Gunshots rang on scandalous vegetable warehouse №4 after another change of power. Thieves in law allegedly have nothing to do with this
Irina Makarova, an insolvency administrator from St. Petersburg appointed by the court, tried to get access to the warehouse.
Armed disturbances erupted again on the infamous vegetable warehouse №4 of Yekaterinburg after another change of power.
The incident occurred this morning, at some 7:00 am, when Irina Makarova, a new insolvency administrator from St. Petersburg appointed by the court, had tried to get access to the warehouse. Makarova is supposed to manage the enterprise while it is undergoing the bankruptcy procedure. It is necessary to note that Makarova had arrived to the warehouse well-prepared – accompanied by ten men of athletic build. The security service of the facility controlled by criminal clans and ‘thieves-in-law’ for many years refused to let Makarova and her representatives in. Local residents say that they had heard gunshots on the warehouse close to Zavokzal’naya street.
Irina Makarova enters the territory; representatives of the warehouse surround her
Aleksey Veis, an attorney for Elena Rusina, the current custodian of the vegetable warehouse №4, has refuted the gunshots reports.
“There were some popping-backs. Taxi cabs are always parked near the territory; this could be some exhaust pipe backfire,” – he told journalists of 66.ru web portal. However, the journalists have found bullet holes in the wall close to the gates.
Ultimately, after four hours of waiting and arrival of the police, Irina Makarova was allowed to enter the territory of the warehouse №4.
During the standoff, the facility was closed, and numerous loaded trucks have gathered near the entrance.
Truck drivers were waiting for the warehouse to open
The CrimeRussia wrote earlier that criminal clans and thieves in law have been fighting for assets of the vegetable warehouse №4 for many years. Tatiana Rusina was in charge of the facility since 1971. In 2004, the woman had transferred 51% of shares in the warehouse charter capital to Viktor Konteev, then-Vice Mayor of Yekaterinburg, as a bribe (allegedly, under his pressure). Several years later, she had to part with the remaining share in the enterprise as well. The shares had been officially distributed between Larisa Konteva, the spouse of the official, and other relatives. Up until 2011, the Vice Mayor had managed the vegetable warehouse with the help of ‘crowned thief’ Oleg ‘Sukhach’ Sukhochev. In April 2013, Rusina has regained the warehouse after the arrest of Konteev on contract killing charges. Since then, the people close to the former ex-Vice Mayor had repeatedly tried to seize control over the enterprise again. In fall 2016, Rusina died, and all the assets of the warehouse, except for one facility, have been transferred into custody of her daughter Elena Rusina. Recently Rusina junior has got a ‘cover’ in the person of the ‘right hand’ of Chelyabinsk ‘overseer’ Ilkham Osmanov. It is necessary to note that one asset, Belka Market Trade and Entertainment Complex located on Uralmash, has been transferred into custody of Konteev’s daughter Ekaterina.