Investigation on Restorers’ case is finished
Now, materials concerning former Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Grigory Pirumov and other defendants are transferred to the court.
The investigation concerning former deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Grigory Pirumov and other persons involved in so-called Restorers’ case is completed. This was reported by agency of city news Moskva with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, all participants of the case were officially notified on the end of the investigation. Now materials will be brought to trial.
Earlier, the CrimeRussia wrote that new episode of swindle appeared in the case of Pirumov – he is incriminated embezzlement during restoration of fortress of Frederick the Great in Kaliningrad.
To recall, the Restorers’ case was initiated against several officials of the Ministry of Culture and businessmen, accused of embezzlement of the state money allocated for carrying out restoration works on objects of cultural heritage - ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent, dramatic theater in Pskov, St. John the Baptist Monastery, the Museum of astronautics in Kaluga, the Izborsky fortress and Aseev' estate in Tambov. In January, 2017 it became known that the defendants in the case have paid to the Ministry of Culture more than 50 million rubles of damage.
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