Vladimir Skripka came to the attention of the federal center.
Vladimir Skripka, a shareholder of “Beloretskiy Zavod Ressor I Pruzhin” and LLC Kubanskie Delikatesy, was the subject of a round table discussion under the President of the Russian Federation “Business against raiding”. The event discussed the possibility of toughening the punishment for the seizure of someone else’s property and the introduction of the very concept of “raider seizure” into the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The question is sore and has long been ripe in the light of the events taking place in the Russian Federation in recent decades against the backdrop of endless “wild capitalism”. The actions of Vladimir Skripka will be considered by the State Duma as an example of property seizure and will form the basis for the definition of the concept of “raider seizure” in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The story with the “Beloretskiy Zavod Ressor I Pruzhin”(BZRP) and Kubanskie Delicatesy LLC began in 2019, when Skripka’s partner, Radchenko, died and the first decided to crush the business by force.
JSC RAND manages the assets of the above companies. Therefore, the main blow is aimed precisely at this structure: to collect 268 million rubles in favor of Vladimir Skripka. The amount was frozen in the accounts of the enterprise and the Arbitration Court of Bashkiria is doing everything possible to consider the case as long as possible. In September 2020, the court appointed an examination of Skripka’s claim and suspended the consideration of the case – this is done deliberately in the interests of the plaintiff, who is not interested in the prospect of money, but is aimed at weakening the enterprise and gaining control over it. The position of the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Bashkortostan raises some questions, at least a corruption component is not excluded. In October, a higher court of appeal in Chelyabinsk overturned the Bashkir court’s decision on the examination, clearly substantiating its decision to reopen the hearing. But the most interesting thing is that the Bashkir court is apparently not going to execute the decision of a higher authority. The explanation is this: the case will not be reopened due to the coronavirus epidemic. A very “good” reason – it gives rise to a close look at the activities of this court.
The Skripka’s scheme is understandable – blocking the work of ZAO BZRP with the help of corrupt representatives of the courts, lawlessness of the armed power structures, sabotage of the factory’s management.
The role of the bailiff service of Bashkiria in the grandiose raider seizure organized by Skripka is indicative. By their actions, they slow down the work of the enterprise, threatening (orally!) the executive director of ZAO BZRP with the initiation of a criminal case against him. In November 2020, special forces armed with machine guns led by a bailiff – the executor paralyzed the work of the factory, laying siege to an office building in Beloretsk. The goal is to obtain documents for complete control of the work of the enterprise. The scale of the involvement of state structures in the raider takeover scheme is impressive. It is on the fact of the actions of the republican bailiffs that the internal security department of the FSSP RF is being checked.
The actions of Viktor Skripka and his son Yaroslav regarding Kubanskie Delikatesy LLC led to the enterprise being in a state of bankruptcy proceedings, but a pre-investigation check is being carried out on the fact of deliberate bankruptcy due to falsification of constituent documents after the establishment of force control over the enterprise.
It is hoped that attention at the federal center level to these episodes of raider seizures of enterprises will help to qualitatively change the legislation of the Russian Federation and bring it to the level of European standards.