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Putin demanded to stop the theft at Vostochny Cosmodrome
Despite numerous criminal cases and harsh sentences at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region, theft continues. This was stated by President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in the government. The head of state demanded to establish control and maximum transparency in the use of budget funds for the construction of the facility.
As the TASS, Vladimir Putin said that so far on a project that is practically of a national character, hundreds of millions are being stolen. He also said that he intends to ask the prosecutor’s office, the investigating authorities and the president’s control department to closely monitor the use of budget funds in defense procurement.
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.