In Finland, the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo changed again, amid the theft of $ 4.3 million

Alexei Zagrebin, a deputy of the seventh convocation of the Russian State Duma from Udmurtia and former scientific director of the Udmurt Institute of History, Language and Literature, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has become a representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Finland, head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Helsinki and advisor to the Russian Embassy in Finland, Zagrebin himself told us.
“Since January 18, I was appointed a representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Finland. In the coming year, we will organize and hold a number of serious Russian-Finnish events, strengthening the tradition of studying the Russian language in Finland, introducing residents of the neighboring country to the multinational Russian culture and continuing a productive scientific dialogue,” he said.
The previous Rossotrudnichestvo representative in Finland, Petr Yakhmenev, served in the position from late 2020 to late 2021 and is now the Rossotrudnichestvo representative in Morocco, according to a message on the organization’s website.
In October 2019, it was reported that Rossotrudnichestvo was conducting legal proceedings over the theft of $4.36 million in major repairs at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Finland.
The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Helsinki is a representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo. The center was inaugurated in 1977 with participation of Alexey Kosygin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, and Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland. Its activities cover the sphere of bilateral Russian-Finnish humanitarian cooperation.