Former Head of Karelia to face trial for bribe-taking

Former Head of Karelia to face trial for bribe-taking
Andrey Nelidov

The Investigative Committee of Russia reported on completion of legal investigation against director of memorial estate Kizhi and former Head of Karelia Andrey Nelidov. Second person involved is his former adviser Ivan Romanov.

Nelidov, detained last years is accused of bribe taking under part 6 of Art. 290, while his mediating Romanov – part 4 of Art 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Criminal case of the former officials is brought to trial.

Nelidov is incriminated in taking of bribes from entrepreneurs during 2015 for the right to trade in the territory of the reserve Kizhi, Romanov took part in transfer of money. In total the director of the museum received thus over four and a half million rubles.

While the case was investigated, the ICR arrested property of the persons involved, which is estimated at 17 million rubles.

To recall, Andrey Nelidov held a position of the Republic of Karelia Head during the period from 2010 to 2012. A year later after resignation he was appointed director of the museum Kizhi, entering conflict with its personnel, and as the result the most part of employees of the museum left. Discordant with Nelidov's appointment accused him of various abuses. 

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