Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev detained over 'bribe'

Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev detained over 'bribe'
 

Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been detained in connection with an alleged bribe.
Russia's main anti-corruption body, the Investigative Committee, said Mr Ulyukayev received a payment of $2m.
His ministry had given a positive assessment that led to the oil giant Rosneft acquiring a 50% stake in another oil company, Bashneft.
He is the highest-ranking Russian official to be detained since the 1991 coup attempt in what was then the USSR.
"This is about extortion of a bribe from Rosneft representatives accompanied by threats," Svetlana Petrenko, a spokesperson for the... read more

 
15 November 2016 in World News, Views: 54
Source: BBC
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