Former Deputy Governor of Pskov Region detained upon investigative request

The Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia continues the investigation into former Deputy Governor of Pskov Region Alexander Kuznetsov due to his receiving of a bribe on especially large scale (Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of Russia). Having considered the investigator’s request today, the court ruled to place Kuznetsov in custody.

According to the investigation, in 2013, a director of a construction enterprise had given Kuznetsov a bribe in the form of a residential house in Pskov, having undervalued it for at least 1.5 million roubles, for Kuznetsov’s ensuring that the enterprise would win a tender for a state contract for construction of a medical facility in Pskov Region.

Investigative actions are being carried out in order to establish all the circumstances of the crime.


Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko