Today MSN published the post below:
Alex Konanykhin A Russian businessman has put a $1 million bounty on the head of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He did so by asking Russian military officers to arrest Putin as a war criminal. “I promise to pay $1,000,000 to the officer(s) who arrest Putin as a war criminal according to Russian and international laws,” crypto investor Alex Konanykhin wrote on Facebook.
Konanykhin, who lives in California, claims that Putin has violated the Russian Constitution by “eliminating free elections” and “killing his opponents.” “As an ethnic Russian and Russian citizen, I see it as my moral duty to facilitate the denazification of Russia. I will continue to assist Ukraine in its heroic efforts to resist Putin’s Orda attack,” Konanykhin said, using the Russian word for “horde.”
Attack on Ukraine is not in my name
Konanykhin told Insider that he had put up the bounty – which will come from his funds – to show that he does not wish to justify the military attack on Ukraine in any way. Konanykhin said he has not visited Russia since 1992. “If enough other people make similar statements, it may increase the chances of Putin being arrested and brought to justice.
“Doesn’t he fear reprisals from the Russian president? “Putin is known for killing his opponents. He has millions of them now,” the businessman said.Konanykhin was granted political asylum in the U.S. in 1999, but risked deportation when his status was revoked four years later. That status was restored in 2007.
According to the website Vice, a few years ago the businessman had assets of $300 million. He is now a member of the “Circle of Money” in the television series Unicorn Hunters, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and former ‘NSync singer Lance Bass. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has led to some dissident voices in Russia. A handful of Russian oligarchs and parliamentarians have been critical.
Alex Konanykhin wrote on LinkdIn:
Some reports suggest that I promised to pay for the assassination of Putin. It is NOT correct. While such an outcome would be cheered by millions of people around the world, I believe that Putin must be brought to justice: