Zelensky gives up stake in Russian business in favor of author of Kvartal 95 studio – Skhemy investigation
Candidate to the post of the President of Ukraine, showman Volodymyr Zelensky gave up his stake in Russian movie business in favor of the author of the Kvartal 95 studio Andriy Yakovlev, investigative journalists of from Schemes (Skhemy): Corruption in Details, an investigative program jointly run by local television station Pershyi and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
The journalists said that according to the data from the register of companies in Cyprus, the founders of Green Family Ltd., which owns movie business of Kvartal 95 in Russia, were changed. Zelensky, who was the co-founder of the company with his partners in Kvartal 95 (Yakovlev, Borys and Serhiy Shefyr) and Tymur Mindich, left the business.
At the moment, the shares in Green Family Ltd. are distributed as follows: Yakovlev – EUR 400, Borys Shefyr – EUR 300, Serhiy Shefyr – EUR 300, and Appex International Ltd of Mindich – EUR 1,000. However, at the beginning of this year, Zelensky's share in Green Family Ltd. was EUR 300, say the investigative journalists said.
Green Family Ltd. is the founder of the Russian companies Green Films, Weisberg Pictures and Platinum Film. They continue working in Moscow.
On January 24, 2019, TSN (1+1 channel) reported that Zelensky left the company Green Family Ltd.