12 years in prison while serving in a general regime colony was requested for the head of the board by the director of the Magma investment company - Kurbatov. Together with 3 partners, he was accused of committing a particularly large fraud. According to the materials of the investigation, the businessman started organizing a raider raid on the leading companies - Moscow NPO Geliimash and Kriora from Orenburg. The defendants refuse to admit their guilt. For Kurbatov's partners, the prosecution requested 8 to 10 years in prison.
In addition, Kurbatov is recognized as a defendant in the case, where Tokarev, Chilimkin and the project manager Namnanov are listed as other defendants. Accordingly, the first two were the heads of the companies that were seized, and the last one was in charge of the management of Geliymash, which carries out the process of reducing helium in Nakhodka.
Earlier it was known that the defendants were accused of a raider raid on Geliymash and the Krior company from Orenburg. They are suppliers of helium and cryogenic equipment to cool Roskosmos missiles and other requests of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The materials of the case indicate that attackers were engaged in the attack on Geliymash, who created in late summer 2012 a fictitious protocol of an extraordinary meeting with the shareholders of the Khimgazservice company. At this meeting, the powers of the ex-general Udut allegedly ended. In his place came Kurbatov's partner - Tokarev. After he took the chair, orders were immediately given to ROST Registrar to conduct a new registration of the Geliymash promotional package for the Vardis company accountable to Kurbatov. The reason for this was a fake sale and purchase agreement for the "Geliimash'' promotional package, dated August 29, 2011. In accordance with the agreement, the value of the agreement was RUB 3 million. But according to investigative information, the revaluation of shares was equal to RUB 47 million. Regardless of all this, the "Registrar'' carried out the registration of the operation,
It is worth noting that the victims assured that the main goal of the participants in the raider attack was not to take possession of the company, but to occupy land plots in the center of the capital, the price of which is equal to USD 100 million.
It may be recalled that the investigative materials reflect the organization by the Kurbatov attack and the seizure of a major domestic creator of reduced helium, Kriora. Here, too, a fictitious protocol was created for an unplanned meeting of shareholders, which ended the powers of the general "Krior" and appointed a certain Chilimkin to his position. The latter sold the promotional package of Geliimash to Vardis again at a minimal cost, and the company's accounts lost 150 million RUB under the guise of loan agreements. These funds were received by Tempstroy, owned by Kurbatov's father.
The leaders who were dismissed wrote statements to the law enforcement agencies. The leaders were also supported by the Ministry of Defense, which also made an appeal to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The main requirement is to resolve the issue of strategically important production. So, on October 13, a criminal case was initiated on the basis of large-scale fraud, legalization of stolen goods and arbitrary actions. After 6 months, charges in this case were brought against the head of the board by the director Kurbatov and his partners.
Today, charges are brought against only fraudulent activities, everything else has been dropped.
Note that after the signing of the conclusion by the prosecutors, the case passed to the Preobrazhensky Court, the chairman of the process in which returned the materials to the supervisory authority due to the need to eliminate the shortcomings. After that, on 06.2014, the prosecutor's office transferred the materials to the main investigation department, which began to investigate the case anew.
In the second round, the materials were transferred to the Preobrazhensky Court only in the first months of the 20th year. Despite the very broad testimony of the accused in the trial, they refuse to admit their guilt. The state prosecutor took this into account and made a proposal to give Kurbatov 12 years in prison while serving in a general regime colony, and Tokarev, Chilimkin and Namnanov for 9, 10 and 8 years, respectively.
07/02/2021 The Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg is considering the materials of the case on the funds allocated by Sovcombank to 2 developed firms PSK Remput and Inzhputstroy. The court must decide the question of who will be responsible for the loss of about 1.3 billion loan funds.
The creditors stated that the bankruptcy trustee of Inzhputstroy in the summer of the 20th began filing an application that the directors of the company should be held liable on a subsidiary basis. The statement contained information that the general director of “PSK Remput” Ustyukhin and his successor Ghukasyan were subject to prosecution. Their demeanor led to the bankruptcy of the company and the loss of a large amount of money. The court adopted a statement, held a number of hearings, but nothing concretely was decided, but in the spring of 21, the situation took a new turn.
One of the creditors said that a couple of months ago, a lawyer Churilovsky who had recently joined the firm made a proposal to change the method of collecting the disappeared funds of debtor firms. It became clear that it was not possible to recover a large amount of money from a number of managers of the bankrupt company, then the arrows were transferred to the joint owners and ex-member of the Board of Directors of PSK Remput - the popular businessman Mikhalkov.
Lawyer Churilovsky, together with an entrepreneur from Kazakhstan Mukushev, are known for their gray legal schemes, which are on the verge of law. One of the creditors of PSK Remput believes that they should have been detained long ago and brought to justice. A similar fraud is taking place at Sovcombank. The fact that Mikhalkov did not participate in the activities of the operational nature of the company and was not engaged in giving instructions on the disposal of loan amounts is of little concern to creditors. It is important that Mikhalkov is a large business figure with a huge number of assets, which will not be difficult to arrest if you find suitable witnesses using various options for putting pressure on participants and the system in general.
It is likely that in the spring of 2021 a dialogue was held on collusion between Churilovsky and ex-top managers of two companies in the stage of bankruptcy. To free themselves from responsibility, they agreed to cooperate with the investigation and testify about Mikhalkov's involvement in the withdrawal of funds from the company, and this will help make Mikhalkov one of the subjects of subsidiary responsibility for the withdrawal of an array of credit funds.
After that, the court began to receive appeals from the ex-leaders of PSK Remput and Inzhputstroy, the content of which spoke of Mikhalkov's guilt in the company's illegal activities. Due to the fact that there was no confirmation of these actions, it was clear that Churilosky was behind these actions, then instead of quality, a large number of statements poured into the court. The ex-managers agreed and, in the hope of evading responsibility, began to shift all the blame onto one of the co-owners of the company, thus making it easier for the bank to expose the culprit of the embezzlement of credit funds.
Yustis's chief lawyer, Guryev, believes that this is the usual pattern of managers. Thus, they hide the results of their illegal work. Make a statement that the work was initiated by members of the board of directors, the beneficiaries of the company. In most cases, the court uses the law, therefore, such massive statements from managers are not satisfied. This happens because the court understands who really controlled the process of running the company - the general and financial directors, as well as the accounting department. In such cases, the case is very clear. But in this case, the situation and position of the Sovcombank legal group is surprising. They should be aware that taking part in such schemes jeopardizes the reputation of the banking institution. It is unlikely that the courts will take into account the arguments of managers, which do not have documentary evidence. But a spreading resonance will take place.
The expert opinion is that the outcome of such a case can be reduced to the following: either Ustyukhin is found guilty of withdrawing money and putting signatures on commercial documents in the process of managing the company, and will also bring to justice the team of PSK Remput and LLC "Inzhputstroy". It may also be decided that a share of the responsibility to the banking institution will be assigned to one of the owners - Mikhalkoa. Then the possible outcome is that there will be a dangerous and highly publicized precedent in the business world. This will be the case in annual processes where managers try to shift responsibility to the owners of the companies.
The Department for the Consideration of Particularly Important Cases of the Main Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Perm Territory is considering the materials of the criminal case on the fact of fraud during the signing of securities on loans to the company of the group of firms "Vitus".
LLC "Investment Company Vitus" organized a number of legal entities that took shares from citizens, and then isolated funds as a result of the sale of securities. In total, about 1.5 billion RUB were stolen from the population, and the number of affected clients reaches 386 people.
The investigation of the materials of the criminal case is coming to an end due to the theft of large sums of money. The defendants in the case are 3 firms: IC Vitus, Vitus-Investments, Vitus-Profit. Accusations were brought against the businessman from Kaliningrad. It is Dmitry Popov, who went bankrupt in the summer of 1919. Prior to that, he was the joint owner of IC Vitus, but in the 18th year his share was sold. Omitting that Popov received 600 million RUB from Profit Plus, according to the case file, he was charged in relation to 300 million.
IC Vitus has been operating in the Perm Territory since 1992. The founders of the organization were the Chernov brothers and Sergey Brovtsev. During the first years, the owners of IC Vitus changed
Thus, in the 13th year, the Chernovs sold their shares to a number of entrepreneurs from Perm: Korolik, Pishchalnikov (head of the board of directors of the Krasnokamsk metal mesh plant) and the current 1st deputy of Perm Khairullin.
The same year he gave an interview to the business world, in which Korolik makes a statement that IC Vitus is a large company in the region, providing clients with unlimited financial horizons.
It is believed that, based on the work of the firm, a set of financial instruments is created that helps to create relevant ways of generating income for clients. Thus, Vitus companies have prepared and are ready to demonstrate an interesting sales package. It appears to be a popular currency scheme, where a person can hold about 6 percent a year in foreign currency by implementing a simple form of the scheme. If you use more sophisticated equipment, you can purchase several instruments and have about 12 percent a year in foreign currency. Plus earnings give the difference in exchange rates.
There is information according to which in the future the list of founders was supplemented by businessman Sumenkova, Troshkov and the company "Makebridge Holdings LTD", which carried out registration under the jurisdiction of an offshore company in Belize. Prior to this, the company “IG Free Capital” left the founders.
Further, in 2014 Troshkov sold his share, and after him Khairullin left the company. This makes us understand that the shares of other founders have grown: Pishchalnikov, Korolik and Sumenkova. By 2015, the founders began to include new entities: Megastroy LLC. Its leader was Makarov, who previously managed a subsidiary of Vitus-Profit LLC.
It didn't take long for the founders to lose Pishchalnikov and Korolik, who sold their shares to a certain offshore company from Seychelles - Ruby Capital Corporation.
After a short period of time, in 2016, the founders lost Sumenkova's membership. Her share was sold to Khairullin and Vorobyov. Sumenkova followed her and pulled Makarov, who left the company. And there it took six months for Khairullin to leave the company. The shares were acquired by Popov and Oplanchuk. However, after a little less than 2 years, they left the company. The month of February gave the company a new founder - Volga Capital PJSC.
Assessing the state of the company as of 15.06.2021, the founders of the company include PJSC Volga Capital, Makebridge Holdings LTD, Ruby Capital Corporation. The predominant stake in PJSC Volga Capital is 43.56 percent.
Attorney Tola, who represents the interests of the victims, it was Vitus Investments that took the securities of citizens by concluding loan agreements, then the securities were placed in IC Vitus for a year with an interest rate of 2.5-3.5 percent per annum. Branches of the organization were located in Solikamsk and Berezniki. Accordingly, mainly the inhabitants of the Kama region suffered from the actions.
Based on 2014, then Profit Plus and Vitus Investments signed loan papers for the transfer of a promotional package valued at RUB 2.7 billion.
According to available data, Vitus Investments is a subsidiary of IC Vitus, and LLC Profit Plus is a former subsidiary. We also note that the founders of "Vitus Investments" are the same people who founded the IC "Vitus". These include Korolik, Vorobyov. Note that Korolik is listed as the head of another company - "Profit Plus".
Another company affiliated with IC "Vitus" is the society "Third Rome Financial Services". Among its founders we can see the ex-owner of the investment company "Vitus" Oplanchuk. It is surprising that the "daughter of the Third Rome Financial Services" is the Profit Plus society.
So, the company of IC "Vitus" vehemently shares advertising, which is aimed at attracting shares from citizens. If citizens had any clarifications about the appearance in the documents of other firms, then they were given explanations according to which these companies were "daughters" of IC "Vitus", therefore their presence in contracts is a formality due to the fact that IC "Vitus" license allows you to carry out the entire array of actions.
The transfer of securities was carried out through a guarantee of return and payment of interest for their use. Then it turned out that the promotional packages for 382 contracts in the company "Vitus Investments" were transferred to "Profit Plus". This can be learned from the information in the statement of "Vitus Investments", where Dmitry Kurilov acted as the liquidator. The amount of claims of creditors "Profit Plus" amounted to a little more than 1.5 billion RUB, where more than 99 percent was the amount of the principal debt on loans.
Note that Kurilov is the liquidator of Vitus Investments, as well as the general director of the Third Rome Financial Services. In addition, Kurilov holds the post of chairman of the board of directors of Volga Capital, i.e. this suggests that Kurilov may be one of the interested parties.
Tola says there is a scheme to cash out the money of the population. It represented the following scam: Citizens brought securities to Vitus Investments. The firm redirected the securities to Profit Plus, and the shares were sold on the floor (exchange). The money, respectively, was withdrawn to accounts belonging to Popov. In the case when it was necessary to report to the citizens, IC Vitus provided information about the amount of Profit Plus shares required for the purchase. The shares that were purchased could be seen on the clients' accounts, as “IC Vitus” provided clients with account information. This helped the company to keep the state of affairs afloat for a long period of time.
Having a conditional agreement on the migration of money between IK Vitus and Profit Plus, the companies suggest that in the 20th year IK Vitus made an application to the arbitration court in order to recover over 390 million RUB from Profit Plus. In the trial it was possible to establish that between the firms were signed papers on the provision of brokerage services, dated December 26, 2012 and June 13, 2012. Studying these contracts, we can conclude that IC Vitus gave money to Profit Plus for closing deals.
In response, Profit Plus made an appeal to the court, demanding that Popov be included in the register of creditors. It was to him that the firm gave money. This can be seen from the documentation of the arbitration court for the Kaliningrad region. Loans in the hundreds of millions were transferred by the firm to an individual without even the slightest collateral.
In the future, there was a demand to include Popov in the register of creditors, but the demand had already come from the subsidiary company Vitus Investments. The court records indicate that the subsidiary transferred about RUB 3 million to Popov. However, no one returned them. Studying Popov's accounts, it was possible to find out that all funds were sent at a time to an account with Volga Capital in order to pay off the payment of the innovation. Other amounts were cashed in the nearest ATMs.
The license was revoked by the Central Bank in 2019, at which point all payments under the agreements ended.
The license was revoked due to the fact that in the activities of firms there were repeated frauds with legislation in relation to securities.
Speaking about IC Vitus, we note the decision of the expert council regarding significant market deviations, which was made on the basis of a specific request from PJSC Moscow Exchange. Then it was possible to identify significant deviations from the cost and volume of the trading procedure for the majority of the fund's shares, which were concluded between IC Vitus and other legal entities. The process of pricing in relation to shares of funds during the bidding procedure requires special attention, since it carries an artificial background. For this reason, Capital City is constantly selling shares in IC Vitus at a significantly low cost, and acquires at a high price. It doesn't have any kind of economic logic. Such information is contained in the petition that was submitted by the victims to the Main Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to the judicial acts, it was possible to establish that the firms that purchased the shares of IK Vitus - the companies Capital City and Real City - had the same ip-addresses. And the gap in the time interval for placing orders and the number of rations is too minimal. This suggests that firms are connected.
In addition, the victim says that the company neglected the law in the process of carrying out its activities. For example, the victim signed the order to transfer the promotional package on 10/08/2018, and this order was registered on October 9. According to the law, this cannot be so, therefore this indicates that there were simply no shares on the victim's account on the day of her statement.
11 days after the license was revoked, PJSC Bank Trust applied to the court, which filed for Papov's bankruptcy. According to the decision of the Arbitration Court of 10.02.2020, Popov got into the process of selling the property. In this case, a bankruptcy administrator was appointed, who was Aglaya Lyasman. It was she who found the chain of transfers between Popov, his wife and third parties.
07.07.2020 IC Vitus sent a statement that declared Profit Plus bankrupt. At that time, the person who was the interim manager made conclusions about the unsatisfactory structure of the company's balance sheet, and the company was completely insolvent.
Volga Capital PJSC was also involved in the bankruptcy procedure; it is also one of the founders of IC Vitus. On February 27, 2020, the consideration of a bankruptcy petition by the Arbitration Court, filed from Trust Bank, began.
Profi Plus was jointly declared an insolvent organization. The complex procedure of bankruptcy proceedings began, and Bezdenezhnykh was appointed as the manager.
Thus, Vitus Investments was declared bankrupt on 03.12.2020. This case was initiated by the creditor Gorch. She, according to some information, is the sister of the mother-in-law of the head of "IK Vitus" Baltachev. She wrote an appeal to the court, where she stated that it was necessary to declare "Vitus Investments" bankrupt. In addition, there was a proposal to appoint Lyadov as an arbitration manager. The substantiation of the claims was referred to the order that it is necessary to collect 300,000 RUB from the debtor at the expense of the applicant. The order was issued by the Leninsky District Court. The court omitted this information and did not take into account the affiliation of the creditor in relation to the debtor. The court made an appeal to the SRO and as a result appointed another bankruptcy trustee - Komonov.
So, on June 19, 2020, an application for bankruptcy of "IC Vitus" was received from the lawyer Kutovoy. He probably had connections with the firm, due to the fact that multiple representations of their interests in court were noticed, as well as the interests of Baltachev directly in other disputes.
In addition, Kutovoy's petition for the bankruptcy of IK Vitus was not accepted in court due to the fact that the company is listed as a financial institution in which all control decisions are made by the Bank of Russia.
To date, the Arbitration Court is examining the claim of the Central Bank on the liquidation of the Vitus Investment Company. IC Vitus, due to the fact that it is not interested in the liquidation process and further declaring the company bankrupt under the leadership of the Central Bank, burdens the legal proceedings. In particular, the petition of IC Vitus was aimed at attracting foreign founders of IC Vitus to the case, and it is not possible for the court to notify them, and accordingly - to begin the consideration of the case. All these problems drag out the moment of liquidation and bankruptcy of the company, so it is not possible to consider its documentation. This follows from the information of the victims.
However, this information is considered unreliable, especially in the second half of the text regarding the issue of attracting foreign companies to the Central Bank's statement of claim on liquidation proceedings, - comments Kutovoy. He is the representative of IC Vitus in the arbitration proceedings. Indeed, a similar appeal was filed, but it was returned and not accepted for production. Speaking about the Central Bank's claim, its consideration continues to this day. Kutovoy says that there is nothing more to discuss - the Central Bank wants to liquidate IK Vitus, but the case is under consideration and there is simply nothing to comment on.
If we consider the relationship between Kutovoy and Baltachev in court and any possible interest in the case materials, then the lawyer makes it clear that at the moment there are no court cases against Baltachev.
Tola comments that the situations of bankruptcy of several companies in any case have a connection with IK Vitus, since you can see the same bankruptcy scheme through third parties.
Taking into account the words of the victims, until the investigation is over, the question for the investigation will not be removed, although there are several days left. For example, the victims received a refusal in the process of seizing the electronic archive of information from the IC Vitus depository, as well as the request for information from the MICEX exchange was refused.
But the electronic archive is of great importance, as it contains information about any operational actions regarding customer shares with the date and basis of payments. This would make it possible to close some issues on the theft of securities.
More than once, the victims wrote appeals and petitions to the senior investigator at the State Investigation Directorate so that the investigation was carried out objectively and all the persons involved were brought to justice, not only the owner of IK Vitus, Popov. So, it was proposed to involve Baltachev. On September 23, 2019, the Bank of Russia checked it and concluded that there were gross violations, which led to the cancellation of Baltachev's qualification certificate, confirming his qualifications as a financial market specialist.
The victims are planning to call the President of the Russian Federation on a direct line so that they can attract the attention of state bodies at the federal level.
The regional department of internal affairs has confirmed that there is such a case; operational and investigative measures are being carried out on it, which are necessary to confirm a number of circumstances of the crime. However, other comments from the regional administration could not be obtained in accordance with the law.
According to the court decision, an arrest warrant was received for the ex-deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia - Korishchenko. At the moment, he was the head of the department at RANEPA. He was detained due to the embezzlement of more than 3 billion RUB of Investbank, by the way, of which Korishchenko was in the period since 2012. The arrest is authorized for 2 months.
Information was received, according to which, in accordance with the decision of the Tverskoy District Court, a satisfactory resolution was received on the request of the investigating authorities to apply a preventive measure in the form of Korishchenko's detention. The specific term of the preventive measure is planned to be determined on August 16, 2021. This petition was granted by the court, and the second petition in relation to the businessman Palchun was upheld by the court. He was the second defendant in the case.
Earlier it was known that in the process of the ORD, officers of the authorities detained Korishchenko and IP Palchun. Both were immediately charged due to the attachment or embezzlement of funds on an especially large scale. According to preliminary information, the amount of waste is approximately RUB 3.2 billion.
For such a crime, you can get about 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 1 million RUB. The case is being investigated by the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. No comments were received from the state authorities. The vice-rector of the university where Korishchenko worked declares that this crime has nothing to do with the official powers of the person involved in the educational institution.
Recall that Korishchenko is a domestic financier who, starting in 2002, for 6 years served as chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, and later was the head of Investbank. At the moment, he is the head of one of the departments at RANEPA.
The business of the oligarch God Nisanov, it seems, can be covered by influential security officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation - up to the head of the department Vladimir Kolokoltsev and his closest circle. Does this mean that for years they have not found any significant violations in the work of Nisanov's structures?
As the correspondent of The Moscow Post in Moscow reports , the Moscow business get-together is sucking up the new rumors about the connections of the scandalous businessman, the owner of the Kievskaya Ploshchad State Concern and many of the capital's markets of the God Nisanov in law enforcement agencies. According to these rumours, the former head of the Moscow GUVD, General Vladimir Pronin, could have allegedly acted in his interests earlier.
To prove that this is very problematic - no one caught the hand of two men or their representatives, who were solving certain issues. Talk that God Nisanov can use the "roof" in the form of high-ranking Moscow security officials has been going on for a very long time.
Note that despite all the rumors, the visits of the FSB and the National Guard to the markets of God Nisanov and the demands of his former partner Ilgar Hajiyev to give a legal assessment of his actions in the construction market, no one ever made any claims to the oligarch from law enforcement officers. One would be absolutely amazed, an impeccable entrepreneur.
Vladimir Pronin is a native of the Kursk region. Rumor has it that his appointment to Moscow was lobbied by the deputy mayor of the capital Sobyanin for housing and communal services, unchanged since Luzhkov's times, Pyotr Biryukov. He is credited with many business interests in the city, and a combination of influential figures such as Biryukov and Nisanov could support those interests.
Let us also recall that Pronin headed the Moscow Main Directorate from 2001 to 2009 - that is, during the active growth of Nisanov's business empire. And he resigned after the tragic events - the shooting, which was perpetrated in one of the Moscow stores by Denis Evsyukov.
Returning to Biryukov, he once supervised the construction of the Evropeyskiy shopping center of God Nisanov. According to the authors of the VChK-OGPU telegram channel , the facility allegedly had problems with permits, but the center was nevertheless built and works great, bringing Nisanov billions. Could Biryukov and Pronin help in resolving this issue?
In addition, information later appeared that the son of Mr. Pronin could, along with "Kievskaya Ploschad", become one of the co-owners of the shopping center. According to other sources, Pronin's son could become a co-owner of the Imperial-2000 company, which was part of the same group of companies.
The structure of the holding's owners can hardly be called transparent, and it was not possible to confirm this later. But in 2017 , Novaya Gazeta journalists found a whole business empire in the family of the former head of the Moscow police, Vladimir Pronin. More specifically, we are talking about a business related to real estate and medical activities. In the first case, for example, the case concerns the Real-Trade company, which was owned by a relative of Vladimir Pronin, Larisa Pronina. Another close relative, Ekaterina, was nominally registered with companies that also dealt with real estate.
In addition, the partners of the Pronin family are credited with having connections with the capital's development business. Among people close to Pronin, they name a certain Dmitry Sosnovsky, who was a director at Alfa-Design. It belonged to another Pronin - Alexander. The structure owned 30% of the Solutions business park at ul. Kirovogradskaya in the south of Moscow. Another 70% of this building was owned by the structures of the construction company "Moskapstroy". Whether a possible "friendship" with Nisanov could help in its creation is an open question.
Bells for their own
In any case, it is impossible to close on Biryukov the appointment of Pronin and the possible patronage of Nisanov. After all, the main patron of Nisanov may be the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev himself. It's no secret that in the past, the family of Nisanov and Kolokoltsev had a business relationship. Nisanov's relative, Oleg Yusupov, was a business partner of the son of Interior Minister Alexander Kolokoltsev. Together they owned the Il Forno restaurant company. Yusupov also acts as a co-owner of firms doing business with the Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies.
And all would be fine, before all this information leaked to the media. The Vedomosti newspaper wrote about the business ties between Yusupov and Kolokoltsev . Less than a year later, Yusupov suddenly resigned from the ownership of Il Forno. Nobody wants to shine and expose influential relatives. Or is it a coincidence?
Another relative of God Nisanov, Vladislav Yusupov, appeared in a scandal. As former partner of God Nisanov, Ilgar Hajiyev, allegedly claimed that Vladislav Yusupov was involved in a possible "raider seizure" of his construction business, SDI Group. "The next day, Vladislav Ilyushaevich Yusupov, a cousin of Nisanov God Semenovich, came to the office of the company, gathered the top managers of the company and announced to everyone that from now on he is the new owner of the company," PASMI is quoted as saying (recognized as a foreign agent in Russia).
By the way, Hajiyev himself was forced to leave Russia due to threats to his life. Later, several criminal cases were opened against him, which may be of a custom-made nature. The appeal of Hajiyev himself to Kolokoltsev with a request to understand the situation did not lead to anything. We would not be surprised if these appeals were not read at all in the Moscow chapter.
The businessman was hanged with everything that was possible - possible fraud, tax evasion, etc., but after Hajiyev's departure from the country, no movement in these cases was heard. Is that why they opened production?
However, Vladimir Pronin, like Vladimir Kolokoltsev, are people, so to speak, from the outside. And what about the companies of Nisanov himself? According to the authors of the Proekt.Media website , God Nisanov allegedly hired the former assistant to the head of the Russian Interior Ministry, General Nikolai Golovkin, to work in the security service.
Someone even joked that Golovkin could be Kolokoltsev's "special envoys" under Nisanov. As if Nisanov had previously seen the ex-policeman at the head of the security service of his capital markets - and this is a huge economy.
Mr. Golovkin is a very famous person. In the past, he headed the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the Moscow Region. And in 2011 he got into a loud scandal with a high-profile case about the protection of the illegal gambling business by the security forces in the Moscow region. Then Golovkin was summoned for interrogation, and a search was conducted in the very office of the Moscow Region police.
The surname of Colonel-General Golovkin was repeatedly mentioned by witnesses in this case as a possible recipient of bribes for "protecting" the casino. The investigation decided to check the testimony after the arrest of the "confidant" of General Oleg Sudakov.
Despite his dismissal from the authorities, he had an office in the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, into which the organizers of the underground casinos brought in $ 200,000 to be transferred to officially "unidentified officials" in the police leadership. All this is the data of the investigation that Kommersant cites .
Does it need to be mentioned that not a single Golovkin was injured during the proceedings? Or maybe he even bought something for himself. For example, career prospects in the company of one of the influential Moscow oligarchs.
In the case of covering illegal casinos, Nikolai Golovkin "got off" with a slight fright?
And if Golovkin is Nisanov's "connection" with the security forces in his own company, then he may not be the only one. According to rumors, supposedly not so long ago, the former head of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the CJSC Andrey Puchkov got a job with Nisanov as the director of the Shchelkovo bus station of the capital. But the position is formal - as if in fact he began to lead the security service of most of the oligarch's business empire, including the Evropeyskiy shopping center. So in the service of Nisanov, two police generals could have been present at once!
At the beginning of the material, we mentioned that despite all these rumors, the FSB came to Nisanov in the same markets. Here we need to clarify something - it was a rather high-profile event. A visit with checks to the Sadovod and Food City markets and the Moscow trade and fair complex took place in March 2019, RBC wrote about this .
Then, it was assumed that the measures were aimed at finding wanted criminals, as well as preventing various migration offenses. In addition, there were rumors that mining farms with a turnover of billions of dollars could be located there. Then many thought - did they really decide to put things in order in Nisanov's markets?
However, as they said at the time in the market, the operation was supposedly amusing - to calm down the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, who allegedly wrote a letter to the head of state, which could contain information about the payment schemes identified by the Central Bank and the legalization of gray imports in the Moscow markets.
According to the authors of "Russian Crime" , there are allegedly direct indications that the proceeds from the markets of God Nisanov go into the shadow circulation and, among other things, were used to give gigantic bribes to employees of the power block. The allegations were made with reference to some testimony of the "fugitive banker" German Gorbuntsov, and it is not possible to verify their veracity.
But all these conversations somehow very well fit into the outline of the clearly not hostile relationship between the structures of Nisanov and the Moscow police. And it is easy to assume that since no significant violations are found in the work of his companies either then or now, they will not be found in the future. At least until the change in the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Pumpnyasky and Antipov are back in business: they plan to create a company for the production of stainless steel on the basis of a pipe plant in Volzhsk. Pumpyansky is the owner of a metallurgical company, and Antipov is a co-owner of an electrometallurgical plant in Chelyabinsk. Together they are going to invest about 100 billion rubles. According to the plans, the partnership should be equal, however, there is information according to which Pumpyansky is going to absorb the Chelyabinsk plant step by step with its structural elements. Last March, the entrepreneur already acquired a pipe-rolling plant in Chelyabinsk. And its strengthening in the region does not stop at the stage. Yes, and Antipov is not averse to draining assets, because instead of bringing the plant "Metalgromerat '' out of the deplorable state, he invests money in the production of a common business with a new partner.
Pumpyansky and ferroalloys
The Metallurgical Company of Pumpyansky and the Electrometallurgical Plant of Antipov intend to implement a project that involves the construction of specialized rolled products. For this, a new company is being created on the territory of the pipe plant in Volzhsk, and it has already passed registration - Russian Stainless Company LLC.
According to information from Kommersant, in March, Pumpyansky received information about this case. Then he said it at a meeting of the head of state. According to information from Pumpyansky, the amount of investments from the Ministry of Industry and Trade amounted to about 100 billion rubles.
Experts believe that this project is beneficial to both parties. Pumpyansky gets a loophole for expanding the product line, and Antipov can increase capital by supplying the ferroalloys Pumpyansky needs.
The news reports that the plant in the Volgograd region has the necessary infrastructure and workforce. In addition, the geographical location of the enterprise only plays into the hands of the planned facility. The construction process is scheduled for 2022. The planned capacity is estimated at half a million tons of products annually. It is also useful for people, about 2,000 new jobs will appear.
Antipov comments on this project in such a way that the Russian Federation does not have similar factories. The project will create and develop the latest industry.
Antipov and Pumpyansky are firmly convinced that the company for the current production of stainless steel can serve as the launch of a full-fledged development of the construction industry and the industrial sector. Such products are in great demand in the process of implementing the program for the long-term development of the Arctic zone.
It is already clear that large-scale work is planned. Pumpyansky was so actively interested in this project that he is building up assets day after day. This suggests that he plans to absorb the Antiposvsky CHEMK. Even though they say that detailed work is underway between the shareholders on the distribution of powers, a possible raider seizure cannot be ruled out. What is the recent acquisition of Pumpyansky and his exposure to the purchase of ChelPipe?
Speaking of ChTPZ, last March the FAS agreed to a deal to purchase from TMK about 90 percent of ChTPZ shares. Then it was an amount in the range of 85 billion rubles. For the deal to go through, it was necessary to fulfill a number of requirements from the antimonopoly authorities.
Pumpyansky was forced to realize capacities for the production of 500 thousand tons of products. The condition seemed impracticable, because these complexes are one (TMK and ChTPZ). A version was heard according to which the entrepreneur had to sell Tagmet to get out of the situation. This would have thrown off Pumpyansky's shoulders an ineffective asset with debts and losses.
But with all this, the purchase of ChTPZ makes it possible for Pumpyansky to get all the benefits. And all because ChTPZ has a huge number of government contracts. Their price is almost 90 billion rubles. And among the customers is Gazprom. The meeting between Pumpyansky and Miller was not long in coming, during which they discussed the sale and supply of pipes for the well construction process.
All this suggests that the purchase of ChTPZ made TMK a leader in the supply of pipes for the gas giant. During the acquisition of ChelPipe, the entrepreneur was able to easily find himself several steps higher than his competitors. And this happened due to the fact that in June the ex-owner of ChTPZ Komarov accepted the conditions of Safin (owner of the Zagorsk plant) on the merger of assets. But the matter got stuck on the audit. Further interest came from Mordashov (Severstal), but he quickly curtailed his proposals during the audit.
Pumpyansky desperately needs new markets for sales. This will make it possible to brighten up his precarious state. Indeed, according to information in 2020, TMK's revenue fell by almost three times. The main explanation for the recession is the decline of the economy as a whole due to the worldwide pandemic.
Note that the size of the net profit has grown to almost 25 billion rubles. However, a huge part came from the implementation of IPSCO, which was taken over by the Italian firm Tenaris. By the way, they paid $ 1.2 billion for the asset. Was this deal the only one in the black over the last year of TMK's operation? According to the report, the net debt is almost 100 billion rubles.
TMK executives assure that if the market conditions rise, then revenue will grow to 20 percent. But, even in spite of the deplorable state of finances, Pumpyansky found money to acquire ChTPZ. And the businessman is ready to implement a new project with Antipov, where we are talking about 100 billion. Where does this money come from?
There was a significant drop in demand for ferroalloys. So, the general director of CHEMK, Khodorovsky, said that at the end of the year, the volume of supplies fell back to the period in the pre-crisis times. It is important to monitor the situation of the pandemic in order to be able to restore the market situation in time.
Also in the past year there were significant problems with Metaglomerate. They were associated with the supply of raw materials. According to Pravda URFO, hiding behind the process of transferring the company to a seasonal schedule, the workers were given a choice: write a letter of resignation or find a new facility in CHEMK to work. For the latter option, watch work was considered.
The process was completed in November. Thanks to the control of state bodies, the employees were paid the necessary compensation, and the district administration started looking for investors who could change the company's profile. It is much more striking how Antipov wants to do this jointly with Pumpyansky. Why is the option to invest money in the process of re-profiling your crisis business being swept aside?
Who is the last to take over?
Pumpyansky has a pre-built strategy. Thus, TMK includes several companies that operate without profit. For instance. In 2020, Truboplast worked with a loss of 10 million, when the revenue is about 900 million. And this is not the only case. There were options when the revenue was about 60 million, and the losses according to the declaration were about 130 million (TMK Science and Technology Center).
The bank of the entrepreneur "SKB-Bank" has a difficult period as well. His performance is falling significantly, and his profit has decreased by 90 percent. Doesn't this mean too bad a period for the bank's activity as a whole? The net asset price fell by 15 percent (RUB 13 billion).
Could a pandemic have done such a blow to all structures of Pumpyansky? Another explanation for TMK's losses is the ownership of the parent company by five foreign firms that have been registered in Cyprus and England. Is it not money that runs offshore? That is the question.
In its current state, Antipov wants to improve his precarious position through business relations with TMK, but Pumpyansky does not have such a goal. He knows what he wants. So maybe Antipov's property will soon slowly become Pumpyansky? We'll see.