Putin dismisses head of Federal Penitentiary Service Kornienko

Putin dismisses head of Federal Penitentiary Service Kornienko

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed head of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service Gennady Kornienko, the decree published today on the official legal information website informed.

"To release from duties: Kornienko Gennady Alexandrovich, director of the Federal Penitentiary Service," the document reads.

Kornienko had resigned due to reaching retirement age. A source close to the correctional system said that the decision had been made on September 30, the day Kornienko turned 65, TASS reported.

Kornienko was appointed chief of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in 2012.

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