Medvedev on oppositionist Navalny’s investigation: “I don’t promote clunkheads and yaffers”
The investigation by FBK "He's not Dimon to You" about Dmitry Medvedev's entourage was published on March 2.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev refused to answer the question about the film "He's not Dimon to You", shot by the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) of oppositionist Alexey Navalny.
The question was asked by Mikhail Fishman (Dozhd) during the annual interview to Russian TV channels, which was broadcast by the Rossiya 1 TV channel.
"The more you comment on clunkheads and yaffers, the more they hype," the Prime-Minister said.
The FBK investigation "He's not Dimon to You" about Dmitry Medvedev's entourage was published on March 2. The investigation stated that the Head of the government uses expensive real estate and yachts, which formally belong to people, somehow connected with him.
In connection with the investigation Alisher Usmanov filed a lawsuit. The investigation, in particular, stated that Usmanov handed over a site with a mansion on Rublyovskoe Highway to the Sotsgosproekt Foundation of Ilya Eliseev, allegedly connected with Medvedev. FBK assumed that it could be a bribe.
The Lublinsky District Court ordered FBK and Navalny to delete the entire film-investigation "He's not Dimon to You". Then the Moscow City Court specified that it is necessary to delete only those fragments that Usmanov disputed.
Dmitry Medvedev commented on FBK's investigation only a month later. The Prime Minister called FBK's allegations nonsense, and the documents about the property shown in the film were "just scraps".
After the release of the investigation "He's not Dimon to You" several large-scale rallies against corruption took place in Russia.
Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police.