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FSB Raids Prokhorov’s Onexim Group Headquarters in Moscow

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is carrying out a raid during a domicile of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim investment organisation on Tverskoy Bulvar, a MediaZona news site reported on Thursday, citing eyewitnesses and an unclear source tighten to a company.

The opening to a building has been blocked by FSB officers and staff are taboo from regulating their mobile phones, according to eyewitnesses.

The Agentstvo Strakhovikh Novostei news website reported that a searches are also being carried out in a categorical bureau of a Soglasie word association on Ulitsa Gilyarovskogo. The word association is partial of Onexim.

There are officers with guns on each building of a bureau and a employees do not know what is happening, according to a website.

The raids are related with a vigour on Prokhorov, a Dozhd radio channel reported, citing sources in a RBC holding, owned by ONEXIM Group. According to Dozhd’s sources, Prokhorov is being forced to sell a media holding.

The holding, that includes a newspaper, website and wire radio channel is one of a few private media land in Russia that hang to a process of autonomy from a Kremlin. Over a past several months RBC has constructed a series of investigations about a business activities of purported kin of Putin.

Earlier this month, a Ren-TV radio channel showed a video in that Prokhorov’s association Quadre was indicted of lifting prices for utilities and transferring a income offshore. Ren-TV pronounced that Prokhorov’s RBC publishes offshore investigations of other people though not of their owner.

RBC editor-in-chief Yelizaveta Osetinskaya declined to criticism when reached by a Moscow Times.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/565837.html