“A criminal case must be initiated.” Housing equity holder Andreeva on Albin’s resignation
The activist recalled $ 116,4 million that disappeared during the completion of residential complexes.
In order to complete the case of the deceit of St. Petersburg housing equity holders, it is necessary to investigate the loss of 8 billion rubles ($ 116,4 million) during the completion of residential complexes, activist Alla Andreeva stated, commenting on the resignation of vice-governors Mikhail Mokretsov and Igor Albin.
“I cannot say that I am satisfied, I think that a criminal case must be initiated. After all, 8 billion rubles allocated for the completion of our residential complexes have disappeared!” MK quotes Andreeva as saying.
It is to be recalled that Andreeva spoke about the problems of housing equity holders of St. Petersburg at a press conference with the Russian president. In particular, the city authorities accepted the new buildings meant for the deceived co-investors with multiple deficiencies and violations, for which Albin was responsible. After the press conference he accused Andreeva of self-promotion and refused to resolve the issue even under the fear of dismissal.
Albin supervised the construction issues, and Mokretsov headed the financial unit of the Leningrad Region government. Under Albin’s leadership, Zenit Arena was accepted, during the construction of which 668 million rubles ($ 9,7 million) were lost. When asked about the leaking roof, Albin joked that cormorants were pecking holes in it.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?