The address of Andrei Naryshkin, son of Sergei Naryshkin, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS), is near Fashion Street in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.
The son of the Russian intelligence chief in Budapest
Direkt36 worked with the Ukrainian group Molfar, an open-source investigation agency. Since the invasion of Ukraine, Molfar has been working to uncover Russian war atrocities and the hidden Western assets of the Russian elite.
Molfar hired a Greek private investigation agency. Marathon Investigations discovered that members of the Naryshkin family had obtained residency permits in Hungary under the residency bond scheme, which is a matter of concern for both national security and financial reasons.
Molfar submitted an application to the Hungarian authorities with the help of a Ukrainian legal aid office called Juscutum. The request for data stated that they were “directly responsible for the decision to attack Ukraine by Russia, responsible for the deaths of thousands of Ukrainians and for countless war crimes”.
The government office accepted the Ukrainian application, but only Andrei Naryshkin’s address was registered. Naryshkin lives in a 101 square metre, two-room property owned by a Georgian-Israeli businessman.
Shabtai Michaeli is closely linked to Árpád Habony and to the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Antal Rogán.
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Naryshkin toured Europe
The Russian intelligence chief’s son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been able to travel freely throughout the European Union thanks to their Hungarian papers. The residence permits were withdrawn in vain, but the Naryshkins appealed and can continue to use the documents.
Following the Russian attack on Ukraine, the European Parliament called on the European Commission to end schemes such as the Hungarian resettlement bond scheme by 2025, because they pose a security risk by allowing individuals deemed dangerous to settle and move freely within the EU.
The Hungarian programme stopped years ago. The EP has also called on the Commission to oblige Member States to review the resettlement bonds previously issued to members of the Russian leadership and their relatives.
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