Posted 19 ноября 2020,, 09:00

Published 19 ноября 2020,, 09:00

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Moscow Region minister accused of selling timber to China for 4 billion rubles

19 ноября 2020, 09:00
Investigators believe that the Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow Region Dmitry Kurakin, who was detained the day before, and two other officials organized a large-scale deforestation on the territory of military units, which was later sold to China. The damage is estimated at 4 billion rubles.
Moscow region

According to Kommersant, together with Kurakin, ex-head of FGAU Oboronles Vladislav Kholodkov and former head of the Maltinsky military forestry company Maxim An were detained in the case.

It should be reminded that on November 18, searches took place at Kurakin's house, after which the official was detained. The crimes of which he and his accomplices are suspected were committed during the period when Kurakin headed the Department of Property Relations (DIO / DPR) of the Ministry of Defense.

All three are charged with large-scale fraud, as well as abuse of office and taking bribes.

Investigators insist on the version according to which Kurakin, An and Kholodkov organized a large-scale deforestation on the territory of military units, after which it was sold to the PRC. The RF IC believes that the damage amounted to 4 billion rubles.

The investigation considers Kurakin to be the organizer of criminal schemes. The UK is confident that he began to approve of mass deforestation under the guise of sanitary in the Western Military District in 2014. For bribes, investigators point out, the forest was cut down in the interests of the capital and Moscow region businessmen, who later set up landfills on this territory.