Third Bentley and pensioner wife in deputy Slutsky’s declaration
The new Bentley Mulsanne is even more expensive than the previous ones and costs 30 million rubles ($469,275).
The extended declaration of State Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky has revealed a Bentley Mulsanne car worth 28.2 million rubles – this is the third Bentley owned by the deputy. It was registered in the name of his wife, who paid 3 million rubles ($46,920) for it, while the remaining 25 million was given in interest-free debt for 10 years by a certain 34-year-old businessman Mardakhay Yushvaev, the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Foundation says.
The new car is even more expensive than the previous ones and costs 30 million rubles. This is equal to 6 annual salaries of Slutsky,” opposition leader Alexey Navalny says in the video. At the same time, the deputy's income remained the same and amounted to about 5 million rubles ($78,200) a year. The declaration also says that Slutsky’s wife, the owner of the new expensive car, is a pensioner. “She has secured it in the Pension Fund, brought her documents, and now she gets 18 thousand rubles ($281) of state pension a month, which she declares. She has no other significant income,” the investigation says.
It also says that Slutsky fictitiously sold his Maybach car for only 200 thousand rubles ($3,128), which had already appeared in previous Anti-Corruption Foundation investigations. “He ‘sold’ Maybach a month after our investigation. Of course, he did it fictiously; he re-registered it, so that we could no longer follow his fines. The car’s license plate was replaced,” Navalny says.
In addition, it follows from the declaration that Slutsky has his own summer residence; in addition, he also uses the state summer residence, the maintenance of which is paid from the budget.
Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, became notorious after journalist Ekaterina Kotrikadze (RTVI), Farida Rustamova (BBC Russian Service) and Daria Zhuk (Dozhd) accused him of sexual harassment in February 2018. An audio transcript was published, in which the deputy offers Rustamova to become his lover. The Duma ethics commission found no violations in Slutsky's behavior.
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