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‘Putin’s friend’s fund’ $ 1 million a year from each oligarch

The study claims that three-quarters of donations are spent on the construction and maintenance of facilities left over from the Sochi Olympics, rather than on children’s education.

Every Russia at least $ 1 million a year to the financial fund that runs the oligarch Sirius School dollars pays.

RFE / RL’s Russian Service reports quoting the Agency’s website that one of the founders of the fund is also Russia presidents Vladimir Putinis a close friend of.

It is also claimed that most of the funds come from the state budget.

Violençelçalan Sergey Roldugin He is one of the founders of the Talent and Uspex Foundation.

The agency claims that the director of the school Yelena Shmelyova is also known as the “president’s favorite.”

O 2018was one of Putin’s chiefs of staff in the 2021 election, and ministers in the 2021 State Duma election. Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoygu together with judge Vahid Russia was included in the party list.

According to Agentsvo, the oligarchs began donating to the fund in 2016.

Only 25 percent to education

The study also draws attention to the fact that the amount of donations paid by the oligarchs coincided with the times when they needed the support of the Kremlin.

For example, a billionaire Suleyman KarimovMost of the donations are tradesmen in the background In France arrest and the Kremlin made it free entered when trying to do.

As a result, billionaires overlapped with the school fund 17.5 billion rubles (232.5 million dollars) paid.

In addition, the funds come from various companies whose main shareholder is the state.

Total state transfers to the fund so far 27.2 billion rubles (361 million dollars).

The agency claims that three-quarters of the donations are spent on the construction and maintenance of facilities left over from the Sochi Olympics, rather than on children’s education.

Only 25 percent of the funds are spent on children’s education.

It is also noted going to the word education “Methodologists” are engaged in the program, and the “spirit of Putinism” prevails in the collective.

The Corruption and Organized Crime Investigation Journalism Project (OCCRP) wrote in 2017 that Putin’s 2 billion The name of cellist Sergei Roldugin, the “nominal” holder of the assets of $ 1 billion, became known in April 2016, after the leak of documents of the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca & Co.

Roldugin himself denied that he was always engaged in commercial activities.

The West is said to have included Sergei Roldugin in its talks on sanctions against Putin’s inner circle.

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‘Putin’s friend’s fund’ $ 1 million a year from each oligarch – Research
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