Contents tagged with Anti-Corruption Foundation

  • Russian oligarch Rotenberg claims 'Putin's palace' belongs to him

    In an interview with the TV channel Mash, Russian billionaire Arkady Rotenberg said he is an owner of the Palace which is believed to be indirectly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    In a three-minute interview with Mash's editor-in-chief Maxim Ixanov, Rotenberg explained that he decided to speak about it because of the scandal.

    "There was quite a complex object. There were a lot of lenders. I was able to become an owner. It's a godsend," Rotenberg said, adding that he purchased the …

  • Russian Security Service claims no-fly zone over Putin’s Palace was established because of increased NATO activity in the area

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has responded to reports about the no-fly zone over Cape Idokopoz near Gelendzhik, where Putin’s palace is located, saying that a special regime over the area was imposed following the orders of the Russian Ministry of Transport of July 2020 due to "increased intelligence activity of several neighboring states, including NATO members."

    At the same time, the Russian Federal Protective Service (FSO), which is responsible for the safety of the Russian …

  • Weapons stores to be closed in Moscow amid looming protests

    All weapons stores will be closed in Moscow next weekend. According to Baza news outlet, such an order was sent to the stores by the Russian National Guard.

    The information was confirmed by Air-gun stores and the management of Kolchuga store in Moscow. They will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    So far, the order of the Russian National Guard concerns only the next weekend, when supporters of Alexei Navalny planned another round of mass rallies.

    Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti …

  • Kremlin refuses to name direct owners of Putin’s Palace

    The palace in Gelendzhik, which according to Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation is "indirectly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin," belongs to entrepreneurs whose names "the Kremlin has no right to disclose," said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov at a press conference on Tuesday, January 26.

    When asked about the palace, he noted that "this large object, it is well known in Gelendzhik, and is owned directly by one or more individuals" but it would not be appropriate to name them. …

  • Protests sweep across Russia in support of Navalny

    Protests in support of Alexei Navalny and other political prisoners are taking place in Russia. Mass protests were sparked by the arrest of the oppositionist, who returned to Russia after his treatment in Germany.

    Rallies in support of the detained opposition politician Alexei Navalny and other political prisoners began in Russian cities on Saturday, January 23.

    According to the OVD-Info website, the number of people detained at rallies in Russia has reached 1,338. There are 395 detainees in …

  • Navalny's video about Putin's palace tops YouTube charts in 7 countries

    A Alexei Navalny's  video about Putin's palace near Gelendzhik topped YouTube most-watched charts in 7 countries, reported the investigative-lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Lyubov Sobol on her Telegram channel.

    According to YouTube statistics, as of January 20, 19:30 Moscow time, the video became the most-watched video in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Ukraine, Estonia and Cyprus.

    In addition, the video hit the top 10 YouTube trends in 15 countries, including Israel, the Czech …