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“Kommersant”: the management of the defense plant named after Sverdlov in Dzerzhinsk was arrested

The current and former head of the defense plant named after Ya. M. Sverdlov in Dzerzhinsk Nizhny Novgorod region are suspected of criminal conspiracy. About it writes “Kommersant”.

The publication found out that the previous head of the enterprise became the defendants in the criminal case on corruption Vadim Rybin and former head of the holding “Special Chemistry” “Rostec” Yuri Zozulya. On the detention of Yuri Shumsky, the current general director of one of the country’s largest enterprises for the production of military and industrial explosives, as well as ammunition – reported September 20th.

According to the investigation, the defendants organized a system of kickbacks, receiving illegal rewards from suppliers of components for the production of explosives, as well as companies that purchased finished products at inflated prices. The amount of damage was estimated at 33 million rubles, however, the newspaper writes, the final figures may grow.

Shumsky and Zozulya were arrested until 19 November. Rybin was released in the courtroom, having imposed a ban on certain actions.

Earlier it became known that several statements against Shumsky to the Prosecutor General’s Office, FSB and investigative committee wrote the deputy State Duma Dmitry Kuznetsov. He noted that he received data on the abuses of the head of the plant, which could damage the defense capability and national security. Russia. In particular, the deputy accused him of supplying explosives to unfriendly countries through companies registered on Cyprus.

November 27, 2021 reportedthat several explosions thundered at the Sverdlov plant. The workshop for the production and regeneration of acetone became the epicenter of the emergency. Two workers were injured and taken to hospital.

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