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Multibillion Waste Disposal Contract Linked to Prosecutor General's Son – Report

Igor Chaika, the 26 year-old son of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, is linked to a company that won a 42.6 billion ruble ($642 million) waste disposal contract in Moscow's eastern and north-eastern districts, RBC news website reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources in the city government.

In 2012-2014 Moscow City Hall announced nine tenders for 15-year waste disposal contracts in the city's districts. One of them was signed with a company affiliated with one of Russia's richest oligarchs, Roman Abramovich.

Another one was signed with the “Khartiya” company that is owned by Alexander Tsurkan, according to the official registry, RBC reported. Chaika is not featured in the company's documents.

Nevertheless, apart from RBC's sources, RBC claims that there is more evidence to link Chaika with the company that won the contract.

For instance, in 2010 Chaika registered another company that has won almost 700 million rubles ($11 million) worth of contracts from the government for installing lighting on Moscow's bridges and also on a railway line in Sochi. This company, in turn, is linked to another similar company that is officially owned by the same Alexander Tsurkan.

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