Rus News Journal

Herman Gref unsuccessfully married

the deputy Svetlana Savitsky
Considers scandal

Yesterday at plenary session of the State Duma the deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Svetlana Savitsky has initiated to investigate circumstances of wedding of Minister of economic development and trade Herman Gref (told about wedding on May, 5th). According to the madam Savitsky, the minister illegally used for carrying out of a wedding banquet the Big palace of memorial estate Peterhof . Representatives of committee on culture have refused to send corresponding inquiry in the government. The deputy Savitsky has declared that intend to complain of mister Gref on its own behalf.
Herman Gref married on April, 30th, 2004. For ceremony of registration of marriage the Big palace of the State memorial estate " has been rented; Peterhof The former country residence of the Russian emperors constructed in 1714 - 1725 architects Braunshtejnom, Zemtsov and Miketti and reconstructed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. To Petrodvorets where in the beginning 90 - h Herman Gref headed regional committee on management of the state property, the minister and it 32 - summer darling Yana of profit on the same sea boats which in days 300 - letija Petersburg rolled Vladimir Putin across Neva. Among visitors there was a governor of St.-Petersburg of Valentine Matvienko, the head of governmental body of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak, Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin, the head of Federal agency of management of federal property Valery Nazarov, the general director Lenenergo Andrey Lihachev. From a palace newly married together with visitors (nearby 70 persons) on boats have gone to Petersburg, on Krestovsky island. That evening and night the island has been blocked by a federal protection service. The celebratory supper accompanied by fireworks, has passed in territory of the governmental summer residence To - 2 - in the same apartments where one week celebrated wedding of the son of Valentina Matvienko earlier.
yesterday at plenary session of the State Duma the deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation the cosmonaut Svetlana Savitsky, having referred on numerous references of voters has declared that demands from the Duma committee on culture to understand with circumstances of carrying out of wedding of Herman Gref. According to the deputy, the head of Ministry of economic development and trade has exceeded powers of the state official, having arranged wedding in memorial estate. Headed by the deputy from an United Russia Joseph Kobzon the committee has refused to the madam Savitsky its request. Nevertheless, as Svetlana Savitsky has told, she intends to direct from own name deputy inquiry to head of the government Michael Fradkov. to me to spit on Gref`s wedding, - the madam Savitsky has noted. - But when the official, using the position, arranges a banquet in a museum where simple people will not start up not at any price, it it is impossible to leave . Svetlana Savitsky has reminded that within last 15 years mister Gref was in public service and could not save up for the salary so much money, for example, to rent a presidential boat . The madam Savitsky has informed also that in advance knows that to it will answer from the government: To me will tell that the bride rich, friends have helped, something else. But hardly can explain, how he in general could rent a premise which is not leased .
According to the madam Savitsky, deputies from an United Russia private conversations admitted that they support inquiry, but the party discipline does not allow to vote ` for ` . The deputy has reminded that In the end of 70 - h years hearings about wedding of the daughter of the first secretary Leningrad obkoma George Romanov`s CPSU in the Hermitage which then have not proved to be true went, and here we see impudent cynicism and barefaced demonstration of possibilities of the owner of life .
Yesterday minister Herman Gref was in Paris, therefore to receive comments from it it was not possible.
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OLEG - KASHIN