Russian President Vladimir Putin commented for the first time on the investigation of the palace in Gelendzhik, which he is credited with owning. RIA Novosti reports.
“None of the things mentioned there belong or belonged to either me or my relatives,” he said during an online meeting with students of Russian universities on Tatyana’s Day.
According to the head of state, he did not watch the film about the palace due to lack of free time, but leafed through the videos that his assistants brought him. Putin believes that the Russians were trying to brainwash the rumors about the palace.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, called the publications about the palace “pseudo disclosures and information attacks”, which had long been known. He also added that everyone who looks at these materials should “turn on their head” and each time ask themselves: “What has Putin got to do with it?”
Prior to this, Peskov called publications about the palace in Gelendzhik, which is associated with the head of state, “quality cranberries.” He also suggested that the main purpose of the publications is to obtain money from citizens in a fraudulent manner.