Fled to Ukraine ex-Deputy Voronenkov leaves billion-worth realty in Moscow
All apartments may be arrested in the framework of criminal cases brought against him.
Former Communist MP Denis Voronenkov and his wife, opera singer and former MP from United Russia party Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs have elite real estate worth about 900 million rubles ($15.4m) almost in every district of Moscow. Publication Life notes that after careful examination of origin investigators will resolve the issue of real estate arrest.
Recently the Investigative Committee has put Voronenkov in the federal wanted list. He is accused in the case of Swindling (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) and Falsifying the Comprehensive State Register of Legal Entities (part 1 of Art. 170.1 of the Criminal Code). Investigators believe he was involved in the illegal seizure of a number of buildings in the capital in the 2000s.
Voronenkov himself and his wife are now in Kiev, where he testifies against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. They came there last fall still being deputies of the State Duma, and immediately after the end of the powers they obtained citizenship of Ukraine.
The most expensive property Voronenkov has in Moscow is located in Tverskaya Street in house №28. The house, built in 1873 by Austrian architect August Weber is famous for the fact that at various times actor Ivan Samarin, writer Konstantin Paustovsky and architect Fyodor Shekhtel lived here.
28 Tverskaya Street
According to the neighbors it is here that Voronenkov and Maksakova lived until recently. Formally son from the previous marriage of Voronenkov 19-year-old Nikolay owns two-level apartment on the sixth and seventh floor, a total area of which is 760 square meters. The cost of the apartment is now estimated at more than half a billion rubles ($8.6m). Despite an opulent living space, resident of the same house Evgeny Samusenko is now forced to sue the owner for the attic, which in his opinion Voronenkov once illegally took. According to him, being then deputy joined 100 square meters of the attic to the apartment.
Attention of security forces was also drawn by an apartment located on the 34th floor of one of the Moscow-City skyscrapers. Voronenkov presented the apartment of 189 square meters at 100 million rubles ($1.7m) to his wife in 2016. According to the investigation, he did it just two weeks before fleeing to the neighboring country. Voronekov also has one parking stall at $4 million there.
Maria Maksakova herself is officially the owner of luxury 6-bedroom apartment on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, worth 130 million rubles ($2.2m). She has owned it since 2006 even before she met Voronenkov.
At the same time the ex-Deputy officially owns only one four-room apartment of 160 square meters in a new building in Udaltsova Street in the south-west of Moscow. The market value of the apartment, registered as his property in 2001, now stands at about 80 million rubles ($1.3m). He also has a parking place at about 1 million rubles ($17 thousand) in a multi-level parking lot nearby.
26 Udaltsova Street
The cheapest of Voronenkov’s apartments is located in the house where Vladimir Vysotsky lived in recent years – in Malaya Gruzinskaya Street. It is also registered on the adult son of the ex-Deputy. The apartment of about 70 square meters is estimated at 25 million rubles ($430 thousand).
28 Malaya Gruzinskaya Street
According to the Declaration of 2015, the revenue of still Deputy Voronenkov was 4.7 million rubles ($80 thousand). His wife earned 6.7 million rubles ($115 thousand) for the same period. Real estate of Voronenkov featured three apartments with a total area of over 700 square meters and two garages.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.