The wife of Sergey Chemezov, head of the Rostec state corporation, Ekaterina Ignatova, owns an apartment near Red Square worth about 5 billion rubles, writes opposition politician, founder of the Anti-Corruption Fund Alexei Navalny. Navalny is based on extracts from the Unified State Register of Real Estate, according to which Ignatova Ekaterina Sergeevna (also called Chemezov’s spouse) owns two premises (an area of 723 and 711 sq. M) on the 12th and 13th floors in the house at Okhotny Ryad, 2. This house is the building of the Four Seasons Hotel (formerly the Hotel Moscow), the upper floors of the building are used as housing. The extracts indicate the date of registration of the right to premises - September 14, 2015.
According to information about the income and property of Rostec employees, the property of the spouse Chemezov is two non-residential premises, the area of which coincides with the premises in the house on Okhotny Ryad (711 and 723 sq m).
The cost of the apartment Navalny estimated at 5 billion rubles, based on the cost of an apartment in this house offered for sale.
Ignatov owns property in the house on Okhotny Ryad was also reported by Open Media in March 2018. Then the representative of "Rostec" confirmed that Ignatova has apartments, declining from further comments.
The annual income of Ignatova in 2017 amounted to 68.9 million rubles. In previous years, it was significantly higher - back in 2016, it was 848 million rubles. In an interview with “Vedomosti”, Chemezov said that his spouse “has been in business for many years,” in 2016 he received a large amount of investments, at the same time the spouses sold the house.
As calculated by Vedomosti, the total income of Chemezov’s spouse, based on the declarations submitted by him, in 2009-2015 amounted to 4.25 billion rubles. In particular, in 2014 its annual income exceeded 2 billion rubles. Then Ignatov explained the increase in income by “competent management of cash deposits and deposits in banking and credit institutions,” as well as the sale of securities and the sale of land plots. Already in the next, in 2015 (that year Ignatova became the owner of the premises on Okhotny Ryad, 2) the income of Chemezov’s spouse was 116.5 million rubles.
Ekaterina Ignatova is among the richest women in Russia according to Forbes. In 2018, her fortune was $ 180 million (25th place). She is on the board of directors of the International Financial Club Bank and is its minority shareholder (6.5% share). She was also a shareholder of the Itera oil and gas company (its share was 5.1%). Ignatova owns 70% of Kate LLC, which specializes in the production of automatic transmissions for domestic automakers - AvtoVAZ, GAZ and UAZ.
Rostec was unable to provide Forbes with an operational comment.