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Investigation into alleged embezzlement within Russia's Culture Ministry gains traction

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Russia’s Culture Ministry embezzlement scandal

Senior officials from Russia’s Ministry of Culture and a range of businessmen involved in restoration of cultural heritage sites were detained on March 16 on suspicion of embezzling state funds while searches at homes and offices of the suspects were underway. The scale of this corruption case is underlined by the fact that President Putin was informed about the investigation.

18:28 16/03/2016 Senior officials from Russia’s Ministry of Culture and a range of businessmen involved in restoration of cultural heritage sites were detained on Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling state funds while searches at homes and offices of the suspects were underway. More »
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