Transparency International found undeclared mansion of ex-head of Federal Customs Service
Russian office of international organization Transparency International found undeclared mansion of the former Head of the Federal Customs Service.
Andrey Belyaninov’s mansion was not declared in his tax declaration of 2015, though in the declaration of 2014 was a house in area of 1,5 thousands square meters. Transcript from the cadaster register confirmed that Belyaninov still owns the mansion.
According to the Transparency International’s report, in accordance with legislative of the Russian Federation, Belyaninov should have been fired for not declaring the mansion. The organization raised doubts about competence of state employees, responsible for the declaration’s inspection.
Earlier, workplace and place of residence of the official were searched under a case of elite alcohol smuggling. Several businessmen have already been detained under this case, in particular one of the most influential businessmen of the St. Petersburg, the Head of Forum Holding Dmitry Mikhalchenko.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Vladimirov became the Governor of the Stavropol Krai after staging the flight of his namesake – President Vladimir Putin – at the head of a flock of white cranes on the Yamal Peninsula. For almost five years since then, the Stavropol krai has been trying to get rid of such a ‘gift’. The region is plunging into crisis, corruption is flourishing, while officials from Governor’s close circle are prosecuted one by one. Local residents believe that law enforcement structures have declared a war on Vladimirov. Why can’t the FSB do anything with the Governor? And why is Moscow ignoring numerous requests to terminate Vladimirov?