Russian Office of Public Prosecutor may launch its own investigation on Pavel Borodin case

Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Vasili Kolmogorov is not ruling out the possibility that Russia could launch its own investigation into the legal case involving Pavel Borodin, former Kremlin property manager and current state secretary of the Union of Russia and Belarus. "If [our] Swiss colleagues produce documents to us that provide reasons to open up a criminal case, we will do so," Kolmogorov told the Moscow press on Thursday. The Swiss have not so far produced any materials related to the case of 'Borodin & Co.' for the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, he noted, Interfax reports. "This is an absolutely different case, with no relation to the Mabetex case, to be more exact, the case of abuses in the Kremlin property management we closed in the absence of a corpus delicti," Kolmogorov said. He also confirmed having sent an invitation to his Swiss counterparts to visit Moscow for investigative actions related to the Borodin case. "Like the last time, we were thanked but given no reply," he said.