Russian oil companies back Energy Ministry proposal on limiting oil production — ministerBusiness & Economy December 07, 18:42
Syrian troops take full control over 47 quarters of eastern Aleppo — ministryWorld December 07, 18:36
Sberbank head expects oil and gas prices to continue to fallBusiness & Economy December 07, 18:26
Russian sappers start clearing eastern Aleppo from minesMilitary & Defense December 07, 18:17
Putin says experience gained in Syria to be discussed at Defense Ministry board meetingMilitary & Defense December 07, 17:49
Luxembourg Forum to convene conference on nuclear security in 2017World December 07, 17:32
Pole vault star Isinbayeva takes charge of Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s supervisory boardSport December 07, 17:28
Russian expert says North Korea has effective means of delivering nuclear weaponsWorld December 07, 17:23
Russian rapper must shell out $781 to fellow performer for 'mop-haired creep' tweetSociety & Culture December 07, 16:49
CHELYABINSK, the Urals, June 13 (Itar-Tass) - Montenegrin law enforcers have detained a Russian couple, Konstantin Filimonov and Svetlana Filimonova, suspected of building a financial pyramid, the biggest in the Urals region.
Anzhelika Chirkova, the press service chief of the Russian Interior Ministry department for the Chelyabinsk region, told Itar-Tass on Thursday that according to preliminary estimates, the financial pyramid operations had caused about one billion rubles worth of damage to depositors.
"Police in the Chelyabinsk region received information that the Filimonov couple was staying in Montenegro. They asked their foreign colleagues for help. The Filimonovs who had been on the international wanted list for several years were detained in the resort town of Budva. They will be extradited to Russia in the next six months,” Chirkova said.
According to police reports, the spouses created a financial company called “Private Investments” in 2007. About 3,500 depositors suffered from its operations. Criminal proceedings have been initiated on charges of fraud in huge amounts. Filimonov was arrested in absentia.