Ministry of Education and Science revealed $2.3mn-embezzlement

Ministry of Education and Science revealed $2.3mn-embezzlement
Minister of Education and Science of Russia Olga Vasilyeva

Department expects to return the stolen budgetary funds.

Damages from embezzlement of budgetary funds in one of the departments of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation were assessed at 130 million rubles ($2.3mn). Olga Vasilyeva revealed it in an interview of RIA Novosti on Friday, March 31.

“These cases are in investigating authorities. The volume of embezzlements for today, as it was declared, is about 130 million rubles”, Vasilyeva said.

She added that Ministry of Education and Science waits for results of investigation which is now being conducted by law enforcement authorities. After preliminary conclusions of the investigation, Vasilyeva expects to work the mechanism of return of means to the budget.

Earlier it was reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office revealed embezzlements at an expenditure of budgetary funds by the former management of this department. The Ministry of Education and Science promised to understand mechanisms on taking measures for return of means to the federal budget.

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