The investigation, titled Russia's hand? uncovers millions of euros' worth of real estate ranging from high-scale Jūrmala apartments to semi-abandoned land in the east of the country, the purpose of which is unclear.
Miljonāram, kura īpašumus specoperācijā kratīja Somijas salās, plaši īpašumi arī Latvijā. Ko noslēpumainais miljonārs dara Latvijā?https://t.co/5IVNmhrsEa pic.twitter.com/CHo7L3OplY— ir (@irLV) November 29, 2018
Melnikov is the owner of the Baltijas Perle company, which according to official information is listed as a real estate and campsite company at an address on the Baltic coast.
The full story is available in English at the website of Ir magazine.
Finnish public broadcaster YLE also has extensive background about Melnikov and the complex case in which he is involved in Finland, and suggests he also has companies in Russia and Poland.