Russia Charges Economy Minister With Bribe-taking: Investigators

Russia charges economy minister with bribe-taking: investigators

MOSCOW, , (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Nov, 2016 ) - Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday it had charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev with bribe-taking after he was detained on suspicion of taking a two-million-dollar bribe over a deal involving state oil giant Rosneft.

The committee, the country's main Federal investigative body, said in a statement it had charged the minister with "receiving bribes" after he "illegally demanded" that a Rosneft representative pay him to endorse its acquisition of a majority stake from the state in Russian oil company Bashneft.