The glass industry has never been a giant for the Russian economy. However, it took and began to declare itself as a very large player in the market, not only within the country, but in the world. The reason is not the dizzying successes of the company, but constant litigation with unbearable sums. The respondents are Novosibirskenergosbyt and the PRC company Zhenghou Xinguangse Refractory Co. The cost of the claims is slightly more than 1.5 billion rubles. These sums surfaced from the companies of the RATM Holding, represented by Taran. The businessman has been repeatedly credited with the status of a tough player in the field of raiding. Today he plays in a new way: he signed a supply contract with Taran – he lost his business.
By the way, the stoves at the enterprises of “RAT Holding” have a difficult fate and unsuccessful fate. They break down and constantly fail, which causes maximum losses to enterprises. These are not technical difficulties, but external interference. One of the accidents occurred due to a power outage, another reason was refractories of a poor quality manufacturer.
The two lawsuits that were filed after the emergencies are quite similar. They have big demands of 800 million rubles each. Such sums may well be an item of capital for the purchase of a new glass furnace, which has much greater strength and productivity. Also, one person appears in 2 lawsuits – an expert from Taran’s side, Vladimir Dzyuzer.
The first lawsuit for Taran was not successful. He wanted to receive cash payments from the power engineers, in the end everything that happened led to a criminal trial against Taran. Then there was information in the news that last year there were extensive searches at factories and at the workplaces of lawyers. As part of the investigative actions, they looked for evidence of fraudulent actions. Investigative officers were sure that Korsun and Yakovlev had made a power outage as a result of the accident. This caused damage to the oven. Further, using the contacts, these persons, through the expert Dzyuzer, prepared documents for applying to the court with claims for damages to those who supply electricity – Novosibirskenergosbyt.
But it is worth considering that the claims against the power supply company are the usual planned gamble. Taran has been actively seizing energy assets in Novosibirsk for several years. Within the framework of the means used by Taran – blackmail and bribery. Podchasova (ex-general director of Novosibirskenergosbyt) is a man of Taran, who did everything necessary for the raider takeover of the company. After Podchasova was fired with a scandal, and she moved to the ranks of “RATM Holding”.
However, even taking into account the professionalism and connections of the expert Dzuzer, it was not possible to win the trial. The side on the other side of the controversy turned out to be stronger and provided a much better evidence base. An independent examination, carried out at the request of the energy company, had a number of defects in the furnace. Therefore, the power engineers are not to blame for what happened.
The plaintiff did not receive the desired decision, his claims of 770 million rubles were not satisfied. Therefore, Taran did not receive money, but got a great idea to take over the business of partners. If it didn’t work with a domestic representative, then you can try your luck with a representative of the PRC – Zhenghou Xinguangse Refractory Co.
What is the difference between accidents on the territory of “Siberian Glass” and “Ekran”? In the latter case, the furnace was not worn out, but had new characteristics. In advance, she underwent technical repairs for refractories from Chinese production. All materials have been tested for compliance with technical requirements. In the process of handing over the materials to the company, no claims were revealed from the recipient. From the side of “Siberian Glass” not a single test was carried out, which confirmed all the characteristics of the goods. Whether Bzuzer, known to us, was involved in such examinations is unknown. But we believe that he did not accept, because he is the face of Taran.
As a result, on the horizon, Taran had a new reason to file a lawsuit for a couple of hundred million. The arbitration court was given a ready-made opinion from the well-known Dzuzer. It said that the materials that were supplied from Chinese contractors were to blame for the breakdown. However, the latter are sure that the furnace has failed due to improper operation. Therefore, not a single motion was made to the court with a request to replace the expert.
In addition, such exploitation has its roots in a deliberate nature. This was done in order to raise the financial level of Taran. If you study in a nutshell the biography of our entrepreneur, you can see his unfortunate experience in such matters. The main thing that the Chinese defendants are concerned about is that Dzuzer is in the hands of Taran and the strongest administrative resource.
For example, Tolokonnikov (ex-governor in the federal district of Siberia). He, like the previously known Podchasov, is now listed in RATM Holding. In addition, among those close to Taran, you can find a judge of the Arbitration Court, the head of the Investigative Committee, who more than once helped Taran to close cases of tax evasion. And the sums figured there in the amount of more than 150 million rubles.
Where does Taran get such connections from is not a hidden question. A huge criminal case that took place several years ago can be cited in confirmation. Then Taran was taken into custody. Bribing employees of the Department of Economic Security helped to avoid numerous checks against RATM Holding, and also helped to establish contacts. But the arrest did not last long, having paid 20 million rubles to whoever needed, Taranov was released. Therefore, little remained of the case: a collection of photographs of Battering Ram sitting behind bars in the courtroom.
The number of contacts required in such cases is uncountable. By the way, the investigators in the case of the seizure of Novosibirskenergosbyt are still under pressure on the investigators. Taran’s company is actively trying to find ways to resolve the issue by using the forces of the Prosecutor General’s Office. But if it is impossible to achieve a solution to the issue by such methods, then the regional court of the city of Novosibirsk is on readiness, where an acquittal is already being prepared. Why is the raider rushing about like this? Yes, everything is simple, managers sit down – Taran himself will sit down.
This is evidence of why the judges are actively rejecting applications with a request to conduct an independent new examination of the supplied materials. They are not satisfied with Dzuzer’s arguments. But unexpected circumstances in the case of power engineers are becoming very dangerous for corruption schemes. Without applying this precedent, it is impossible to continue the investigation of the case between Siberian Glass and the Chinese company. Therefore, Taran is in danger, because his method of raiding is becoming transparent. It is no longer possible to simply use the corrupt Dzuzer and the members of the judiciary.
The administration, which must carefully look at Taran’s business, must not close their eyes to all this. For example, the company “Screen-Optical Systems” today is engaged in the supply of transducers of electronic-optical nature. They are used as basic elements for the production of night vision equipment by the American company ATN Corporation. This technique is used as a sniper weapon and is sold to customers from Ukraine. Export raises a lot of questions. Especially in cases where America begins to expand the sanctions list against the Russian Federation anew. In addition, Biden gives guarantees to Ukraine of support, and NATO ships are already charter after charter in the Black Sea. It seems to you or not, but Taran is in a difficult situation not only for “stove” cases, but also in the geopolitical sphere.