Russian media outlet Proekt investigation finds real estate worth 1.7 billion rubles in Moscow, Sochi, and Vladimir owned by Putin's cousin and her daughter
An excellent investigation by Russian media outlet Proekt details real estate holdings by Putin’s cousin and her daughter, in Moscow and Sochi, worth more than 1.7 billions rubles. I am reposting an article written in Russian by Mediazona and posts written in Russian by Proekt.
President Vladimir Putin's cousin Tatyana Ptashuk and her daughter Elena Zhidkova own real estate in Russia worth more than 1.7 billion rubles.
“Ptashuk and her daughter Zhidkova own seven apartments in Moscow, Sochi, and Vladimir, four houses and land plots with a total value of more than 1.7 billion rubles,” says Proekt, without giving other details about the objects.
From 2015 to 2020, Ptashuk also owned an apartment on the coastline of Sochi in the residential complex "Alexandriy Mayak" worth about 80 million rubles. In July 2020, Nadezhda Krivonogikh, the mother of billionaire Svetlana Krivonogikh, whom the Proekt called the mother of Putin's alleged third daughter, became its owner. Six months after the release of the investigation, the owner changed.
Tatyana Ptashuk is the sister of the wife of the governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev Anna Tsivileva. Their father, Yevgeny Putin, is Vladimir Putin's cousin. Both of them studied to be a psychiatrist: Ptashuk worked as a doctor in the Vladimir region, and Tsivileva worked in Ivanovo.
In 2000, according to Proekt, Ptashuk moved to Moscow and from 2004 to 2014 worked as deputy general director of the Biotek pharmaceutical company, founded by ex-senator Boris Shpigel.
Now Ptashuk is the deputy chief physician at Polyclinic No. 1 of the Presidential Administration in Sivtsev Vrazhok, according to the Project. Although she is not listed on the management list on the website of the polyclinic, she is mentioned as a deputy for the medical unit on third-party resources.
Her daughter Elena Zhidkova is now the head of RZD's subsidiary, RZD-Medicina, which includes 360 hospitals and polyclinics in 75 Russian regions. Her husband Evgeny Mullakandov is a US citizen. He was among the authors of programs for the Skolkovo resident of the Sotsmedika company. He also owns 51% of the "Ian Nepomniachtchi Chess School"; the chess player himself opposed the war in Ukraine.
Proekt has found new relatives of Putin; they make money on relations with the state and own luxurious real estate
Let's start with Putin's great-niece Tatiana Ptashuk and her daughter Elena Zhidkova, both important people in Russian healthcare.
Who is Ptashuk?
She is the daughter of a cousin of President Yevgeny Putin and the sister of the heroine of one of our previous investigations, Anna Putina-Tsivileva, owner of the Kolmar company and mistress of the Kemerovo region. Tatyana Putina trained as a psychiatrist and married her colleague Anatoly Ptashuk. For many years she worked in the Vladimir region, but exactly in the year of Putin's election as president, she moved to Moscow, and now she is the deputy chief physician at the presidential administration's polyclinic in Sivtsevo Vrazhok, where officials are being treated.
How does Ptashuk make money on relations with the state?
From 2004 to 2014 she worked as deputy general director of the pharmaceutical company Biotek. Coincidentally, during this period, the company became one of the largest beneficiaries of public drug procurement.
How much did she earn?
Ptashuk and her daughter Zhidkova own seven apartments in Moscow, Sochi, and Vladimir, four houses, and land plots worth more than 1.7 billion rubles, according to Rosreestr.
Who is Zhidkova?
Elena Anatolyevna Ptashuk, trained as a doctor, married Vasily Zhidkov, and under his last name became a big boss - the head of the RZD-medicine company. Read the details about her second marriage in the following news.
How do we know that they are relatives of Putin?
The names of both women are indicated in the documents, copies of which are at the disposal of the Proekt. However, we also found evidence in open data: on the website of Ivanovo School No. 58, Putin's cousin is listed on the list of outstanding graduates under two names - Putin and Ptashuk. And according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, she owned the Pliteks company together with her brother Mikhail Putin, now the deputy chairman of Gazprom. Now the share in the company belongs to Denis Putin, the son of Mikhail. Ptashuk is also connected with another important person for Putin - read about this in our next news.
While working on an investigation about Vladimir Putin, which Proekt will publish tomorrow, we received amazing confirmation of how the Russian president “shuffles” assets between family members, mistress, friends, and denominations. We are talking about a 266-meter apartment in Sochi in the elite residential complex "Alexandriy Mayak" worth more than 80 million rubles. But our attention was attracted not by the price, but by the owners.
At first, the apartment belonged to businessman Stanislav Iosilzon (known as the victim of Viktor Baturin, sentenced to 7 years), but in 2015 it was transferred to Tatyana Ptashuk, Putin's cousin, whom we talked about above.
In July 2020, the owner changed again, it became Nadezhda Mikhailovna Krivonogikh. This is the mother of Putin's mistress, Svetlana Krivonogikh, and the grandmother of the president's illegitimate daughter, Lisa.
Nadezhda Mikhailovna owned the apartment for only 11 months. In June 2021, it was received by Sergei Rudnov, the son of a friend of Putin and the “nominal” of the president. Previously, he bought for Putin his ancestral home in the Tver region, he also recorded a historic mansion near Vyborg, where the head of state rested, and he is also a co-owner of the pro-Kremlin newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Why did the grandmother of Putin's illegitimate daughter own the apartment for so long? Just four months after receiving (we doubt that it was a sale) the asset, in November 2020, our investigation about the Krivonogikh came out. Apparently, after that, the authorities decided to “hide” the property.
Now let's tell you more about Elena Zhidkova, Vladimir Putin's grandniece and head of RZD-Medicine.
According to the documents we have, in 2005 she married Vasily Zhidkov, and thirteen years later she had a new husband, Evgeny Mullakandov. He was born in Tajikistan but is now a US citizen.
Mullakandov is associated with medicine, he is a co-author of a program for predicting a person's health status by his genome with the modest name I'm Genius. He is also associated with the Sotsmedika company, a Skolkovo resident, which has developed an application that determines the risks of complications from coronavirus.
In addition, he owns the Jan Nepomniachtchi School of Chess (51% stake). His partner, the famous Russian grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi, spoke out against this war on February 24, 2022, that is, immediately after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “History has seen many Black Thursdays. But today is blacker than the others. #no war #saynotowar,” he wrote on social media.
Read our investigation soon, in which we will reveal the main secret of the Kremlin via Proekt
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