Ex-Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian emigre Ilya Ponomarev in the program «BATMAN» editor-in-chief of the edition «GORDON» Alesya Batsman on the channel «112 Ukraine» said the head of the talent center «Sirius» Elena Shmeleva, which was one of the leaders of the election campaign of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
«I’m not familiar with it. Her ascent began very much in recent years. Project «Sirius» I know. A number of my friends interacts with him. Spoke of him, by the way, complimentary. As far as I know, she’s a friend of Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhonova. Also St. Petersburg. Worked with Roldugina (cellist Sergei Roldugin. – «GORDON») was the administrator of those private financial flows,» he said.
Ponomarev suggested that Shmeleva will be part of the new Russian government.
«My prediction is the government that is now created, and the changes will be, most likely, she will become Deputy Prime Minister on social issues. Will replace Mrs. [Olga] Golodets. Or will get some other significant post. «Sirius» is indeed for Putin’s pet project,» – said the ex-Deputy.
He noted that Putin was always the «element of schizophrenia» in relation to education.
«I remember in the early 2000-ies, when we started to talk to him about innovation, he produced the impression of being young, intelligent and very Pro-Western. He went to power Pro-Western slogans. Anyway, so I embraced it. So we started talking about modernization, and I have a feeling that something is wrong. It became clear that he was under the advanced technology understands only the military sphere,» – said Ponomarev.
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3 APR 2016 in worldwide media publications appeared about the involvement of world leaders and celebrities to the schemes of money laundering and tax evasion. The project has received the common name «Panama archive» (Panama papers).
In the published investigation said that Roldugina owns three offshore companies. These companies, according to journalists, was involved in questionable transactions in the tens of millions of rubles a day.
Roldugin is godfather of Putin’s elder daughter Maria. Commenting on the offshore scandal, Putin said he was proud of such friends as the musician Roldugin.
Ponomarev: Shmelev is a friend of Putin’s daughters Tikhonova. Worked with Raldugina and was the Manager of Putin’s personal financial flows 30.03.2018