Alina Kabaeva’s mother rents chalet next to Medvedev’s Sochi “residence” for less than $5 per day

Alina Kabaeva’s mother rents chalet next to Medvedev’s Sochi “residence” for less than $5 per day
Photo: Open Media

This is significantly less than the cost of one night in a room of the Polyana Hotel, located in Esto-Sadka – $ 106 per night per person.

Lyubov Mikhailovna Kabaeva (the namesake of the mother of Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva) and 11 other tenants, including several legal entities, have paid for land in the Sochi village of Esto-Sadok and small chalets for a total of 101,500 rubles ($ 1,600) per year, or 278 rubles ($ 4.35) per day altogether, the Open Media found, having studied the materials of a commericla court. 

This is significantly less than the cost of one night in the room of the Polyana Hotel, located in Esto-Sadka - 6800 rubles ($ 106) per night per person.

In 2017, the local authorities wanted to raise the rent by more than 20 times, to almost 2.2 million rubles ($ 35,000), but the tenants did not agree with this. In April 2019, the trial reached a court that sided with Kabaeva and the others and upheld the 2010 tariffs. The decision of the commercial court was confirmed in the appeal on October 1. 

Lyubov Kabaeva issued the lease until 2058, as evidenced by the USRN. At the time the contract was concluded, Gazprom’s structures were erecting facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics in these places. This is when the resort became popular. Lyubov Kabaeva’s neighbors include the chairman of Gazprom’s board of directors, Viktor Zubkov, the press secretary of the chairman of the board, Sergey Kupriyanov, and the son of the director of the Russian National Guard, Roman Zolotov.

Four kilometers uphill is the Psekhako plateau. The residence, loved by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and made famous thanks to the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Fund by Alexey Navalny, is located there.

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