FBK demands early expulsion of Volodin from State Duma
The mother of the people’s deputy turns out to have a multi-million-dollar business and an apartment of 400 square meters in the elite complex of the capital.
Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) intends to seek early removal of Vyacheslav Volodin from office. The grounds for this was a new investigation of the fund, which revealed that a multi-million-dollar business and an apartment of 400 square meters in the elite complex of Moscow are registered in the name of the deputy’s 82-year-old mother Lidiya Barabanova. Lawyers have already drawn up an appropriate appeal to the Prosecutor General's Office.
The day before, as part of a new investigation, FBK published an extract from Rosreestr, according to which the elder mother of the deputy owns an apartment of 400 square meters in the elite residential complex Bely Lebed, which is located on Vorobyevy Gory. The cost of the apartments can reach 230 million rubles ($3.43 million). It was also found out that a multi-million-dollar business, comprising of 10 companies, including a large agricultural enterprise with hunting grounds, is registered in the pensioner’s name.
According to the fund’s lawyers, the elderly mother of the deputy is a fictitious owner of the living space and business. Thus, the FBK representatives believe that Volodin tries to hide undeclared assets and business, which he is not supposed to own. According to Russian laws, deputies are prohibited from directly engaging in business and managing it.
The detention is related to the investigation into the abduction and murder of Tatyana Sidorova, a deputy of the Ramenskoye District Legislature, and three members of her family, which occurred back in 2012.