The Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow has arrested Sergei Kulikov, inspector of the central department of Rostekhnadzor, for two months. He is accused of accepting a bribe on an especially large scale using his official position (part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, the official extorted money from the leadership of the national test association “State Ammunition Testing Areas of Russia” (GBIP). It is engaged in testing new models of military equipment and ammunition for the Ministry of Defense, as well as special services.
In case of refusal to transfer a bribe, Kulikov threatened to block the commissioning of a new test center for advanced military equipment located in Krasnoarmeysk, writes Kommersant.
Kulikov was detained by FSB officers in his office in the building of the Rostekhnadzor administration in 1st Basmanniy lane. Before that, he was given a bribe of 1.3 million rubles.
Shortly before this, Kulikov, during an unscheduled field inspection, discovered violations of building regulations in two buildings located at the main GBIP test site in Krasnoarmeysk near Moscow. The structures, as well as the helipad built next to them, after a large-scale reconstruction, were to become the basis for a new “Multifunctional test complex for advanced ammunition, weapons and military equipment.”
GBIP was created on the basis of the Research Institute of Geodesy and is one of the largest enterprises for testing conventional weapons, ammunition and special chemicals. It has the status of a basic training and methodological training ground for the formations of special forces of the collective rapid reaction forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Supervises the work of the FSB enterprise.
Previously reported on the arrest of Aleksandr Lopatin, a leading adviser to the department of the Russian Ministry of Defense for securing the state defense order. He is suspected of receiving a bribe from the CEO of a commercial structure in the amount of 1.4 million rubles, it says in a press release from the Investigative Committee. Another defendant was Sergei Komasko, director of the aviation property department at the UAC branch.
According to the investigation, in April 2021, Lopatin and Komasko “had an intention to receive money from the general director of a commercial organization for creating conditions for unhindered payment for the aviation technical property manufactured and supplied by this organization under the state contract.”
Lopatin was chosen as a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.
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