Lefortovo Interdistrict Prosecutor’s office during inspections in found in the structure of Roscosmos fictitious company that was supposed to work with non-core assets and real estate space Corporation. About this Rcrescentini sources in the interior Ministry.
We are talking about the joint-stock company “RK-Assets”, established on March 25, 2016. According to the constituent documents, this company was located at: Moscow, Aviamotornaya str., 55. But in fact such an organization were never there. According to the SPARK database, the General Director of “Kazakhstan Assets” is Dmitry Shangin, the company is fully owned by the Russian Federal space Agency.
Since the creation of the AO leaders and workers were paid a salary, despite the fact that it is actually not confirmed, and until August of 2018, there was no signed contract. In 2016 to create the appearance the company signed with the Russian space Agency loan agreement of 50 million rubles. A year later the amount was increased to 70 million rubles, all the money was spent.
The Board of Directors included Anton Zhiganov (worked as Executive Director for commercialization and business development Roscosmos), Oleg Lobanov (in 2017 was Advisor to the General Director of the Corporation), Maxim Petrov, Dmitry Pshennikov (worked as the Director of the Department of administration of the Russian space Agency) and Andrew Chebotok (worked as the Director of Department of property relations of the Russian space Agency). The CEO of the fictitious company has appointed Maxim Petrov, who until that moment held the position of Deputy Director General of Roscosmos on corporate governance, legal and property issues.
On the question of what positions currently occupied by the Russian space Agency all of these people, the press-Secretary of the state Corporation Mikhail Fadeev said that they no longer work in the structure. “This work is carried out by the Prosecutor on the basis of the materials transferred there by the internal audit service of the Russian space Agency – said the press service of the Corporation. Prosecutors handed over the case file for review to POLICE in the Metropolitan district of Lefortovo.
Medvedev again dissatisfied with Roscosmos
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday announced the availability of questions to the leadership of Roscosmos regarding the implementation of a Federal target program. “24 the Federal program, the majority of which, according to the Ministry of economic development, in General, performs quite efficiently. Questions remain on the implementation of only one of the Federal target program, which is responsible for Roscosmos,” – said Medvedev at a government meeting. His words leads to “Interfax”.
The Prime Minister noted that the budget for 2018 to Finance the Federal program was provided for about 500 billion rubles, most of which were to be applied research and experimental development.
“In fact, the level of funding, unfortunately, has not exceeded 82%, is the fulfilling of the costs in 2018, worse than 2017, then it was about 90%”, – said Medvedev. Also, he said, “reduced rates of co-financing from regional and local budgets as well as extrabudgetary sources”.
In January of this year, the Prime Minister also criticized Roskosmos for “project-mongering” and inefficient use of investment. He recalled the situation of the Vostochny space centre, on completion of which the Russian space Agency has requested additional funds.
“We need to finish the project-mongering. Enough talk, where we will fly in 2030, it is necessary to work, to speak less and do more, to actively pursue the commercialization of our space industry and increasing the share of Russia on the international market”, – said Medvedev, noting that in 2018 the company has not used about 16% of the public investment that was partly due to objective reasons.
He also pointed to the insufficiently high pace of construction of the Vostochny space centre, which was completed last year. However, many of the originally planned object is not constructed until now. On completion of the Russian space Agency has requested additional funds. At the same time, the Prime Minister said that the planned volume of budget funding for development of the space industry in the years 2019-2021 will be more than 515 billion rubles.
In November 2018, the head of the accounts chamber Alexey Kudrin said that the Russian space Agency has become the champion for the extent of financial irregularities. The total amount of the revealed violations, the shortcomings of income and use of funds amounted to 1 trillion 865 billion, 760 billion of this amount is for violations of accounting in the Russian space Agency.
About numerous violations in the activities of the Russian space Agency said the Prosecutor General’s office. From 2017 to mid-2018, “broke the terms of the defence jobs, the facts were revealed of the supply of defective products.” There was no control over the spending of budget funds in the industry, research and development work was carried out “not so thoroughly and in a timely manner” and work for the registration and protection of rights to objects of intellectual activity often frustrated.
Just revealed 1700 violations of the act, which was introduced 302 to the Prosecutor’s submission, more than 200 officials were brought to disciplinary and administrative responsibility, 44 the material was sent to the investigating bodies for the decision on excitation of criminal cases, 16 criminal cases are already raised.
Check the activities of the Corporation held in 2017 and the first half of 2018. In 2017, when there was large-scale violations recorded, the head of Roscosmos was Igor Komarov. The current CEO Dmitry Rogozin recommended that the state office of public Prosecutor and audit chamber “to act, not to tell people, like all others bad.” He also stated about the information war, ostensibly waged against the Agency.
On 20 March it became known that the main Department of internal Affairs across Moscow brought criminal case on libel in the statement of the Director General of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. As reported by the newspaper “Kommersant”, the reason for the application was the publication on the website of news Agency “Ruspress” and the online resource “Dirt-Ural”, which claimed that “stolen money from the state Treasury, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, is spending on a PR campaign to whitening own reputation” and the shareholder of the Internet portal “Tape.ru” Alexander Mamut and chief editor of the portal Vladimir Todorov erased from his critical article about Rogozin’s office in exchange for a bribe.
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