Russian opposition leader accuses Putin’s friend of corruption

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published the results of a new anti-corruption investigation against restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as 'Putin’s chef.'

In its recent report, the Anti-corruption Foundation, founded by Navalny, exposes the cartel of Prigozhin, who, while imitating a competition, received 23 billion rubles ($ 375.3 million USD) from Russia’s state defense order budget, at least a third of which was stolen. This was reported on May 19 by Russian office of Radio Liberty.

On May 22, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) must deliver a judgement on the cartel. In this regard, Navalny expressed fear that the agency would not put pressure on a person from the Russian president’s environment and will greatly soften the case, setting minimal fines or even closing the case

Alexei Navalny notes that it is Prigozhin who stands behind the attack on Sergei Mokhov, the husband of the FBK lawyer Lyubov Sobol, who participated in the investigation of the so-called 'cook's case'.

  Russia, Navalny, Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin