The Pereslavl District Court, on suspicion of financing extremism, placed Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Sergei Abramov, under house arrest, Kommersant-Yaroslavl and YarNews reported, citing sources.
According to the interlocutor of Kommersant-Yaroslavl, the scientist was suspected of transferring money to one of the organizations banned in Russia. Under the article on the financing of extremism (part 1 of article 282.3 of the Criminal Code), Abramov could face a fine of 300,000 to 700,000 rubles, forced labor for a period of one to four years, or imprisonment for a period of three to eight years.
RBC sent a request to the Pereslavsky District Court of the Yaroslavl Region.
Abramov is 66 years old. He is a specialist in system programming and IT. From 2003 to 2022, he headed the Institute of Program Systems named after. A.K. Ailamazyan of the Russian Academy of Sciences, then was the chief researcher of the institution. The scientist also led the SKIF and SKIF-GRID programs for the development of supercomputers under the project of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Laureate of the government prize in the field of science and technology, as well as the prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the prize named after S.A. Lebedev.
Last summer, several scientists were detained in Russia, who were suspected of treason. Among them was Dmitry Kolker, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Quantum Optical Technologies at Novosibirsk State University. According to his son, the scientist was charged with providing China with information containing state secrets. Kolker suffered from cancer and died a few days after his arrest.
In the case of treason, the head of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics named after V.I. S.A. Khristianovich of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Shiplyuk and Chief Researcher of the Institute Anatoly Maslov. The latter, according to a TASS source, was suspected of providing data on hypersound containing state secrets. Both scientists were engaged in aerogasdynamics.