Igor Shuvalov spends double annual revenue to repair former house of Communist Party Central Committee
Through his wife’s company, Shuvalov fully paid for the repair of the house, where he had yet another apartment. This cost him 20 million rubles.
Once again, the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) has learned some interesting details about the prodigal nature of Igor Shuvalov, which concerns his fancy real estate.
It turned out that, in addition to the repairs of the house on the Kotelnicheskaya embankment at the expense of the city budget, the First Deputy Prime Minister had decided to improve yet another apartment, located in the house №8 on the Kosygin Street. However, this one is much more modest, with only 474 square meters. Just like on Kotelnicheskaya, not the apartment itself is repaired, but the whole house.
The issue of financing the repair works was discussed at the meeting of homeowners partnership, held under the chairmanship of Sergey Kotlyarenko (by the way, he happens to be Shuvalov’s asset manager). As a result, it was decided that a member of the partnership, Sova Nedvizhimost Limited Liability Company, would make a gratuitous contribution of 20 million rubles. We already know that this company belongs to Shuvalov’s wife, Olga. Which means that Igor Shuvalov generously paid the full price for the renovation of the house in person. The planned repairs were scheduled to start only in 2030.
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Moreover, the FBK noted that the sum of 20 million rubles is twice larger than the official’s entire annual revenue for the year 2014, or a fifth of the income for the year 2015.
This house is notable for the fact that it was built specifically for members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. In particular, there lived the chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers A.N. Kosygin, his deputy L.V. Smirnov, presidents of the USSR Academy of Sciences M.V. Keldysh and A.P. Aleksandrov, and other party members. The first (and the last) Soviet President M.S. Gorbachev also lived nearby.
Larisa Markus, ex-President of failed Foreign Economic Industrial Bank (Vneshprombank) made a deal with the investigation and named her brother Georgy Bedzhamov the mastermind behind the embezzlements and siphoning off funds from the bank. Was there an arrangement between the relatives–bankers on who shall demonstratively go to jail and who shall take the blame for all the crimes and abscond abroad with stolen billions of rubles? Vneshprombank co-owner Georgy Bedzhamov is currently beyond the reach of law enforcement structures and creditors. Perhaps, it is now time for everybody to forget about the fugitive banker? Especially taking that, according to The CrimeRussia sources, some persons are interested in ruining the case against Bedzhamov.