Head of largest mining company in Transbaikalia arrested in bribery case
The court also took the Krasnokamensk deputy into custody on suspicion of bribery.
In Transbaikalia, the court sent Alexander Glotov, the CEO of the largest regional mining enterprise, Priargunskoye Mining and Chemical Association PJSC named after Ye.P. Slavsky, and a Krasnokamensk deputy Orkhan Pashayev. They are charged with receiving and giving bribes, respectively, the press service of the regional ICR’s Directorate reports.
According to the investigators, Pashayev gave half a million rubles ($ 8,000) to Glotov for obtaining a contract for the provision of catering services for the mining enterprise’s employees.
The enterprise itself is a subsidiary of ARMZ uranium holding, the mining division of Rostech state corporation. The company calls itself “the flagship of the Russian uranium mining industry and the largest diversified mining and processing enterprise in Transbaikalia.”
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.