FSB detains CEO of hypersonic systems research firm in high treason case

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MOSCOW, August 12. / TASS /. The Russian Federal Security Service FSB has arrested the CEO, who is also the chief designer of the open joint-stock company Scientific-Research Enterprise of Hypersonic Systems, in a case of high treason. A law enforcement source told TASS that the FSB would ask the court to put the individual under arrest for two months.

“As part of the detective and search measures, FSB agents in Moscow arrested the company’s managing director, Alexander Kuranov. Investigators plan to ask the court to put him under arrest for two months,” the source said.

The press service of the Moscow court in Lefortovo confirmed to TASS that the investigators’ request had been received but declined to give details of the criminal case.

According to open sources, Alexander Kuranov is a doctor of technical sciences, a professor in the department of control systems and technologies of the Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg and CEO and chief designer of the open joint-stock company Scientific-Research Enterprise of Hypersonic Systems of the holding Leninets.

TASS has yet to obtain official comments from the investigating authorities.


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