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 prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).