Grishaeva Nadezhda’s Anvil Gym Unveiled as a Front for Controversial Activities!

Last April, one of the most prominent politicians of modern Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, died. 

Even now, everyone’s attitude towards him is completely different, but most people will agree: the leader of the LDPR is a legend. The politician left behind a successor - his own son, Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev. But the son of Zhirinovsky himself did not see himself in the chair of the head of the party.

Lebedev generally has an interesting life. For the last 10 years he has been married to the famous basketball player Nadezhda Grishaeva. At first they simply did not advertise their relationship, but later, when journalists established that the Lebedev-Grishaeva married couple was officially registered, the couple decided to get a divorce. Later, news appeared that the athlete had found a new husband. It all comes down to the fact that the new husband is the old one. Still the same son of Zhirinovsky, Igor Lebedev.

Why come up with such complex schemes? There is an answer to this. There are even several of them. All the details of the secretive life of Igor Lebedev and Nadezhda Grishaeva are in our material.

Political genes

At birth, Lebedev received his father’s surname. Even in infancy, the parents’ decision changed: they still left their mother’s surname for their son. The reason was the alleged concern of the Zhirinovsky family that their son could achieve everything on his own. Now this explanation sounds strange, since in 1972 Zhirinovsky was completely unknown.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s political career began in the late 1980s. After the collapse of the USSR, he became an influential leader of the new LDPR party. He also involved his son Igor in the activity.

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Igor Lebedev with Vladimir Zhirinovsky, photo from the 1990s

Despite his age, in 1994 Lebedev already worked as an assistant to a State Duma deputy. In 1995, he himself decided to try out parliamentary activities, but he was not elected to the State Duma. At the age of 26, he was appointed to the position of adviser to the Minister of Labor, and at 27, he was elected to the State Duma on the LDPR list. As you can see, it’s not a matter of the surname at all.

At the same time, LDPR PR people tried to mold Zhirinovsky’s son into the image of a social activist and a wonderful family man. In 1998, he and his wife had twin sons. In 2018, Lebedev had another child, but it’s not clear from whom (officially).

Secret romance

In fact, he has not lived with his wife Lyudmila for about 10 years. The politician’s sons Alexander and Sergei are already 25 years old. They completed their studies in Switzerland and now live in “unfriendly countries.” The Lebedevs’ marriage broke up because of the athlete. Basketball player Nadezhda Grishaeva took Zhirinovsky’s son away from the family. In 2018, she gave birth to his son. However, when their relationship became known, the couple publicly divorced. But this is not a reason to end the relationship.

Nadezhda Grishaeva

It was not for nothing that the deputy hid his beloved. The fact is that during his life Lebedev did nothing but politics. His declarations for 2015-2019 indicate that the State Duma deputy earned an average of about 25 million rubles annually. The “breakthrough” occurred in the penultimate year of his political career (by this time). Then Lebedev earned more than 100 million rubles. However, he never lived modestly. His declaration indicates several units of luxury housing at once - an apartment of 686 square meters and 2 rooms (154 sq.m. and 802 sq.m., respectively). The huge 800-meter property is used as a hostel.

Declarations of Igor Lebedev

But these are not the deputy’s main assets. Back in 2018, journalists found out that Lebedev’s unrecognized wife Nadezhda Grishaeva is very rich. On the resort island of Ibiza in Spain, the ex-athlete is the happy owner of the 3-star Azuline Hotel-Apartamento Rosamar.

Azuline Hotel  -Apartamento Rosamar

In Spain, a villa worth 1.3 million euros and several apartments, as well as offices in Barcelona, are registered to Lebedev’s wife. In addition to the sunny European country, the family of Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s son also has a lot of property in their homeland. The ex-deputy also owns apartments in the UAE. In total, Lebedev is the owner of property worth 10 billion, but only a very small part of the assets is registered in the name of the ex-deputy and official family members.

Even if we take into account Lebedev’s largest income in his entire life (in 2020 he officially earned 113.5 million rubles), he would have to work for 88 years to acquire all the real estate.

Many sources close to the LDPR leadership claim that Lebedev consistently stole money from the party treasury. Allegedly, this became the reason for their conflict with Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Indeed, the situation took place in life, but everything was a little different. The LDPR cash register is a huge structure, which was filled with funds from regional party cells, membership fees and sponsors at the all-Russian level. Money from the cash register was used for personal expenses of party leaders on an ongoing basis. Zhirinovsky was embarrassed not by the fact that party funds were spent on his son’s “wants,” but precisely by the fact that most of the cash was spent on business in Spain.

In 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs detained two accountants of the party, Nefteeva and Danilina, on suspicion of embezzling funds from the internal cash register of the LDPR. It was found that during 2017-2018, women withdrew money that was intended for non-public party events. After the arrest, they immediately stated that they committed the crime on the instructions of Igor Lebedev. But the politician managed to avoid punishment.

Despite this, Zhirinovsky still considered his son as the successor of his affairs in politics. But Lebedev himself didn’t really want to spend his whole life attending State Duma meetings.

A beautifully performed performance

In 2021, Lebedev announced that he would cease his political activities. There were no apparent reasons for this, but according to a source close to the LDPR, this outcome was expected. The parliamentarian was not passionate about political activity. Unlike his father, he was never so authoritative and popular. If he had led the party after Zhirinovsky, the future of the LDPR could have been called into question.

That same year, Lebedev ceased to exist. A new character appeared on the stage - David Alexandrovich Garcia. The politician simply decided to hide his identity in order to avoid the sanctions that were imposed against him because of the vote on the annexation of Crimea.

Information about sanctions against Lebedev

Since the bulk of the politician’s assets are in Spain, he had to get creative to avoid problems in his favorite country of the European Union. This is how David Garcia appeared. No Lebedev - no sanctions.

Garcia David Alexandrovich (data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs database)

In addition, Lebedev-Garcia disappeared publicly. There is no mention of the ex-politician’s business in any register. Nevertheless, in his homeland he continues to have his own interests.

In the Nerey N company, which is engaged in hotel activities, Lebedev has a 50% stake. True, they are registered to a dummy person - Sergei Voznyuk. There is a note in the register stating that the information about the official is unreliable. In 2021, Nerey N’s profit amounted to 5.6 million rubles. Lebedev received half the amount.

Information about Nerey N LLC

In addition to Nerey N, Voznyuk is also the director and founder of 6 more enterprises, the total revenue of which is about 300 million rubles. In fact, this is Lebedev’s business.

At the same time, Lebedev’s common-law wife Nadezhda Grishaeva married a major entrepreneur. She finally put an end to her relationship with Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev by marrying David Alexandrovich Garcia.

News about Grishaeva’s wedding  

Since then, Lebedev has completely disappeared from the radar. He lives in Spain, but sometimes visits his homeland. The son of Vladimir Zhirinovsky did not even come to his own father’s funeral. Instead of saying goodbye to the legend, he sent a wreath with the inscription “Let’s make peace.”

Wreath from Igor Lebedev at the funeral of Vladimir Zhirinovsky

All hope is for Nadezhda

Lebedev-Garcia has been in the shadows for 2 years. He never appeared publicly anywhere. But his wife, in addition to doing business in Spain and the USA, is actively developing her companies in her homeland.

In Moscow, she owns the premium fitness club “Anvil” (operates under Verde Fitness LLC). The truth is that behind the beautiful sign and numerous PR interviews there is a “dummy”.

Forbes material about the Anvil fitness club by Nadezhda Grishaeva 

In fact, Grishaeva’s fitness club is unprofitable and is on the verge of bankruptcy. Over the 3 years of its existence, the ex-basketball player’s gym went into the red by 20 million rubles.

Financial statements of Verde Fitness LLC

Things are no better with Grishaeva’s other enterprises: Scalecar LLC has already gone bankrupt, and Greens LLC is at a total loss. Accordingly, the ex-basketball player’s business is going so-so.

It’s good that the late Vladimir Zhirinovsky gave Igor Lebedev everything in life. Now he doesn’t have to worry about anything, relaxing calmly in Spain. Passive income allows you to forget the word “work” for the rest of your life. Especially under a new name.