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The interlocutor of “Interfax” said the head of fsbi “Directorate on construction, reconstruction and restoration” of the Ministry of culture Tsagaraev detained within investigation of criminal case about large plunders in the Ministry. However, he did not specify what exactly is imputed to the official.

On 20 April the Lefortovsky court of Moscow upheld the arrest of property the Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Grigory Pirumov. A press-the court Secretary Ekaterina Krasnova noted that the arrest was effected within the framework of preliminary investigation of criminal case concerning the Deputy Minister of embezzlement of state funds that were allocated for restoration of objects of cultural heritage.

Pirumov passes involved in case of embezzlement in the Ministry of culture. As assumes a consequence, the Deputy head of the Department is the organizer of the criminal group. He himself of his guilt at trial was not recognized.

According to investigators, in 2015, the criminal group has made the conclusion of contracts with state-controlled company ZAO “Stroifaza” for the restoration of Novodevichy convent. The total amount of contracts amounted to 127 million rubles.

The consequence insists that the group overestimated the cost of works and falsified information about their performance. The Deputy head of the Ministry of culture also were charged with embezzlement of funds in the restoration of the Drama theatre in Pskov, St. John the Baptist monastery in Moscow and the Museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga. Now Pirumov is in custody.