Ministry of Culture: Medvedev reprimanded Aristarkhov for incorrectly filed income tax return
The Ministry of Culture explained the reprimand made by the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to the First Deputy Minister of Culture Vladimir Aristarkhov on October 5 in accordance with Article 59 of the Law "On State Civil Service". Relevant government decree was signed on October 7.
As reported by Life, citing the press service of the Ministry of Culture, the reprimand made by the Prime Minister to Aristarkhov is connected with the Deputy Minister's income declaration.
"The First Deputy Minister Vladimir Vladimirovich Aristarkhov was reprimanded due to inaccuracies in completing the declaration of income. The inaccuracies have been eliminated, Vladimir Aristarkhov will make appropriate conclusions and take them into account in his subsequent work," Medvedev's actions were explained to the Ministry of Culture.
Let us recall that in early July 2016, the media reported about inspection into possible abuse of power and injuriousness by the Minister Medinsky's Deputy Vladimir Aristarkhov.
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs later denied the information about signs of a crime in the actions of the first Deputy Minister of Culture. September 29, in an interview to TASS, the Assistant Minister of Culture Irina Kaznacheeva said that the attempts to tar the name of Vladimir Aristarkhov are tailor-made.
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Among his accomplices are a lawyer, who presented himself as the plenipotentiary of the self-proclaimed republic in the International Criminal Court with the United Nations, and an entrepreneur, already serving a sentence for attempting to seize a building.