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.
FSB officers detained Leyla Mammedzade along with Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov on March 30 this year. After questioning her for two days, they released her. In April, Mammedzade stepped down from her post. At the moment, she is not a defendant in the case of Summa Group owners.