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Russian emails appear to show ‘network’ holding $4.5bn assets linked to Putin

By Daniel Boffey, Olesya Shmagun and Miranda Patrucic

20 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

A Guardian investigation reveals an informal network of palaces, yachts and vineyards linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Palaces, yachts and vineyards reportedly provided to Vladimir Putin by friends and oligarchs can now be linked to what appears to be an informal network holding assets worth more than $4.5bn (£3.7bn).

A digital paper trail appears to suggest that an array of holiday homes and other assets reportedly used by the Russian president, which according to available records belong to or have been owned by separate individuals, companies and charities, are linked through a common email domain name, LLCInvest.ru.

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