Arrested on charges of bribery, former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev is a rare professional, what today, maybe not in Russia, but she very much needed, said the Chairman of the Board “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais.
“If you look at his career, it is such a powerful understanding of how the economy functions, what are the goals and objectives in the economic sense facing the country and what are the most correct and optimal ways of their implementation, – in this sense, equal Alexei Ulyukayev, I think, in our country”, – quotes the words of Chubais website “Medusa”.
Among the main merits of the speaker Chubais called a record decline in inflation in 2010 (6.9 per cent) when the speaker led the Central Bank “fantastic growth” as Ignatieff – Kudrin, Ulyukayev at the head of the economic bloc.
The arrest of the Minister was overshadowed by the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the beginning of reforms in Russia, Chubais added. “The only thing it could say is the news associated with Alexei,” he explained.
On the eve of Chubais commented on the arrest of the speaker on his page in Facebook. “For us, who know Alexei Ulyukayev more than 30 years, the incident is an absolute shock,” he wrote. “The speaker threatened to “Rosneft” and extorted a bribe. (Apparently, I something ceased to understand in this world.)”, – said Chubais, referring to the charges against speaker charges.
At the same time, he noted that the statements of the speaker while no one heard, and called to wait for when he will Express his position.
We will remind, Alexey Ulyukaev was detained November 14, when receiving a bribe in two million dollars for issued a positive assessment of the Department, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08% of shares of “Bashneft”. According to investigators, the speaker, extorting bribes, threatened the representatives of “Rosneft”.
Later, President Vladimir Putin sent the speaker to resign, and the Basmanny district court of Moscow has put the official two months under house arrest.
The media noted that the Minister arrested the day of the 25th anniversary of the first meeting of the government reform (15 November 1991). This is the first case of detention of the Federal Minister in modern Russia.
“Nezavisimaya Gazeta” reminds that the speaker is a person from the team of Yegor Gaidar. In 1988 he began to work in the magazine “Communist”, which came at the invitation of the future ideologue of liberal reform, and then worked for several years in the government of Gaidar.
From 2000 to 2004, the speaker was the Deputy Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin, and then until 2013, he occupied the post of first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank. The Ministry of economic development Ulyukayev, headed by President Vladimir Putin. In an interview with BBC in June 2015, Ulyukayev said that Yegor Gaidar was his friend, and also call your friends Kudrin and German Gref.
Experts Express a variety of consequences of the arrest of the Minister. Some scientists, in particular, do not exclude that soon, his fate could befall other senior officials. Among potential victims are referred to as mostly of system the liberals, including the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Center for strategic development Alexey Kudrin and the head of “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais, reports citing media website “Headlines”.
On Wednesday in the Central movie “Rosnano” have passed searches, but they are not connected with the case speaker, the company said. In the summer of 2015, the media wrotethat former colleagues Chubais for work in the Corporation left Russia, fearing prosecution.