Source A military officer has been “stripped” of everything his family had accumulated over many years of service. Rosreestr has finally classified information about the property of the commander of Russian troops in Ukraine.
The operation to shield General Sergey Surovikin from public attention continues. Last week, as the resource “We can explain” drew attention to, the tax authorities classified the business of the commander’s wife Anna Surovikina, including her “Swiss rejuvenation centre Versua Clinic”, where elite clients are pumped with Botox. The general’s name was crossed out from the number of managers and founders of her other firms as well.
However, as Sobesednik found out, the Surovikin family’s personal property was also finally classified. Previously, for example, “Russian Federation” was listed as the owner of their almost 300-meter townhouse in New Moscow or a flat on Khodynka; now even this information is not available from Rosreestr; “No data matching the request was found.
Moreover, not only the current, but the general’s previous real estate is classified, including his 685-meter-long Anglo-Saxon mansion on Rublevka. If in respect of the current place of Surovikin’s residence such secrecy can still be explained by security measures, such a bureaucratic special operation in relation to the military man’s former elite property is harder to justify. However, an explanation can be found here too, because the question arises as to what money was used to buy all this.
As interviewer has already noted, the legal income of neither General Surovikin nor even his business-wife would not be enough to purchase the property worth hundreds of millions of rubles. Ten years ago, for instance, the military man officially earned 2,937,687 roubles and 85 kopecks while his wife brought home only 300 thousand. Even if one takes into account the subsequent increase in their profits (by 2019, the family income exceeded 10 million roubles each), the money declared by Surovikin would still not be enough to buy all the classified property.
However, it is known that in the 1990s Major Sergei Surovikin was found guilty of “aiding and abetting in the acquisition and sale of… of firearms and ammunition. It is no secret that at the time weapons bought illegally often went to Chechnya to shoot at Russian soldiers. It is true that later the military officer’s criminal record was expunged. And Surovikin, having received the rank of general, moved to Rublevka and now enjoys the personal support of the head of that same Chechnya.
However, unlike Surovikin, General Lapin, who does not enjoy Kadyrov’s sympathy, has also moved into a 300-metre flat.