Employee TsNIIMash accused passing classified information to NATO countries

Employee TsNIIMash accused passing classified information to NATO countries

Moscow. July 23. INTERFAX.RU — researcher of the Central research Institute of machine building (TsNIIMash) 74-year-old Victor Kudryavtsev accused of transferring classified information about hypersonic technologies, one of the countries of NATO, said Monday the newspaper “Kommersant” citing its sources.

“According to a source “” in law enforcement, Mr. Kudryavtsev “charged with transferring classified information about the technologies used in the development of hypersonic vehicles, one of the NATO countries”,” the article reads.

The source publication added that “subsequently these data were provided to explore the secret services of the Alliance”.

He accused the prosecution, according to the newspaper, does not recognize. In TsNIIMash information about the progress of the case has not yet commented, “Roscosmos” limited to only what confirmed the arrest of the scientist, writes “Kommersant”.

On Friday, law enforcement officers in a criminal case of treason carried out searches in the offices of the Institute, and also in the office of the Director of research and analytical center of the United rocket and space Corporation (ORCC) Dmitry Payson.

An informed source told “Interfax” that “individual staff members of the Institute left the building accompanied by “people in civilian clothes” and left in an unknown direction.” According to the interlocutor of the Agency, “it is possible that they could interrogate and detain”.