FBK: wife of Investigative Committee wears watches worth several million rubles
112 diamonds are encrusted in the wrist jewelery.
The wife of the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, Olga Alexandrova, wears a watch worth at least three million rubles, the Anti-Corruption Foundation reports. The head of the foundation, Alexey Navalny, counted 112 diamonds on the jewelry.
“The watch could cost from 3 to 3.7 million rubles, depending on the time of its purchase,” said a FBK spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh.
At the same time, FBK noted that the watch could have been bought for the official salary of the head of the Investigative Committee, since, according to the declaration, he receives about 1.5 million rubles a month.
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