“Sergey Padyukov, acting Mayor of Koktebel, and one of the City Council’s officials have been caught accepting $4 thousand in bribe payment,” reports the agency’s source. Another source claims the said individuals accepted a bribe of RUB 240 thousand.

Sergey Padyukov was appointed Acting Mayor of Koktebel after Rostislav Storozhyk, appointed to the position of Mayor pursuant to a decree issued by Feodosiya Administration, was found hanged on August 7, 2015.