Major General of the Russian police Aleksandr Prokopchuk has been elected as a Vice-President of the Interpol. 'The citizen of Russia has not been only appointed as a Vice-President from Europe for the first time since our country joined Interpol more than a quarter of a century ago, but was also elected with 127 votes 'for', only 10 'against', and 8 'abstained,' a source in the Russian delegation revealed. The Interpol Assembly has taken place on the Indonesian island of Bali. Vice Minister of the Chinese Public Security Meng Hongwei is to head the organization, he took over from Mireille Ballestrazzi
As Pravda.Ru reported, Aleksandr Prokopchuk was appointed as Head of the Russian Bureau of Interpol in 2011 by order of the president Medvedev. Interpol unites 190 countries, each of which has an executive department. Territorial agencies of this organization operate in 78 entities of the Russian Federation. And they operate exclusively in the field of combating common crimes, skipping political, religious and military ones.