Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

GLONASS Navigation System Builder Sacked
12.11.2012 22:09
GLONASS Navigation System Builder Sacked

The chief constructor or Russia’s Glonass satellite navigation system, Yury Urlichich, was fired over a big corruption scandal.

      GLONASS is a radio-based satellite navigation system, which has become one of the major projects of Russian space sphere throughout the past decade. The Russia’s rival to GPS was rocked by fraud allegations earlier this month, with the Interior Ministry accusing unnamed Glonass officers of embezzling 6.5 billion rubles ($200 million) of program’s funds.

      Investigators claim that the RSS management signed contracts with private companies to implement projects, but in reality they themselves did the job and got the money. No charges have been reported against Urlichich yet.

      The embezzled money is 5.6% of the total financing of 116.9 billion rubles. The new GLONASS development program includes more 300 billion rubles to be implemented into the system by 2020.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Glonass corruption corruption in Russia   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

What Worries Russians in 2018
Oksana Fedorova will Present her New Collection "Transformation"
The Rate of Poverty in Russia Remains High
A Bill on the Transfer of Information on the Status of Customer Service to Banks has been Introduced to the State Duma
The Savings Rate of the Population in Russia has Dropped Significantly

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian Cinema  Vika Gazinskaya  Historical Buildings  drugs  Tatyana Mavrina  Gazprom  Archaeology  active holidays in Russia  Leningrad Region  Russian defence  Russian Animation  St. Petersburg  EU sanctions  Almetyevsk  ESRF  IT  book hotels in Russia  Festivals in Moscow  Yuri Malenchenko  Kabardino-Balkaria  Rock Music  Museums of Russia  Historical Monuments  ROSCOSMOS  Installations  Exhibitions in Moscow  education  Russian business  Transportation  corruption in Russia  Architecture  Russian regions  air carriage fare  budget airline   Russian music  informatics  cars in Russia  Portugal  curious  Russia international  Sochi Games   Vases  travel to Russia  Russian casino  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  cultural cooperation  Sweets  Russian tourism  German Quarter  Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites