A senior professor at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Valery Golubkin, has been accused of sharing classified information to a NATO country and locked up for betrayal. He was arrested for leaking top secret documents related to Russia’s hypersonic plane to an unspecified NATO country.
He was arrested on 13th April by Russian authorities. The information was linked to development of high-speed experimental fly vehicles and it was shared to an unspecified NATO country by the educator.
However, his university denied these allegations and claimed the professor never had access to state secrets and he used to teach ‘high-speed aerodynamics’ to 4th year students on part time basis.
Any leak regarding aviation technology would not be taken lightly as tension with the west has already been increased.
Russia has never revealed anything about hypersonic missile technology as it races to beat North Korea, China and US. These nations have invested a lot of money in the projectile technology.
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President Vladimir Putin declared last year the “race has already begun” ahead of the expiration of the New Start Treaty, the major nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the US.
Valery can be sentenced to upto 20 years in prison, if he is found guilty. Golubkin’s colleague, physicist Anatoly Gubanov also had to face same situation and authorities also accused him of being a spy.
Despite, these two men being co-authoring a scientific paper and involved in aircraft design together, they are facing same changes and their cases are not linked as per reports.
Gubanov and Golubkin “had overlapping scientific interests, they did some work together on hypersonic speeds,” Interfax’s source was quoted as saying Tuesday.
“Golubkin was detained as part of the same case. He’s suspected of transmitting classified information to one of the NATO countries,” they added.
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