Another noteworthy detail: at the beginning of 2019, the vacation of the head of the UK was interrupted by the explosion of a residential building in Magnitogorsk on December 31. The explosion killed 39 people. On January 1, Bastrykin flew from a Finnish resort to Magnitogorsk, where he heard reports from the investigation team, which included more than 100 investigators and forensic scientists. Already on January 2, he returned back to Finland. The investigation into the criminal case of the house bombing in Magnitogorsk has been ongoing, meanwhile, for more than a year.
The head of the Investigative Committee also meets with a Finnish colleague regularly, the previous such meeting took place on December 28, 2018, and also in Helsinki. A message was published on the SK website on this occasion, almost identical to the news of December 30, 2019 - then Bastrykin and Kolekhmainen also “raised a number of important issues of bilateral cooperation,” “outlined a plan for the upcoming joint work,” and discussed the “draft Law Enforcement Agreement” after which Bastrykin invited his Finnish colleague to speak at the academies of the Investigative Committee. And that time, Kolekhmainen “gratefully accepted the invitation” and declared the importance of “educating future generations of professionals” in the law enforcement sphere.
The special flight detachment "Russia" is an enterprise providing transportation of top officials of the state, subordinate to the president’s affairs. According to documents from the public procurement website, 60 aircraft are included in its fleet. In 2020, the authorities spent 459 million rubles on insurance for ships.
In total, over the past three years, according to SPARK-Interfax, SLO spent 36 billion 139 million rubles on purchases. In particular, in 2017, the flight detachment purchased 722 thousand rubles a bidet, 59 thousand rubles toilet paper holders and 1.3 million rubles coffee makers. In 2019, SLO spent 50 million rubles on the Internet in aircraft cabins.