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).
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.