Business Ombudsman Boris Titov, whose family owns Abrau-Dyurso, commented on the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who suggested that he could get a job as an adviser to Mr. Titov in the company after his presidency. The Business Ombudsman believes that no businessman would refuse this.
“I think that there is no entrepreneur who would refuse such an offer,” Mr. Titov wrote on Instagram. The Business Ombudsman believes that Mr Putin in the field of law “knows the wine industry very well, since he signed the law on grapes and wine.”
Mr Putin spoke about his interest in winemaking when he commented on the investigation by opposition leader Alexei Navalny about the palace in Gelendzhik. “I have an advisor, Boris Titov, who is the owner of Abrau-Dyurso … He’s my advisor now, when I finish my work, maybe I’ll go to work as an advisor to him, but not as a businessman, but as a specialist, at least in the field of law, ”said the head of state.
The Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs also commented on the investigation of Mr. Navalny. He was offended that, “according to Navalny,” he received “the position of the commissioner as a gift.” “This is a firing position, and I can say that no one will envy such a“ gift ”: pull me out of prisons, shoot raids, walk for so many years and beg to reduce the fiscal oppression, and everything is on the razor’s edge – there are not many law enforcement officers and officials who are still being tolerated, ”the business ombudsman added.
For more information about Vladimir Putin’s response to the investigation of Alexei Navalny, see Kommersant’s article “In vino is believed”.