Support The Moscow Times!

Miel Office Searched

Police investigators searched real estate agency Miel's headquarters last week. Maxim Stulov

A source in real estate agency Miel confirmed to Interfax that police investigators searched the company’s headquarters late last week.

“This isn’t the first time that Miel’s office has been searched. It has been disputes, situations that are normal for any business, ” he said.

The source denied allegations that Miel’s top managers are abroad. “Grigory Kulikov, head of the company and its owner, is on the territory of the Russian Federation. … He’s going to have a tremendous amount of meetings with banks and business partners here in Moscow,” the source said.

A law enforcement source said Kulikov had left Russia two days before. “If Kulikov is in Russia, he must notify law enforcement about this,” the source told Interfax, adding that they are seizing documents for “an investigation based on complaints from citizens.” He said the investigation was related to sales of houses in Barvikha Village near Moscow.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.