[FPSPACE] TsNIImash senior scientist Vladimir Lapygin arrested for 'treason'

Dave Fowler dcfowler at uoregon.edu
Tue Jul 28 12:16:54 EDT 2015

Moscow's Lefortovskiy District Court has extended the arrest of scientist Vladimir Lapygin charged with treason, the court's spokesperson Yuliya Skotnikova told RIA Novosti (part of the state-owned International News Agency Rossiya Segodnya) on 28 July.

"Last time his house arrest was extended until 13 September. The defendant did not appeal the extension of his measure of restraint," she added.

Skotnikova also said that Lapygin, who was a lecturer at the Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman, was detained in May 2015.

The case against Lapygin is classified as "secret", so no further details have been made available, RIA Novosti reported.

A source familiar with the situation told privately-owned news agency Interfax that "Lapygin is accused of transferring confidential information abroad", adding that the scientist worked in the Central Research Institute of Machine Building, the main research institute of the Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos).

Earlier in July the court put under arrest three other Russian citizens charged with treason: Viktor Shura, Yevgeniy Chistov and Maksim Lyudomirskiy.

Sources: RIA Novosti (MIA Rossiya Segodnya), Moscow, in Russian 0620 gmt 28 Jul 15; Interfax news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0400 gmt 28 Jul 15

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Septuagenarian Russian Academic Accused of State Treason

The Moscow Times

Jul. 28 2015 14:51

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A 74-year-old Russian academic has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of committing state treason, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

Vladimir Lapygin, an employee of the Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIImash), is accused of passing secret information abroad, Interfax cited an unnamed source with knowledge of the case as saying.
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