Criminal case initiated after complaints to Putin about railway in Urals

Criminal case initiated after complaints to Putin about railway in Urals

The locals have to “crawl under the trains” every day.

The Investigative Committee for the Chelyabinsk Region initiated a criminal case after residents of the village of Varna sent a video message to live broadcast nationwide phone-in with president Vladimir Putin. The villagers complained about the railway that divides the town into two parts. No passage through the railway was built, and the locals, including children, have to “crawl under the trains” on the way to work, school and kindergarten every day.

The regional ICR’s Investigative Directorate initiated a case under the article on rendering of services which do not meet safety requirements (part 1 of Article 238 CCRF).

Earlier, residents of the Ural Asbestos stated that local officials have not resettled them from dangerous apartments, which was supposed to happen almost ten years ago. The activists told about this on a video message, filmed for phone-in with the president which will be held on June 20. A similar problem was revealed by the residents of another Ural city, Serov, where a single mother has been living in an emergency house without heating for many years. Investigators began checking the officials’ activities.

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