The Portuguese home owned by the family of Tatyana Golikova, the deputy prime minister of Russia for social policy, labor, health and pension provision, has hit the market for €10 million ($9.7 million), according to a report.
The home was a subject of an investigation by jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team, Russian news outlet The Insider.
Georgy Alburov, a member of the investigation team, shared via Twitter details about and photos of the property, which Alburov claimed has been put up for sale in order to avoid its seizure.
“Friends, I was so afraid to write this, but there is no way out – mistakes must be admitted. I want to apologize to Tatiana Golikova. This is the first time such a monstrous mistake has happened in the course of our work,” Alburov tweeted.
“Do you remember her Portuguese house, which we valued at 1.2 million euros ($1.17 million)? It turned out that we had criminally underestimated its value – by over a factor of eight! This house is now for sale (obviously, in order to avoid its arrest), and the owners have priced it at 10 million euros.”
Alburov shared a link to a listing of the property on the website Idealista, which stated that the home is located in Alcoitão in Alcabideche, Portugal, and was originally built in 1971.
The house comes with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, according to the listing.
One of the three floors of the home comprises an entrance hall, a living room, a dining room with a double fireplace, a shared bathroom, a kitchen equipped with Miele appliances and an outdoor kitchen and dining area with a grill, the listing said.
Another floor has an office and three large suites, all of which overlook the ocean. The master suite comes with a dressing room, a bathroom and a shower that altogether span about 100 square meters (1,076 square feet).
On the lower floor, there is a large gym with changing rooms and a Turkish bath, a sauna and an indoor pool, according to the listing.
The property also has a heated outdoor pool, a garage for four cars, an annex for caretakers with a laundry area, an organic vegetable garden and a pond with a bridge.
In October, Navalny’s team of investigators reported that they discovered that Golikova and her family members, including her husband Viktor Khristenko and his son from a previous marriage, Vladimir Khristenko, own assets worth 50 billion rubles ($830 million), according to another report from The Insider.
The assets reportedly include a 1,800-square-meter house near Moscow, five villas in Europe and several golf clubs, the investigators said.
The team also reported that the family owns a hotel on the Cote d’Azur in France, a Bombardier Challenger 600 aircraft, shares in pharmaceutical companies and other properties.
The investigators alleged that the money used to buy the properties was “earned” from vaccines for the Russians.
Golikova’s family owns a stake in Generium, the largest manufacturer of Russia’s main COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, the investigators said.
The politician’s stepson is the president of the pharmaceutical company Nanolek, which won multimillion-dollar government contracts for vaccines, according to the team.
The investigators said that all the vaccines were included in the “vaccination calendar,” which meant that hospitals all over the country were required to buy them.