Leaked documents link Russia’s Putin to $4.1 million Monaco flat owned by his mistress

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The Pandora Papers, one of the biggest leaks of financial data, link the Russian President Vladimir Putin to a $4.1 million Monaco flat owned by his mistress.

Svetlana Krivonogikh, who formed a friendship with Putin in the early 1990s, purchased the flat in 2003, the same year she gave birth to Putin’s child, Elizaveta.

She also acquired a flat in a prestigious compound in her home city of St Petersburg, properties in Moscow, a yacht, and other assets, worth an estimated $100m, reported the Guardian.

Krivonogikh was working as a cleaner in a store before forming a friendship with Putin and becoming his lover.

The Pandora Papers consist of 12 million documents from 14 financial services companies in countries including the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Belize, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Switzerland, according to MailOnline.

The documents were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) before being studied by more than 650 reporters from BBC Panorama, the Guardian and more than 100 other news outlets.

They also reveal Azerbaijani ruler’s $500m London property deals, King of Jordan’s $100m empire and Czech PM’s $22m French chateau.

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