Russian fugitive businessman Usherovich to become partner of President of Cyprus?
Entrepreneurs Boris Usherovich and Ivan Stankevich, summoned for questioning in the Zakharchenko's case, are not available to the siloviki.
The Investigative Committee of Russia, investigating the case of Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, in whose sister's apartment a bag full of money for a total of $120 million and 2 million euros was found a year ago, decided to interrogate the owner of a group of companies cooperating with Russian Railways Boris Usherovich. Also investigation is interested in member of the board of directors of the Novoe Vremya bank Ivan Stankevich. The investigation believes that by order of these businessmen, having passed through the chain of banks, that such a large amount appeared at Colonel Zakharchenko.
However, they did not answer the summon, as, according to the investigation, they are currently in Cyprus. According to Rosbalt, Stankevich has already received the citizenship of this country. And Usherovich makes every effort to do this, demonstrating his usefulness to the state. In particular, according to the interlocutor of the publication, he is now trying to create an investment company with a local law firm controlled by the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiadis. Therefore, the fact that Usherovich will also become a citizen of Cyprus, there is no doubt, the source said.
Recall Usherovich was in the circle of persons close to Andrey Krapivin - a friend and adviser to former head of the Railways Vladimir Yakunin. This allowed private companies to repeatedly win multibillion-dollar tenders from the state corporation. And often they acted only as intermediaries, giving all work to subcontractors. According to the investigation, Head of the Department T of the Anti-Corruption Headquarter (GUEBiPK) of the Interior Ministry Zakharchenko just provided patronage to companies connected, in particular, with Ushevich and participating in the siphon-off of budget funds coming from Russian Railways.
By the way, the banks through which Zakharchenko received bundles of money in cellophane briquettes, prepackaged by the US Federal Reserve, Baltika (the license was revoked in November 2015) and Yenisei (the license was withdrawn in February 2017), Novoy Vremya and Interprogress are also connected with Usherovich.
Stankevich was responsible for working with finances and banking.
The CrimeRussia has already written about the luxurious life of authoritative businessmen, earning on state contracts concluded with Russian Railways. So, Usherovich's favorite occupation was the acquisition of elite real estate in the center of Moscow, as well as the solution of issues related to the maintenance of his yacht Gloria Teresa, located in the Mediterranean Sea.
Yacht of Usherovich Gloria Teresa
About Stankevich press wrote that he left for another country in early 2015, while leaving luxury apartment on the Mira Avenue as a gift to his former civil wife singer Anna Semenovich. Before that, they lived together for five years in the elite residential complex Golden Mile in the Ostozhenka area.
Ivan Stankevich and Anna Semenovich
Recall that MIA Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko was detained during a special operation of the FSB on September 9, 2016. According to our source, FSB officers took Zakharchenko on the hook in 2015 precisely in connection with the investigation of the gray schemes of Russian Railways. His participation in other crimes was already revealed during operational activities.
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