Fifth episode appeared in case of Deputy of the Culture Minister Gregory Pirumov

Fifth episode appeared in case of Deputy of the Culture Minister Gregory Pirumov
Gregory Pirumov and Fedor Kupriyanov Photo: Alexander Kazakov / Vechernyaya Moskva

The ground for new count in Pirumov's case is not reported in the interests of the investigation.⁠

The investigation has added to the case of the Deputy of the Culture Minister Gregory Pirumov another count. Now there are five one, said to RBK the lawyer Fedor Kupriyanov. The ground for new count in Pirumov's case Kupriyanov did not opened, citing to the secrecy of the investigation.

This was announced today at a closed hearing in the Lefortovo court, which extended the arrest of Pirumov until 15 October. At the same time, according to the lawyer of one of the defendants in the case Vladislav Musiyaka episode associated with Izborsk fortress.

Recall that the court released, until October 16, another person, involved in the case, the Advisor of the General Director of LLC Linnit-Consult Nikita Kolesnikov under house arrest.

Earlier, in Pirumov’s and his accomplices case there were 4 episodes in entering into contracts for the restoration of the Pskov Drama theater, Novodevichy Monastery, Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Moscow, Museum of Cosmonautics in Kaluga. The amount of state contract in the amount of 100 million rubles, according to experts, was artificially inflated. In mid-March 2016, the Deputy of the Culture Minister Gregory Pirumov, two of his subordinates and several leading contractor company’s employees of JSCo Baltstroy, as well as other business, relating to contracts for the restoration of the Ministry of Culture, were arrested by investigators from the Federal Security Service under the criminal case on the embezzlement of budget funds for the restoration of architectural monuments. 

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