Money taken by the ex-Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh the entrepreneur, was intended to repair the infrastructure of Kirov which was planned as part of preparation for the elections to the state Duma. About this newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to the latest version, voiced by the White, accused of bribery.
We are talking about the amount of 400 thousand euros. Earlier, on 1 July, “Novaya Gazeta” published a dialogue between the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh and the owner “Novovyatskiy ski factory” Yury Sudheimer before the arrest, which implies that the money was intended for restoration of churches.
In particular, Sudheimer said, “Nikita, how can you spend money on the Church, no matter how much vbuhivayut in them, they’re all stolen.” “That’s not stolen, I personally engaged in the restoration of churches,” said White.
In late June, White claimed that the funds he was taking for the needs of the city. Commenting on this statement, the then head of Kirov Vladimir Bykov has confirmed that the Governor gathered businessmen, saying that there are several investment projects. “We are, in particular, was about the restoration of the Saviour Cathedral, the restoration of the historic part of town, facades and installation of new monuments,” explained the mayor (quoted on the website GorodKirov.ru). At the same time, the Bulls recognized that any money in a city administration did not arrive.
In turn, the Savior Cathedral rector priest Peter Mashkovtsev reported that the fundraising for the restoration of the Church is carried out through a specially created Fund. This was discussed at the meeting of the authorities of the Kirov region with local entrepreneurs in the spring of this year.
“It was a presentation of the Fund, and we immediately agreed that there is a Fund, there are details, and each gave up the details of the Fund and agreed that it is necessary to transfer to the Fund, bypassing the Governor,” – quoted mashkovtseva Agency TASS. To the question, could the cash transferred to White, is intended for the repair of a Cathedral, the Abbot replied, “I don’t think so”.
Nikita Belykh was arrested in Moscow on 24 June. According to investigators, he personally and through the intermediary received bribes in especially large size for a total amount of 400 thousand euros for actions in favor of the briber and its controlled JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” and LLC “Forest management company”.
On June 25, the Basmanny court of Moscow sanctioned the arrest of White to 24 August, not satisfying the request for the protection of another measure of restraint in the form of house arrest in the Moscow region or the pledge. August 22, the court extended the arrest until December 24. According to the investigator, during this period it is necessary to conduct a series of examinations. The Moscow city court found the decision to extend the arrest lawful. He also canceled the arrest of the property of the Whites.
On July 28 Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the Whites in resignation with the formulation “in connection with loss of trust”. Acting Kirov Governor was appointed head of Rosreestr Igor Vasiliev (his post, as reported by “Kommersant”, went to Victoria Abramchenko). In mid-August it became known that Vasiliev is going to participate in the gubernatorial elections of 2017.
Under part 6 of article 290 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“bribe reception in especially large size”) the former head of the Kirov region could face from eight to 15 years of imprisonment. Some personally familiar with White politicians and members of the public have expressed doubts that the former Governor could take the bribe. According to one version, the arrests of White and St. Petersburg businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko associated with the struggle of clans in the FSB and FSO.