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The new head of the Pskov region detained for kidnapping

Appointed acting Governor of Pskov Mikhail Vedernikov was detained on suspicion of kidnapping: the incident occurred 12 years ago, drew attention to the “MK in Pskov”.


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In 2005, Vedernikov was a member of the municipal Assembly of the Vyborg area and, according to the investigation, which led, in particular, RIA “Novosti”, was arrested on 20 September for the initiation of the case under article 126 of the criminal code — kidnapping.

Vedernikov and his brother Nicholas, as the media wrote, “at the gas station in Vyborg is under the threat of violence forced the citizen Dmitry Zaigrayevo to sit in the BMW car, owned by Mikhail Vedernikov, and took him to the forest near Vyborg.”

There are, according to the investigators, “caused Zaigrayevo injuries classified as light injury”.

The purpose of these actions was announced by the Prosecutor’s office, was soliciting $ 600 and three vans, and two brothers were detained when receiving money.

However, on the fate of the criminal case in the media no, not mentioned the incident in the biography Vedernikov, then successfully building a career in the office of the President for domestic policy and the envoys — first the district and then the Northwest Federal district, where he was Vice-envoy, and moved to the current position.

We will remind that the former Governor of the Pskov region, Andrei Turchak, suspected of organizing the beating of journalist Oleg Kashin. “The new Pskov Governor also do not bast soup”, commented in this regard, the journalist.

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