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The Russian-British Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (also known as Shaninka) is involved in the criminal case against the vice-president of Sberbank and the former deputy head of the Ministry of Education Marina Rakova. This was reported by “Interfax” and “RIA Novosti” citing sources.
On the eve of the news agency, they wrote that Rakova was suspected of fraud with government contracts in the field of education, concluded in 2019. Then she served as deputy head of the Ministry of Education. The case was opened under part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Searches were carried out at her house and in the offices of Sberbank employees, including high-ranking officials, and Rakova was taken for interrogation at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to agency sources, Rakova lobbied for the allocation of budgetary funds from the Fund for New Forms of Education Development (FNFRO), of which she was the general director. The money was directed to the implementation of government contracts within the framework of the federal project “Teacher of the Future”. Shaninka was hired as a contractor, the agencies note.
RIA Novosti reported on a criminal case against the vice-president of Sberbank
The expert examination revealed falsification of reports on conducted scientific research. According to a RIA Novosti source, the FNFRO unlawfully accepted the work performed by Shaninka and unreasonably paid the money.