The defendants in the «case of restorers» asking for special proceedings

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotomonster Minister of culture of Russia Grigory Pirumov. Archival photoThe defendants in the «case of restorers» asking for special proceedings© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

All the defendants in the case of embezzlement of funds allocated for restoration of objects of cultural heritage of Russia, asking to consider it a special order of proceedings, told RIA Novosti lawyer Evgenie Zobov.

«All the accused asking for special proceedings», — said the lawyer.

A special procedure provides for a trial without the examination of evidence and questioning witnesses, which is a mitigating circumstance where the court may not impose the maximum penalty. He is appointed only with the full admission of guilt.

In the framework of «the works of the restorers» was detained former Deputy Minister of culture Grigory Pirumov, the head of the state restoration Centre Oleg Ivanov, Director of the Department of property management and investment policy of the Ministry of culture, Boris Mazo, the head of the company «Baltstroy» Dmitry Sergeyev and managing Director of «Baltstroy» Alexander Kochenov, entrepreneur Nikita Kolesnikov, head of the state Directorate for construction, reconstruction and restoration of Boris Tsagaraev and project Manager of OOO «Stroykomplekt» and «Baltstroj» Mr Swanbeck. In November 2016, it became known that all detainees admitted the guilt of the alleged crimes.

The defendants are charged with a damage for the sum over 100 million roubles. The consequence believes that money was stolen during the restoration of Novodevichy convent in Moscow Museum of cosmonautics in Kaluga, Ioanno-Predtechensky Cathedral, drama theatre in Pskov, Izborsk fortress and fortress in Kaliningrad.