Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin expressed his condolences to the families and friends of Vladimir Chernikov, head of the Moscow Security and Anti-Corruption Department, who passed away on Sunday night.
“Vladimir Chernikov, head of the department of regional security and anti-corruption, died suddenly. A huge loss for the city, ”says a telegram published by the official website of the mayor of the capital.
According to the mayor, Chernikov is a true professional, crystal honest, over the years working in the Moscow government, he managed to do a lot to ensure the safety of Muscovites and the improvement of the city.
“Freedom of streets from illegal advertising, the festival“ Circle of Light ”, the flawless holding of the World Cup and dozens of festivals – this is an incomplete list of achievements associated with his name. The memory of Vladimir Vasilyevich Chernikov will remain forever in our hearts, ”the telegram specifies.
Chernikov died on Sunday night, a preliminary cause of death – acute cardiovascular failure. Time and date of farewell are not known yet, the decision will be made by relatives. He died on the 55th year of life.
Vladimir Chernikov was born on September 8, 1964, in Moscow. He received a legal and economic education, was a candidate of economic sciences. He started his career as a soldier. He rose to the rank of colonel, and in 1994, he retired and went into business. Then Chernikov worked on the VGTRK television channel. He created his own TV program “On the Roads of Russia”.
In 2000, he was appointed ahead of the inspection of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation. In 2006, he became Deputy Head of the Office of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Since April 2008, Vladimir Chernikov headed the Financial and Economic Department of the Office of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
From 2010 to 2015, he headed the Moscow Media and Advertising Department, and then the Moscow Department of National Policy, Interregional Relations, and Tourism.
In recent years, Chernikov headed the Department of Regional Security and Anti-Corruption in Moscow.