Sources of funding and alleged Russian ties of the Conservative Movement
After the Alt-Info established the Conservative Movement, an openly pro-Russian political union, suspicions emerged that the organization was allegedly receiving funding from the Russian sources. It was also suggested that the party leaders had long kept the identities of the sponsors secret. Konstantine Morgoshia's statement about going to negotiations in Russia and receiving financial resources from people living in post-Soviet countries increased the public interest in the sources of funding of the party. The suspicions were also deepened by the statement of Squander Detector, according to which, the hosting of the official website of the Conservative Movement was located in Russia.
According to the information posted on the official Facebook page of the Conservative Movement, a joint conference of Russian Duma deputies and the Conservative Movement was held in January 2022, the topic of which was Georgian-Russian relations. The deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Artem Turov and Kazbek Taisaev, took part in the conference. The latter was among the persons individually sanctioned by the United States on March 11.
According to the official data, the donation received by the Conservative Movement until March 26, 2022 amounted to GEL 94,035. Zezva Chankseliani donated GEL 8,000 to the party on March 10, 2022, which makes him the party’s biggest donor. He also donated GEL 1,000 to Salome Zourabichvili, a presidential candidate openly supported by the Government in the 2018 presidential election. Zezva Chankseliani is a family member of Murad Chankseliani, Deputy Chairman of the Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia faction of the Lentekhi Municipal Council. According to Murad Chankseliani's declaration, Zezva Chankseliani shares property with him.
Zezva Chankseliani officially owns numerous companies. As a result of their detailed inspection, our attention was drawn to Mshenebeli 2006 Ltd. The company is associated with the name of Gia Gazdeliani, the majoritarian MP candidate of the Georgian Dream in Tsageri. He also held the position of the Chairman of the Lentekhi Municipal Council. Before the 2016 elections, Gazdeliani first transferred the company to Samson Pirtskhalava free of charge and then to Aluda Chankseliani. Today the manager of the company is Aluda's brother, Zezva Chankseliani.

Among the companies owned by Zezva Chankseliani, Kolkhidmsheni 2011 Ltd is also noteworthy, which has participated in state tenders. However, the company won only one of the three tenders. The buyer was the Lentekhi municipality and the estimated cost of the service was GEL 187,882.