Former Russian Minister is Accused of Taking USD 2 million Bribe
Former Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev is accused of receiving a two-million-dollar bribe from Rosneft, BNT reported.
He is the highest-ranking official in power arrested on such a charge in the rule of Vladimir Putin. If his guilt is proven, Ulyukaev may be sentenced to 15 years in prison. Before the court, he announced he was innocent. The case is kept behind closed door. Ulyukaev is under house arrest.
- » At Least 37 Confirmed Dead After Explosion in Block of Flats in Eastern Russia
- » Moscow Concerned Over NATO, EU Attempts to Strengthen Presence in Balkans
- » Russia Holds Drills in Black Sea Region Amid Ukraine Tensions
- » Russia Deploys New Laser Weapon
- » Russian Cops Put Out Fire With Snowballs
- » Russian Dies After His Explosive Device Detonates Inside FSB Building