One of the defendants in the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption of “secret property”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, head of the Foundation “Dar” Ilya Yeliseyev has declared that it has under itself the real bases.
“Commercial and non-profit organizations in which I am a shareholder, founder or leader, are engaged in permitted by law of economic and other activities in my best interest or for charitable purposes. None of politicians or public servants, these persons are not linked,” the statement quoted Yeliseyev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
“Recent information stuffing are the obvious example of political propaganda and have no basis in reality”, — reads the statement of Ilya Yeliseev, the resulting “statements”.
Previously, the FCO sent the Investigative Committee a statement on initiation of legal proceedings against Medvedev and businessman Alisher Usmanov.
The Fund offered to bring a case under article 290 of the criminal code (receiving bribes) and article 291 (giving a bribe). According to the statement, in August 2010, Usmanov has transferred land with a house located in the village of Znamenskoye, the Fund of support of socially important state projects. The Fund, as indicated in the statement, “organized and managed by Dmitry Medvedev”. In the statement given and the estimated value of transferred Fund of property of 5 billion rubles.
In circulation in the U.S. in particular, said that the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Fund is a classmate of Medvedev at the law faculty of Leningrad state University Ilya Eliseev, CEO — is another classmate of the Prime Minister Alexey Chetvertkov.
General Director of JSC “Seim-agro” Andrey Medvedev, who, according to the FCO, is the cousin of Dmitry Medvedev, stated that the investigation of the Bulk Fund is a “fiction and folklore”. According to him, “by the said person [Dmitry Medvedev] he had not received any help or interference”. “If it was really so, as a true patriot of our country, I would be truly sad. Such accusations are without Foundation. It is fiction and folklore”, — said Andrei Medvedev.