Mikhail Stolyarov, the temporarily dismissed Mayor of Astrakhan, accused of receiving a large bribe, was placed into a prison hospital. The today's court session on his case has been postponed, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports from the courtroom.
Today, festivities in honour of the Russia's Independence Day were held in Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Astrakhan and Maikop. In Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don, celebrations were accompanied by protests.
On June 11, in Astrakhan, near the monument to Ilya Ulyanov, city residents held a rally sanctioned by the city authorities in support of the referendum on the direct election of the city Mayor. The rally was organized by Oleg Shein, the leader of the local branch of the "Spravedlivaya Rossiya" (Fair Russia) Party.
Residents of Astrakhan, whose houses were damaged by fire on March 25, complain that till present, they have not received information whether they will be granted new houses. Astrakhan administration has disseminated the information that only tenants of three municipal burned apartments were granted "equal housing under the social contract of rent."
The Movement "Russians of Astrakhan" has held a series of pickets against Article 282 of the Russia's Criminal Code (incitement of hatred or enmity and humiliation of human dignity), the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.
On April 18, the Kirov District Court of Astrakhan began considering the criminal case against the removed City Mayor Mikhail Stolyarov, accused of taking a bribe. The court listened to the prosecution, while the defendant has refused to plead guilty.
One more crew member of the Astrakhan bulk-carrier "Vatan-1", which was detained in the port of Baku for debts, has been hospitalized. For the third day, the crew of the vessel is on the ship without fuel, heat and electricity.
According to Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF), investigators will check the legality of termination of the criminal case of abuse of office against Valentina Urazalieva, the former director of the Raznochinovsky boarding house.
A baby died in the village of Fyodorovka, Enotaevka District of the Astrakhan Region, after the district doctor failed to come to the young patient, referring to being too busy, and refused to sanction an urgent hospitalization of the baby.
Officials from the Astrakhan administration continue accepting appeals from victims affected by the fire that occurred on March 25. At present, it is known that 14 families consisting of 43 persons lost their housing.
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