In a criminal case, the Deputy head of the Ministry of culture a new episode of

First Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Grigory Pirumov in Lefortovsky court of Moscow, March 2016

In the case of the first Deputy Minister of culture Gregory Pirumov, who is accused of embezzlement in the restoration of monuments of history and culture, there is a new episode.

This became known from the decision of the Lefortovo district court of Moscow on Thursday, 4 August, took the decision to extend the arrest of a senior official of the Ministry of culture, told RBC his lawyer Fedorov Kupriyanov.

“Today, the court read out the operative part of the decision, the meeting lists five episodes in the case of my client. About five episodes publicly stated for the first time”, — said Kupriyanov. The court extended the arrest Pirumov until October 15.

Kupriyanov stressed that to protect it did not become news — investigators, he said, has long been “collecting episodes one by one and build an accusation. What is a new episode in Pirumova, Kupriyanov said, referring to secrecy of the investigation.

At the end of March this year, Kupriyanov said about four episodes in of the first Deputy Minister of culture. Then Pirumova was indicted for embezzlement during the reconstruction of the Novodevichy convent, of the Drama theatre in Pskov, St. John the Baptist monastery and Museum of Cosmonautics in Kaluga.

The Lefortovo district court of Moscow on Thursday extended Pirumova detention in prison, the official will stay until October 15. Pirumov from the middle of March is in custody.

In the case of embezzlement of public funds allocated for the reconstruction of cultural heritage, was only arrested six people. In addition to Pirumov under investigation — Director of the asset management Department of the Ministry of culture Boris Mazo, the Director of the Tsentrrestavratsiya Oleg Ivanov, Director of the company “Baltstroy” (one of the largest companies on the restoration), Dmitry Sergeev, managing Director of the company “Baltstroy” Alexander Kochenov, as well as Advisor to the CEO of the company “Linnet-consult” Nikita Kolesnikov. They were arrested at the request of the FSB. Kolesnikov Thursday Lefortovsky regional court changed the measure of restraint to house arrest.