Support The Moscow Times!

Barkov Case Checked

The Prosecutor General’s Office has begun a check into the city police’s decision to close a criminal case over a February car accident involving LUKoil vice president Anatoly Barkov that left two dead, RIA-Novosti reported Monday.

The prosecutors did not comment on the check or say when it might be finished. Moscow police cleared Barkov and his driver in the incident last week.

Meanwhile, the head of a Moscow branch of the Federation of Russian Car Owners, Sergei Kanayev, said police falsified a video they used to clear Barkov’s driver, Novaya Gazeta reported Monday. He said his organization, which implicated Barkov’s car in an independent probe, will prove the falsification, but he did not say when that would happen.

(MT)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.