Two Kyiv apartments of Russian designer Artemy Lebedev will be transferred to the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). We are talking about two apartments with an area of 138 square meters. m (located on Yaroslavov Val street) and 193 sq. m (on Saksaganskogo Street). The agency plans to register the rights to the property, after which the property will be privatized or leased out. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Fund for Eliminating the Consequences of Armed Aggression. The State Property Fund also reports that it received from the government the assets of Ekaterina Martyanova, deputy chairman of the public chamber of the so-called “DPR.”
The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine announced the decision to confiscate Lebedev’s Ukrainian property in July 2023. Both apartments are owned personally by Lebedev, as well as by his business partner, co-founder of the Artemy Lebedev Studio, Konstantin Morshnev. “My house is now completely on the edge. It’s a pity for the Kyiv apartment. I will miss it,” Lebedev wrote in his Telegram channel.
Lebedev began supporting Russia in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict even before the full-scale invasion began. In March 2017, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) banned him from entering the country. In January 2022, Ukraine imposed personal sanctions against him. In June of the same year, he visited the ruins of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, as well as the occupied Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). After this, the SBU accused him of justifying the war. The department’s message said that Lebedev filmed a “custom report for Kremlin media resources” on the seizure of the station at the Zaporizhzhya NPP.