"King of the state order" Markelov’s daughter owns country house covering 2.5 thousand sq m
The cost of the property might reach 360 million rubles ($5.5 m).
Open Media found that the daughter of the co-owner of 1520 Group of Companies, Valery Markelov, one of the leaders in the rating of "kings of the state order," has a plot with an area of over 1.4 hectares in Solnechnogorsky district of the Moscow region. Two houses with an area of 2.5 thousand and 538.3 square meters are now being completed on the site.
The property is registered with Markelova Kristina Valeryevna, also known as singer Kristina Orsa. The cadastral value of the site, according to Rosreestr, is more than 100 million rubles ($1.5 m). However, the real value of the estate should be several times higher, according to Open Media. If compared with similar offers, the market value of real estate may be about 360 million rubles ($5.5 m).
It is worth noting that Kristina Orsa is 31, she is married and has two children. According to media reports, her family owns a villa in Spain, where she prefers to spend time. Her brother, another child of Valery Markelov, Artem Markelov has been a famous GP2 Series driver since 2014. His father came to a Sochi competition from abroad when he was detained in October 2018 on suspicion of giving bribes to the former Head of the T Directorate of the Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the Russian Interior Ministry, Dmitry Zakharchenko.
Businessman Valery Markelov is one of the owners of 1520 Group of Companies, the largest contractor of Russian Railways. In 2017, 1520, which designs and builds railways, concluded government contracts worth 218 billion rubles ($3.3 b), making its owners Markelov, Boris Usherovich and Alexey Krapivin being recognized as “kings of the state order” by Forbes magazine.
According to the Investigative Committee, from 2007 to 2016, Valery Markelov along with three accomplices, gave Colonel Zakharchenko $150 thousand a month for “general patronage,” having paid him more than 2 billion rubles ($30.8 m) in total.