The court will check the sentence of ex-military engineer in the case of theft on the East

MOSCOW, October 24 RIA Novosti. The Moscow city court on Monday will check up legality of a sentence to the former head of one of the subdivisions of the design Institute of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Ostrovsky, who was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement of more than 14.5 million rubles allocated for the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome, told RIA Novosti in court.

“The court will consider an appeal against the court sentence in relation to Ostrovsky, which the accused was sentenced to five years of imprisonment with punishment serving in a General regime colony and a fine of 800 thousand rubles,” said the Agency interlocutor.

The court has left under arrest of a few shares in the apartments belonging to the engineer and several of his plots in the Kaluga region and about 36 million rubles and tens of thousands in different currencies stored in different accounts, and the car is Land Cruiser.

Ostrovsky not guilty and asked for acquittal.

The court found, in 2011, Ostrovsky, being the eldest of the group of chief engineers of the project of the 31st State design Institute of special construction, deception convinced management of the need to delegate part of the work under the contract controlled company PSK “Mikos”.

In addition to the Eastern, Ostrovsky led by a group of engineers engaged in rocket and space themed projects in Plesetsk and Baikonur, said in the indictment.

The Vostochny cosmodrome is being built near the city of Tsiolkovsky (formerly the village of Uglegorsk) in the Amur region in 2012. He will become the first national cosmodrome of civilian purposes and will ensure independent access of Russia into space. Historic first launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the East with three satellites was successfully performed on 28 April 2016.

Initially, the first launch of “Soyuz” is expected in 2015, the first manned launch in 2018, the construction work was scheduled to finish until November 30, 2015. However, in October 2015, Vladimir Putin inspected the progress of work, stated the backlog of deadline, and was allowed to postpone the first launch from Baikonur since December 2015 to April 2016. In the future, the East should reach eight to ten unmanned launches per year. In turn, the first launch of crew to the International space station is scheduled after 2023.