Head of Ingushetia excludes influence of the Arashukov clan on republic
The Arashukov family had no business interests in Ingushetia and did not affect political life in the region, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, head of the republic, said.
The head of Ingushetia noted that he was personally acquainted with Raul and Rauf Arashukov, but completely excluded their influence on the processes in the republic.
“I’ve known both Arashukov Sr. and Jr. If you were to just speak to Rauf, he’s more laid back, whereas his father... Nevertheless, they had no influence on the republic, no business or lobby in the republic. It had nothing to do with the republic,” Yevkurov said.
To recall, Senator Rauf Arashukov was detained at a closed meeting of the Federation Council on January 30. Soon after that, his father, cousin Ruslan, and several top-managers of southern divisions of the company Gazprom Mezhregiongaz, were detained. February 11, siloviki detained Deputy Director General of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala Daniyalbek Bagautdinov, and on February 15, Head of the Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala Gas Metering and Supplying Department Kurakhmy Magomedov was detained. They all have been charged with Participation in a Criminal Community.