Mercenaries of PMC Wagner, who, according to Vladimir Putin, have nothing to do with the state and participate in hostilities on the territory of other countries on their own in private, are treated after the fighting in a clinic associated with Putin’s daughter. There, in the department for “supervips”, the president’s closest friends and his entourage, including the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, undergo treatment. In addition, some athletes often take tests for HIV and STDs in the clinic. As reported by the publication “Radio Liberty” in its investigation, these are VIP escorts.
The authors of the investigation claim that they had at their disposal data from the patient database of the Sogaz private clinic in St. Petersburg, on Malaya Konyushennaya, as well as information from a source who had previously worked in this institution and had access to patient data.
According to the source, in February 2018, after the defeat of the Wagner PMC group in the area of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor by American troops and units of the Syrian opposition, many fighters of the Russian private military company were treated in Sogaz.
Their stay was strictly confidential, administrators were forbidden to take passport data, consent to the provision of medical services was signed with the names of the patients. To prevent them from colliding with other patients, they were placed in the “VIP-ward”. They were assigned directly to the director of the clinic, Vladislav Baranov.
In 2019, the BBC Russian Service reported that Baranov is a co-owner of the NOMECO company, which is behind the construction of the Sogaz multifunctional medical complex in the Leningrad Region. The co-owner of NOMECO, according to the Kotur.Fokus system, is Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova, one of the daughters of Vladimir Putin. Connected with Sogaz and Putin’s nephew Mikhail Shelomov, through whom, according to the FBK investigation, the construction of the presidential palace in Gelendzhik was financed.
Personally, Baranov was credited not only with the “Wagnerites”, but also with the so-called “supervips”. According to the source of Radio Liberty, these are the closest circle of the President of the Russian Federation, members of the Ozero cooperative, created in 1996 by Putin and his then and future close friends.
Their names in the database have been abbreviated to the first letters, but who they are can be easily understood by their dates of birth. According to the source of the publication, “K Yu V” is being treated in “Sogaz” – Kovalchuk Yuri Valentinovich. Why hide Kovalchuk is not clear, since he is one of the founders of “Sogaz” – both an insurance company and a medical center.
The “red list” of VIP clients of the Sogaz clinic also includes the wife of Yuri Kovalchuk Tatyana (KTA), FSA is vice president of Gazprombank Sergey Fursenko, president of the National Media Group Kirill Kovalchuk (K K M), the son of Yuri Kovalchuk’s brother Mikhail. The list also includes “KI” – Ilya Iosifovich Klebanov, the former plenipotentiary of Putin in the North-West Federal District, and “MVI” – Speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko.
There is also the deputy plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District Lyubov Sovershaeva, who is called the second person in St. Petersburg by influence after the governor Alexander Beglov. The list also includes security officials – the head of the Federal Security Service for the Northwestern Federal District Pavel Volgin, who owns real estate in the so-called “corporate village of Kovalchukov” near the Igora resort, the newspaper writes.
There are also low-public figures on the “red list” like Denis Razgulyaev. He owns the companies “Revival of Naval Traditions” and “Development of Traditions of Russian Aviation”, which are mentioned series of investigations the publication “Interlocutor” about “Putin’s palace”. Another co-founder of the Revival of Marine Traditions, Denis Mansurov, is also on the list. His publication calls the manager of the structures of the bank “Russia” and an associate of Kovalchuk. Earlier, “Interlocutor” wrote about Razgulyaev’s connection with “Putin’s wallet” Sergei Roldugin.
Opposite one of Sogaz’s patients is the “VIP !!!” Irina Veselova, a member of the aforementioned “Revival of Marine Traditions” partnership, turned out to be a special client. She also heads LLC “Standard”. This company owns the domain used by Binom JSC. The latter formally belongs to the “Putin’s palace” in Praskoveevka.
Another mysterious group of patients is the “sportswomen.”
“The clinic was constantly working with some girls who applied to the reception using a special code word,” says the source of the publication. – At first it was “Code 1”, then “women’s sports”. They donated blood for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis and sometimes underwent a quick examination by a gynecologist. ”
The results of their analyzes had to be reported directly to Director Baranov. “They came constantly, but especially often towards the end of the week, on Fridays and also at night in the emergency room. Baranov had to be informed every time, even at night, ”the source said. He and the authors of the investigation believe that the girls were elite escorts.