N.Caucasus Education Minister Took $20,000 Bribe – Police

© Photo : from the official website of the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic Administration Boris Spiridonov, head of education in the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic
Boris Spiridonov, head of education in the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic - Sputnik International
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The education minister for a republic in Russia’s North Caucasus was detained accepting a 650,000 ruble ($20,000) bribe to make sure that two students passed the Unified State Exam, required for entering college, police said Sunday.

MOSCOW, July 7 (RIA Novosti) – The education minister for a republic in Russia’s North Caucasus was detained accepting a 650,000 ruble ($20,000) bribe to make sure that two students passed the Unified State Exam, required for entering college, police said Sunday.

The news comes a day before Russian high school grads nationwide take the exam, on July 8.

Boris Spiridonov, head of education in the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic, had charged the parents of the two students 1,000 rubles for each point they were to be given on the exam, police said in a statement.

 

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