The Russian investigative journalism website “Proekt” made one particular revelation. As the deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia found out Dmitry Medvedev and his family use a 74-meter yacht worth 100 million dollars.
At yacht there is a helipad, a personal office and a special communications system. “In the waters of the Russian Federation, the yacht Vselenaya (‘Universe’) is usually accompanied by Russian warships,” the journalists report.
The “Proekt” website, claiming that this particular yacht is used by Dmitry Medvedev, cites Turkish observer Yoruk Isik, who monitors ships plying the Bosphorus, Turkish observers from the NGO Nordic Monitor as well as a img among yacht brokers.
An employee of the marina in the city of Sochi, where the boat is currently moored and guarded, describes it as “Medvedev’s yacht” and “government”, the report states.
The journalists, as reported by the Athens News Agency, believe that the yacht was bought by the billionaire Igor Yusufov. The owner of the boat is not mentioned while the vessel has been built by the Dutch office Damen Yachting in 2018, and is registered to the offshore company Southerner Ltd of the Cayman Islands.
“Proekt” points out, citing data from the specialized service VesselFinder, that in July 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the yacht “Universe” was sailing in the waters of the Mediterranean with its transponder disabled. Menvedev’s son Ilya and Igor Yusufov’s son Maxim were on board the boat, according to journalists.
In March 2017 Alexei Navalny and his team in an investigation they published about Dmitry Menvedev, mentioned Dmitry Menvedev’s luxury properties. According to the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Medvedev owns the yacht Fotinia worth about 10 million dollars.
Source: News Beast