Alexei Ulyukayev

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MOSCOW, 8 Aug. /TASS/. Former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of receiving bribes of $2 million, will remain under house arrest until 27 January 2018.

It also became known that the Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow has refused to stop criminal proceedings against ex-official. TASS said the Prosecutor in the case.

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The Case Of Alexei Ulyukayev

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In Moscow, the trial begins Ulyukaev

The court will begin the trial of Ulyukaev 8 Aug

The Prosecutor General’s office approved the indictment in a criminal case speaker

The case of ex-Minister Alexei Ulyukayev gave the Prosecutor’s office

Lawyers Ulyukayev earlier asked to stop criminal case in connection with the failure to prove the guilt of their client. The results of the preliminary hearing, the defense did not comment .

Press Secretary of the court Emilia Gil was informed that on August 16, the court will proceed in an open manner to consider the merits of the case. This decision was made by the judge Larisa Semenova.

“The first hearing on the merits scheduled for 09:30 GMT on 16 August,” – said the press Secretary.

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s preliminary hearing of ex-thanked the Russian justice lost 14 kg weight. “I lost 14 kg, thank you for this our justice,” he told reporters.

Answering the question about his guilt, the speaker called the case a “provocation”.

The main Department on investigation of especially important issues SK the Russian Federation Ulyukayev was charged under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (“Receiving bribes a person holding state position of the Russian Federation, in especially large size”). The guilt the former Minister did not recognize.

The first in the history of modern Russia the arrest of a Federal Minister occurred on 14 November last year. As claimed by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Ulyukayev was detained when receiving a bribe in the amount of $2 million for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08 % of shares of “Bashneft”. Moreover, according to the investigation, we are talking about extortion of a bribe, coupled with threats to the address of the representatives of the company “Rosneft”.

November 15, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin has freed the speaker from the post of Minister in connection with loss of trust. The former Minister is under house arrest.