Government officials’ villas and land in Europe exposed
Government Representative in the Supreme and the Constitutional Courts Mikhail Borshchevsky owns more than 20 different land plots.
After government officials made their income declarations public, it turned out that some of them were large landowners. For example, Government Representative in the Supreme and the Constitutional Courts Mikhail Borshchevsky owns more than 20 different land plots, one of them in Latvia. Director of the Protocol Department, Aleksandr Valyaev, owns a plot and a villa in Spain.
Sergey Kulikov, the deputy head of the board of the Military Industrial Commission, is the richest man in the government apparatus. He has reported on the annual earnings of 46.9 million rubles ($724,268). A large land plot of 2,600 square meters is owned by Valery Zorkin, the chairman of the Constitutional Court. He has earned about 13 million rubles ($200,756). Deputy Head of the secretariat Rinat Mukhamedzhanov has earned the least - only 2.5 million rubles ($38,607).
Previously, Vladimir Putin declared his income. According to official data, his salary was about 8 million rubles ($123,542).
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.