While in Novosibirsk, some get sick and die from coronavirus, while others make money on it. The Finance Ministry has simplified rules for participation in public procurement during a pandemic: for speed they can be carried out without competition, and smart people took advantage of that. Huge steel contracts to businessmen who had not engaged in PPE. A volunteer investigator and former editor in chief of the Siberian Bureau of the newspaper “Vedomosti” Julia Drokova dedicated public procurement series — she has found among the suppliers of dubious company, and in the prices of purchased masks and protective suits tracked interesting growth. Her new investigation is dedicated to the people that stand behind the companies receiving multimillion-dollar contracts.
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