Alexei Navalny showed a well-guarded huge unfinished palace near Gelendzhik on the Black Sea coast with an area of 17 thousand square meters, estimated by him at 100 billion rubles. Vladimir Putin during a meeting with students in a videoconference call it an investigation installation and compilation - reports RBC.
None of what is indicated there as my property neither me nor my close relatives belongs and did not belong. Never", - answered the head of state in response to a question about the palace. He added that he did not watch the two-hour investigation itself due to lack of free time, but "leafed through the selections that the assistants brought".
Vladimir Putin called the information itself periodically published in the media about the palace near Gelendzhik not new:
"This information has been circulated for more than ten years. Now is a good opportunity. They put everything together, they decided to brainwash our citizens with these materials. Here they placed my butterfly style swimming, where I am so, clumsy, but sometimes I like to swim like that. In some pool I've never been. I don't know what this pool is. But I swam like that. When and where? In the Yenisei in 2016. It's just a compilation. Mounting. In the language of one famous character, I would like to say: "It's boring, girls"".
Vladimir Putin also said that he really knows some of the people mentioned in Alexey Navalny's film, Interfax reports. Some of them are his "friend, former colleague, some distant relatives, some acquaintances". However, there are those with whom he is not familiar:
"Actually, I just never saw them in my eyes. Not familiar with them. I understand that they do not really want to get up close to me, because whoever appears next to me, they impose sanctions on them".
The President added that some of the people mentioned in the video had been in business for a long time, even before meeting with him.
The press secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov previously called investigated "high-quality bogus stereotype" and also noted several times that "the president has no palaces", the Dozhd TV channel reports.
On January 23, unauthorized street actions were held in a number of Russian cities in support of the arrested Alexey Navalny. In this regard , Vladimir Putin said that responsible politicians should not resort to illegal mass actions to achieve their goals and ambitions. The president also admitted that after leaving the post of head of state, he could take up winemaking.