The Russian prosecutor's office intends to interrogate Alexander Prognimak on suspicion in buying up of stolen icons.
The Russian investigators contacted Prognimak after in the Arkhangelsk region the gang trading in theft of icons from orthodox temples and private households, and also a fake of icons "under the XVI-XVII century" was detained.
The leader of group, whose name isn't disclosed in the interests of the investigation, gave evidences in which explained that them the increased demand from Ukraine compelled to arrange production of counterfeit icons.
The real old icons there was a little, and the Ukrainian demand for an iconography of dews from month to month. "It was necessary to turn", - the detainee explained. He also told that as their Ukrainian "customer" the known Kiev businessman, the politician and the collector Alexander Vladimirovich Prognimak acted.
Now the case is submitted on control to Severo's prosecutor's office - the Western federal district of the Russian Federation. The source in prosecutor's office told that indications of detainees aren't limited to one Prognimak, the names and others the izestnykh of the Ukrainian politicians and businessmen are told also.
According to the source, on interrogations detainees told that Prognimak got icons both for himself, and for many known politicians of Ukraine. Investigators yet don't call a surname of the last, however don't deny that scandal over an illicit trace in an exhibition of icons of the Ukrainian president in Moscow, is directly connected with the this case.
"Well, they have there many people who it seems collect, but don't know that buy, and swindlers use it", - the investigator told.
Now the Russian prosecutor's office collects materials according to Alexander Prognimak for transfer to the Ukrainian colleagues for the purpose of the solution of a question on initiation of legal proceedings in Ukraine. Also the issue of carrying out interrogation of Prognimak by the Russian investigators in the State Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine, as legal mutual aid is resolved.
Reference of "Observer"
Alexander Vladimirovich Prognimak, was born on January 2, 1958 in Donetsk, in a family of the miner.
I graduated from the Kiev Suvorovsky school, the Highest military college of engineering armies and communication armies. C1986 for 1987 studied in Military academy at general faculty.
From 1975 to 1992 I served in Armed forces at officer positions in the Odessa, Turkestani, Far East and Kiev military districts. From January, 1980 to December, 1981 - I served in parts of a special purpose in Afghanistan. Military rank - the colonel.
From 1995 to 2006 - I was engaged in business activity. In 2006 - the deputy chief of department of a promyshlennostiya of development of infrastructure Shevchenkovskoy regional in Kiev public administration.
From December, 2006 to today - the chief of Public administration of protection of surrounding environment in Kiev.
First Deputy Chairman of the Kiev city office of Party of Regions.
Deputy of the Kiev city council of IV (2002-2006) and V convocations.
The chairman of the Constant commission Kiyevsoveta concerning culture and information policy.
The member of public council at KGGA concerning culture, art and protection of a cultural heritage.
Member of the commission concerning names and memorable signs of executive body Kiyevsoveta (KGGA).
The member Rossiysko - the Ukrainian Advisory Board.
The doctor of philosophy in the field of the right.
It is awarded by the Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky 3 class, awards - "An honor sign", 7 medals.
Full gentleman of the Order of St. Vladimir.
Alexander Prognimak was Kiyevsovet's deputy (fraction Regions of Ukraine). But in lists of deputies on a site of KGGA it isn't present