MOSCOW, March 16. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin informed about the investigation that was conducted against officials of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation. “Certainly, the President reported on the implementation of investigative actions”, – said journalists the press – Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
He added that Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, who took part in the Russian-Moroccan negotiations, also briefly spoke on Tuesday with the head of state.
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“It’s about the accusations made. On the basis of these charges, to admit someone convicted or detained, or the Minister, or the Ministry in General – it is impossible, – said the representative of the Kremlin. – The decision can accept only court. Before the court decision here so to say on corruption in the Ministry would be unlawful.”
A number of senior officials of the Ministry of culture and entrepreneurs was detained by the FSB brought charges of embezzlement of tens of millions of rubles allocated to the Ministry for the restoration of cultural heritage. Besides the Director of the Department of property management and investment policy Boris Mazo, and the Director of the Ministry of fgku “Centralafrica” Oleg Ivanov, among them – the Deputy Minister of culture Grigory Pirumov, the head of the company Baltstroy Dmitry Sergeyev and managing the company Alexander Kochenov.
The day before on the request of FSB Lefortovo court arrested Sergeeva for a period up to 10 may. Consideration of a measure of restraint for Pirumova, Ivanova M and will be held March 16, Kochenevo – March 17.