Igor Shuvalov told why his plane disappeared from radar
The First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov explained why a private jet, on which he flies, disappeared from the FlightRadar24 database, the public service for tracking aircraft routes.
The Swiss operating company, which provides services to business jet, insisted on removal the Bombardier Global Express, tail number MVQBI, from FlightRadar24. The official said this at a closed conference in Rambler.
According to Shuvalov, it was done for security reasons, because the constant awareness of the aircraft flights was rendered by the company as "indirect call to do something with it," Shuvalov told reporters.
In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he has sufficient knowledge of the law to not break the legislation, referring to the aircraft acquisition and payment of its flights. The Alexei Navalny's FBK interest to his person the official explained with a high position, which he occupies.
Recall that in July this year the FBK published the investigation dedicated to the luxurious aircraft of Igor Shuvalov. On the basis of Flighradar24 data the FBK showed how the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister carries their dog breed Welsh Corgi Pembroke to different exhibitions.
Then the presence of the aircraft was confirmed by Olga Shuvalova; moreover, two weeks later the chief editor of Echo of Moscow Alexei Venediktov told that the business jet does not belong to the official, but to his son. According to him, Shuvalov and his wife lease aircraft and regularly pay for each of their flights from their own pocket.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?