The launch complex of the cosmodrome East
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The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case due to problems at the cosmodrome “East”. There is not built administrative-business complex with a five-star hotel
SK brought criminal case about swindle in especially large size (part 4 of article 159 of the Russian criminal code), the materials for which were collected by the FSB, the newspaper “Kommersant”. The reason was the fact that at the cosmodrome “East” is not built administrative-business complex with a five-star hotel, a specialplatform for surveillance, pool and shelter. That is why coming to the spaceport in April Vladimir Putin watched the rocket launch “Soyuz-2.1 a” from the dug in haste trenches.
As it turned out, the construction of the complex planned in 2013, highlighting on the design of 143 million rubles from the budget. Work was assigned to the design Institute of JSC “Ipromashprom”, which is to complete the task are allowed to raise “checked, agreed and approved by the project organization”. However, as a result the project became the open company “PSK “Mikos” that such organizations are not treated and had no technical and human resources to complete the task. The solution, according to investigators, was lobbied by General Director of “Mikos” Sergei Ostrovsky, had connections in the “Roskosmos” and “Ipromashprom”.
By December 2013, “Mikos” work not performed, however, as consider in SKR, Ostrovsky organized the signing of false acts of acceptance of the design documentation on which basis in January 2014 about his company received more than 70 million rubles. Then, investigators believe, Mr. Ostrovsky for 10 million rubles. hired employees 31 GPISS friends and architects to ensure that they performed work for “Mikos”. The remaining 60 million rubles for fictitious contracts was transferred to accounts of shell companies and cashed.
Ostrovsky is already one criminal case. In the summer he was found guilty on one count of embezzlement of funds allocated for the construction of the East, and was sentenced to a five-year term and a fine of 800 thousand rubles.
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