Ministry of Economic Development office to have Ulyukaev’s portrait

Ministry of Economic Development office to have Ulyukaev’s portrait
Alexey Ulyukaev in court

According to Minister of Economy Maksim Oreshkin, this will be done after moving the department to a new office.

The portrait of ex-Head of the Ministry Alexey Ulyukaev, who is convicted of bribe-taking, will be added to the gallery of heads of the Ministry of Economic Development, Minister of Economy Maksim Oreshkin told RIA Novosti. According to Oreshkin, this will be done after moving the department to a new office.

The minister noted that the former Ministry of Economic Development building had a gallery with all the ministers and leaders of the State Planning Committee in the entire history. It has not been moved to a new office yet. “We will choose the place, as we haven’t done it yet,” Oreshkin said. He added that the gallery will have the portraits of all heads of the department, regardless of what results they have achieved. 

“There will be an [Ulyukaev’s] portrait, as he held this position in the past,” Oreshkin stressed. 

The Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Communications, and Ministry of Industry and Trade will move to offices in the Moscow City. This decision was made to improve the efficiency of departments and reduce their costs, Oreshkin said. The minister did not exclude that other departments might also move. 

In 2017, ex-Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev was sentenced to 8 years’ strict-regime colony a fine of 130 million rubles ($1.99 million) for taking a bribe of $2 million from Rosneft Head, Igor Sechin. Ulyukaev called the situation a provocation.

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