According to activists collaborating with Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the $700 million yacht owned by Putin is in Italy, according to Business Insider. According to activists, its crew includes members of the Russian security services.

Scheherazade She is one of the 20 largest yachts in the world and its owner is not officially known.

Investigative journalist Maria Biochik and anti-corruption activist Georgi Alborov, both of whom work with Navalny, posted a YouTube video of a mysterious yacht docked off the coast of Carrara in Italy.

According to the video, the 140-meter yacht has six decks, two helipads, a swimming pool, a spa complex and a beauty salon.

Pewchik and Alburov said they obtained the December 2020 crew list, which showed that all but the captain’s permanent crew members were Russian, 10 of whom worked for the Federal Security Service (FSO), a government agency tasked with including in protecting President Vladimir Putin.

The yacht’s captain, Jay Bennett Pierce, told the New York Times that Italian officials boarded the yacht in early March as part of an investigation by Italian financial police and that he had “no other choice” to reveal the owner’s identity to them. .

I have no doubt that this will rid the yacht of all negative rumors and speculation He told the newspaper.

The United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union are trying to seize some of the luxury assets of Russian oligarchs, including luxury yachts, through economic sanctions imposed after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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