In the Kremlin commented on the investigation of “Rain” on business of the former co-owner of oil trader Gunvor Peter Kolbin, who, according to the channel, owes his wealth to his friendship with President Vladimir Putin. The journalists reported that Pyotr Kolbin and another friend of the head of state Gennady Timchenko has sold three apartments in the elite areas of Moscow and St. Petersburg full namesake grandmother sportswoman Alina Kabaeva, Anna Zatsepilina.

Peskov noted that I’ve never met a surname Kolbin among friends of the President. Thus a press-the Secretary noted, and any evidence of the allegations Kolbina participation in illegal schemes, he also does not remember, reports TASS.

“I honestly have never seen charges. Some considerations – Yes, – said Peskov. – Very often there are some arguments bordering on the speculation, but I’ve never seen, not read any supported by any real facts of information.”

A Kremlin spokesman explained that means “connection” with the President of Russia and “business processes” with his participation.

In the investigation of “Rain” said that the former co-owner of oil trader Gunvor and owner of the state $ 500 million Pyotr Kolbin is a childhood friend of President Putin. Fathers Kolbina and Putin met in 1954 in the village of Amenity Leningrad region, where Kolbin Sr. was the Director of the school, and the Putin family was shot in the summer cottage. Growing up, Vladimir Putin and Pyotr Kolbin met, went together to the village discos and even fought with the local bullies.

In December 2000, the acquaintance was renewed. The condition of Peter Kolbin now Forbes estimated at 0,55 billion dollars. Kolbin until 2010 owned a 10% Gunvor, in the same year, he bought shares of the company “Yamal LNG” for $ 90 million, a year and a half and sold it for $ 526 million. The transaction was approved by a government Commission headed by Putin holding then a post of the Prime Minister.

Among other things, Kolbin belonged to two apartments with a total area of 601 square meters on Arbat street in Moscow at the house 18 – a seven-story club house overlooking the Old Arbat. These apartments with Parking spaces and with one – apartment house with views of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg (total area 211 sqm), owned by Gennady Timchenko, was reissued at the end of 2015 on the woman, is a full namesake of the grandmother of Alina Kabaeva, the former gymnast, a novel which the press since 2006, attributed to President Putin.

In March 2015, Dmitry Peskov, denied the information about the birth of Vladimir Putin. The paternity of the third child of Alina Kabaeva media persistently attributed to the Russian President.

In March 2016, it became known that the property grandmother Kabaeva sold to businessman Grigory Bayes, partner Arkady Rotenberg.



Peskov commented on the investigation on business of a friend of Putin and is selling them their apartments namesake grandmother Kabaeva 27.09.2016

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