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Relative of Ex-Russian Defense Minister Donates Luxury Resort to State

Posted: Sep. 6th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Photo: The Moscow Times

The brother-in-law of Russia’s former defense minister,Anatoly Serdyukov, donated his share of luxury resort, which is worth around $4.5 million, to the state’s government.

Valery Puzikov, and his business partner Artur Pozov, handed over their shares of the Zhitnoye resortto end the criminal investigationagainst Anatoly Serdyukof, theMoscow Times reports. President Vladimir Putin fired the former defense minister last November for alleged large-scale embezzlement scam.

….By giving up his share at the resort, Puzikov in fact paid back the money spent on the resort's development to the state, taking away the need to pursue the criminal case any further, unnamed experts told Kommersant.

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