Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on the scandal with a 95-million prize of the head of “Mail of Russia” Dmitry Strashnov, citing the existence of regulations.

“Any position on this account is not currently formulated, I’m aware that there are issues with the General Prosecutor’s office, however, certainly, mechanisms of selection, calculations and allocations of premiums regulated, documented, in this case, there is a point of view of the supervising ministries – the Ministry of communications, and in this story I don’t think that should somehow be related to the Kremlin, there should certainly be based on the documents which are now”, – quoted Peskov RIA “Novosti”.

During a briefing the representative of the Kremlin has also refused to name the reason of detention of General Federal guard service (FSO) Gennady Lopyreva. Thus Dmitry Peskov said that the President is aware of the incident.

“The reasons for the investigation and detention were the result of internal validation, which conducted the FSO”, – quotes the press Secretary of the head of state reported. “Since the investigative actions performed by the Investigative Committee, something I can’t say”, – said Peskov.

On establishing the fact of illegal remuneration to the General Director of “Mail of Russia” Dmitry Strashnov in the amount of 95 million rubles , it became known last week. The Prosecutor General’s office, which revealed the violation, sent a check for a criminal case under article “Abuse of power”. Dmitry Strashnov has declaredthat is not going to decline the award: it would be a “dangerous precedent”. In his opinion, the prize for 2014 was calculated according to the rules, and the controversy surrounding its legality overly sharpened.

General of the Federal security service Gennady Lopyrev was arrested on suspicion of serious violations of the law last week. Media sources believe he could be involved in the theft in the allocation of plots for construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi. During the search of the General was allegedly discovered 1 billion.

The Kremlin did not comment on the award of the head of “Mail of Russia”, referring to the regulations 29.11.2016

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