Before Putin’s address to parliamentarians and officials snapped up cakes “presidential chef” Prigogine
Despite the difficult economic situation in the country, reading the annual message of the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly in the Kremlin was not without a small buffet. As reported by Life, until the arrival of the President in the Kremlin arrived at the event, officials gathered around the table.
Whiling away time in expectation of the President, state Duma deputies, Ministers, experts and journalists enjoyed the cakes with salmon, cabbage and meat. Also on the menu was sweet puffs, mini cakes, éclairs, rolls, chocolates and marmalade.
The greatest demand monitoring of correspondents, enjoyed pies with cabbage. They disappeared from the trays with rapid speed.
Reminds Life that the food of guests watching Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is considered to be the personal chef of Vladimir Putin.
Eugene Prigogine is known for his large projects in the restaurant business. So, controlled by businessman company “Concord” has previously acquired the right to execution of the contract on the organization of food services in St. Petersburg and Moscow, including in schools and military units.
In January 2016 Fund for the fight against corruption opposition leader Alexei Navalny has described the scheme, which resulted in the company, according to the Foundation, affiliated with Prigogine received contracts for 40 billion rubles to service military camps. The businessman has also been associated with the organization and financing of the so-called Troll factory in the suburbs of St. Petersburg Olgino.
In June 2016, the BBC Russian service reportedthat people Prigogine behind the creation of the Internet filing opposition, which declared persecution and a series of attacks on “dissent” in St. Petersburg. Then the journalist Denis Korotkov, who wrote a series of articles about Prigogine, reported that undergoes persecution from the people of the restaurateur who, disguised as classmates of the journalist, trying to study his biography.
In 2011, the “Novaya Gazeta” wrote, as Prigogine belonging to firm “the Concorde management and consulting” has won the tender for the provision of pupils of several dozen schools hot meals, and what a scandal occurred when Prigogine first ordered to fire the chefs and dismantle the equipment of canteens in schools, and soon offered to return employees to work.
Press Prigogine refers to the “inner circle” of Vladimir Putin. Belonging to Petersburg businessman the boat restaurant New Island in 2001, the Russian leader had dinner in the company of the then President of France Jacques Chirac, the media wrote, noting that Prigogine personally served the heads of state filed and exchanged their plates. Then began the rise of his career, which was described in 2013 by Forbes magazine, noting that for 11 years, Prigogine passed a way from the high-profile dinners for the President to largest defense contractor.