Arkady Rothenberg, a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his former judo partner, said on Saturday that he owns hundreds of billions of secret coastal properties on the Black Sea that opposition politician Alexei Navalny made a documentary on Putin’s ownership.
Russian businessman Arkady Rutenberg announced on Saturday that he has a mansion in southern Russia, even exactly what Alexei Navalny claimed was secretly owned by President Vladimir Putin.
In a video released two weeks ago, Navalny and his anti-corruption foundation presented the public with a 17,000-square-foot mansion on a massive coastal property owned by Secret Service front companies. The Youtube video has been viewed over 103 million times since then.
a 24 h a Reuters Citing his experience, Rotenberg sold his stake in Stroygazmontaz, a gas pipeline construction company, in 2019, which RBC business newspaper estimated at around 75 billion rubles, or $ 990 million. Rothenberg claimed to have bought the mansion with this money two years ago. However, Rothenberg did not mention the details of the palace purchase.
Rothenberg was one of the Russian businessmen who supported the policy blacklisted by the United States and several Western countries after the military occupation of Crimea in 2014.
Russian authorities placed Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention on January 18 after his return from Germany, where he recovered from neurotoxicity. Navalny in all likelihood, the KGB tried to keep him off his feet with a beginner.
After his arrest, protests took place across Russia on Saturday. On Sunday, another wave of protests is expected.