Government denies kinship of Medvedev’s wife and Miratorg co-owners

Government denies kinship of Medvedev’s wife and Miratorg co-owners
Dmitry Medvedev and Svetlana Medvedeva

The press service of the Russian Federation called such publications in the media “incorrect.”

Russian authorities deny the existence of family ties between the wife of Dmitry Medvedev, Svetlana Medvedeva, and the owners of the Miratorg holding, Viktor and Aleksandr Linnik.

The press service of the Russian Federation called such publications in the media “incorrect.”

“Viktor and Aleksandr Linnik are neither close nor distant relatives of Svetlana Medvedeva,” RIA Novosti cites the press service’s statement.

To recall, as of late, the entrepreneurs have constantly appeared in the press in connection with the scandal surrounding Viktor Linnik’s statements about import substitution. The businessman made disrespect statements about the people opposing the ban on the import of food products from abroad, calling them “twaddlers, who have tantrums because of nothing.” After that, a number of Internet users and a number of famous people boycotted Miratorg. In addition, some media wrote that the company's prosperity may be due to the fact that Medvedeva, nee Linnik, may be a relative of entrepreneurs.

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