MOSCOW, September 26 - RAPSI. The Moscow City Court has extended until October 27 the arrest of former Rosatom deputy head Yevgeny Yevstratov, who has been accused of stealing almost 50 million rubles ($1.6 million), the court's press service told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ on Tuesday.

The court has satisfied the investigation's corresponding application.

Previously, the Moscow City Court's appeals board reduced Yevstratov's arrest until September 27, as he will complete reading the case materials by that date. However, the investigators insisted on extending his arrest. They maintain that Yevstratov acted in collusion with several directors who were responsible for nuclear power facility engineering at federal enterprises.

Yevstratov had three alleged accomplices, one of whom agreed to cooperate with the investigation, and was then released on his own recognizance.

The case has been under investigation since mid-2010.

Yevstratov was interrogated on several occasions as a witness. As a result, he said, he left his position at Rosatom in April 2011.

According to its website, Rosatom incorporates over 250 enterprises and scientific institutions, including all civil nuclear companies in Russia, nuclear weapons complex facilities, and research organizations, and the world's only nuclear-propelled fleet.