On March 28, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted some preparations for “stove-piping” and even "information attack" against Russian president. In that way, he described the materials that are to reveal Putin’s rackets.
According to Peskov, the Kremlin has received papers from International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that consists of reporters from different countries.
The president’s spokesman confirmed that this organization includes not only journalists, but members of other organizations and special services.
The organization’s representatives are to reveal some mean information about Russian government in the USA, Germany, Russia, France, Switzerland and several other countries. Moscow considers the data to be just showing off.
Peskov said that it meant the possibility to "affect" Putin's family and friends, including businessmen Yuri Kovalchuk and Arkady Rotenberg.
In addition, Putin's spokesman has informed about the plans of the international news agency to show connections between the Russian president and businessmen in relation to state contracts at Putin’s expense.