Prosecutor General’s Office found multi-milliard debts on state contracts in three regions
Supervising department ordered governors of the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Kurgan Regions to repay the debt quickly.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation revealed about 2.8 billion rubles ($48.000) of debts on state contracts in three regions of the Ural Federal District - the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Kurgan regions.
According to the department’s address to governors - representations on urgent debt repayment are already brought to Evgeny Kuyvashev, Boris Dubrovsky and Alexey Kokorin. Moreover, according to the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Ponomarev, it is necessary to make responsible the officials guilty of violation of the law.
In particular, in the Sverdlovsk Region the amount of debt exceeds 1.3 billion rubles ($22m). A number of state institutions of health care of area, and also regional budgetary institutions of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Social Policy also had debts. In the Chelyabinsk Region the debt is rather small — about 100 million rubles ($1.7m), while the amount of debts to entrepreneurs of the Kurgan Region exceeds 1.4 billion rubles ($24m).
As mass media reported in September, 2016, the total debt on the public and municipal contracts to business in Russia constituted 30.5 billion rubles ($600m).
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?