Gazprom’s contractor in St. Petersburg searched

Gazprom’s contractor in St. Petersburg searched

Security officers paid a visit to the Turkish company Renaissance Construction, which by the request of state monopoly conducts construction of a tower of the business complex Lahta-center.

The staff of Administration of the Federal Security Service in St. Petersburg carried out searches in the office of the Turkish Renaissance Construction which by request of Gazprom PJSC conducts construction of a tower of the business complex Lahta-center in Primorsky district of the city.

As a representative of the department said, operational investigative actions take place within a case over illegal withdrawal of 100 billion rubles ($1.7 billion) abroad (Art. 193.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - Commission of Currency Transactions on Transfer in Foreign Currency or Currency of the Russian Federation into the accounts of nonresidents with use of false documents).

The case was initiated in September. Intelligence agencies are interested in the documents connected with the financial and economic relations of the Turkish company and its foreign partners, Kommersant writes. Representatives of the Administration of the Federal Security Service refused to disclose the details.

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