In relevant remarks in October 2015, Director of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov
said that the annual proceeds of extremist groups from the production of drugs amounts to more than $350 billion,
In June 2016, FSKN director Viktor Ivanov
was dismissed from all of his posts (Ivanov has been included on the list of Russian officials sanctioned by the United States as a result of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea since 2014.
As Putin tosses old cronies like Vladimir Yakunin, Viktor Ivanov
and Sergei Ivanov "under the bus", and replaces them with younger sycophants who owe their careers to him, the Kremlin is no longer a "collective band of thieves".
More than 108 tons of various drugs were seized from illicit traffic within the space of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), said Chairman of the Coordination Council of Heads of the Competent Authorities to Combat Drug Trafficking, Head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov
The inter-agency agreement needed for the finalization of the program should be completed "as soon as possible," Putin told Viktor Ivanov
, head of Russia's Drug Control Agency, according to a transcript.
with Head of the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Drug Turnover Control Viktor Ivanov
, on 4 October.
Russia's Federal Drug Control Service Director Viktor Ivanov
said earlier on Thursday about 20,000 mercenaries fighting in Syria are financed by the proceeds of Afghan drug trafficking, but did not provide any evidence to back his claims.
During the visit, Shinde will meet the Interior Minister of Russia, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of Emergency Situation (Disaster Management), Vladimir Puchkov and Director of the Federal Narcotics Service of Russia, Viktor Ivanov
, also in the rank of a minister.
After meetings in Moscow with Nicaraguan Police Chief Aminta Granera, the head of the Federal Service for Drug Control in Russia, Viktor Ivanov
said his country was ready to "provide equipment and weapons to Nicaragua in the global fight against the scourge of drug production and continuous smuggling.
I am partially granting the defence lawyers appeal," Interfax quoted presiding judge Viktor Ivanov
as saying in court.
Head of the federal drugs control service of Russia, Viktor Ivanov
, told the conference that Russia was offering a five-year plan to fight drug production in Afghanistan.
It may be mentioned here that UNODC launched its flagship publication, the World Drug Report 2011 on June 23 (Thursday) at United Nations Headquarters by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Viktor Ivanov
, Director of Russias Federal Service for Drug Control.