This week in photos: Putin’s binoculars, Macron's hug and Berlin’s welcome for UK heirsSociety & Culture July 21, 17:43
Putin discloses his code name at intelligence schoolSociety & Culture July 21, 17:39
Putin says life, love and freedom are his core valuesSociety & Culture July 21, 17:06
Crimean border guards rescue drowning Ukrainian who swam from Ukraine to TurkeyWorld July 21, 16:59
Putin doesn't rule out running in 2018 presidential raceRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 16:56
Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171E convertible helicopter to PakistanMilitary & Defense July 21, 16:50
Putin confesses he doesn’t use social networksSociety & Culture July 21, 16:44
Siemens examining all Russian partners for compliance with export standardsBusiness & Economy July 21, 16:36
Kremlin spokesman calls sale of alleged Putin’s watch for 1 mln euro ‘successful trick’Society & Culture July 21, 16:29
ULYANOVSK, June 19 (Itar-Tass) — Police in the Ulyanovsk region detained construction minister Mikhail Shkanov as he was taking a bribe, the regional department of the Investigative Committee /SK/ told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The official was detained together with his suspected accomplice as he was taking part of the bribe he demanded, in the amount of 60,000 roubles. The criminal case against the suspects was opened under Article 290 of Russia's penal code /"taking and extorting a bribe by a group"/.
The investigators said the suspects had taken bribes from business persons who had applied for subsidies from the regional budget within the program to develop small and medium businesses in the Ulyanovsk region, in the period from 2011 through June 2012.
Police began to watch the suspects after the injured parties reported extortion.
A court is decided on the measure of restraint for the detainees.