Vladimir Putin's daughter, General Director of the National Intellectual Development Foundation Katerina Tikhonova, will become co-chair of the coordinating council for import substitution at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). RBC writes about it.
The press service of the RSPP reported to the publication that the new council will coordinate the activities of the working bodies of the RSPP on import substitution. In particular, the council will collect successful cases of substitution with domestic counterparts and create digital services to support import substitution.
In early April, the Council of the European Union imposed a fifth round of sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Under the new sanctions were not only high-ranking Russian officials and influential businessmen, but also their relatives. In particular, the list includes Putin's daughters Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova. Previously, sanctions against them were imposed by the United States and Great Britain.
In 2019, BBC Russian Service correspondent Farida Rustamova asked Putin about his alleged daughters, but he did not acknowledge the fact of paternity: “You mentioned one woman, the second. They mentioned their personal shares, the volume of business. Just stating a fact. When you dig into it, you will understand what kind of business is there, if it is there, who owns it, who helps there.