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$1.75 billion of corruption money. Kremlin critic Navalny files lawsuit against Putin

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By Serge K | February 12, 2016 5:20 pm

Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny said on Thursday he had filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin after a company in which the Russian leader’s son-in-law is a shareholder received $1.75 billion in state support.

$1.75 billion of corruption money. Kremlin critic Navalny files lawsuit against Putin

$1.75 billion of corruption money. Kremlin critic Navalny files lawsuit against Putin

The suit cited a Reuters investigation which reported that Putin’s son-in-law, Kirill Shamalov, is a major shareholder in petrochemicals producer Sibur, which received $1.75 billion in funding from Russia’s National Wealth Fund at an unusually low interest rate last year.

The lawsuis  violatation Russian corruption laws by failing to declare a conflict of interest when he personally approved the financing. Navalny said he had filed the suit with the Tverskoi court, in Moscow.

 

 

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