The rector of “Shaninka” is in the hospital “Matrosskaya Tishina” – media

The rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka) Sergei Zuev, who was arrested on charges of fraud, is in the hospital of the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center, TASS reports with reference to the press service&nbsp ;Capital UFSIN.

The department emphasized that the scientist is under constant medical supervision.

“The necessary medical assistance is provided to him in full,” the press service said. – The state of health is assessed as satisfactory.

Earlier, Zuev's lawyer Ruslan Kozhura told TASS that his client's condition is serious, he moves with difficulty, leaning on a stick. In this regard, the defense plans to file a petition for the release of the scientist on bail.

Earlier it was reported that the rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences («Shaninka») Sergei Zuev was sent to one of the civilian hospitals of the capital from the pre-trial detention center «Matrosskaya Tishina». 

Recall that Zuev  underwent a heart operation shortly before his arrest.

The scientist is accused of fraudulently stealing money belonging to the Fund for New Forms of Education Development. According to the investigation, in 2018, while holding the position of director of the Institute of Social Sciences of the RANEPA, the defendant entered into an agreement with the former Deputy Minister of Education Marina Rakova and the ex-deputy director of the FGAU “Fund for New Forms of Education Development” Eugene Zak. The defendants in the case entered into false employment contracts between the RANEPA and 12 employees of the Ministry of Education for their fictitious employment as researchers at the Institute of Social Sciences. In the period from 2018 to 2020, they received a salary and did not perform any work at the university. The Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that the damage to the RANEPA exceeded 20 million rubles.


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