Collection of vintage cars and railway siding: governors and regional deputies publish declarations
Some of the regional officials turned out to be billionaires: member of Chelyabinsk Duma Konstantin Strukov accounted for 4.4 billion rubles ($68.9 million) he had earned.
Regional officials and Duma members have published the declaration of income. Kommersant found billionaires among them: member of Chelyabinsk Duma Konstantin Strukov reported income of 4.4 billion rubles ($68.9 million); member of Kemerovo Duma Roman Govor accounted for a collection of vintage cars; member of Tomsk Duma accounted for a railway siding.
Income of Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region Roman Kopin was 5.5 million rubles ($86 thousand) in 2018 which is 1.4 million rubles higher than the previous year. He owns half of an apartment. Kopin’s spouse reported income of 77.9 thousand rubles ($1.2 thousand). She also owns a land property, a house, Audi Q5 car, an apartment and half of an apartment.
Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev reported income of almost 6 million rubles ($94 thousand). He turned out to own an apartment, share of an apartment, an auto train MZSA and a scooter VX700. Kuyvashev reported income of 6.2 million rubles ($97 thousand) in 2018.
Governor of Tula region Aleksey Dyumin earned 6.7 million rubles ($105 thousand) in 2018. He also reported about a residential house, a land property, a bathhouse, 2 parking units, and an apartment with an area of 344 square meters. Dyumin has in use a car Toyota Land Cruise and a building with an area of 60.7 square meters. The Governor’s spouse reported income of 13.9 million rubles ($217 thousand).
Head of Pskov region Mikhail Vedernikov reported income of 1.98 million rubles ($15 thousand) in 2018. His income was 5.5 million rubles ($86 thousand) 2 years ago. Vedernikov’s spouse reported income of 4 kopecks (less than a cent). The Governor owns a quarter of an apartment; he also has in use an apartment and a land property. The Governor also reported about BMW 750.
A few members of the Parliament reported about more property than governors. In particular, member of the legislature of Chelyabinsk region Konstantin Strukov reported income of 4.4 billion rubles ($68.9 million) which is 1.1 billion rubles higher than in 2017. Strukov owns a large company Yuzhuralzoloto. Another member of Chelyabinsk Duma Semen Mitelman reported income of 217.8 million rubles ($3.4 million). He also owns 30 land properties, 9 houses, 4 residential accommodations, 12 buildings, and 80 non-residential spaces, 9 non-residential buildings, 2 unfinished buildings, 13 cars and an auto train.
The richest deputy’s spouse is a wife of Nikolay Yanov. She reported income of 329.5 million rubles ($5.1 million), as well as an apartment, 2 cars and a snow tractor. Chelyabinsk’s central court is considering a sue by a local procurator related to deprivation Yanov of his mandate due to the fact that the latter had not indicated real estate and shares in the Czech Republic in 2017.
Member of the legislature of Irkutsk region Nina Chekotova earned 878 million rubles ($13.7 million) last year. Duma member Evgeny Bakurov reported income of 365 million rubles ($5.7 million) and a helicopter Westland Helicopters Ltd Gazelle AH.MK1.
The richest Duma member of Kuzbass Aleksey Yuriev reported income of 485 million rubles ($7.6 million). He owns 5 land properties with total area of 8.7 thousand square meters, 2 houses and a car Toyota Lexus LX 570. CEO of a medicentre Grand medika and member of the United Russia party Roman Govor was ranked the 2nd. He reported income of 191.6 million rubles ($3 million), as well as 8 retro Soviet cars. Govor is a founder and only owner of Siberia’s largest museum of automotive vehicles Retropark that was opened in Novokuznetsk a year ago.
The richest Duma member in Yamal is a deputy head of NOVATEK Sergey Soloviev who reported income of 99.6 million rubles ($1.5 million). Another Duma member of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District Vasily Kryuk reported about a land property with an area 4 times higher than an area of a capital city of Salekhard.
The richest Duma member in Omsk region Valery Kokorin reported income of 96.9 million rubles ($1.5 million). A year ago, head of the board of management at Aktsiya holding Sergey Kalinin was the richest one. Now, he is arrested and accused of swindling related to fares on transportation of gas worth of 1.4 billion rubles ($21.9 million). The richest owner of real estate in the legislature is a member of the United Russia Dmitry Pavlov who owns 111 facilities (including 16 apartments) in Russia.
The richest Duma member in Tomsk region is CEO of Gorseti Vladimir Reznikov who earned 58.5 million rubles ($917 thousand) in 2018. Reznikov has in use 11 land properties, 2 houses, 3 warehouses, and a railway siding. Duma member Vasily Semakin turned out to be an owner of the largest number of vehicles: he owns 67 trucks, 2 buses, 5 milk tankers, 4 tractors, 4 mini-loaders, 10 cisterns, various vans and trailers.
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