Director General of Rostelecom's subsidiary suspected of bribe-taking resigns

Director General of Rostelecom's subsidiary suspected of bribe-taking resigns
Timur Svirin

Timur Svirin, who holds the post of Director General of Severen-Telecom JSC, has tendered his resignation.

The company he heads is a subsidiary of Rostelecom PJSC.

Earlier, it was reported that Timur Svirin was suspected of a bribe-taking on a large scale (the police had caught him when receiving 2 million rubles ($33.7 thousand) from one of contractors). However, there is no criminal case against Svirin in the official information by Rostelecom. Nevertheless, the corporation is ready to cooperate with the investigating authorities, if necessary.

It is noteworthy that according to his colleagues, Svirin has not shown up for work since July 13. Beginning on the next Monday, July 24, he is to be replaced by a different person as Director General of Severen-Telecom, because Svirin has tendered his resignation. 

To note, he worked a little more than a month in this position. According to data from open sources, Timur Svirin was appointed as Director General of Severen-Telecom on June 6 this year. At the same time, he had worked in the company as Deputy Director of the Macroregional Branch – Corporate and Government Customer Business Director of Severo-Zapad (North-West) Rostelecom PJSC since 2015.

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