Putin pleased with acting at Moscow's Maly drama theaterSociety & Culture March 23, 23:35
Former Russian MP killed in Kiev, killer dies in hospitalWorld March 23, 23:32
Russia's Channel One refuses to broadcast Samoilova's performance via satelliteSociety & Culture March 23, 21:52
Experts forecast Bank of Russia will keep key rate at 10%Business & Economy March 23, 21:13
Putin's aide explains why Russia has no fear of supplying S-400 systems to TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 20:42
British police identify Westminster attacker as Khalid MasoodWorld March 23, 20:03
Russia develops ‘grenade launcher-propelled’ reconnaissance droneMilitary & Defense March 23, 19:58
Ukraine forbids Russian Eurovision contestant to perform via satelliteWorld March 23, 19:35
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremismSociety & Culture March 23, 19:00
MOSCOW, December 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The head of the Main Department of the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Russia and Belarus has been detained for extortion, the press centre of the Russian Interior Ministry (MVD) told reporters on Friday.
“The fact of taking by the suspect of 1.4 million rubles from the financial director of a commercial company for the approval of documents on the fulfilment of the conditions of an earlier concluded contract on the provision of transport services to the Assembly’s officials has been documented,” the MVD said. According to the ministry, the Union State official had regularly extorted money from representatives of the contractor companies for monthly approval of work completion certificates, as well as for the extension of contracts for one year. “The official’s signature was appraised at sums from 500 thousand to one million rubles,” the press centre said.
The materials against the suspect have been taken to the investigation bodies that are expected to make a procedural decision on the opening of a criminal case. Operatives have made searches at the detainee’s workplace and home for making the case.