Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
Russia ready to take part in restoring oil production in Syria - energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 26, 3:27
Moscow disappointed over new US sanctions against Russian companies - Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 1:28
US sanctions 8 Russian companies over non-proliferation lawWorld March 25, 21:53
Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day as of today — energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 25, 18:30
OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
MOSCOW, June 18 (Itar-Tass) - The Investigative Committee /SK/ opened a criminal case against Deputy Director General of Aeroflot Russian Airlines Andrei Kalmykov, suspected of abuse of authority, SK spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The investigators said "Kalmykov, as deputy director general for commerce of Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, secured advantages for the companies Sunrise Tour Grupp and Sunrise Tour, affiliated to his close relatives, which caused considerable harm to the rights and legitimate interests of the airline and the state, as its main shareholder."
On March 15, 2011, Kalmykov brokered a contract of flights with Sunrise Tour Grupp for 85,866 seats en route Moscow-Antalia-Moscow for the summer of 2011.
Under the contract, the price of economy-class seat was 221 dollars. Meanwhile, on March 10, 2011, Company Tez Tour offered to purchase 46,000 economy class seats at 320 dollars apiece, Markin said.
A check run by the Audit Chamber found that Sunrise Tour Grupp, when the contracts were signed in the period from 2010 through 2011, belonged to Sunrise Asset Management, co-founded by Andrei Kalmykov's wife and his mother.
Aeroflot's turning down the offer to sell seats on its flights at 320 dollars lost it 4,583,700 U.S. dollars, or 131.1 million roubles at an exchange rate of 28.6 roubles per one U.S. dollar.
The aggregate damage to the state as Aeroflot's main shareholder under the above transaction made up 78,236 million roubles.
Investigators of the Moscow regional investigation department on the transport are continuing the probe to ascertain all the circumstances of the crime.