Term of arrest for former Karelia Head extended by six months

Term of arrest for former Karelia Head extended by six months
Andrey Nelidov

By the investigation's request, the court has earlier seized Andrey Nelidov and his former assistant Romanov's property amounting to 17 million rubles.

Former Head of the Republic of Karelia Andrey Nelidov, accused of taking a bribe in the amount of 5.5 million rubles when in charge of the Kizhi reserve, has been remanded in custody until June 7. This decision was made by the Petrozavodsk City Court.

Let us recall that in 2013, Andrey Nelidov, who headed Karelia from 2010 to 2012, was appointed director of one of Russia's largest museum reserves; in 2015, he was arrested on suspicion of bribe-taking.

According to investigation, in 2015, the defendant received bribes from businessmen for the right to trade in the Kizhi reserve's territory.

In early December, the Investigative Committee reported the completion of investigation in the case of Nelidov and his former adviser Ivan Romanov, who is accused of mediation. Nelidov was indicted for Bribe-Taking under part 6 of Art. 290. Earlier, the court seized the property of the accused in the amount of 17 million rubles by investigation's request.

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