Russian Businessman Offers $1Million Bounty For Vladimir Putin

A Russian businessman has offered a $1million award for Vladimir Putin to be captured. 
Credit: @konanykhinalex/ Instagram & BBC via YouTube

A Russian businessman has offered a $1million award for Vladimir Putin to be captured. 

Alex Konanykhin, a crypto investor who is based in California, has called on the Russian military to ‘arrest him as a war criminal’. 

Speaking to the Insider, he claimed it is his ‘moral duty’ to ‘denazify’ the country.

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Konanykhin, who apparently hasn’t visited Russia since 1992, said: “I promise to pay $1,000,000 to the officer[s] who, complying with their constitutional duty, arrest[s] Putin as a war criminal under Russian and international laws.

“As an ethnic Russian and a Russia citizen, I see it as my moral duty to facilitate the denazification of Russia. 

“I will continue my assistance to Ukraine in its heroic efforts to withstand the onslaught of Putin’s Orda.

“If enough other people make similar statements, it may increase the chances of Putin getting arrested and brought to justice.” 

The outlet also asked him if he was afraid of Putin’s response to his bounty, to which he replied: “Putin is known to murder his opponents. He has millions of them now.” 

Vice reports that he is worth around $300million.

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It comes as some of Putin’s allies are allegedly ‘fuming’ at the impact of the sanctions the West has imposed on them and its impact on their holiday homes in Italy. 

The Russian TV host Vladimir Soloviev apparently became emotional that he couldn’t visit his luxury properties in Lake Como during an appearance on his self-titled programme. 

He supposedly said: “Is this the Iron Curtain?

“I was told that Europe is a citadel of rights, that everything is permitted, that’s what they said … I know from personal experience about the so-called ‘sacred property rights’. 

“I bought it, paid a crazy amount of taxes, I did everything. And suddenly someone makes a decision that this journalist is now on the list of sanctions.

“And right away it affects your real estate. Wait a minute. But you told us that Europe has sacred property rights!”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.