Ulyukaev tells about his everyday life in penal colony

Ulyukaev tells about his everyday life in penal colony
Alexey Ulyukaev Photo: Global Look Press

The former head of the Ministry of Economic Development reads classics, exercises and misses his relatives.

Former Minister of Economic Development and Trade Alexey Ulyukayev, who was sentenced to eight years for receiving a bribe of $ 2 million, told reporters about his life in IK No. 1 in the Tver Region. News.ru asked the ex-official to meet, but Ulyukaev is allowed to have only three visits a year, which he decided to spend on his relatives, and wrote a letter to the media outlet.

“The work in the library is quite interesting and, I hope, not useless. The library here is good - more than 15 thousand books, mostly fiction,” the letter says.

Among the authors Ulyukayev named, there are Russian classics and “academic publications of the 30s – 50s of the last century.” There is also modern prose. About 300 people, who sometimes have “quite interesting discussions” have signed up to the library. It is to be recalled that in the colony Ulyukaev works as a librarian.

In addition, the ex-minister spends time exercising outside. In addition to simple exercises, he does some elements of yoga, which he practiced before being jailed.

Ulyukaev was sent to a strict regime colony in May 2018 after a year of trial. The former head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade was found guilty of extorting money from Igor Sechin and taking a bribe to approve the deal on the purchase of state shares in Bashneft by Rosneft. Ulyukayev pleaded innocent.

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