Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation will handle the Far Eastern Federal University President's case
Investigation believes that Sergey Ivanets asked two Vice Presidents to sign a job completion certificate for the Electronic University System.
The Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) will handle the abuse of power case of Sergey Ivanets, the President of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). The criminal case has been initiated based on part 3 of Article 33 and part 3 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: abuse of power for 20 million rubles. On March 21, 2016 Ivanets was detained and put under home arrest. Two FEFU Vice Presidents, Alexey Tskhe and Viktor Atamanyuk, were arrested a week before.
The reason why the criminal case has been transferred from the Primorsky Krai investigators to the Main Investigations Directorate of the ICR is unknown.
The investigation believes that in 2011, the FEFU and the Sovremenny Univesitet (Modern University) Limited Liability Company have signed a contract to develop by 2013, in several phases, an Electronic University System. The cost of the contract exceeded 647 million rubles. One of the phases included development, introduction and implementation of a distributed printing subsystem, financial and management accounting and planning subsystem, and campus map subsystem.
Despite the fact that the subsystems have not been developed, in September 2015 Sergey Ivanets instructed Vice Presidents Alexey Tskhe and Viktor Atamanyuk to sign the delivery and acceptance certificate and transfer more than 20 million rubles to Sovremenny Univesitet.
As CrimeRussia reported earlier, at the time of contract signing, FEFU President was Vladimir Miklushevsky, currently the Governor of Primorsky Krai. Only one company participated in the tender. It was represented by Roman Kalina, son of Isaak Kalina (currently the Head of the Moscow Education Department). In 2008-2010 he and Miklushevsky were Deputy Ministers of Education. The detained Sergey Ivanets was also a Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation until 2012.
We are not aware of audits with regards to Miklushevsky or Kalina. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has appointed Vladimir K. Nikolaev, Vice President for Campus Development, the acting FEFU President.