MOSCOW, 29 Sep. Former Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education and Vice President of Sberbank Marina Rakova became a defendant in the case of embezzlement of more than 50 million rubles; a criminal case on the fact of embezzlement of funds in the implementation of state contracts in the field of education, concluded with the participation of Rakova in 2019, with damage of more than 50 million rubles, the case was initiated under Part 4 of Article 159 (“fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale” ). The court arrested an ex-employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for embezzling more than 24 million rubles “According to the investigation, the vice-president of Sberbank, director of the Digital Educational Platforms division Marina Rakova, who from 2018 to 2020 was the deputy head of the Ministry of Education of Russia, was involved in this activity.” On Tuesday, September 28, searches were carried out at her place of residence and in the offices of Sberbank employees, including high-ranking officials, the source said. Former Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Kabanov said that he was not involved in the theft According to the interlocutor of the agency, while serving as Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, in 2019 Rakova lobbied for the allocation of new forms of education development to the Fund, founded by the Ministry of Education, budget funds allocated for government contracts within the framework of the federal project “Teacher of the Future” of the national project “Education”. Montenegro extradited the ex-rector of the university accused of embezzling money to Russia. 150 million rubles, “he added.