Usmanov rejected the accusations of corruption Navalny and called them lies

Usmanov rejected the accusations of corruption Navalny and called them lies

MOSCOW, 12 APR — RIA Novosti. Billionaire Alisher Usmanov rejected the accusations Alexei Navalny of corruption, calling them lies.

Earlier Usmanov said that the contract from the film of Alexei Navalny about the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev was part of the deal on another site.

“Now the Bulk crossed the red line, began to accuse me of is actually a crime. All I can say about his statement is a lie. He claims that I supposedly participated in privatisations and this was his fortune. In fact, all assets are purchased on the secondary market. However, I only as an individual has paid Russia more than $ 400 million in taxes”, — he told in interview to the newspaper “Vedomosti” in response to allegations of corruption.

As told Usmanov, head of the FCO argued that the miners in the enterprises of businessman working for peanuts.

However, as noted billionaire, mining is conducted in an open way and its enterprises are no miners

“People don’t know that we extract our ore in an open way — we have no miners. Our companies provide the income approximately 300 thousand people, counting employees and their families. All get a decent salary, significantly above the average for their region,” added Usmanov.

Earlier, Navalny published on his YouTube channel in the film, which accused Prime Minister Medvedev and Usmanov in corruption. The representative of the businessman said that Usmanov intends to sue Navalny.