Russianpresident’s daughter fell under suspicion of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) initiative.

According to, Investigative Initiative Consortium has failed to find a work of Vladimir Putin's daughter Catherina Tikhonova, recorded as Cand. of physical and mathematical sciences, in the dissertation database of the Russian State Library.

In addition, the ex-gymnast became a project manager of the Moscow State University (MGU) with a budget of $ 1.5 billion. During the short period of its existence, the fund, headed by Tikhonova, found the influential sponsors, among whom are the leaders of powerful state corporations such as Rosneft, Gazprom and Rosatom, controlled by the Russian president's friends. The ex-gymnast’s company "Innopraktika" regularly wins tenders for large sums - for example, it won a tender for $ 1.4 million in Rosneft 2015.

Tikhonova refused to comment on the matter, she has not been talking to press since January 2015.

The investigation into Tikhonova’s case faced difficulties in determining her scientific status. Ekaterina wrote all the articles in collaboration with prominent scientists. But the fact is that the OCCRP has failed to find her work in the dissertation base of the Russian State Library