Monaco FC dismisses information that Rybolovlev appropriated € 124 million from sale of striker
Earlier, the publication Mediapart suspected that the club did not get the full amount for the transfer of Kylian Mbappé to Paris Saint-Germain.
Monaco FC posted an official statement in which it dismissed suspicions that the owner of the club, Dmitry Rybolovlev, received € 124 million from € 180 million transfer of 19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappé to Paris Saint-Germain, reports RBC referring to the club’s statement.
Earlier, the publication Mediapart wrote that Russian billionaire Rybolovlev could have appropriated a part of the money from the transfer of a young football player. “I did not take a single euro from the club's box office,” reads Monaco’s press release. The text noted that Rybolovlev invested € 335 million into the club, due to which the organization paid salaries to the players, bought new players and paid off debts. The press service expressed readiness to prove these words by providing the relevant document.
Rybolovlev is under a written undertaking not to leave the country after being charged with corruption. The Russian billionaire was suspected of trying to influence the police and the judges of Monaco who were involved in the case against art dealer Yves Bouvier. The latter allegedly sold Rybolovlev masterpieces of art at inflated prices.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?