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MOSCOW, October 25 (Itar-Tass) — Police have confiscated papers, 3 million rubles, antiques and jewelry from Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, the ex-chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s property relations department, during a raid on her apartment, Vladimir Markin, the Russian Investigation Committee spokesperson, told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Police are carrying a series of search raids as part of a criminal investigation into military property fraud in divisions controlled by the Oboronservis open joint-stock company.
“Police have searched an apartment of Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, the former head of the Russian Defense Ministry property relations department. Apart from documents vital for the case, the policemen took away more than three million rubles, antique objects, dozens of pictures and huge amounts of jewelry,” Markin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov to assist investigation in connection with the Oboronservis case.
Kremlin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Putin had met Serdyukov and asked him to ensure full cooperation with investigators in connection with the Oboronservis open joint-stock company.