Service reports that today the Moscow Regional Military Court upheld a decision mitigating the sentence in the case of former Army Commander Colonel General Vladimir Chirkin. Excerpt:
On August 14, 2015, the Moscow Garrison Military Court sentenced Chirkin to five years in prison for taking bribes. He was also stripped of the military rank, and state and departmental awards. Later the charges were reclassified to fraud and his sentence was changed to a 90,000 ruble ($1,400) fine. Chirkin returned [to] his military rank as well. In April, the Moscow Regional Military Court upheld a lower court’s ruling to expunge [the] conviction of Chirkin.