Ulyukayev told about life in the colony

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Former Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev told about his life in a penal colony in the Tver region. A letter ex-the official portal has published News.ru.

Ulyukayev noted that may not meet with journalists in person as in the colony he is allowed only three visits per year and he wants to spend it on communication with relatives.

«I just miss my beloved family and friends,» the letter reads.

Physical form supports the speaker with charging in the fresh air, which includes elements of yoga.

The former Minister also spoke about the work in the library. According to him, there are more than 15 thousand volumes and has about 300 readers.

«There are great editions of the Russian classics — Chekhov, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Goncharov academic editions of 30-50-ies of the last century. Well presented and modern literature of the twentieth century: Nabokov, Platonov, Solzhenitsyn, Dovlatov, Brodsky, Camus, Sartre, Kafka, Orwell, Joyce, Eco, and others» — quotes News.ru the ex-Minister.

Ulyukayev admitted that sometimes he gets interesting conversations about literature with other prisoners. He noted that visitors to the library reading detective stories or fantasy, but serious books by well-known authors.

He did not answer the question of journalists about the state of the Russian economy.

«I do not have the necessary information,» he wrote.

In mid-April, the Moscow city court has sentenced the speaker to eight years in a strict regime colony and a fine of 130 million rubles for receiving a bribe of two million dollars from the head of «Rosneft» Igor Sechin. It was assumed that for this amount the Ministry had issued a positive opinion on the purchase of «Bashneft». The ex-Minister called himself a victim of provocation.