A SECRETIVE colonel Vadim Zimin who carried the Russian president’s nuclear codes has been found shot at his home, it was reported.
After leaving his position as an officer in the security services, the mysterious Vadim Zimin, who is 53 years old, is being investigated for allegedly accepting bribes in his new job in the customs service.
Zimin is a former colonel from the Federal Security Service. During his time in the FSS, he was in charge of the briefcase that carries the Russian nuclear controls and that is always carried by the head of the Kremlin.
It is well known that he served in this capacity as an advisor to the previous President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin.
Zimin remained in the security agency when his predecessor Vladimir Putin was replaced, advancing through the ranks to become a colonel.
However, the specifics of his work are not quite apparent, and there is just one image of Zimin.
In the kitchen of his apartment in Krasnogorsk, which is located in the Moscow region, he was discovered dead from gunshot wounds.
Zimin was discovered by his brother, who, according to reports, had been hiding in the bathroom during the shooting that took place on Monday.
He was injured in the head and was laying in a pool of blood; a pistol marked Izh 79-9TM was lying nearby.
At the time, his common law wife, who worked as a medical professional, was away tending to wounded soldiers who had been affected by Putin’s conflict in Ukraine.
According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, the incident took place while Zimin was the subject of a criminal investigation for the alleged accepting of bribes after being promoted to a prominent job within the customs department.
It is believed that the launch system for the Kremlin’s strategic missiles is concealed within the mysterious briefcase.
The bag, which has a unique key code and is generally monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and controls every aspect of Moscow’s nuclear arsenal.
It is said to be overseen by an armed security officer who travels with Putin wherever he goes and watches over him at all times.
The Russian word for briefcase is cheget, and its development began in the early 1980s. In 2019, the case was shown to the rest of the world for the first first time, and its contents were broadcast live on television.
It’s well knowledge that Putin likes to poke fun at the West by insisting that the officer who carries the nuclear codes is visible beside him.
This took place in April in Moscow, when he was attending the burial of ultra-nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
The unsettling appearance of a high-ranking military commander carrying a briefcase has prompted speculation that Vladimir Putin, who has been accused of engaging in aggressive behavior, may be preparing to use lethal nuclear weapons.
According to the media in the area, despite the fact that the case is frequently shown as being held by an adviser who is there beside Putin, there are in fact not just one but three in total.
Every one of these can be reached by the three officials in the Russian Federation who hold the highest ranks.
According to the investigators, the most peculiar feature of the case is the launch button, which, contrary to popular belief, is white rather than the more traditional color of red.