13 Russian knights of the order of the Legion of honor wrote to the President of Emmanuel macron to the letter which vouched for the detainee in France member of the Federation Council Suleiman Kerimov.
A letter sent to the Embassy of France in Russia, TASS.
It was signed by the businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, publisher Irina Prokhorova, the head of Sberbank German Gref, the film Directors Pavel Lungin and Andrei Konchalovsky, the former head of the Bolshoi theatre Anatoly Iksanov, the former President of Sciences Yuri Osipov, the sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, the polar Explorer Artur Chilingarov, the critic Olga Sviblova, writer Viktor Yerofeyev, as well as conductors Valery Gergiev and Yuri Bashmet.
The authors of the letter said that many years Kerimov know as a philanthropist who supported education, sport, care of children and «harmonious relations between religions.»
They expressed the hope that Kerimov will be treated «with humanity, a humanism» and due respect as a senior statesman of Russia.
In a letter to the Makron also assure that Kerimov respects the law and will cooperate with the investigation.
Publisher Irina Prokhorova, the radio station «Echo of Moscow» said that the Senator was seriously injured in a car accident in 2006.
«The request was given the bad health of the victim, and was asked about the humane treatment of him. Just, unfortunately, we realize that all the political tensions of the last time, of course, affect many other aspects of international life. The request was that man’s destiny did not depend on any international conflicts, claims and other political turmoil», she said.
Prokhorov added that the letter’s authors are not trying to affect the investigation of the Senator.
Karimov was detained at the airport of nice in mid-November.
On 23 November he was charged with tax evasion and money laundering. The court decided not to take the victim into custody, but he was told to remain on the territory of the Alpes-Maritimes Department and a Deposit of €5 million is Also the Senator ordered a few times a week to come to the police to surrender his passport and not make contact with a number of entities.
On 15 February, French police raided the Villa Karimov in connection with the investigation of the acquisition by the businessman of real estate in France.
The police assume that the real owner of several villas with a total area of 90 thousand m2, located on the French Riviera and issued to the financier Alexander Studhalter is Kerimov. The police say that the Russian politician, is the largest landowner in the South-East coast of France.
December 4, the Prosecutor of nice, Jean-Michel Prêtre stated that, in the Alpes-Maritimes Department brought «suitcases of money» Kerimov.
Kerimov represents Dagestan in the Federation Council since 2008. He owns a controlling stake of the company «Nafta Moscow».
For Kerimov vouched 13 Russian knights of the order of the Legion of honor 06.12.2017