“Now he owns everything.” Former friend of Putin Pugachev told how rich the president of the Russian Federation is and how he bribes foreign politicians
The former owner of Mezhprombank, Sergei Pugachev, who is now wanted in Russia and is suing her in The Hague for assets worth $ 15 billion, and from the mid-1990s to 2010 had close contact with Vladimir Putin, said that the President of the Russian Federation now ” owns everything.” …
“ Now he owns everything, he has nowhere to spend it ( money – ed.). He spends them on bribing foreign politicians, presidents of different countries, ”Pugachev said in an interview with Dmitry Gordon.
When asked whether Putin really bribes the presidents, Pugachev answered ” Of course.”
At the same time, he clarified that this is not done personally by the President of the Russian Federation, but this is ” Putin’s idea, we discussed it.”
“ Putin and Putin’s Russia have an instrument against which the European Union and America are simply powerless. It’s just real money. You see former Prime Minister Fillon, French – where is he? Zarubezhneft ( former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has been a member of the board of the Zarubezhneft oil company, which is controlled by the Russian authorities, since June 28, 2021 – ed.). Schroeder in general, while still the chancellor, simply did not get out of there. … You see, such useful idiots are ready to corrupt them. There are plenty of them in France. They are in Paris, they have influence. There are rich, there are poor, some former migrants of the third generation, ”said Pugachev.
He also described the mechanism by which foreign politicians are bribed.
“ That is, conditionally, someone says: ‘Vladimir Vladimirovich, we agreed there, everything is fine, we need to be there…”. He says: “Is it necessary? So, to Sechin ( Igor Sechin, president of Rosneft – ed.), To Miller ( Alexey Miller – head of the board of Gazprom – ed.), To a private businessman, to him with this question. ” They come and say: ‘Dad said,’ ”said Pugachev.
He also answered the question if Putin is the richest Russian.
“ Well, of course, yes,” said Pugachev.
He added that, in his opinion, Putin himself does not know how much money he has, “but if tomorrow he ceases to be president, from the richest Russian, he will turn into some kind of unfortunate, he understands this.”
Sergei Pugachev is a former member of the Federation Council and founder of Mezhprombank.
For many years, Sergei Pugachev was a close friend of Putin, whom he has known since the mid-90s, when he worked at the St. Petersburg mayor’s office.
In addition, he was one of the leaders of the election headquarters of the Russian president.
According to Pugachev, it was he who recommended the current head of the Kremlin, Boris Yeltsin, for the post of prime minister.
In the Russian Federation, Pugachev is accused of embezzlement or embezzlement of funds on an especially large scale, as well as abuse of power.