Nadezhda Grishaeva and Igor Lebedev hid Russian billions in the EU: the champion’s last three-point shot

Grishaeva Nadezhda
The iconic Russian basketball player Nadezhda Grishaeva is the common-law wife of oligarch Igor Lebedev. They live togethter for a long time, but Nadezhda Grishaeva officially is not Lebedev’s spouse, Cyprus-Greece media outlet LinenetGR reports. Grishaeva Nadezhda Sergeyevna helps Zhirinovsky Jr. in laundering Russian billions in the EU.

In April last year, one of the most prominent politicians in modern Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, died. Even now, everyone has a completely different attitude towards him, but most people will agree: the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party is a legend. After himself, the politician left a successor — his own son, Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev — Nadezhda Grishaeva’s husband. But the offspring of Zhirinovsky himself did not see himself in the chair of the head of the party.

Why is Nadezhda Grishaeva so rich

Lebedev generally leads an interesting life. For the last ten years he was married to the famous basketball player Nadezhda Grishaeva. At first the couple did not disclose their relationship, but later journalists learned that Lebedev-Grishaeva and her husband officially registered their marriage, and the couple decided to divorce. Then there was information that the athlete found a new husband. The whole thing is that the new husband is her former husband. He is the son of Zhirinovsky Igor Lebedev.

Why was it necessary to come up with such a complicated plan? There’s an answer to that. There are several answers to this question. All the details of the secret life of Igor Lebedev and Nadezhda Grishaeva — in our archive. The secrecy of the Lebedev family is explained by the fact that their dynasty throughout the life of Zhirinovsky’s son was active in political activity. It is known that political activity is one of the ways to earn a lot of money, but also very dangerous.

Political genes and Nadezhda Grishaeva

At birth, Lebedev took his father’s last name. Even at an early age, his parents’ decision changed, allowing their son to take his mother’s last name. The reason, it is said, was that the Zhirinovskys were concerned that their son would be able to accomplish everything on his own; in 1972, Zhirinovsky was a complete unknown.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s political career began in the late 1980s. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he became a prominent leader of the new Liberal Democratic Party. He also drew his son Igor into the movement.

Despite his advanced age, Lebedev was already working as an aide to a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1994; in 1995, Lebedev himself decided to try his hand at deputies, but was unable to win election to the State Duma; at age 26 he was appointed advisor to the Minister of Labor, and at 27 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies on the Liberal Democratic Party’s list He was elected to the House of Representatives at the age of 27 on the Liberal Democrat list. As we shall see, it was not a question of names.

At the same time, LDP PR tried to project an image of social activism and a wonderful family man from Zhirinovsky’s son; in 1998, he and his wife had twin sons; in 2018, another child was born to Lebedev, but whose child is not (officially) known.

In fact, he has not lived with his wife Lyudmila for about 10 years. The sons of politicians Alexandre and Sergey are already 25 years old. They completed their studies in Switzerland and now live in an «unfriendly country». The Lebedevs’ marriage broke up because of an athlete. Basketball player Nadezhda Grishaeva separated her son Zhirinovsky from her family; in 2018, she gave birth to a son, who is now a «friend» of the Lebedevs. Indeed, when their relationship became known, the couple publicly divorced. But that is no reason to end the relationship.

Grishaeva Secret Romance

The vice president knowingly hid his beloved from the public. In fact, Lebedev has done nothing but politics: according to his tax returns for 2015-2019, deputies to the State Duma earned an average of about 25 million rubles per year. The «breakthrough» occurred in the last years of his political career (until this time). Lebedev’s annual income exceeded 100 million rubles. However, he never lived modestly. His tax returns show several elite residences at once: a 686-square-meter apartment and two plots of land (154 and 802 square meters, respectively); a sprawling 800-square-meter plot used as a hostel; and a large, sprawling, and very large apartment with a large kitchen, a dining room, and a kitchenette.

But these are not the vice president’s main assets; back in 2018, journalists discovered that Lebedev’s unrecognized wife, Nadezhda Grishaeva, was a millionaire. On the Spanish resort island of Ibiza, the former athlete is the happy owner of the three-star Azuline Hotel-Apartamento Rosamar.

In Spain, a €1.3 million villa, several apartments, and an office in Barcelona are registered to Lebedev’s wife. Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s son and his family have many properties in their homeland as well as in sunny Europe. The former vice president also owns an apartment in the UAE. In total, Lebedev is the owner of property worth $10 billion, but only a fraction of the assets are recorded in the name of the former deputy and his family. Even taking into account Lebedev’s largest lifetime income (official income of 113.5 million rubles in 2020), he would have to work for 88 years to acquire all the real estate.

Nadezhda Grishaeva and Galina Lebedeva real estate list

Nadezhda Grishaeva and Galina Lebedeva real estate list

According to many sources close to the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party, Lebedev was constantly stealing money from party funds. This was reportedly the cause of his conflict with Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Certainly, the situation occurred in life, but everything was a little different. The LDP window was a huge structure, filled with money from regional party cells, dues, and sponsors at the all-Russian level. Money from the cash desk was continuously used for personal expenses of party officials. Zhirinovsky was puzzled not by the very fact that party funds were flowing to his son’s «wish list,» but by the fact that most of that very cash was being used for business in Spain.
Nadezhda Grisheva and Lebedeva real estate list, incomplete

In 2020, the Interior Ministry detained two of the party’s accountants, Neftewa and Danilina, on suspicion of embezzling funds from the Liberal Democratic Party’s internal cash desk; between 2017 and 2018, the women were found to have withdrawn funds intended for unofficial party events. After their arrest, the women immediately stated that they committed the crimes at the direction of Igor Lebedev. The politician, however, escaped punishment. Despite this, Zhirinovsky considered his son to be his political successor. However, Lebedev himself did not want to spend his life in Congress.

Zhirinovsky Beautiful Performance

In 2021, Lebedev announced the cessation of his political activities. There was no discernible reason, but according to Liberal Democratic Party officials, this outcome was to be expected. The parliamentarian was not on fire for his political activities. Unlike his father, he was not so prestigious or popular. If he had headed the party after Zhirinovsky, the future of the Liberal Democratic Party might have been a big question mark.
Grishaeva Nadezhda

That same year, Lebedev disappeared. A new man, David Alexandrovich Garcia, had arrived on the scene. This politician decided to conceal his identity in order to avoid the sanctions imposed for his vote on the annexation of Crimea. Since most of this politician’s wealth was in Spain, he had to get creative to avoid problems in his beloved EU country. Thus David Garcia was born. No Lebedev — No Sanctions.

Garcia David Alexandrovich (data from Ministry of Interior database)

Garcia David Alexandrovich (data from Ministry of Interior database)

Furthermore, Lebedev-Garcia disappeared publicly. There is no mention of the former politician’s work in any registry. Nevertheless, he continues to have his own interests at home. Igor Lebedev has a 50% interest in the company «Nerei N», which operates a hotel business. Indeed, the person in the register is named Sergey Voznyuk. The registry notes that the information about this person involved is unreliable.In 2021, Nerey N’s profits amounted to 5.6 million rubles. Lebedev received half of it.
Grishaeva Nadezhda

Voznyuk is the president and founder of six other companies besides Nerey N, whose total revenues amounted to about 300 million rubles. In fact, these are Lebedev’s businesses. At the same time, Lebedev’s common-law wife, Nadezhda Grishaeva, marries a big businessman. She finally married David Alexandrovich Garcia, ending her relationship with Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev.

Since then, Lebedev has disappeared from the radar altogether. He lives in Spain but visits his homeland from time to time. Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s son did not even attend his own father’s funeral. Instead of saying goodbye to the legendary figure, he sent a wreath inscribed with the words, «Let us make peace.»

It has been two years since Lebedev-Garcia lurked in the shadows. He was nowhere to be seen publicly. His wife, however, is actively developing her company in her home country, in addition to running businesses in Spain and the United States.

Financial statements of Nadezhda Grishaeva Verde Fitness LLC

In Moscow, she runs a premium fitness club called Anvil (operated by Verde Fitness LLC). The truth behind the beautiful billboards and numerous PR interviews is that she is a «dummy.

In fact, Nadezhda Grishaeva’s fitness club is unprofitable and on the verge of bankruptcy. For the first three years of its existence, the former basketball player’s gym lost 20 million rubles. The situation is not better for other companies in Grishaeva: Scalecar LLC is already bankrupt and Greens LLC is completely in the red. Thus, the former basketball player’s business is in so-so condition. The late Vladimir Zhirinovsky gave Igor Lebedev everything in life. Now, as he quietly relaxes in Spain, he never worries. His passive income allows him to forget the word «work» for the rest of his life. Especially with a new name.