Ivanovo Region: FSB finds underground gun workshop
The criminals reworked civilian firearms in combat analogs.
In the city of Kineshma, the Ivanovo Region, the FSB officers dismantled an underground gun workshop, in which hunting, sporting and other civilian models of firearms were reworked in their combat analogs for sale, Interfax reported referring to the regional FSB.
The special service’s officers seized a machine gun made from parts of a written off Kalashnikov, more than 20 7.62x39mm hunting cartridges, “items similar to the Uzi submachine gun, Makarov pistol, Nagan revolver, more than 50 cartridges of different caliber, 2, 5 kg of gunpowder and many details to guns, the news agency reports.
The investigators initiated a criminal case on the illegal circulation of weapons (part 2 of Article 222 CCRF).
In late June 2019, the management of Development Corporation Joint Stock Company established in 2012 on the basis of Industrial Urals–Polar Urals Open Joint Stock Company was changed. This infamous corporation was repeatedly involved in corruption scandals. Notorious oiler and millionaire Sergei Maslov was its General Director in 2013–2016. In fall 2016, Maslov was arrested for embezzlements – but somehow, the court acquitted him. Immediately after the acquittal, he relocated abroad. The CrimeRussia reviewed the main ‘failures’ of the ‘unsinkable’ corporation, shady schemes pulled off by Maslov and his partners, and connections of the oligarch who has made enormous money on governmental projects. Surprisingly, but the information presented below hasn’t attracted the attention of the law enforcement authorities yet.