Residents of Mari El celebrate detention of republic's ex-Head Markelov
Critics of Leonid Markelov accuse him of incorrect financial policies and embezzlement of budgetary funds, which have led to the deterioration of the economic situation of Mari El.
A mass campaign called Peremeny (‘Changes’) has been held in the Arkhangelsk Sloboda, Yoshkar-Ola. Local residents have launched more than 200 colorful balloons into the sky on the square built during Leonid Markelov’s leadership of the republic.
According to Life, the action has been supported not only by people who had known about it in advance, but also by passers-by who have joined the flash mob.
It is worth noting that in the republic, Leonid Markelov is accused of incorrect financial policies and embezzlement of budgetary funds, which have led to the deterioration of the economic situation of Mari El.
The decree on the dismissal of the head of Mari El was signed by the Russian president on April 6. Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region, former deputy presidential envoy to the Privolzhsky Federal District Aleksandr Evstifeev was appointed Acting Head of the republic.
April 13, Leonid Markelov was arrested on suspicion of receiving a bribe of 235 million rubles (4.1 thousand dollars); April 14, the Basmanny Court of Moscow elected a preventive measure, arresting the former head of the republic for a period of 2 months.
Police officers took Kristina Morozova to a police station to check her identity, where she ended up getting a closed craniocerebral injury, minor cerebral contusion, fissure fracture of her cheekbone, fracture of her left sphenoid bone, and large leg bruise.
Viktor Trutnev, ex-Head of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department, has finished his career ‘in style’ – he went to jail. The Moscow Garrison Military Court has recently detained the retired general for the duration of the investigation. The former police commander is accused of mediation in bribery and bribe extortion. Trutnev was turned in by his former accomplices – FSB officers trying to extort 3 million rubles ($52.3 thousand) from the Director of Snegirev Research Technological Institute in exchange for covering up violations identified at the enterprise.