[FPSPACE] TsNIImash senior scientist Vladimir Lapygin arrested for 'treason'
Robert G Kennedy III, PE
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Wed Jul 29 16:21:06 EDT 2015
Kinda spooky to be hauled into a court named after a notorious prison
(Lefortovo, I presume the placenames refer to the same thing).
How ironic that he might be cooling his heels in the same prison his
fellow alumnus* S.P. Korolev spent some time at, before being shipped
off to the sunny fleshpots of Kolyma.
*Korolev graduated from Moscow Bauman also.
On 2015-07-29 12:00, fpspace-request at mail.friends-partners.org wrote:
> Moscow's Lefortovskiy District Court has extended the arrest of
> Vladimir Lapygin charged with treason, the court's spokesperson
> Skotnikova told RIA Novosti (part of the state-owned International
> 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,"
> Skotnikova also said that Lapygin, who was a lecturer at the Moscow
> Technical University named after Bauman, was detained in May 2015.
> The case against Lapygin is classified as "secret", so no further
> 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
> the Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos).
> Earlier in July the court put under arrest three other Russian
> charged with treason: Viktor Shura, Yevgeniy Chistov and Maksim
> Sources: RIA Novosti (MIA Rossiya Segodnya), Moscow, in Russian 0620
> 28 Jul 15; Interfax news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0400 gmt 28 Jul
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> Septuagenarian Russian Academic Accused of State Treason
> The Moscow Times
> Jul. 28 2015 14:51
> Last edited 14:51
> A 74-year-old Russian academic has been placed under house arrest on
> suspicion of committing state treason, the Interfax news agency
> Vladimir Lapygin, an employee of the Central Research Institute of
> Machine Building (TsNIImash), is accused of passing secret
> abroad, Interfax cited an unnamed source with knowledge of the case
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