Former Head of Central Bank questioned investigators' version upon Ulyukaev's case
Former Head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Sergey Dubinin expressed doubts about the consistency of the investigation's version against former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev.
Dubinin noted that it is difficult to believe that "someone reasonable would extort money from Rosneft and Igor Sechin." Noting that familiar with Ulyukaev many years Dubinin described him as "a reasonable person".
"I can not fit in this whole story, that he came to get some money specifically for himself. Something is still wrong, from my point of view," - Dubinin told the press during the Russian Economic Third Congress in the MSU.
Recall that the former Head of the Economic Development Ministry was detained on the night of November 15th. According to investigators, Ulyukaev was arrested red-handed taking a bribe of $ 2 million from the representatives of the Rosneft company.
It was reported that the Minister extorted money for his department's promotion in the acquisition of Bashneft's assets. Ulyukaev, who was fired after the arrest "due to loss of confidence", does not recognize his guilt.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?