Putin has no questions about the money allocated for the army, also for the reason that in exchange for the stolen, Defense Ministry officials are ready to carry out any, the most “dirty”, order of the head of the Russian Federation.
High-ranking officials with real estate abroad and fabulous incomes that are not declared – this is what the new investigation of Alexei Navalny’s team is all about. It was dedicated to the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko.
According to the plot of the FreeDom project, according to international financier Bill Browder, such officials in the Russian Federation as Krivoruchko became the main cause of corruption in the army.
“Corruption in Russia is so widespread that virtually nothing works. Everything related to the state does not work. They are not in a position to conduct military operations. 80% of the money that should have gone to war was stolen, and that’s good,” – Browder said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Lawyer Nikolai Polozov also agrees that corruption has affected the combat effectiveness of Russian troops. Thanks to officials such as Shoigu and Krivoruchko, Russian tanks are left without dynamic protection and become fairly easy targets.
“The corrupt nature of the Putin regime and its officials, it just manifests itself in the fact that for a long time, more than 20 years, the main idea was to steal as much as possible in those positions, with the opportunities that these officials had. And to provide these stolen future for their children,” Polozov says. Ruslan Shaveddinov, an employee of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, said that the Russian Defense Ministry is one of the most corrupt departments. And so Shoigu himself became fabulously rich and “made rich” his family. Everyone in his circle in this ministry is also corrupt.
According to Shaveddinov, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was one of the most corrupt and unpopular departments among the people, for which more and more money was allocated from the budget every year. And at the same time, more and more was stolen. He stressed that no one was engaged in either reforming the army or any kind of training of their own soldiers.
“They (officials in the Russian Ministry of Defense – UNIAN) were not ready for this war, they lived simply by enriching themselves and pocketing the budget,” the FBK official noted.
Journalists asked Shaveddinov if Putin would not ask Shoigu where the money allocated for the army for all these years had gone.
“He does not ask such a question. Shoigu knows that there are no such questions, some small contractor of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation periodically also covers Shoigu for the press. The contractor is imprisoned, and then those huge sums that are stolen” – explains the FBK employee .
In addition, Putin has no questions about the money allocated for the army, also for the reason that in exchange for the stolen, Defense Ministry officials are ready to fulfill any, the most “dirty”, order of the head of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, the Navalny Foundation said that the daughters of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko found American citizenship and the right to receive it. At the same time, the top official himself owns luxury real estate for half a billion rubles.