On the case of plunders in the Ministry of culture detained the Deputy Minister of


Among the staff of the Ministry of culture of Russia, detained on charges of plunder aimed at restoration of cultural heritage objects of state funds, one of the Deputy heads of the Department. About this “Interfax” said a source in law enforcement bodies.

According to him, the Deputy head of the Ministry of culture was detained by security officials on 15 March in Rostov. Name of the detainee, the spokesman said.

Searches are conducted in almost all the departments of the Ministry of culture, shall be revoked the documentation associated with the construction and restoration works on more than 10 addresses, the source added.

Earlier Tuesday, the press service of the FSB reported on the criminal case against executives of the Ministry of culture and a number of businessmen who were suspected of embezzlement of public funds allocated for the restoration works on the objects of cultural heritage.

In the Ministry of culture was unable to immediately provide comment.