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As extracted from a most recent DEBKAfile Internet web site article. All thanks to DEBKA.
"The disappearance of Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a close personal friend of President Vladimir Putin, who has not been seen since March 11, has prompted intense speculation in the West. Guesses range from his possible ouster over Putin’s frustration with the slow progress of the war, to his having been taken ill with a heart condition. He is not the only missing figure. Viktor Zolotov, commander of the National Guard, has not been seen in public for two weeks."
Question of the missing Sergei solved. That of the missing Viktor not solved? Where is Victor?
Regarding: Zolotov Viktor.
Professional field/official position/biography:
"ZOLOTOV, Viktor Vasilyevich (b.1954), is the current Director of the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardiya) and a member of the Security Council of Russia. Born in Leningrad, he started his career in the KGB in the 1970s and 1980s as a bodyguard . . . In 2016, Zolotov was appointed Director of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation and a permanent member of the Security Council of Russia."
"Viktor Zolotov was one of the closest people to Vladimir Putin for many years, the one responsible for his personal safety. He is considered one of the 'hardliners' inside the Kremlin, those who advocate for the suppression of political opposition and for a more radical anti-Western policy. Currently, he is the head of a significant military organization of Putin’s regime: the National Guard, which is directly subordinate to President Putin."
VICTOR AT THE VERY TOP OF THE PUTIN A+ LIST IT SEEMS. A PERSONAL CONFIDENT!
"The term 'confidant' is often used to describe a person who has been trusted with sensitive or private personal information."
Regarding this National Guard:
"Federal Service of the Troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation or Rosgvardiya . . . is the internal military force of Russia, comprising an independent agency that reports directly to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin under his powers as Supreme Commander-in-Chief and Chairman of the Security Council."
"The National Guard is separate from the Russian Armed Forces."
National Guard personnel able to function as "witch smellers"? Seeking out those persons responsible for failure during a time of crisis. Back in the old days of the Soviet Union and J. Stalin guilty parties referred to as "wreckers".