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Moscow Luxury Suburbs: The Richest Inhabitants of Skolkovo on Map

The Skolkovo settlement is a place in the Moscow suburbs where officials are neighbouring with businessmen from the Forbes list. Russiangate tells about lovers of elite real estate in the Moscow suburbs. Spoiler: Russian officials are among them. Sofia Savina finds out who are neighbors of Igor Shuvalov and Roman Abramovich. Golf with security There is an old Russian joke that there is no life outside the Moscow Ring Road. Yet, as we found out, there is – and it differs from fussy Moscow, as...
11/07/2017

The Love Nest: What St. Petersburg Governor and His Family Own?

A house next to the ones of Prosecutor General Chaika, Ksenia Sobchak’s mother and Foreign Minister Lavrov. Haven't also forgotten about the children. Russiangate took a closer look at the declaration of the mayor and found land plots on Rublyovka and an elite apartment in the Petrogradsky District in the list of Georgy Poltavchenko’s property. Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko never concealed that he is a large landowner. In his official declarations, one can see that in the 2014...
11/03/2017

Corruptistan: MTS and VimpelCom telecommunication providers and the kick backs

A story about international companies being punished for bribes (it actually happens!) Several Russian telecom companies became involved in an international corruption scandal. In order to settle on the Uzbek market, MTS and VimpelCom could have given bribes to the daughter of the country's former president – Gulnara Karimova. Sofia Savina reports on how the investigation into the case is going now. UZBEK-STYLE BRIBES The anti-corruption investigation into the bribes of the "Uzbek Princess"...
10/03/2017

Kazan Rublyovka: Who Lives in the Elite Village

Next to the president of Tatarstan’s land plot, his relatives and officials from his close circle bought land plots as well The village of Borovoe Matyushino is called the "Kazan Rublyovka". It is located in a pine forest on the banks of the Volga - a 40-minute drive from Kazan. Elite castles in the village are adjacent to stunted village houses. And strong fences - with bad roads: in the village there are not even sidewalks. Sofia Savina met with the neighbors of the president of the...
09/29/2017

Ataman: artificially created village of the Cossacks in Kuban

Potemkin village for state employees, where some have built houses, others are working or are "resting," in the Cossack village by force On the Taman peninsula, alongside the Kerch Strait, the Cossack village of Potemkin has been operating for its eighth year already. It was built from scratch, in the hope that it would become a kind of attraction for tourists. Mikhail Shubin went to "Ataman" and investigated how the project is developing, which was slated to become one of the...
09/23/2017

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