Kosmos SPA official found dead in Moscow

Kosmos SPA official found dead in Moscow
Boris Kulchitsky

The police are considering two versions of Boris Kulchitsky’s death: a murder or an accident.

The body of Boris Kulchitsky, 62, has been found in a Moscow apartment on Shenkursky passage. On May 21 the daughter of the deceased had turned to the police and to the doctors. When the doctors arrived, they found the man had broken ribs, bruises and other injuries, so the police are considering two versions of the death: a murder and an accident.

As reported by Life, the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow has confirmed that the body was found. The Investigative Committee has started probing into the causes of the death.

Boris Kulchytsky headed Promstroyrekonstruktsiya, and before that he had managed the infamous Kosmos (Scientific-production association). He was also deputy chief engineer of Kosmos-Tunnel LLC.

Kosmos CEO Andrei Chernyakov is accused of fraudulent theft in the sphere of crediting (part 4 of Art. 159.1 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, while being president of the association, Chernyakov, "with the intent to steal money", signed a loan agreement with Bank Moskvy in 2011 for the construction of Alabian-Baltic tunnel in the capital. The bank transferred 11.55 billion rubles ($205.7m), but the company did not fulfill its obligations, Chernyakov did not return the funds and left for the UK. The businessman was put on the international wanted list, and the Meshchansky district court decided to recover Kosmos’s debts from him. His property in the UK, Austria and the UAE is being sold at auctions.

Kosmos had been a successful company from the top-200 private non-public companies until 2010, according to Forbes. Kosmos SPA was also engaged in the construction of the Third Ring Road and the reconstruction of Leningradsky Prospekt. In 2014, the Scientific-production association was declared bankrupt.

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