Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the authors of the investigation of the palace in Gelendzhik of brainwashing the Russians. RIA Novosti quoted him on Monday, January 25.
“They put everything together and launched it on the Internet to brainwash people, our citizens,” he said during an online meeting with students of Russian universities, during which the head of state commented for the first time on a film about the palace.
Putin added that he had not watched the film himself, but that none of the things mentioned there belong to him or his relatives.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov called the publications about the palace “pseudo disclosures and information attacks”, as well as “quality cranberries.” In his opinion, the main purpose of the information provided in the investigation is to receive money from citizens in a fraudulent manner. Peskov also admitted the existence of the object itself, but noted that it had other owners. All of Putin’s property is set out in a declaration that is published every year, a Kremlin spokesman recalled.