As Vladimir Putin He continues Meaningless onslaught on UkraineHis opponents continue to rob him, his family, and his property clone Accumulated.
Activists have been restless waiting for authorities to seize some of their assets, leaving the matter in their hands in London and southern France.
Pierre Afner, who has recorded Russian wealth for years in a French resort in Biarritz, was arrested on Monday for breaking into a luxurious seaside Altamira villa owned by Putin’s daughter Katerina Tihonova. There he found a document containing a copy of the Russian passport owned by Putin, one of Putin’s oldest and beloved friends, the son of Tihonova and her wealthy ex-husband Nikolai Shamarov. ..
Afner also found a huge number of strange decorations, such as fake songbirds in golden cages and unusual art, in addition to Russian books.He posted his treasure trove Facebook page Monday morning, hours before police detained him.
A small group of squatters also broke into a six-story London mansion belonging to the Oleg Deripaska family on Monday, proclaiming “property has been released” and “Putin fucking himself” Ukrainian flag and flag Was raised.
The property, which is said to be worth about $ 65 million, is located in Belgrave Square, one of the most luxurious addresses in central London. Deripaska was licensed by the British government last week in relation to Putin.
Protesters who occupied the property said they were from a group called unaddressed anti-fascists and wanted to open up their luxury property to those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
In France, Afner also said he intends to open the villa to Ukrainian refugees. Neither Altamara, estimated to be worth about $ 3.7 million, nor the other three coastal villas associated with Putin, including those of his ex-wife, have been quarantined by French authorities.
Putin has never confirmed that Tihonova is his descendant, but the 34-year-old is the daughter of his ex-wife Ludmila Alexandrovna Okeletonaya, who divorced in 2014 after nearly 30 years of marriage. did. It is an open secret that she is Putin’s child.
Tikhonova, Director of the National Intellectual Development Foundation, has appeared several times in Russia-led business conferences over the past few years. She was also one of the first to receive the Russian vaccine against COVID-19.
Afner, who also posted a video from a terrace overlooking the sea with the Ukrainian flag, was arrested by Ukrainian activist Sergei “Troyian” Saveliev, who was filmed in a estate bound by Putin. Proponents called for their release and posted it on social media. “Police should protect people, not oligarchs. Sergei, Pierre and other activists did not steal the villa. They did not take a single item. They took Putin Shamarov’s villa to accept refugees. I tried to equip and prepare. ”Activist Vladimir Putin Post to Facebook..
Biarritz is one of Europe’s sea resorts, including Sardinia in Italy and Malta, an island nation, and has been actively attracting wealthy Russian investors in recent years. Many superyachts and villas have been confiscated since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.
On Sunday, British housing minister Michael Gove said he supported the idea that Russian property seized as part of sanctions would be used to contain refugees. “As long as we are sanctioned for humanitarian and other purposes, we want to find options to use the homes and property of sanctioned individuals,” Gove said on Sunday at the BBC. “The legal standards are pretty high and we’re not talking about permanent confiscation, but” you’re sanctioned and you’re in favor of Putin. This house is here. Use or profit. I don’t have the right to get it, and … if I can use it to help others, I’ll do it. “
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