Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 39

Reappointed as State Security Minister in Transdniester’s reshuffled "government," the pseudonymous Maj. Gen. Vadim Shevtsov made public his real identity in an official biography carried by Tiraspol media. He acknowledged that he was in fact Vladimir Antyufeyev, a former senior officer of "Soviet law enforcement organs" in Latvia, where he "took part in actions designed to preserve the USSR." "Forced to flee persecution in Latvia," Antyufeyev/Shevtsov relocated to Transdniester to "help create its law enforcement organs." He has been awarded four USSR and Transdniester medals for his services. (Flux, Basapress, February 21 and 24) Antyufeyev/Shevtsov and some officers who accompanied him to Transdniester are wanted in Latvia for their role in OMON crimes committed there in 1990-91.

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