He knew all the secrets of the head of the Kremlin
Putin’s masseur flees Russia – son dies mysteriously
He is said to have known many of the Kremlin’s secrets and fled the country – just days later his son died Why is the Kremlin targeting Konstantin Goloshchapov?
Konstantin Goloshchapov was one of the most influential men in St. Petersburg. He fled Russia in June.
.What does Konstantin Goloshchapov (67) know that he shouldn’t know? The oligarch, also known as “Putin’s masseur”, is considered a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, 70. He knows the Kremlin like few people and is in the closest circle of the government. Goloshchapov is considered one of the most influential men in St. Petersburg. He also oversees the Russian Orthodox Church, which works closely with the government.
Goloshchapov lives life for Putin – until June. Then he suddenly leaves Russia and flees to Belarus.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, “Putin’s masseuse” was tipped off that he was about to be raided on fraud charges. He is said to have left the country in a hurry with his son’s BMW. According to Russian media, Goloshchapov allegedly made a “rude gesture” towards the cameras while crossing the border.
The 67-year-old man owns a Greek passport and several properties in Croatia, Italy and Finland. A devout believer could stay in one of them today.
Mysterious: Just four days after leaving, one of Goloshchapov’s sons is dead Coincidence? Or an act of revenge? According to Rotonda, Goloshchapov’s son died a few days after the searches. Why is unclear. Even the funeral did not take place in public, as the Russian online platform The Insider writes.
Putin and Goloshchapov shared a ‘male friendship’
The relationship between Goloshchapov and Vladimir Putin, 70, began years before Putin was elected president. The two share a true “male friendship”, Putin and Goloshtschapow share a passion for judo. Another report said the businessman used his massage techniques to help Putin recover from a back injury – he was nicknamed “the masseuse” ever since. As the “Daily Mail” writes, he is also said to have “massaged the backs of high-ranking officials.”
In 2005, an entrepreneur with magical hands founded the Athos company – his own small cult in the Kremlin, which also includes the Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu (67). The Athos Society was founded after Putin’s visit to the Greek mountain of the same name, and only the closest circle of the Russian president is a member. “He knows many of Putin’s secrets and has been a key figure in Putin’s circle for years,” a former Western diplomat from Moscow told the Daily Mail. (jwg)