The residents of the 9-floor apartment building are watching their house burn in the yard, December 2015. Photo by Tatyana Filimonova for the "Caucasian Knot"

20 May 2016, 07:40

Volgograd Anti-Corruption Committee demands to check legality of refusal to help residents of destroyed house

The families of the destroyed apartment house in Kosmonavtov Street have challenged at courts the refusal to provide them with a lump-sum material and financial help. The city bureaucrats by their actions had stripped the victims of help, Evgeny Oleinikov, the Director of the "Volgograd Anti-Corruption Committee" asserts. The administration of Volgograd said that they would not appeal against court judgements.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the explosion in a high-rise apartment building in Kosmonavtov Street occurred on December 20, 2015; as a result 12 people were injured, and five others died. On February 18, workers dismantled the house.

Mr Oleinikov states that several families have been refused of lump-sum material and financial help. He sent letters to the governor and the prosecutor of the Volgograd Region with a request to check the actions of the city and regional administrations.

At first, the tenants of the destroyed house went to the Dzerzhinsky District Court, but received a refusal, because of a failure to pay one state duty, said Igor Popov, a former resident of the house in question.

According to his story, as a result of the accident, his family is in quandary.

The respondents "consider themselves to be inappropriate party in the case," says the website of the Tsentralny District Court.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tatyana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent

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