Garyugin’s case

Vladimir Garyurin

A criminal case was opened against Vladimir Gagyurin, the Saint Petersburg Metro head, on the allegation of Abuse of Official Power.

Vladimir Garyurin, the Saint Petersburg Metro head, and other people abused their official powers and acted at the expense of the Metro’s lawful interests, pursuing those of their own and some other people when entering into an investment agreement for construction of the Admiralteyskaya metro station land entrance hall, according to investigators.

The St Petersburg budget suffered a loss of 466 million rubles as a result.

The investigators searched homes of several Metro employees and some of the Metro offices in the framework of the investigation. They confiscated items and documents concerned with the project implementation, as well as large sums of Russian and foreign money.

The case was opened in the wake of inspections carried out by the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in November 2015.