President’s guards own high-end houses in Moscow
According to Sobesednik, in 2014, the President’s former guard and Governor of Tula region got an apartment in a block near the Pushkin museum. Similar apartment in the same block was up for sale for 1 billion rubles ($15 million).
Former and current guards of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin own apartments in Moscow worth of up to 1 billion rubles ($15 million). It was found out by Sobesednik reporters. The investigation was carried out, after Novaya gazeta had published a similar report on the President’s guards’ country estate.
In 2014, the President’s former guard and Governor of Tula region Aleksey Dyumin got an apartment with an area of 344 square meters in a block on Moscow’s Kolymazhsky lane near the Puskkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Similar apartment in the same block was up for sale for 1 billion rubles ($15 million). According to some reports, Dyumin got the apartment, after he had saved the life of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich.
Before he got the apartment in the center of Moscow, Dyumin owned an apartment with an area of 138 square meters in the House of the Department for Presidential Affairs of the Russian Federation on Udaltsova street he sold subsequently. Putin’s other former guards - including current deputy head of the Federal Guard Service Oleg Klimentiev and head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Evgeny Zinichev - own their real estate in the same House.
Klimentiev also owns an apartment on Lomonosovsky prospect. According to Sobesednik, it’s located on the same staircase with an apartment of another former guard of the President Aleksander Kolpakov - now, head of the Department of Presidential Affairs. Reporters believe the apartment was given to Klimentiev - just like Dyumin - because they could not afford this purchase themselves. Kolpakov owns a 4-room apartment in the ‘Yeltsin house’ on Krylatskoye district’s Osennyaya street. State Secretary of the Federal Guard Service Nikolay Kondratyuk owns a 5-room apartment in the same house.
During its investigation, Sobesednik has also mentioned a Moscow-based real estate owned by head of Rosgvardia Viktor Zolotov who owns an apartment on Yakimanka street that was given to him by the Department of Presidential Affairs. Zolotov’s daughter Zhanna owns a two-storeyed penthouse in the same with Klimentiev and Kolpakov’s apartment building on Lomonosovsky prospect.
The company RK-Aktivy, which was supposed to deal with real estate and non-core assets of Roscosmos, has not concluded a single contract since 2016. At the same time, the company management and staff received salary.