The Pereslavl District Court of Yaroslavl placed Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Abramov under house arrest on charges of financing extremism (part 1 of article 282.3 of the Criminal Code). It is reported by Kommersant-Yaroslavl.
According to sources of the publication, Abramov is accused of transferring money to one of the organizations banned in Russia. Which one is not specified. On this charge, he faces up to eight years in prison.
Abramov from 2003 to 2022 headed the Institute of Program Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Then he left this position and remained just a senior researcher at the institute. He also headed the state programs for the development of the supercomputer SKIF and SKIF-GRID.
The 76.ru website also writes that Abramov was engaged in business. According to Kontur.Focus, he founded a number of firms, which, among other things, provided IT services to state-owned companies. Among the buyers was the Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where Abramov worked.