Activists call for expropriation of Prague real estate from family of Russian arms manufacturer

Activists from the group Kaputin protested outside an apartment building belonging to the family of a Russian arms manufacturer in Prague's Žižkov district on Wednesday. They were calling for the building to be expropriated and sold, with the profits going to aid Ukraine, and for the Czech government to apply sanctions more consistently against Russian oligarchs connected to Vladimir Putin.

The apartment building is owned by Rostislav Zorikov, the son-in-law of Russian arms manufacturer Boris Obnosov, who is the CEO of Russia's most important missile and bomb manufacturer, Tactical Missiles Corporation. In addition to the building in Žižkov, the family also owns properties in the Prague districts of Hlubočepy and Barrandov worth several hundred million crowns.

Author: Anna Fodor