Recall that Leonid Markelov with the Director General of Television 12 Region LLC Natalia Kozhanova and the ex-Minister of Agriculture of the Republic Iraida Dolgusheva are under arrest on charges of receiving a large bribe. According to investigators, in 2014–2016, the head of Mari El lobbied for the interests of the Akashevskaya poultry farm, which received large subsidies to pay part of the interest rate on investment loans. State support to the enterprise was provided by its director Nikolay Krivash, transferring a bribe (part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) through an intermediary in the amount of 235.2 million rubles. According to the case materials, in 2015, Natalya Savchenko, a business partner of Nikolai Krivash, paid bills with Tatyana Markelova for the purchase of shares in Teplichnoye OJSC from her. Then, bills under an interest-free loan agreement were transferred to Television Company 12 Region LLC, whose director Natalya Kozhanova presented them for payment to Sberbank branches, and Leonid Markelov “ordered it at his discretion” with the funds received.