Arrested former minister Abyzov thinks about getting married 

Arrested former minister Abyzov thinks about getting married
Mikhail Abyzov

In court, the former official asked his girlfriend if she wanted to marry.

At a hearing in the Moscow City Court, former Minister of the Open Government Mikhail Abyzov, who is accused of fraud and creating a criminal community, asked his girlfriend and mother of his fourth child, Valentina Grigorieva, if she would marry him. Grigorieva blushed and then showed him a heart sign.

“What do you want? Don’t you want anything? Even getting married?” Abyzov asked via video conferencing from the Lefortovo pre-trial detention facility.

Lawyers sounded readiness to transfer the rings.

On June 24, the Moscow City Court postponed consideration of the Abyzov’s appeal on the extension of his arrest to June 25. According to investigators, the ex-minister and his accomplices stole 4 billion rubles (63,4 million) from the shareholders of the Siberian Energy Company OJSC and the Regional Electric Grids OJSC and siphoned the money abroad.

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