A rally took place in Paris, where the French Greens and MEPs supported the cause of Khimki forest defender. A petition demanding company Vinci to stop its involvement into the project with more than 20,000 signatures collected all over the world was passed to Director of Public Relations of Vinci Mr. Dupree. Along with the petition, an anti-corruption investigation of the specialists of Bankwatch CEE was also handed over. The investigation found offshore schemes and Russian oligarch Mr Rotenberg behind Vinci Concession Russie which is 100% owner of the project concessionaire NWCC LLC. Some other beneficiaries were hidden behind an offshore company on British Virgin Islands which is very strange for a public-to-private partnership project.
The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/article/160402/russias-khimki-forest-threatened-highway-project
The Moscow News: http://themoscownews.com/society/20110505/188645790.html
Tax Justice Network/Nicholas Shaxton blog: http://taxjustice.blogspot.com/2011/05/russian-ppp-road-deal-is-tangled.html