Putin: "I do not have the wealth they are talking about, and no Cyprus accounts either"
The Russian president spoke to the film director Oliver Stone about the possessions attributed to him.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied the allegations that he has bank accounts in Cyprus. He stated this in an interview in a new film by American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Showtime.
"No, I don’t and never have. This is all nonsense. If this were the case, it would have been exposed a long time ago," TASS quoted him.
Stone said that some people in the West consider Putin the richest person in the world. "First of all, I do not have the wealth they are talking about," Putin replied.
When Stone admitted that he himself would have been happier with great wealth, Putin said: "You know, I do not think this is a great happiness. You would have been thinking now, in the crisis, what to do with all those assets. How to keep them, where to place them. All you get from this is a headache. "
"There are no pockets in the coffin, you can not take it with you," he added.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”