Son of Deputy of Chief of Government Personnel profits off of funeral services. Formerly, he was Tesak’s team-mate

Son of Deputy of Chief of Government Personnel profits off of funeral services. Formerly, he was Tesak’s team-mate
Denis Loginov Photo: Facebook

Denis Loginov found Verum, a company billing itself as a deceased rights protection society. His father was a vocal supporter of the adoption of a new bill concerning burial service. The bill was drafted by the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector.

According to Meduza, Denis Loginov, the son of Deputy of the Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation, found and topped Verum, a company dealing with rights protection of the deceased people. A while back, Loginov was the head of a Moscow branch of an ultranationalist organization Restruct. His father supported the adoption of a burial service bill drafted by the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector.

Verum was launched in late 2016. They acquire and spread videos with abusive practices of employees of funeral services. Verum has been an instigator of some victimizing news, ever since its onset.

According to Meduza channels, Verum’s foremost goal is to put the entire funeral sector in Russia in its chokehold. The company’s income source is considered to be aid and advice in legal matters for individuals dealing with funeral service issues.

In 2014, during the trials concerning Maxim Martsinkevich (aka Tesak), leader of a neo-nazi organization Restruct, Denis Loginov was initially a defendant in the criminal case. However, later on, he was assigned the status of a witness. Later, it was revealed that Loginov used to work for a Police Department confronting extremism. As soon as Restruct was broken up, Loginov along with other members of the ultranationalist organization came up with the idea of executing Restruct’s approach in ‘a more legal occupation.’ Initially, they got on with inspecting the quality of food products in supermarkets; then they turned to counteract building contractors. However, these endeavors were unrewarded by success. As a result, they found Verum. During its first year and a half, they published a great many articles making mentions of almost all funeral service representatives in Moscow and its suburbs. After the inspections that followed some services were closed down.

The bill that is being supported by Loginov’s father is meant to regulate the actions of funeral services. Special criteria are expected to be developed for them. Funeral service representatives will not be allowed to come to the relatives of the deceased unless they are summoned. They will also not be allowed to perform their activities on hospital and mortuary grounds. Violators are going to be blacklisted. Moreover, it is expected that the entire funeral sector is going to be supervised by non-governmental organizations.

The new bill will not fix the existing issues but only support the current monopolists of the industry, the funeral sector’s representatives state. One of the interviewed by Meduza made mention of a company called Art Stone Master. In 2017, Tikhvin city authorities in Leningrad region granted it the municipal cemetery. As a result, funeral service prices went up drastically. Art Stone Master is a part of a holding owned by Igor Minakov who dominates the entire funeral sector in Saint Petersburg.  

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