A journalist from The Moscow Post found threads leading to a new raid on a business. Sergey Zuev, who is the owner of the so-called “3 whales”, said this openly. Zuev intends to seize his own business, whose lawyer (Romanov) is playing very unfair games with the businessman. At the moment, Romanov is actively trying to sell the furniture center. It is assumed that the deal is directed towards the coalition of Sindika firms, owned by Arsen Kanokov (ex-head of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic). Kanakov is rapidly increasing the volume and area of trade, buying the Moskoretsky market from Mikhail Goryainov. But that’s not all, Kanakov wants to go a step further and plans to buy out the Tsvetnoy Market as well. And he, in turn, is directly related to Kerimov and Deripaska. One thing in common that readers will notice in all these stories is the spirit of the raider takeover.
Let’s return to Zuev, who founded the eminent shopping center “3 whales”. Zuev once served time for transporting contraband furniture. Zuev zealously tried to convince the investigating authorities that he had become a victim of a raider seizure and lost the central European furniture point. Lucky for him, the story was a success, nevertheless, through arbitration, Zuev was returned to his furniture kingdom. However, the tale did not end there. Now Romanov has become guilty, and Zuev is the prosecutor. According to the latter, Romanov is accused of a raider raid on a shopping mall and attempts to implement the center.
There were opinions that Zuev ended up in prison precisely at the suggestion of Romanov. At one point, Romanov became the owner of all Zuev’s property. Therefore, for Romanov, as a lawyer, it was profitable to give Zuev a ticket to the regions not so distant. In addition, “Kommersant” reported that after Zuev’s release, they almost immediately wanted to return him back to jail, this time accusing him of arbitrariness. Is Romanov trying very hard or is this a banal coincidence?
Let us look further at the situation with the raid on the “3 whales”. In whose interests can it be done? Kanokov’s? On account of his “Sindik” there are several shopping centers, 8 hotels, 30 markets. All enterprises are located in different parts of the country. Zuev did not wait, sending an appeal directly to Sindik. In the text of the letter, he says that Lamax (according to the papers, this LLC owns a furniture center) has been stolen. Also, in the text there is a request not to take action on the purchase of this company in order to avoid misunderstandings and illegal sale of property.
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Many believe that Kanakov will have no interest in Zuev’s letter. It is important to expand on time to business in the trade sector of Moscow in order to make sure to occupy a profitable niche.
In addition, on February 5, the deal between Bonum Capital and VEB.RF Rose Group was completed. The essence of the transaction is the transfer of ownership of Tsvetnoy. The companies have familiar names in their history, so Suleiman Kerimov and Deripaska are referred to Bonum Capital. There is information that in 2017, an investment company bought complex assets from the billionaire, which included the obligations of the king of aluminum Chernov (as he was called in the nineties). The claims amounted to several hundred million conventional units. Such a deal was interesting, since it was possible to get a lot of money from the ex-director of Kuzbassrazrezugol, Alexander Gliklad.
The question is brewing: why do Deripask and Kerimov need a Moscow department store? Neither the first nor the second had previously had a craving for the trade business. Maybe the purchase of Tsvetnoy is needed to satisfy Kanokov’s desires? After all, Kerimov has been credited with popularity more than once as a businessman reselling assets. “Tsvetnoy”, by the way, has been raided from the side before. Are these events related to Konakov?
What is this “Tsvetnoy” department store?
The development company Rose Group was involved in the construction of Tsvetnoy. By the way, the company was headed by Boris Kuzinets. The time though, was not easy. This led to Kuzinets selling the company to VEB’s organizational structures. It was said that this absorption did not smell of friendly relations. After a while, the Rose Group was at the center of the Gromov scandal. The situation arose due to the construction project of the Khilkov residential complex. It should be noted that the Rose Group was then already listed on the balance sheet of the state bank. It was rumored that VEB simply ran into the company and took it over.
When Shuvalov came to the state bank, non-core assets went on sale at a great price. Among these assets was the Tsvetnoy department store. At that time, VEB’s plans were built in such a way that they were to receive about 10 billion rubles for the sale of Tsvetnoy. But not so fast! Sberbank intervened in the situation. The old owners of the Rose Group once signed a large loan agreement and ultimately owed Sberbank about $ 130 million.
Over the course of time, Sberbank made it clear that the bank was not opposed to exercising the rights of claim to the department store, which by that time had been mortgaged to their bank. Tenders were planned and organized. At that moment, Bonum Capital appeared among the traders. The company at that time paid a little more than 4 billion rubles for its obligations to Tsvetnoy. After that, the investment group announced the beginning of negotiations on the purchase of property rights to all objects and business of the Rose Group.
Now let’s suppose that everything was done for Kanokov. By the way, Kanokov recently acquired another major asset in the trading business. At that time, Sindik provided about 2 billion rubles to acquire the Moskvoretsky market from Goryainov.
Interesting fact: Goryainov did not confirm for a long time that Sindik’s assets were being sold. The entrepreneur postponed the process of selling the asset in order to get the most out of the Moskvoretsky market. This is despite the fact that the market itself is at a complete loss. The deal was stalled due to the conflict between Goryainov and Rogachev (the former owner of Pyaterochka). They previously negotiated the joint development of the market network. But, due to the unfair behavior of Goryainov, who did not pay for the acquisition of 2 market objects, Rogachev broke off relations and filed a lawsuit against Goryainov. At that time, his debt was equal to 15 million, and the case was transferred to the High Court of London.
The situation looked like the ex-head of the KBR wanted to increase his business. This justifies a genuine interest in “3 whales” and “Tsvetnoy”. In addition, one gets the impression that Kanokov is fundamentally attracted by tangled business cases. Scandals are indeed his normal habitat.
“Sindic” is being slowly but surely passed into the hands of the daughter
Kanokov, as we managed to understand, is a successful figure in the market. Note that the popular Forbes magazine wrote that the businessman has $ 500 million in finance. Many believe that the peak of Kanokov’s “earnings” fell in the period from 2005 to 2013.
Do not forget how Kanokov left the KBR. Not surprisingly, the process thundered with a scandal. In 2012, the Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted a large-scale action to detain and transport in Moscow the chief of administration of the head of the KBR, the minister for state property management and ex-deputy. Among these people was also a popular businesswoman. Do you know how those people were connected with Kanokov? Three of these people are relatives of the businessman.
What is up with the entrepreneur now? Kanokov is a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the government of the KBR.
10 years ago, those who were not disposed to Kanokov spoke of his commitment to sponsoring bandit formations in the republic. According to information from Andrey Severozapadny’s blogs, 2006 was a year of audits. These include checks by the Financial Monitoring of a number of companies. This bore fruit, it turned out that the president of the republic and his people were hiding behind all the machinations.
They also talked about such information that Kanokov’s partners were people about whom he did not spread. These people included Shogentsukov (nickname “Alikos”), Nazranov (nickname “Negro”). Nazranov was killed in 2013, this could serve as a starting point for Kanokov to leave the post of leader. Various sources wrote about this, one of them was The Moscow Post.
By the way, Kanokov did not hesitate and in a short period of time quickly gave all of his business affairs to his daughter, Madina. “Sindics” also became her property. Why was this happening? Maybe because the senator urgently needs to hide all the threads that can demonstrate Kanokov’s involvement in the raids on Zuev.
Where can we end up? All roads lead to Kanokov. He is completely shrouded in raider attacks and is associated with the criminal world. Does he have any fears that the expansion process will entail endless attention of power structures to his person? Then, it would become clear why Madina would receive such countless riches from her father.