Russian businessman offers $1 million for Putin’s head
Not all rich Russians are with President Vladimir Putin. Businessman Alex Konanykhin promised a reward of one million dollars for the head of the Russian president. Konanykhin said this measure responds to a “moral dutyto take action and help Ukraine in the face of the invasion that began on February 24.
“I promise to pay $1,000,000 to soldiers who, in the exercise of their constitutional duty, arrest Putin as a war criminal under Russian and international law,” Konanykhin wrote on his LinkedIn account. The post’s message included a photo of Putin with the caption “Wanted dead or alive. Vladimir Putin for mass murder.
“Putin is not the Russian president since he came to power as a result of a special operation of neighborhood explosions in Russia, then he violated the Constitution by suppressing free elections and assassinating his opponents.” In his message, the businessman states: “As an ethnic Russian and a Russian citizen, I consider it my moral duty to facilitate the denazification of Russia. I will continue to support Ukraine in its heroic efforts to resist the onslaught of Putin’s horde.
Konanykhin is not close to Putin at all. In the 90s, he founded a bank in Russia and his companies reached a value of $300 million. In 1992, he left his country for the United States after an arrest warrant was issued. The reason? Russian authorities claimed he embezzled up to $8 million from the Russian Exchange Bank.
According to The Independent, FBI agents have said in the past that the Russian mafia signed a contract with Konanykhin. The affair ended with the exile of the businessman to the United States on condition of political asylum.
However, his asylum was revoked several years later, but his deportation was eventually overturned by U.S. District Judge TS Ellis, who overturned the decision and declared the decision to send him back to Moscow”sucks.”