Support The Moscow Times!

Navalny Targets United Russia Deputy's Miami Apartment

Anti-corruption blogger and opposition leader Alexei Navalny asked prosecutors to investigate a United Russia Duma deputy for his failure to declare $2.5 million worth of U.S. real estate among his assets. Similar complaints have been sent to United Russia and the State Duma, Navalny’s spokeswoman, Anna Veduta, told

Navalny wrote on his blog Tuesday that he had established Vladimir Pekhtin’s ownership of property, including two Miami apartments and a plot of land, via publicly available sources. He said the deputy failed to include the assets in his mandatory annual declaration of property and assets.

Pekhtin has denied the allegations, telling Izvestia that he has “practically nothing” in the way of property abroad.

Related articles:

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.