Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow today ruled in the case of the former Minister of Economic Development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev.
The official was sentenced to eight years in prison and a fine of 130 million rubles for taking a bribe in the amount of two million dollars. It is assumed that the Minister extorted this amount from the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin. The latter, by the way, did not appear at the trial, although he is the main witness. This fact was condemned by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his press conference on December 14.
We add that the case of Ulyukaev is very different from the case of Oboronservis, which began to unfold in 2012.Former defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov, directly connected with the corruption scandal, avoided punishment as a result of the proceedings. All responsibility fell on his mistress, who, however, got off with a rather light punishment and left the prison on parole.