“We’ll tell it sometime later.” Medinsky declines to comment on investigation into his wife’s penthouse worth of $3.1 million
The Culture Minister did not allow a reporter to finish his question.
During his meeting with reporters in Novosibirsk, the RF Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky declined to comment on investigation into his wife’s high-end apartment carried out by oppositionist Aleksey Navlny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, reports NGS.
Medinsky did not allow a reporter to finish his question related to Navlny’s video by interrupting him.
“I don’t want to comment upon the topic. We’ll tell it sometime later,” the Minister said.
The day before, the Anti-Corruption Foundation posted its investigation into a high-end real estate that might be owned by Medinsky’s family. According to the Foundation, in 2018, the Minister purchased a 2-storey penthouse in a high-end residential complex Sadovye kvartaly and registered it in the name of his spouse. The accommodation’s approximate cost (undecorated and with no furniture) is at least 200 million rubles ($3.1 million). The residential space with an area of 300 square meters has a gym, a library, bedrooms and a living room with a ceiling with a height of 8 meters. Besides that, there’s a spacious terrace in front of the penthouse.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.