Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the palace in Gelendzhik, attributed to him in one of the investigations of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, does not belong to him or his close relatives. The head of state believes that they are trying to brainwash the Russians with such rumors.
“I have not watched this film simply because I had no free time to view such information. But I was flipping through the videos that my assistants brought me. I want to answer your question right away. Nothing that is indicated there as my property, neither me nor my close relatives, belongs and never did. Never!” – said Mr. Putin.
Vladimir Putin added that such information “has been circulated for more than ten years.” “Now is a good opportunity. They put everything together, they decided to brainwash our citizens with these materials. This is just a compilation. Mounting. In the language of one well-known character, I would like to say: “Boring, girls,” the president noted.
The head of state added that he does not know all the people mentioned in the investigation. “I know someone, someone is my friend, a former colleague, some distant relatives, acquaintances. There are people I don’t know at all, I have never seen them in the eye I understand that they do not really want to get up close to me – whoever appears next to them is immediately imposed on them. Some of these people, whom I know well, have been in business for a long time, before meeting with me and getting to know me, ”he said.
Recall that in the investigation “Palace for Putin” the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK; recognized as a foreign agent) describes the allegedly built for 100 billion rubles. complex of residences near Gelendzhik. According to the fund, the complex is being built for Vladimir Putin. The film was named the fastest-picking video views on Russian-language YouTube. As of January 25, the video has gained 86 million views on YouTube. Against the background of the published investigation and the arrest of Alexei Navalny, protest actions took place in more than 100 cities of Russia on January 23.
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