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MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. The detention of Dmitry Kamenshchik, the actual owner of the Domodedovo airport in Moscow, was frivolous, a representative of the airport’s press service told TASS.
"The legal position on the subject matter in charge, published earlier on the airport’s official website, remains unchanged. We expect an impartial consideration by competent government bodies in the current situation," the source said, adding that Domodedovo continues working as normal.
Earlier Dmitry Kamenshchik (47) was arrested for security violations that made the terrorist attack possible in the airport in 2011. He was charged with a crime under part 3 article 238 of the Criminal Code ("Execution of works or services that do not meet safety requirements, resulting in the death of two or more persons"). Similar charges were served on the former head of Russian representative office of Airport Management Company Limited Svetlana Trishina, Managing Director of Domodedovo Airport Aviation Security Andrei Danilov and Director of airport terminal Vyacheslav Nekrasov.
The Basmanny Court of Moscow will consider the arrest of Kamenshchik on February 19.
Dmitry Kamenshchik is the Chairman of the airport’s board of directors. According to Forbes, in 2015 he ranked 27th on the list of the richest people in Russia with the fortune of $3.8 bln. He is also known as the founder of the East Line airline company in the early 1990s.