The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov issued a warning about the incomplete official compliance of the deputy head of the Department of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation for the Ural Federal District, Andrey Kuryakov. The document is fully posted on the «Bivshiy Sledak»
telegram channel. Its reliability was confirmed by the source of Kommersant-Ural in the regional department.
The document says that on July 11 this year, Mr. Kuryakov, acting for personal purposes, took part in a press conference announcing the completion of the investigation into the death of Igor Dyatlov's group in 1959. During the press conference, he also assessed the activities of the prosecutor's office of the Sverdlovsk region in conducting an audit of the circumstances of the death of hikers in 2018-2019, says the decree.
At the press conference Andrey Kuryakov said that the mystery of the death of hikers at the Dyatlov pass was revealed: an avalanche became the cause of death. According to him, this version has found its full confirmation.
He voiced this information for the preparation of his dissertation for the degree of candidate of legal sciences, follows from the decree. Igor Krasnov called it a disciplinary offense in the form of improper performance by Andrey Kuryakov of his official duties. In this regard, he was warned about incomplete official compliance. This is the maximum possible punishment before dismissal.
Andrey Kuryakov has been working in the department of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation for the Ural Federal District since November 2019. Prior to that, since 2011, he headed the Department for Supervision over the Execution of Federal Legislation of the Prosecutor's Office of the Sverdlovsk Region. It is believed that it was thanks to him that the Prosecutor General's Office initiated the verification of Dyatlov's death.
The source of "Kommersant-Ural" said that the management, even without a press conference, has complaints against Andrey Kuryakov. According to the interlocutor, Mr. Kuryakov, using his official position, tried to influence the replacement of the prosecutor of Yekaterinburg. Since 2015, the city department has been headed by Svetlana Kuznetsova. The position of her deputy is occupied by Venera Kuryakova, who is the wife of Andrey Kuryakov.
Andrey Kuryakov - Press Conference February 4, 2019
Andrey Kuryakov is delivering the results and conclusion of the latest investigation as a civilian.
Andrey Kuryakov - Press Conference July 11, 2020
Decree of the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation dated August 8, 2020