The Kremlin on Medvedev report: this is the work of a “well-known convicted citizen”

12:37, 3 march 2017

The Kremlin refused to comment on a report published by Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation about Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s “secret empire”.

“We have seen the media reports. This is not the first show of creativity by this well-known convicted citizen,” said the Kremlin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in regards to Navalny.

He noted that he had nothing to add to the words of Medvedev’s spokesperson Natalia Timakova who also referred to Navalny’s convictions without refuting any of his allegations.

On March 2, Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation published an investigation into the houses, yachts, and property used by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. According to the Foudantion’s report, Russian billionaires Alisher Usmanov and Leonid Mikhelson donated property to non-profit organizations that are connected with Medvedev.
One of the organizations’ heads Ilya Yeliseyev, a former classmate of Medvedev, said that all of companies are engaged in legitimate charitable activities.
The foundation estimated the total funds listed in the funds supervised by Medvedev at 70 billion rubles (approximately $1.2 billion).