The trial of Marat Oganesyan to be held in closed session
The former Vice-Governor oversaw the construction of the stadium Zenit-Arena. The Oganesyan's case is aligned with it.
Representatives of the Investigative Committee issued a petition to the court to hold the trial of the former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan behind closed doors, without the presence of the press.
The judge Olesya Bulanaya granted the motion of the investigation.
Recall that the FSB and ICR detained Marat Oganesyan on November 16 in Moscow, the Moscow region house belonging to him was searched.
On the same day he was transferred to St. Petersburg, where a day later he was charged with swindling in the case of Zenit-Arena stadium’s construction and the preventive measure was imposed in the form of arrest until 17 January.
According to the Russian MIA’s spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, the detention of Russian woman Maria Butina in the US was specifically timed to coincide with the summit of Putin and Trump in order to minimize the effect of the presidents’ meeting.