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The investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) filed 42 criminal cases of embezzlement, fraud, and abuse of power during the construction of the Eastern spaceport in the Amur region. This was reported on the website of the Department.
58 persons have been convicted, and noted in the TFR. Among the prisoners — the former head of “Dalspetsstroy” Yury Hrizman, caused to the state damage for the sum of 5,2 billion rubles.
On 11 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the theft in the construction of the East failed to stop to this day. “Steal a hundred million!” — he was indignant.
After that, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has made a detailed statement about the extent of theft in the construction of the spaceport. So, according to him, was kidnapped 11 billion rubles of the allocated sum of 91 billion that was stolen every tenth ruble. The state managed to return only 3.5 billion, said a Kremlin spokesman.
The construction of the cosmodrome in the far East began in 2012. The completion date was repeatedly postponed. In addition, the building was accompanied by scandals related to identify theft. In January 2015 the volume of theft was estimated at 13 billion rubles.
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