Son of Rosgvardiya Director Zolotov owns lavish country house in Rublyovka
Roman Zolotov, then aged 23, purchased one hectare of land in Barvikha (an ultra-wealthy village outside Moscow) in November 2003. Then, the average cost of one one-hundredth of a hectare was $100 thousand.
Novaya Gazeta found that Roman Zolotov, a son of Rosgvardiya Director Viktor Zolotov, owns a manor with an area of approximately one hectare in Barvikha, an ultra-wealthy village outside Moscow. It is stated that Zolotov Jr. Purchased the land in 2003 when he was 23. Even then, the average cost of one one-hundredth of a hectare was $100 thousand. In 2007, a house with an area of 700 sqm was built at the manor.
Novaya Gazeta estimated the manor’s value to be 700 million rubles ($101.3 million) including ponds, green areas, and sidewalks. Several sites with an area of 1.2 hectares are located nearby. There is also a manor house on one of them. According to Novaya Gazeta sources, it is owned by Viktor Zolotov’s son-in-law Yuri Chechikhin.
Novaya Gazeta states in its article that a manor is a perfect place for a duel between Rosgvardiya Director Viktor Zolotov and a member of opposition Alexey Navalny. The day before, Viktor Zolotov recorded a video message where he challenged the head of Anti-Corruption Foundation to a duel - in the ring or on the tatami. It was Zolotov’s response to Anti-Corruption Foundation’s investigation on violations in regard to procurement of food at Rosgvardiya.
Video: A perfect place for a duel between Zolotov and Navalny