Andrei Mishchenko, the first deputy chief of the Moscow Emergencies Ministry headquarters, was detained on suspicion of taking bribes. About it informs Interfax citing a source.
According to the agency, a criminal case has been opened. Viktor Samarin, head of the anti-crisis management department of the Emergencies Ministry’s headquarters, was also detained on it.
“According to the investigation, Mishchenko and Samarin received bribes in the amount of 70 thousand rubles and 50 thousand rubles, respectively, for issuing safety passports to enterprises,” the agency’s source said.
According to the website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Moscow, Colonel Mishchenko was appointed to the post of the first deputy head of the Moscow department in June 2020.