21 February 2020, Friday, 10:04
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Pardoned Ex-Head Of Salihorsk District Headed Collective Farm Near Drahichyn

Pardoned Ex-Head Of Salihorsk District Headed Collective Farm Near Drahichyn

Aliaksandr Rymasheuski was found in the agricultural enterprise Radostovski.

The former head of the Salihorsk district Aliaksandr Rymasheuski became the director of the state agricultural enterprise Radostovski, which is based in the Drahichyn district of the Brest region.

Informed sources reported this information to tut.by and it was confirmed at the enterprise itself, where 160 people work.

"Yes, he heads the enterprise since yesterday," – an employee of the Radostovski enterprise said, answering the question whether Aliaksandr Rymasheuski was really appointed a new head of the enterprise. In the director's reception they added that Rymasheuski was "very busy" and couldn't comment on the appointment.

Rymasheuski was released some days ago, after serving six months in custody. In December 2017, the Minsk region court sentenced the former head of the Salihorsk district to 8 years imprisonment in a penal colony with confiscation of property. The court also banned him from holding managerial positions for five years and decided to fine the ex-chairman with 28,561 rubles.

Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus detained Aliaksandr Rymasheuski in the summer of 2017 when he was receiving a bribe. According to the investigators, the chairman of the district executive committee had been abusing power and official authority for a long time when deciding on the purchase of plant protection products, seeds and spare parts for agricultural machinery of agro-industrial enterprises and organizations of the Salihorsk district. The total amount of bribes was 16.900 dollars. The defendant denied his guilt.

According to the source, Aliaksandr Rymasheuski was pardoned by Lukashenka.

Open Joint-Stock Company Radostovski was established at the end of 2016 after the transformation of the agricultural production cooperative Radostovski in accordance with Lukashenka's decree of July 17, 2014 No. 349 "On the reorganization of collective farms (agricultural production cooperatives)." Earlier, the collective farm Krasny Partizan was in Radastova.

The revenue of OJSC Radostovski was more than 2 million rubles in 2017, which was 300 thousand rubles more than in 2016. Net profit rose to 168 thousand rubles (against 11 thousand rubles in 2016). Short-term accounts payable was 1.2 million rubles at the beginning of the year.

Agricultural town Radastova is the largest settlement in the Drahichyn district. 1,200 people live today in the village, close to the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. Here the childhood of the KGB chairman Valery Vakulchyk passed. His father headed a collective farm for many years, his mother was a teacher of the Belarusian language and literature, then headed the local school. The future chairman of the KGB finished exactly this school. Here he met his future wife – they studied in the same class.