Avilon GC owner Alexander Varshavsky shares business with criminals
Varshavsky gave 10% of his three agricultural projects to Yeghia Asatryan, the son of a criminal businessman Artur Asatryan, known as Don Pipo.
Yeghia Asatryan became the owner of 10% in Agroferma LLC, Agro-Invest LLC, and Agrogrib LLC associated with Varshavsky’s Avilon Group of Companies. As follows from the unified state register, it happened in the period from July to September this year, Kommersant reported. All three companies are engaged in agriculture and registered in the Cyprus offshore.
Agro-Invest has already launched the first greenhouse complex 20 hectares in area for the production of cucumbers and tomatoes in the Kaluga region. The company plans to increase the area up to 80 hectares by investing additional 12.5 billion rubles. Agroferma is going to open a dairy complex in the same region containing 5 thousand cow heads and a processing plant with a capacity of more than 20 thousand tons of raw milk per year. The project cost is more than 1.6 billion rubles. Finally, Agrogrib intends to establish production of mushrooms in the Tula region. The project is estimated at 9 billion rubles.
Farm’s new co-owner Yeghia Asatryan is the son of Artur Asatryan. Armenian press calls him Don Pipo and reports that in 2013 the Italian authorities put him on the international wanted list allegedly in connection with the murder of a prominent kingpin Aslan Usoyan (Ded Hasan). However, according to the CrimeRussia, this seems unlikely, since the Italian police have never investigated this case. At the time, the law enforcers simply provided their Russian colleagues with records of telephone conversations between the kingpins Tariel Oniani (Taro) and Merab Jangveladze (Merab Sukhumsky). In 2012, they discussed a protracted war with Ded Hasan’s clan and considered killing him. After his murder in 2013, they welcomed the outcome.
As a source in Russian law enforcement agencies told Rosbalt, in 2013, the Italian authorities declared 7 crowned thieves wanted by Interpol, as well as a kingpin David Kazaryan, who had close ties with Artur Asatryan.
Artur Asatryan is the founder of Danvest, which owns hundreds of trade pavilions in Moscow. This commercial structure is also engaged in construction, manages the shopping centers Bogorodsky and Panorama, the Cityman taxi service, and the Sergiev Posad flour-grinding factory; distributes Norteks beverages, Shelkovka farm products, and manufactures ready-made meals and desserts. According to the unified state register, Asatryan was the 100% owner of the company until October 30, 2015. Now, 10% belong to its CEO Manvel Ogannisyan, and 90% — to Lusina Kazaryan.
According to official data Yeghia Asatryan is engaged in real estate development in the Kaluga region, production trading, and tourist services in the Moscow region.
The main asset of the Avilon GC is a network of premium auto dealerships (Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, etc.). The group also includes Avtologistika, a developer Evropeiskaya Rieltorskaya Kompaniya (European Real Estate Company), and the company engaged in leasing of cars for the taxi under the name Solt.
It is well-known that criminals always return to the crime scene. Aleksander Stasyuk, ex-Deputy Head of Shvabe Holding, was eager to return to the company he has robbed for some 30 million rubles ($452.6 thousand). He was welcomed there with open arms and a new employment contract. Is Shvabe facing a new round of corruption scandals?