Ulyukaev's assistant left Ministry of Economic Development
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.
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?