New limits on microloans to kill off most micro lenders in Russia, say expertsBusiness & Economy July 25, 3:45
Lavrov says astonished to watch mass hysteria among US politiciansRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 1:35
Lavrov comments on Syrian de-escalation zone agreementRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 20:15
Iraq calls for closer cooperation with RussiaWorld July 24, 19:09
Russia develops laser-guided automatic landing system for dronesMilitary & Defense July 24, 18:22
Communist propaganda ban not aiming to dismantle Soviet WWII memorials, vows Polish envoyWorld July 24, 18:16
Situation with Siemens won’t affect Russian companies — energy ministerBusiness & Economy July 24, 18:11
Russian energy minister says oil prices may grow in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 17:31
Putin fills in Normandy Four on Russia’s approaches to key Minsk accord provisionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 16:57
YEKATERINBURG, May 16 (Itar-Tass) — The department of the Investigation Committee /SK/ for the Sverdlovsk region on Wednesday released the details of the car crash involving former Sverdlovsk region governor Alexander Misharin.
"Due to the appearance of controversial data on the circumstances of this road accident, we officially provide the following additional information," the SK said on its website.
"On December 1, 2011, Misharin's driver Dmitry Cherkasov, steering A Mercedes S500 in good working order, violated traffic rules at the 206th kilometre of the Yekaterinburg-Serov highway. As a result, the governor’s car collided head-on with a Volga-Siber driven by a 65-year-old man.
“The Volga-Siber driver died of his injuries, and the governor and his driver /the defendant/ were serious injured,” the SK's statement said.
Cherkasov was driving the vehicle at over 90 kilometers an hour, thus exceeding the speed limit at this stretch of the road; he also did not keep the distance between his car and the police escort ahead, an Audi-A4 patrol car.
Therefore, he lost himself the technical opportunity to pull down and avoid ramming into the Audi A4. Cherkasov did not notice on time the police escort car decelerating; in order to avoid collision with the Audi-A4, and in violation of traffic rules, he steered the car to the left, hitting the his car on the rear part of the police escort car, and then collided with the Volga-Siber.
The investigations also ascertained "improper escort" by police. The SK department instructed head of the Interior Ministry’s department for the Sverdlovsk region Mikhail Borodin to eliminate the conditions which had contributed to the commission of the crime.