Scientist Roman Kovalev, convicted of treason, dies
Russian scientist Roman Kovalev, convicted of high treason, died in Moscow after a long illness, RIA Novosti reports.
April 11, the Lefortovo court released Kovalev from serving his sentence due to illness He had stage four cancer. The scientist stayed at large for about two weeks.
Roman Kovalev was the deputy head of the department of spacecraft at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is a student and colleague of Viktor Kudryavtsev, another person involved in the treason case, who died almost a year ago at the age of 77.
The criminal case against them was initiated in 2019. According to investigators, Kudryavtsev sent secret data to the Fon-Karman Institute of Hydrodynamics, with which TsNIIMash had a joint project. In September 2019, Viktor Kudryavtsev was released from the pre-trial detention center on bail.
and founder of the online store Holodolnik.ru Valery Kovalev.