Upon materials gathered by the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia and submitted to the National Central Interpol Bureau through the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Glushkov and Alexander Glushkov accused of swindling during the renovation of the Balakhna bus station and bribery have been delivered to Russia. Vladimir Glushkov was the Deputy of the Zemstvo Assembly of Balakhninsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Region and his brother Alexander Glushkov the Deputy of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Legislative Assembly.
According to the investigation, in July 2015, Alexander Glushkov had received through his brother Vladimir Glushkov, acting as a mediator, a bribe of 6 million rubles from a construction company director for facilitating allocation of land plots for the construction of two apartment buildings.
Apart from that, in 2013-2016, Vladimir Glushkov and Alexander Glushkov had built a two-story mall under forged project documentation together with their lawyer Anna Ignasheva, entrepreneur Vladimir Pryadilov, Director of a municipal institution Mikhail Gromov, and other persons, under the disguise of the renovation of the bus station in Balakhna (Nizhny Novgorod Region). In this, all facilities required for the functioning of the transport infrastructure object had been demolished and the territory plan had been altered.
The erected mall made it impossible to use the bus station and Balakhna District citizens were deprived of the transport hub. Apart from that, the persons involved in the offense had purchased buildings on the territory of the former bus station and the plot itself for an underestimated price. This inflicted the Balakhna District Municipality especially large-scale material damage of at least 100 million rubles.
In the near future, Glushkovs will be delivered to Nizhny Novgorod Region in order to be brought to criminal responsibility. The criminal investigation is ongoing.