Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
YAROSLAVL, October 24 (Itar-Tass) - Employees of the mayor’s office in the city of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Region in north-western Russia, could not enter the office on Thursday, as the search continues in the office of the city authorities, press secretary of the Rybinsk mayor Lyudmila Filippova told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“People in mufti did not permit me to enter the building of the city authorities without any explanations. The employees, who remained in the building, including Rybinsk Mayor Yuri Lastochkin, do not answer the phone calls,” Filippova said.
The regional police department confirmed to Itar-Tass that the investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee in the Central Federal District are taking investigative actions in the Rybinsk authorities.
In July 2013 the investigative bodies opened a criminal case against Rybinsk Mayor Yuri Lastochkin, who is suspected of office abuse. The detectives found that in 2009 Lastochkin at the post of the general director of the research-and-production association Saturn, concluded a contract for the sale of wastewater treatment facilities at the cost of 4.8 million roubles (about $151 thousand) to the company Stroyinzhiniring. He set this price on his own, but the market cost of the facilities makes more than 121 million roubles (about $3.9 million).
In April 2011, becoming the Rybinsk mayor, Lastochkin agreed on the purchase of this property for the needs of city water channel at the real market price. Meanwhile, the water supply company affiliated with the company Stroyinzhiniring acted as the seller.
As a result of the deal the research-and-production association Saturn inflicted the damage to the tune of more than 116 million roubles (about $3.7 million).
Yuri Lastochkin was re-elected at the post of the mayor of the city of Rybinsk on September 8, 2013. More than 80 percent of voters supported him.