Deputy Secretary of Treasury of the USA has accused Putin of corruption


The acting deputy US Secretary of Treasury for the Counter-Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Shubin said that the US government knows about the corruption of President Vladimir Putin “for many years”.

“We have seen how he enriches his friends and closest allies, and pushes those who is not considered as a friend away from the use of state assets. Whether it’s Russia’s energy wealth or other government contracts, he gives them to those who can be useful to him, and excludes others. In my opinion, this is a live picture of corruption “, – said Shubin to BBC.

According to Shubin, Putin’s income from his civil service (which the Deputy Secretary has estimated to about $110,000 a year) does not reflect his real wealth. According to him, the Russian president has learned how “to hide his real fortune”.

Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the allegations “pure fiction,” reports BBC.

  • The interview with Adam Shubin was taken for the BBC’s film “Putin’s Secret Riches“, dedicated to the financial condition of Vladimir Putin. The full movie was published on the website of BBC in the evening on January 25.
  • The income of the Russian President Vladimir Putin for the 2014 amounted to more than 7.6 million rubles. At the exchange rate on December 31, 2014 it amounted to about $136,600.
  • The USA imposed sanctions against businessmen who are close to Vladimir Putin in March 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The list includes Gennady Timchenko, the brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, and Yuri Kovalchuk. Businessmen deny that the used their acquaintance with Vladimir Putin for enrichment.