Vselenaya: Medvedev’s 74-meter yacht and her travels amid the pandemic – See images
An employee of the marina in the city of Sochi, where the boat is currently moored and guarded, describes it as “Medvedev’s yacht” and “government”, the report states.
Russian investigative journalism website Proekt found that Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev and his family use a 74-meter yacht worth $100 million. The survey was published on the site’s website.
On the yacht according to the photos, there is a helipad, a personal office and a special communication system. In the waters of the Russian Federation the yacht Vselenaya (“Universe”) is usually accompanied by Russian warships, as the journalists claim.
The “Proekt” website, claiming that this particular yacht is used by Dmitry Medvedev, cites Turkish observer Yoruk Isik, who monitors ships plying the Bosphorus, Turkish observers of the NGO Nordic Monitor as well as a source among yacht brokers.
Finally, a marina employee in the city of Sochi, where the boat is currently moored and guarded, describes it as “Medvedev’s yacht” and “government”, the report states.
Fleeing Sanctions: Cayman Islands 🇰🇾 flag 74m mega yacht Universe, linked to Dmitry Medvedev @MedvedevRussia, former President & former PM and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, transited Bosphorus towards #BlackSea en route from Istanbul to Sochi. pic.twitter.com/8I70Z83NsU
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) April 20, 2022
Journalists believe that the yacht was bought by billionaire Igor Yusufov. The owner of the boat is not listed while the boat was built by the Dutch office Damen Yachting in 2018, and is registered to the offshore company Southerner Ltd of the Cayman Islands.
“Proekt” points out, citing information from the specialized service VesselFinder, that in July 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the yacht “Universe” was sailing in the Mediterranean waters with its transponder disabled. Menvedev’s son Ilya and Igor Yusufov’s son Maxim were on board the boat, according to journalists.
In March 2017 Alexei Navalny and his team in an investigation they published about Dmitry Menvedev, mentioned Dmitry Menvedev’s luxury properties. According to the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Medvedev owns the yacht Fotinia worth about 10 million dollars.