Vice Governor of Voronezh region collects 20mln for church from subordinates
Gennady Makin urges officials to donate money to the Fund of St. Mitrofaniy.
State officials in the Voronezh region government are strongly urged to contribute to the decoration of the Blagoveshchensk cathedral church with mural paintings, Bloknot reports, which has come into possession of corresponding job sheets.
According to the publication, the 'recommendations' came down from on high, namely from Vice Governor Gennady Makin. Allegedly, the letters to officials are sent by thier colleagues from the Department of Economic Development of the Voronezh region.
Makin himself refuses to comment on the situation. Judging from the documents submitted, the Department of Transport and Highways is proposed to contribute 1 million 300 thousand rubles ($22.1 thousand), the Department of Agricultural Policy — 2.5 million rubles ($42.6 thousand), and the Department of Utilities and Energy — 980 thousand rubles ($16.7 thousand).
The Voronezh City Council is required to pay half a million rubles ($8.5 thousand), and the Regional Duma — twice as much. The administration of the Voronezh urban district is expected to donate 2.5 million rubles ($42.6 thousand).
Thus, the total amount of fees should be about 20 million rubles ($3.4 million).
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”