The second Italian villa of Vladimir Solovyov on Lake Como, in Pianello del Lario, has already been attacked. On April 6, unknown people poured red paint over the pool and the walls of the house. On the same day, Solovyov's villa in Menaggio was set on fire
Unknown people poured red paint over the pool and walls at the Italian villa of journalist Vladimir Solovyov on Lake Como in the city of Pianello del Lario (Lombardy) following the arson of the house in Menaggio, the TV channel reported on the evening of April 6 Rai News.
The TV channel showed footage from a drone, which shows that red paint was poured into the pool overlooking the lake, and the walls of the house were also splashed with red. Above the front door, the attackers wrote “murderer.” According to La Repubblica, the inscriptions “murderer” and anti-war slogans appeared on the gates of the villa. Law enforcement agencies in Italy are also investigating this case, notes Rai.
The prosecutor's office of the province of Como has opened a case so far only about the arson of Solovyov's villa in Menaggio, which occurred at dawn on April 6, and is awaiting information from the carabinieri examining the house in Pianello del Lario, reports Rai. If these cases are equated with acts of terrorism, then the examination will take place in Milan— capital of Lombardy. According to the channel, Solovyov owns another villa on Lake Como in the town of Griante, not far from Menaggio.
RBC turned to Vladimir Solovyov for comment.
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On April 6, the Italian media reported on the arson of Solovyov's villa in Menaggio, which was under reconstruction, which occurred at dawn. The police contacted Solovyov to find out if he received any threats or any warnings. According to the ANSA agency, tires were used to set the fire, the fire was quickly extinguished.
Corriere Della Sera wrote that the police believe that the attackers plan to attack other Solovyov villas in Como, since in the house in Pianello del Lario at that time found traces of penetration. The publication indicated that the journalist has three houses in Como worth €8 million.
In March, La Repubblica reported that the Italian authorities seized the property of Solovyov, who fell under EU sanctions. It was about two villas of a journalist on Lake Como. In 2019, Solovyov confirmed that he has a house in Italy, which he bought at his own expense. Later, the journalist clarified that he had “not one” in the country; house.
As reported by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on April 1, the country arrested the property of Russians who fell under the sanctions for €900 million.
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