Former Deputy Minister of culture was detained on the case of major theft in the Hermitage
MOSCOW, may 17 — RIA Novosti. Former Deputy Minister of culture Gregory Pirumov was again detained on charges of corruption. This time we are talking about the embezzlement of 450 million rubles in the construction of buildings of the Hermitage, said the official UK representative Svetlana Petrenko.
Also arrested the head of the group of companies “Rospan” Nikita Kolesnikov.
Another defendant in the case is former Director of the asset management Department of the Ministry of culture Boris Mazo, and Pirumov, appeared in the “restorers”.
“According to investigators, the suspects organized to conclude the state contract with no real intention to execute it. Most of the resulting in the advance of funds was listed in the organization under their control,” — said Petrenko.
Yesterday and today investigators together with employees of FSB raided, including homes of the suspects.
Pirumov was a key defendant in the high profile “case of restorers” — the machinations of culture and business, which kidnapped more than a hundred million rubles on the restoration projects of the Novodevichy convent in Moscow Museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga and other objects.