Yesterday we reported that economist and journalist Sergei Aleksashenko, former Deputy Finance Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank, now living in the U.S., was detained at customs “Domodedovo” for the passage of state awards and copies the result against him opened a criminal case. Today we talked with Sergei Vladimirovich Network and talked about the situation with the experts.
Sergei Aleksashenko went out with us by e — mail he asked me to send him a press release Domodedovo customs, which we have quoted. After that g-n Aleksashenko said that to him personally about the criminal case are not known and that now on this issue, working for his lawyer (lawyer’s name Aleksashenko not named).
Repeated direct questions about whether he was trying to smuggle the order abroad, Sergey did not answer, but noted that he is currently not detained and is located outside of Russia — he managed to fall over the edge from “Sheremetyevo”.
Meanwhile, our sources continue to confirm the information about “business Aleksashenko”.
We asked experts to answer questions – whether the former Deputy Minister of Finance former Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank) be and is now a carrier of state secrets? And can there be “awards” associated with the critical position of him in relation to the Russian government?
Yevgeny Yasin, Minister of economy of the Russian Federation in 1994-1997, academic supervisor of the HSE: “I do Not think that the situation around Aleksashenko linked to public positions that he has held in the past. It is likely, in his critical statements about Russia, which arouse objection in power. Aleksashenko — my friend and pupil. Our views on politics and the economy converge not in all, but not too different. I listen to his opinion, which is having an impact on Russian society. Aleksashenko now lives and works in Washington, but in Russia comes over regularly. However, it is put in such a position that it is no longer appear and have reduced their activity in our country. As for orders, which he had taken out, there are a lot of questions. Maybe he collects them, or planned to sell. But I do not exclude that this was not at all”.
Eugene Cartago, the Chairman of the Collegium of advocates “starinsky, Cartago and partners”: “depending on the degree of secrecy of information constituting a state secret, there are the following forms of tolerance. The first – to information of special importance. The second to top secret information, and the third to classified information. In particular, entities that are allowed to information of special importance, are not allowed to leave the country a certain period of time. However, the violation of this prohibition of liability is not established. Another thing, if an official disclosed information of special importance. In this case, the law provides for criminal liability, up to the high treason”.
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From the file “MK”: Ex-officials who settled abroad:
Sergey Aleksashenko, in 1993 – 1995 — Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia. In December 1995 — September 1998 — first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia. Resigned in September 1998. Moved from Russia to the United States in 2013 to study at Georgetown University in Washington. Currently holds the post of senior researcher at the Brookings institution in Washington.
Elena Skrynnik, Minister of agriculture of Russia in 2009-2012. In 2016 runs its International independent Institute for agricultural policy, which is developing the “strategy of development of agriculture of Russia till 2025”.
Andrei Vavilov, in 1992-1997 he was Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, in October-November 1994 performed duties of the Minister. On 3 April 2003 he founded the Fund “Scientific potential” (Human Capital Foundation) — an international charitable organization. The Central office of the Fund located in London. Since March 2010, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of innovative research and production company CJSC “Superox”.
Alfred Kokh, Chairman of the state property Committee of Russia from 1996 to 1997 and Deputy Chairman of the RF government of March 17-August 13, 1997
In 2015 he moved to permanent residence in Germany.
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