The kids of Russian officers who railed in opposition to the West during the start of President Vladimir Putin’s whole-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022 have taken repeated vacations in NATO nations prior to and through the conflict, an investigation has identified.
The Insider, an unbiased Russian-language information outlet, scoured the Instagram accounts of people today connected with the youngsters of major-rating Russian officials like Overseas Intelligence Director Sergei Naryshkin, Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Vladimir Dzhabarov, a senior member of the Russian Federation Council.
It uncovered that some of their small children experienced vacationed in NATO member nations including Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the United States, right after Putin launched a comprehensive-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Though the Instagram account of Naryshkin’s daughter, Veronika, is non-public, the news outlet analyzed holiday vacation pics taken by her near pal, Victoria Kosolapova. The pair reportedly journey jointly routinely.
Pics uploaded on Kosolapova’s account on Instagram—which is banned in Russia—show the pair in Turkey.
They also snapped images with each other in Italy, and Greece, The Insider discovered, even as Naryshkin in July 2022 accused the army alliance of “waging a hybrid war towards equally Russia and our ally, the Republic of Belarus.”
Naryshkin has recurring the Kremlin line that Russia attacked Ukraine in an effort and hard work to “de-Nazify” the nation and eliminate its “neo-Nazi” leaders from electric power.
He claimed in April 2022 in an posting posted on the web site of Russia’s Countrywide Defense magazine that Western nations are at possibility of falling under “Nazi” management.
The Russian intelligence main argued that “it can be feasible that [the end of an awakening in the West]