"Genghis Khan" Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin has a collection of watches worth about 120 million rubles, according to an investigation by the Kazan headquarters of Alexei Navalny.
Companions of the oppositionist counted 7 hours at Metshin's. The most expensive of them are the Swiss Ulysse Nardin model "Genghis Khan" worth about 50-60 million rubles. “Here Metshin even surpassed [presidential press secretary Dmitry] Peskov with his 37 million watch. The Chinggis Khan model was produced in a limited edition of 30 copies. There are moving figures on the dial, and from time to time they come to life for a short while to depict a battle scene <…> All this is attached to a black alligator leather strap, ”the headquarters describes the clock system. You can watch it on video here.
Another watch in the mayor's collection is the astronomical Patek Philippe Celestial worth about 23 million rubles. “This is such a special astronomical clock with the phases of the moon, a sky map that even moves in real time,” the headquarters writes.
The headquarters emphasize that Metshin wore watches like the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona for 7.5 million rubles several times before visiting veterans of the Great Patriotic War, large families and citizens of Kazan who received housing on a social mortgage.
Metshin possesses not only an impressive collection of watches, but also expensive real estate, recalls Navalny's headquarters. The "most recognizable estate" of the mayor's family is a house near Kazan with an area of 3,000 square meters on an area of 6 hectares with a bathhouse of 180 "squares", an artificial pond and a tennis court. The total cost of the estate is about 600 million rubles. Among other things, Metshin owns a house on the banks of the Kama for about 100 million, an apartment in an elite residential complex in Kazan for 80 million and a cottage on the banks of the Volga River worth about 60 million rubles. The total cost of the real estate of the mayor's family, according to Navalny's headquarters, is at least one billion rubles.
Metshin's official income, according to the declarations of recent years, does not exceed 4-5 million rubles.
In 2015, the Anti-Corruption Foundation claimed that at the wedding with Tatyana Navka Peskov wore a Richard Mille RM 52-01 watch worth approximately 37 million rubles and issued in a limited edition of 30 pieces. Alexei Navalny then emphasized that the official salary of Putin's press secretary is 9 million rubles a year.
Peskov stated that the watch was Tatyana Navka's wedding gift. According to the presidential press secretary, Navka bought the watch with her own money. “And what kind - nobody's business,” he said.