It became clear that a family living on such a scale and beyond their means, would surely become subject to our close attention.
The head of the largest socially-oriented state-owned company (and practically a state official) was unable to hide his estate worth 0 million.
Everything began with the fur coat storage room belonging to the Head of Russian Railways.
The Foundation for Fighting Corruption were awfully fond of the chief railwayman, Mr Yakunin's elegant villa with its own forest, a fenced river, a few artificial ponds, the 2,000 square metre bathhouse, the room for prayer, and the fur coat storage facility.
And where his cherished FUR COAT STORE ROOM is located Statements of the Yakunins with regard to this are almost completely contradictory.- “In their statement to REUTERS, Russian Railways noted that there is absolutely no business connection between Andrei Yakunin and the state monopoly”.- “In his interview with REUTERS, Vladimir Yakunin denied his connection with his son’s business”.- "The first three hotels that we opened in Kazan, Astrakhan, and Izhevsk cities have no relation to Russian Railways”, Andrei Yakunin said.
For example, Yakunin’s wife started to rid herself of the companies where she had been registered as a founder.
At first we focused on rather interesting field studies of the manor.
Have a read, it's amusing Then we, like everyone else (' Novaya gazeta' daily and the ' Vedomosti'), studied the offshore companies to which the "cunning" railroader re-assigned his property ownership.
Before I move on to the main narrative, here's an epigraph, to get a better feel for the context, so to speak.
President Vladimir Putin admitted that Russia needs systematic "de-offshoring" of the Russian economy. "We need a system of measures to "de-offshore" our economy", - Mr Putin said.And now check this out: free to switch back and forth between the two articles. Click: the scheme of Yakunin’s family offshore companies.