Kupala Theatre reconstruction: Criminal case started


The criminal case has been started against a representative of the unitary enterprise Belmashservice, Yezhednevnik reports. He is accused of major fraud and is facing 10 years of imprisonment and confiscation of property.

The suspect misappropriated 400 million roubles in May 2013, investigators think. The sum was allocated for the reconstruction of the National Academic Yanka Kupala Theatre.

 No other details are known at the moment. The police and different inspectorates are checking the reconstruction of the theatre now.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka reprimanded vice PM Anatol Kalinin and ex-Minister of Culture, Belarusian Ambassador to France, Pavel Latushka in connection with the reconstruction on October 2.