22 Nov 2018 21:42

Former CSKA head Baryshev detained for 2 days - source

MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - A former head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Directorate for work with the Armed Forces personnel, Mikhail Baryshev, has been detained until all of the circumstances are established as part of a criminal case over embezzlement in the CSKA club, an informed source told Interfax.

"The criminal case relates to Baryshev's work as head of the CSKA club," the source said.

Baryshev was detained for 48 hours, he said. "Over this time a measure of restraint will be handed to him, or he will be released from custody," the interlocutor of the news agency said.

The directorate was disbanded with the creation of the Main Military-Political Directorate. "Baryshev is currently on leave," the informed source said.

The Russian Investigative Committee has declined to comment.

Baryshev has served as head of the Defense Ministry's federal autonomous institution "The Central Sport Club of the Army" (CSKA) from October 20, 2014, until July 2017, when he was appointed as head of the Directorate for work with the Armed Forces personnel.