Ex-Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov gets parole parole and remains in custody

Ex-Deputy Minister of Culture Pirumov gets parole parole and remains in custody
Grigory Pirumov in court

The arrest is related to the second case - the theft during the construction of the Hermitage buildings.

The Preobrazhensky court of Moscow granted the request for parole of former Deputy Minister of Culture Grigory Pirumov in the Restorers' case. The ex-official will remain in custody out of the second case - Creation of a Criminal Community and Theft of 450 million rubles during the construction of Hermitage buildings, Kommersant reports.

Pirumov has already been charged within the second case. The property could be confiscated in favor of the Hermitage, but the accused re-registered it with relatives with the permission of the FSB.

Restorers' case states that Pirumov stole money allocated from the budget for the restoration of cultural objects: the Novodevichy and John the Baptist Monasteries in Moscow, the Pskov Academic Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin, the Cosmonautics Museum in Kaluga, Izborsk Fortress in the Pskov region, the Aseevs Estate in Tambov and the Kronprinz Tower in Kaliningrad. Contracts with contractors were concluded at an overpriced price, and the profit was divided between gang members.

Pirumov was sentenced to a year and a half colony, which he did at SIZO. The Prosecutor General’s Office challenged the court’s decision, and, he was sentenced to three years in prison.

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