Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister arrested on charges of large-scale bribery

Timur Ivanov
Timur Ivanov

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov was accused of large-scale bribery and remanded in custody until June 23, the Telegram channel of the Moscow courts of general jurisdiction reported on April 24.

Ivanov, who was responsible for the construction and renovation of the Russian Defense Ministry’s facilities, is accused of receiving bribes on a particularly large scale in the awarding of contracts and subcontracts for the ministry. The investigation alleges that he “conspired with third parties” to commit the crime.

Ivanov, who has been Deputy Defense Minister since 2016, previously served as the head of Oboronstoy, a joint stock company for defense and space production under the ministry.

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On April 23, Russia’s Investigative Committee announced Ivanov’s detention on suspicion of bribery.

Last April, it was reported that Ivanov’s wife was vacationing in the French ski resort of Courchevel during Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. The Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation accused her of lavish spending of millions of dollars that did not match the family’s official income.

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