Working with radioactive waste is a dangerous business. It happens that radiation affects the brain in such a way that it is completely switched off. And then only primitive instincts remain. Such as bribery, for example. This misfortune befell the General Director of JSC “National Operator for Radioactive Waste Management” Igor Ingin.
The structure of the enterprise includes a central office and three branches. In Ulyanovsk – “Dimitrovgradsky”, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory – “Zheleznogorsky”, and in the Tomsk Region – “Seversky”. There are no data on revenue for last year in open sources, but there is information for 2020: the national operator managed to earn almost a billion rubles. Nevertheless, Mr. Ingin was detained on charges of taking a bribe in the amount of more than one hundred and thirty-two million rubles. The authorities probably paid little, only enough for butter, but not for caviar.
According to the official version of the TFR of Russia, Ingin received this money from the management of the St. Petersburg LLC Spetsproekt for four state contracts. There is a version that bribes could also be associated with facilities in Seversk, where the national operator is building a repository for radioactive waste. Not for nothing that Tomsk subcontractors literally fought for these objects. Spetsproekt LLC is engaged in the creation of facilities for the processing, storage, disposal of radioactive waste (RW) and other facilities for the use of atomic energy (NF).
Since 2008, 53-year-old Natalia Vitalievna has been holding the position of Deputy Director of the Department for Control and Auditing Activities of the State Corporation Rosatom. In September 2018, she was transferred to the position of First Deputy General Director for Finance and Economics. Most likely it is she who will take the place of the bribe-taker Ingin.
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Director Ingin, in addition to his head, also apparently fails to remember. Because he does not remember anything like that and does not admit his guilt. And here are his bribe givers and intermediary – the financial director of Spetsproekt LLC Kira Teterinawho handed over the money – as they say in certain circles, they sang. They actively cooperate with law enforcement officers. These huge amounts were transferred to Ingin in two stages: first in his own apartment, and then in one of the branches of Sberbank.
What is known today about the person involved in the criminal case? 62-year-old Igor Ingin is a former law enforcement officer, reserve lieutenant colonel. For three years – from 2002 to 2005 – he was at the helm of the Ulyanovsk aviation-industrial complex Aviastar. He came to Rosatom in 2008, having received the position of deputy chief controller of the state corporation. In 2017, he first rose to the position of acting director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NO RAO, and a little later to the director. In the winter of 2020, he received the Order of Honor.
However, the presence of a high reward did not deter Ingin from the temptation to receive many, many free millions. The idea to bribe the director of JSC “National Operator for the Management of Radioactive Waste” came up with the general director of LLC Vadim Korolev and his deputy for development Sergey Gulyaev. The assessment and acceptance of the work performed by the enterprise entrusted to them directly depended on Ingin. He could settle any problems that might arise in the process of executing government contracts.
Part of the bribe was also supposed to compensate Ingin for the moral and practical costs of future contracts. Such an advance bribe is in the best traditions of modern business. By the way, Gulyaev and Korolev explained to the investigation that Ingin himself named the amount of the rollback. He probably calculated all the risks… Now he will think about new risks while in the pre-trial detention center. The court left him in the company of unpleasant people and lack of comfort until 24 September.
In the meantime, reserve lieutenant colonel Ingin languishes in the dungeons, Rosatom continues to promote radioactive waste in Tomsk.
Literally a week later, on August 8, public hearings will be held in Seversk on the subject of deep injection of liquid radioactive waste at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC). For sixty years, the underground storage was filled by 44%.
But how open these hearings will be is a big question. Tomsk and northerners know well that they will invite you to invite, but will they let you in?