VLADIMIR Putin’s spies allegedly stopped the Ukrainian military from abducting a Playboy “daughter” and a female agent.
Russia of The FSB said it foiled an assassination attempt on two prominent women on Saturday.
The charity also said that £12,700 was placed on each woman’s head.
Sobchak, 41, has known the Russian president since childhood.
His late father Anatoly, a former liberal mayor of St Petersburg, is said to have been a political consultant Putin.
In addition, a popular TV personality is said to be Putin’s daughter.
The police say the investigation is part of an investigation into the activities of journalist Kirill Sukhanov, who was arrested on extortion charges the day before.
He reportedly returned to Russia two weeks later.
Simonyan, 43, is a Putin crony who has been called “Goebbels in a skirt”.
He is the editor-in-chief of the state radio station RT and the media group Rossiya Segodnya.
However, the FSB is believed to have thwarted attempts to assassinate Putin’s close friends.
As a result, 22-year-old Yegor Savalyev was arrested along with five of his friends.
Savalev is from Ryazan, a town outside Moscow, and is said to be a Nazi.
According to the recording of the FSB interrogation, Savalev said: “I am Mikail Balashov, born on March 27, 2005.
“I live in Moscow. I created the Neo-Nazi crime group Article 88 and I got it [my] little friends who are involved in this project.
“I met the Ukrainian special services.
“We were given it [to commit] the execution of the union of Margarita Simonyan and Ksenia Sobchak.
“I searched Margarita Simonyan’s house for money.
“After that I contacted the manager who was supposed to leave me a Kalashnikov rifle and money.
“When I arrived at the place where the weapon was supposed to be, I was caught by the workers of the company [Russian] intelligence services.”
Despite the FSB’s claims, independent observers have questioned what happened.
“This is what the FSB is doing,” the source said.
Following the raid on Savalev’s house, the FSB allegedly confiscated a Kalashnikov rifle, cartridges, Nazi insignia, books and computers with information on planning the murder.
Putin’s propagandist Simonyan spoke after the “coup” and praised the aides who were involved.
He said: “The FSB, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Investigative Committee, arrested a group that, according to Ukrainian law, was planning to kill me.”
“He followed me, he knew all my addresses.”