Konstantin Ernst has already commented on the mention of his name in Pandora's dossier.
What is the & # 8220; Pandora's Record & # 8221 ;?
On October 3, 2021, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released the so-called & # 8220; Pandora's Record & # 8221; (The Pandora Papers), which contains information that the leaders of several countries, show business stars and other famous people around the world have been involved in offshore projects.
Over 600 journalists from 117 countries have studied the archives in detail at 14 largest offshore registrars. From Russia, & # 8220; Important stories & # 8221; * participated in the work of ICIJ.
Investigators spoke of the offshore transactions of more than 100 billionaires, as well as 35 leaders of countries around the world and 400 government officials.
The material is based on information from over 11.9 million files, totaling 2.94 terabytes, obtained from an offshore data breach, which reporters call the largest of history.
Before that, the biggest case of a leak of classified documents called & # 8220; Panama Archives', which became publicly available in 2016, where it was said about the offshore schemes of a large number of businessmen and politicians around the world .
Which of the world leaders owns offshore?
In the new & # 8220; Pandora's file & # 8221 ;, in particular, there is a mention of the name of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky , who used offshore ploys to benefit his family from abroad. 39; foreigner without declaring such income.
It is reported that during the 2019 election campaign the current leader of Nezalezhnaya ceded 25% to his close friend Sergei Shafer shares an offshore company. The man is said to have now become Zelensky's advisor.
In addition, Zelensky and his associates could be involved in transfers of $ 40 million from structures associated with Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, who, incidentally, according to reporters, was engaged in the laundering of billions. dollars through shell companies.
In addition to Zelensky, in offshore programs, according to investigators, the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was involved, who has earned around £ 400million in recent years from the sale of UK real estate.
Czech Prime Minister Andrey Babish could have used offshore companies to buy a castle in France for 22 million dollars.
The documents also mention the Pakistani politician Munis Ilahi and the government minister of that country Imran Khan , the King of Jordan < strong> Abdullah II , the former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair and other world leaders.
The name of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the & # 8220; Pandora folder & # 8221; not mentioned.
The stars mentioned in & # 8220; Pandora folder & # 8221;
But the materials showcase the model Claudia Schiffer and the singer Shakira , who appeared in Spanish court in 2019 for tax evasion. It is noteworthy that during this period the world star registered new offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands.
Singer Julio Iglesias , according to investigators, has opened at least 20 companies in offshore areas by which has bought homes for $ 112 million.
Featured in the & # 8220; folder & # 8221; and the current football club coach & # 8220; Manchester City & # 8221; Josep Guardiola , who, when he worked at & # 8220; Barcelona & # 8221; hidden from the Spanish tax inspection of the Bank of Andorra about 500 thousand euros received from the Qatari club “Al-Ahli”.
Which offshore waters were used by the Russian officials and those close to Putin?
In the & # 8220; Pandora folder & # 8221; it is said that the CEO of & # 8220; Channel One & # 8221; Konstantin Ernst acted as a secret partner in the acquisition of real estate in Moscow. The facilities, according to reporters, included 39 cinemas, the funds of which were allocated by Russian state banks.
It is alleged that Ernst could have received part of the agreement for the organization of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi
Ernst himself has stated that & # 8220; never hid & # 8221; his participation in the privatization deal, pointing out that this deal was not compensation for his work at the Olympics.
Featured in & # 8220; Pandora's Record & # 8221; and Svetlana Krivonogikh , whom journalists previously called a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Investigators found her apartment in Monaco for 3.6 million euros and parking for two cars.
In the ICIJ lists there is also mention of the family of the head of & # 8220; Rostec & # 8221; Sergey Shemezov … In particular, according to reporters, the 34-year-old daughter-in-law of the official Yekaterina Ignatova and her grandmother across the Virginia offshore have assets and goods worth 22 billion rubles, including a luxurious 85-meter yacht Valerie and a villa in Spain./p>
Journalists claim that the former son-in-law of the leader of & # 8220; Transneft & # 8221; Nikolai Tokarev has Cypriot nationality, and the head of Sberbank German Gref held around $ 50 million in family offshore waters in Singapore, Panama and Samoa about 10 years ago.
The nephew of the Russian leader Roman Putin , the student friends of the president Viktor Khmarin and Nikolai Egorov , head of the & Presidential administration Anton Vaino appears in the lists published by ICIJ , the son-in-law of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Alexander Vinokurov , as well as relatives of some Russian officials.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Vladimir Zelensky had been found offshore. The survey was published in 2019.
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