Ulyukaev writing research papers under house arrest
The former Economic Development Minister wants to have a column in an academic journal.
Russian former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev, suspected of bribe-taking, actually pursues science. The ex-official writes scholarly articles while being under house arrest.
"You know that he is a scholar... We even considered whether it would be possible for him to have a column in an academic journal", RIA Novosti quoted Ulyukaev’s attorney Timofei Gridnev. The ex-Minister actually has a PhD in Economics, being a Moscow State University graduate.
Gregory Tarasevich, the editor-in-chief of a popular science magazine Schrödinger's Cat, said to the Life that Ulyukaev could write something for a DIY-section in his magazine or come up with some interesting economic tasks for the curious ones.
Yesterday, the Moscow City Court upheld Ulyukaev’s house arrest and overruled the motion to allow speaking with the media. Until January 15 the former official will remain under house arrest.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Alexey Ulyukaev was detained late on November 14th. The investigation claims that the official was detained red-handed while receiving a bribe of $2 million for his partiality in the sale of Bashneft shares to Rosneft. The suspect pleads not guilty.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?