The wife of Vladimir Putin’s top military chief lives in Europe and rents a villa for £132,000 a month and she is unaffected by Western sanctions and spends the summer months in “St Tropez.”
Svetlana Maniovich the wife of a Russian “war criminal” the Deputy Minister of Defence Timur Ivanov is accused of making his “blood money” by “bombing apartment blocks, killing children and beheading soldiers in Ukraine.”
Head of the FBK Investigation Department, an anti-corruption foundation, Maria Pevchikh has placed the crosshairs on Maniovich who is freely allowed to travel and party and shop in London, Paris and Milan.
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The Express reported that Pevchikh wrote, “This is Svetlana Maniovich. She is your guide to the world of extreme Russian glamour. She radiates richness. Diamonds, furs, Rolls Royces – she has it all and more. In summer you can find her in St Tropez where she rents a villa for €150k/month, or on a yacht in Naples.
“She is in the heart of Europe, wearing her diamonds and furs. How did the wife of a war criminal sneak into France? Let me tell you.
5/22 And now have a look at this video please. It's our Svetlana Maniovich (aka Ivanova) partying in Courchevel 3 weeks ago.13 months into the war. She is in the heart of Europe, wearing her diamonds and furs. How did the wife of a war criminal sneak into France? Let me tell you. pic.twitter.com/18UMCZgxG9
— Maria Pevchikh (@pevchikh) April 19, 2023
“There wasn’t much sneaking involved. As insane as it sounds, she is totally allowed to come to the EU and walk up and down the Champs-Élysées spending the money her husband made by bombing apartment blocks, killing children and beheading soldiers in Ukraine.
“She doesn’t have any other money. She is a woman of leisure and requires sponsorship. Her ex-husband who she left for Ivanov warned him that he won’t be able to afford her. ‘Svetlana demands at least $50k a month’. How do I know this? The divorce was covered by Tatler. Fun!
4/22 Ivanov is the head of construction for the MoD. His job is to build everything from army barracks to this seriously weird military church dearly beloved by Putin. Now he’s responsible for ‘rebuilding’ Mariupol, the city Putin has wiped off the face of the earth and occupied. pic.twitter.com/bfNDxFuKjr
— Maria Pevchikh (@pevchikh) April 19, 2023
“But despite being a government official Ivanov managed to scrape together a few pennies to make his wife happy. Svetlana can have all the budget she wants for the things she loves.
“They have enough cash to even buy a ‘holiday Rolls-Royce’. They have one in Moscow, but since they spend so much time at the French Riviera, they bought another one there too. It’s a retro Rolls-Royce Corniche. It just sits in a garage and waits for them all year round.”
Pevchikh claims the money comes from corruption as Ivanov receives “kickbacks from whoever he assigns MoD construction contracts to”.
She continued, “On March 17, 2022, the day Putin’s army ravaged Mariupol, Svetlana went, by invitation, to Joel Arthur Rosenthal’s jewellery store in Paris to pick up some diamonds.
“On March 23, the day Kyiv got shelled at night, Svetlana took a Eurostar trip to visit her son in London.
“Her life in Europe wasn’t hindered by the war her husband started. This was made possible by two simple tricks. 1) Svetlana illegally obtained an Israeli passport (there is a court ruling) 2) She has preemptively divorced Ivanov in August 2022, 5 months into the war.
“So the sanctions don’t affect her. She can keep her bank accounts, her assets and her shopping holidays.
“Despite the fact that every euro she spends at Hermes and Cartier in Paris is a blood soaked euro. She can even keep the Parisian apartment she rents for her family.
“See? No false identities. No sneaking through the border. The family of a war criminal is living in Paris as if nothing happened.”
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