Dmitry Skarga, a former head of Russia’s state shipping company, Sovcomflot, said the yacht was a gift from Abramovich, who transferred it to the president through an intermediary associate. Critics are however saying Putin has unknown energy business deals with the Chelsea owner.
“It’s a fact that Mr Abramovich, through his employee transferred a yacht to Mr Putin,” Mr Skarga told Panorama. Mr Skarga also alleged that the yacht is run and maintained with state funds, even though it is Mr Putin’s personal property. See photos below: