Ulyukaev's assistant left Ministry of Economic Development

Ulyukaev's assistant left Ministry of Economic Development
Elena Lashkina Photo: Facebook

The press secretary and assistant of the former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev leaves the Ministry after his arrest on charges of extorting bribes.

This Lashkina wrote on her Facebook page.

"Friends and colleagues! Surprisingly soon my contract with the Ministry of Economic Development has ended) Nevertheless, the press-service of the Ministry of Economic Development continues to accept requests on the address of the press center (contact information is on the website). Always in touch with you. Yours, Elena Lashkina," - a post on Lashkina's page on the social network stated. Followers and friends of Elena wished her good luck in new beginnings.

As noted by TASS, contracts with the ministerial assistants in Russia traditionally contain a mandatory clause on termination of the assistant's contract after his/her immediate supervisor leaves the post.

In 2014, after the appointment of Alexey Ulyukaev the Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Lashkina came under his back from the same position in the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. According to analytical portal Medialogy, Ulyukaev was in the top 3 most cited Russian economic ministers.

The accused of extorting bribes Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev was placed under house arrest by the Basmanny court of the capital until 15 January. Ulyukaev did not admit guilt in obtaining a $ 2 million bribe. However, according to investigators, the fact of extortion a bribe by the Minister for a positive conclusion on the privatization of Bashneft has taken place.

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