21 February 2019, 08:30

OCCRP tells about expensive Russian real estates of President Ilham Aliev's children

Since 2007, Ilham Aliev's son owns a land plot and a house in the Moscow region; and other family members have expensive assets in Russia, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has found out.

Ilham Aliev, the son of the third president of Azerbaijan, Geidar Aliev, has been President of the country since 2003. In 2011, his son Geidar, who was just 11 years old then, became the owner of nine luxury mansions in Dubai worth about 44 million US dollars.

When Geidar was nine years old, he became the owner of the luxurious house "Meiendorf Gardens", the "Project" reports. Nearby, the official residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin "Novo-Ogaryovo" is located, as well as the home of Ilham Aliev's elder daughter Leyla.

"The Alievs' source of enrichment raise a lot of questions," the female journalist writes, recalling the investigation of the OCCRP.

The rating of the Transparency International is also mentioned, according to which, as of 2018, Azerbaijan occupies the 152nd place in the corruption perception rating out of 180 countries.

Let us remind you that the 2016 report of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), based on materials from the "Panamanian Archive", reported on secret offshore accounts and a share in gold mining companies belonging to the family of the President of Azerbaijan.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 20, 2019 at 11:55 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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