Russia: Former Russian minister caught in bribery scandal attends hearing, exactly one year after arrest

Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky district court held another hearing on the bribery case against former Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukaev, Wednesday. Ulykaev has been accused of accepting bribery as part of a ministry deal regarding state oil giant Rosneft’s takeover of regional oil company Bashneft. Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin did not attend the hearing. At the previous hearing, a... Еще huge cardboard box wrapped in a scotch tape and a silver cellophane bag filled with bundles of dollars was presented as tangible evidence. Ulyukayev was arrested in November 2016 by officers from the Russian Investigative Committee on suspicion of accepting a $2 million (€1,695,740) bribe for approving the takeover of Bashneft by Rosneft.

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