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Rogozin: there are no new thefts at Vostochny Cosmodrome
Money at Vostochny Cosmodrome is spent strictly for its intended purpose. This was stated by the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin in response to criticism of President Vladimir Putin about theft at a construction site.
According to Rogozin, whose words he cites RIA News, the second stage of the spaceport is built on completely different principles: money is allocated from a treasury letter of credit, which ensures their intended use. According to Roscosmos, all the thefts were committed in the past when the contractors of Spetsstroy, which was later disbanded, worked at the facility.
Earlier press secretary Dmitry Peskov clarified the essence of the claims President to the construction of the spaceport. He noted that in total, during the implementation of the project, 11 billion rubles were stolen and only 3,5 billion were returned to the treasury. Vladimir Putin demanded to establish control and maximum transparency in the use of budget funds for the construction of the cosmodrome, since the money is there steal hundreds of millions.
The construction of the spaceport began in the 2012 year. During this time, according to the prosecutor general’s office, 17 thousand violations Act, initiated by 140 criminal cases. The loudest was related to Yuri Khrizmanoм, the head of Dalspetsstroy - a contractor at the facility. The damage from his activities is estimated at five billion rubles. The court found him guilty and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.