Son of russian general resigned as Moneyval’s executive secretary after a media scandal, but what was he doing there?

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russian Igor Nebivaev resigned from the position of executive secretary of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (Moneyval) after it became known about his family ties with the general of the russian Foreign Intelligence Service. This is reported on the website of the Council of Europe.

According to, Nebivaev wrote a letter to his colleagues informing them of his dismissal. He will remain at the Council of Europe in another capacity.

In mid-March 2023, the German Bild published an article about russians in the Council of Europe. It stated that Igor Nebivaev is the son of 68-year-old Volodymyr Nebivaev, who serves in the Foreign Intelligence Service of the ussian Federation with the rank of general. In 2018, Ukraine expelled Nebivaev from Kyiv as a sign of solidarity with Great Britain after the poisoning of former russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England.

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