Russian agents earlier this week, reportedly uncover alleged plot to assassinate President Vladimir Putin
Russia Internal Affairs was alerted about the purported coup after a specialist in the presidential administrative directorate boasted he’d been assigned to implement the assassination
Mikhail Yurchenko who claims to be ‘an entrepreneur in the construction field’, alleges a stranger at a bar blurted out the plot while they were drinking at a bar
Yurchenko, 37, reported to authorities that he’d been involved in a “strange and alarming story” while hanging out at ‘Honey Café, a karaoke bar in the city of Chekhov, just outside Moscow
Yurchenko’s claims an unknown man he was drinking with flashed a red service identification card at him “and declared that he had an assignment ‘to remove Vladimir Putin’
Whistle blower did not remember his drinking buddy’s name and did not get a good look at the contents of his ID card
Security services are said to be on the hunt for the alleged would-be assassin of the president Vladimir Putin
Russian security services are hunting for one of their own in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President Vladimir Putin, according to a report.
The suspected conspiracy came to light after a chance encounter between the would-be hitman, a rogue officer with an unspecified Russian law enforcement agency, and a businessman at a suburban karaoke bar, reported the Telegram channel VChK-OGPU, which claims close ties to Russia’s security apparatus.
Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs learned of the purported plan to kill Putin, earlier this week from a specialist in the presidential administrative directorate.
The specialist had received an early-morning phone call from a man who identified himself as 37-year-old Mikhail Yurchenko, according to a source speaking to VChk-OGPU.
Yurchenko, who introduced himself as an entrepreneur in the construction field, said “with alarm” that he had been involved in a “strange story” while hanging out at the Honey Café, a swanky, chandelier-adorned karaoke bar in the city of Chekhov, located about 40 miles from Moscow – a known watering hole for government agency types.
A businessman blew the whistle on the plot just days after his encounter with the purported security agent at a café in the city of Chekhov, popular with operatives from several government agencies
The whistleblower said that he met a stranger there with whom he ended up having a long “heart-to-heart” conversation “about the war and future life in Russia,” the Telegram channel reported.
At one point during the encounter, Yurchenko’s new acquaintance flashed a red service identification card at him “and declared that he had an assignment ‘to remove Vladimir Putin,” according to VChK-OGPU.
Yurchenko did not argue with the man and quickly switched topics.
The businessman said that he did not remember his drinking buddy’s name and did not get a good look at the contents of his ID card.
Russian secret service is investigating the alleged bragging of a man believed to be a security service operative at Honey Café, a karaoke bar popular with government agency staffers, that he had an assignment to assassinate President Vladimir Putin
The prospective hitman allegedly showed his red ID card to the informant while the two of them were drinking at the karaoke club.
However, the conversation did not sit well with Yurchenko, and after a couple of days being ‘haunted’ by the conversation of the threat to Putin, he reported it to police, according to the channel, sparking a manhunt for the prospective assassin.
Acting on Yurchenko’s tip, law enforcement officers visited the karaoke bar to “study the situation” there.
The Telegram channel noted that the club in Chekhov is known to be popular with employees of various state agencies.
Russian special services [FSB], have been searching for the unnamed person who said he had been given the task of ‘removing’ the Russian leader
The opposition accuse operatives bolstering a leader known to be very cautious, of seeing and dealing with many supposed terrorist plots to justify their effectiveness.
Putin takes his security extremely seriously and reportedly, regularly changes locations and travel routes. Other reports suggest that he regularly employs a body double at various official events around Russia to keep up his ‘man of the people’ appearance, while really he operates from secret locations.
This latest news of a putsch comes as President Putin who turns 71 on Saturday, prepares to run for another term.
Elections are due in March 2024. and he is expected to announcement next month that he will seek a further six-year term in the Kremlin.