The former head of the Russian Investigative Committee for Moscow City
DRYMANOV, Alexander Alexandrovich was born on June 7, 1968. He was the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Moscow City. At this post, he instituted and investigated trumped-up criminal cases. Currently, he is a defendant in a criminal case of a shootout, which resulted in the killing of several people. According to investigators, Drymanov received a bribe of 200 thousand euros for the release of a mafia boss Andrei Kochuykov.
He led the investigation of the second criminal case against former co-owners of the Yukos oil company Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, fabricated charges and evidence, ruled decisions on detaining of the accused. At the end of 2010, Platon Lebedev and Mikhail Khodorkovsky were found guilty and sentenced to 14 years in prison each.
Drymanov oversaw a politically motivated criminal case on the “genocide of South Ossetian citizens” in August 2008 to justify Russian aggression against Georgia the same year. He also initiated a politically motivated criminal case “on the genocide of the Russian-speaking population of Donbas,” again, to justify Russian involvement in the conflict and incitement of hatred against Ukraine in 2014. He repeatedly made false reports about the use of prohibited weapons by the Ukrainian army. He illegally instituted criminal proceedings against a captured Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and the commanders of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions Donbas, Aydar, and Dnipro-1.