The Kremlin called Putin the main purpose of offshore scandal

Continuation of the information exercise

Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov has responded to the appeared on the eve of publication about the network of offshore companies associated with people from the inner circle of the Russian President. He named published attack against the Russian President personally.

“That certainly judging by the messages I have received, you are interested in is the continuation of the information in exercises against our President. Well I waited, announced, — and this stuffing was going on,” Peskov said.

“Of course created the information product, which is advanced in our domestic political scene, said press Secretary of the President. — This product is addressed to the domestic audience. Although Putin has never appeared on evidence and referred to other countries and other leaders, but it is clear to us that the main purpose of such disinformation was and is our President in the context of the parliamentary elections and in the long term presidential elections, as well as overall political stability in our country. It is obvious that the point of this attack is directed against our country and against President Putin personally”.

“At the same time these throws are focused on external consumption. It is obvious that the degree of putinopoly has reached such a level that it is okay to talk about Russia, talk about the success of Russia is impossible a priori. Bad — we need to talk. And when you have nothing — you need something to sotapatti, — said Peskov told reporters. — If you recall the situation in Palmira– the obvious success, but little information appeared, there is a tendency to silence. A number of potentially positive news should have been something to interrupt.”

Peskov later added that the main goal of the authors of the investigation — “to shake a situation”. According to him, their activities are ineffective and unlikely to have a negative impact.


“I admit that we waited more qualified outcome of this journalistic community. In fact not so much something new was announced. And here I’m more likely to Express disappointment. In many respects, when talking about the community, tradition of quality investigative journalism have sunk into oblivion,” expressed dissatisfaction with the results of the investigations of the Sands.

He also described the authors of the publications — the international consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ) and the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP).

“We know, already know, already knew, it’s journalistic community, the so-called community. There are many journalista, the main activity of which journalism is not. Many representatives are former sotrudniki the state Department, the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Know who is funding this organization. It’s a talking information from the point of view of bias and methods of these fellows,” said Sands about them.

According to him, the investigation “lacks a lot of things”. “They themselves invent, framed, actually prepare, throw and promote information to the target audience. The details do not consider it necessary to go, because nothing concrete about Putin and the new no. The rest is based on the arguments and speculations”, — said Peskov.

Sunday night was published, a joint project of the International consortium of investigative journalism (ICIJ) and the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP). In the report published by journalists, it is argued that people “from the inner circle” of Russian President Vladimir Putin was transferred through offshore companies at least $2 billion.

In its investigation journalists refer to “an unprecedented leak of millions of documents” from the database Mossack Fonseca, the fourth biggest in the world offshore law firm. About 11.5 million documents were obtained by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and provided ICIJ and OCCRP. According to the authors of the investigation, these papers reveal the extent of the “shadow economy”, which involved leading politicians, businessmen and “celebrity.” Search and study documents for more than a year engaged in 350 journalists: members of the ICIJ, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and dozens of other publications.

Offshore no

The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov in the investigation mentioned separately.His name sounds in connection with the company Carina Global Assets Ltd registered in the British virgin Islands in 2014. In the application for registration of the company specified beneficiary — “professional skater” Tatiana Navka and attached a picture of her. From the same application that the company may engage in the purchase of investment assets in the beneficiary’s interest and manage assets worth more than $1 million Offshore had been registered before the wedding, Peskov and skill sets held in 2015. Journalists managed to find out, if in 2015 the beneficiary in this company.

“The fact that my wife has never had any offshore companies,” he said. In this regard, Sands questioned the veracity of other information.

“Waiting for the continuation — the continuation will be. Can announce for this organization,” said Sands.