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Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with bribery

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Bribery case against Russian ex-Economy Minister Ulyukayev

On November 15, Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev was unexpectedly arrested and became a defendant in a bribery criminal case. On the same day he lost his position in the government. Allegedly he demanded Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft’s representative to pay him $2 million for lawfully providing a positive review and evaluation of a deal that allowed Rosneft to acquire government’s share in mid-sized producer Bashneft.

13:57 15/11/2016 Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev was officially charged with bribery conducted in especially large amount and with the use of extortion. More »
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