«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

ria of news. Today, the former Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh has given the last word in the Presnensky court. His speech lasted almost an hour, without a break. Sentencing is scheduled for 1 February. The most striking quotes ex-officer — in the material RIA Novosti.

About the time

  • «This is the 33rd meeting of 82 days, 13 hours and 968 838 minutes I are in custody. In each of these moments I think, how it happened and why the public prosecution is beneficial to be guided by the presumption of guilt.»

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in the Bank Ex-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in the Bank Ex-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018
About the charges

  • «I want to stay on the date 5 Mar 2014. Why do I think this is a fundamentally important? This date is clearly stated in the indictment. Supposedly on this day there was a kind of formulation of the requirement of a bribe. But the arrival of a person in the regional center with half the population can not testify to the fact that he can always be found in the head of the region. If I arrive to Moscow, it doesn’t mean that I’m Dating the President or the Prime Minister».

About moonshine

  • «This is reminiscent of the old Soviet joke, when a man in the village to be arrested for moonshining. When he says he’s not cooked, and he said that moonshine is, and that’s enough. To which he replied: then you’ll arrest me for rape? Ask him: you raped somebody? He said no, but the unit has».

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018

About Ostap Bender

  • «Sudheimer repeatedly visited my office and showed how we are supposedly talking. And with errors. Indicating that I was sitting at my table that I have never in the workplace is not sitting. I understand if he pointed out that I met him in the red coat with the cello, and during a search found a red flag and cello, then it would be hard to invent. To describe the meeting in the office, where people were repeatedly, is not impossible. The whole situation in this episode is reminiscent of the dialogue from «the Twelve chairs»: «Why have you offended him?»»I’m not hurt he is going to hurt». It is also about me. «You met with Sudimara?»»No, not met». — «And he came».

About German counterintelligence

  • «I don’t want to dwell on the personal file of the member of the Komsomol of Sudheimer, although judging by the way he enters the building of the regional government and communicates by phone, leaving no trace, it is probably not a Komsomol member, and a Stasi agent».

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018
On the work

  • «As for my job for seven and a half years as Governor of the Kirov region, I must say that I’m not ashamed of it. This does not mean that everything was done and made perfect. Naturally, something did not work, had errors. But as you know, no mistakes only one who does nothing. And I did it. Worked 12-14 hours a day. I have left more than 200 days of unused vacation time. And all that did was aimed not at achieving some personal gain. I tried to make decisions openly and transparently. Anyone could contact me with your questions and problems on the street, in shop, in social networks, anywhere. As said the main character of the novel by Ken Kesey, I can with full confidence and satisfaction to say: «at least I tried to do it.» Maybe someone didn’t like it».

About power

  • «In General, for making money just makes no sense to go to work as the Governor of the Kirov region. I have a fairly successful background in business to not need and to satisfy their requests and needs, which are quite modest. My goal was to show that power can be other than what it perceives the majority of the population. That the government may be open, democratic, aimed at solving tasks of population and business.

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018
About state and society

  • «Someone interested in supporting the myth that all officials — bribe-takers. This is the same series that all law enforcement agencies protect organized crime, judges decide on a call from above. These and other myths make it easy to control the mood of the people, to solve tactical problems, laying a time bomb for the state. Because, in my opinion, the development of the state is possible only with the full trust, respect and collaboration of the population with the civil institutions, the business community and the government».

On charity

  • «I was involved in charity, investing its own money, earned over the years of entrepreneurship. I didn’t do it for PR. Believe me, for public relations money can be spent much more efficiently.»

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018«Corruption — it is like a pregnancy»: Nikita Belykh has given the last word© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh accused of bribery, in the Presnensky court of Moscow. 26 Jan 2018
On corruption

  • «The essence of corruption is like pregnancy, you cannot be a little pregnant and you can’t be a little corrupt. You either put the public interest above their own, or not. Intervals does not exist.»

About conspiracy theories

  • «As you know, there are two theories that explain the unpleasant and tragic incidents that happen in life: conspiracy theory and chaos theory, sometimes called theory of chaos. I am not a supporter of conspiracy, I just want to hope that the court will understand.»

About your mistakes

  • «Now I have one desire and one dream. To be with people I love and who love me. To be with my wife, minding my own sons. They have four. And they are all in that age when it is very important to take a personal part in education. I do a lot of things were given to close people, my family. It’s my fault. So it turned out. So I set priorities at a young age. First my job and then everything else. And since the work took all the time, it does not have enough space for those who needed it the most.»

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