Shuvalov's ten apartments were repaired using budget funds 

Shuvalov's ten apartments were repaired using budget funds
The First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov Photo: The CrimeRussia

The lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Fund (the FBK) Lubov Sobol told about the violations in the repair of a skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, in which the First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov purchased for himself almost the whole floor.

The reparation of the building, according to Sobol, is reimbursed using Moscow city's budget funds, though, because of the building, which is a dwelling house, the repair should be paid by the Moscow Capital Repair Fund. 

“We can easily claim that the repair of Stalin's skyscraper in the amount of 3 121 584 349 rubles from the city budget is unprecedented and the largest spending on capital repair of apartment house in Russia", said in the publication.

Sobol said that, according to an act from 2014, the Moscow Capital Repair Fund has been confirmed as the operator of capital repairs of apartment buildings. In addition, residents of the skyscraper also voted for not to establish a separate repair account and remain with the regional operator. However, according to the statement from the federal public contracts website, the city budget became a source of funding for the repair.

The anti-corruption campaigners also found irregularities in tenders for the development and fulfillment of repair works: according to the FBK, both tenders were won by the same company – the Federal State Unitary Enterprise ATEKS of Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation. It assigned the right for repair to the Baltstroy company, which belongs to the structures of billionaire Dmitry Mihalchenko, who had been previously arrested for smuggling.    

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Earlier Shuvalov's family purchased in the same way three apartments, which through Kotlyarenko they assigned the ownership’s rights to Sova Estate company. According to the FBK, the First Deputy Prime Minister owns in total 13 apartments with a total area of 1.2 thousand square meters, which is not named in the declaration (in the declaration from 2015 it was named the apartment of 412.7 square meters and the land - 134.3 square meters). The politician also owns an apartment worth 12 million poundsin London, a castle in Austria, dachas in Zarechye and a collection of unique cars. 

How it all began

4th of July it was reported that Igor Shuvalov purchased ten apartments on the 14th floor on a skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment through his asset manager Sergey Kotlyarenko. It was reported that the total area of purchased apartments is 710 square meters, and they cost about 600 million rubles.

Representatives of Kotlyarenko and Shuvalov confirmed this information. Later lawyer Kotlyarenko claimed that the conflict of interest is excluded, because the First Deputy Prime Minister does not run by him with “impending state decisions”.

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