Former Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov refused to testify in a new criminal case related to the activities of the Ministry of Defense. This is a case of violations in the sale of the gardener's house, which was previously part of the ensemble of the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg.
Ex-Minister of Defense of Russia Anatoly Serdyukov did not begin to testify in a new criminal case of embezzlement in the Ministry of Defense.
According to Serdyukov’s lawyer, Heinrich Padva, the former Minister “No one made any complaints about this. He refused to testify, referring to Art. 51 of the Constitution. "
Everything was openly done, the controlling bodies, the prosecutor's office knew everything, and suddenly there are complaints now, ”said Heinrich Padva in an interview with one of the federal media. The lawyer reminded journalists that in Russia there is a civil law that “speaks about the freedom of contracts”.
“The parties agree as they see fit. No one has made any complaints. Nobody cared about it, and even the thought was not that it was illegal, and then suddenly there were questions that this is a historic building, ”the lawyer said. Padva recalled that the gardener's house, part of the complex of the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg, was handed over to the military department by a decision of the Federal Property Management Agency.
The editors of uznayvse.ru remind that in the case of embezzlement in the Russian Ministry of Defense two new criminal cases were instituted.