Zakharchenko’s patron turned out to be owner of multimillion property
The assets of the RZDstroy Joint Stock Company Director Viktor Kharchenko include plots of land, hunting grounds and luxury real estate.
The high-profile criminal case of Dmitry Zakharchenko, with 8.5 billion rubles confiscated from the apartment of his sister, received new developments. Investigators found that the billionaire Colonel had strong ties to the Russian Railways, namely the Director of construction company RZDstroy JSC in Rostov-on-Don, Viktor Kharchenko, who the media dubbed as Zakharchenko’s godfather.
Dmitry Zakharchenko’s patron turned to be a major businessman with impressive amount of property. According to the SPARK database, Viktor Kharchenko owns an organization called Ryabinushka, which specializes in the supply of products. The wife of the businessman, Tatyana, is the owner of the Ryabinushka sanatorium, which is located at the same address as the company of that name. The sanatorium’s revenues in 2015 amounted to 6.2 million rubles.
As the Life noted, Kharchenko and his whole family are registered in the center of Rostov-on-Don, in a luxury residential building, where apartments occupy a whole floor. The businessman also owns land plots in the Krasnodar Region, including in Anapa and near the village of Neberdzhayevskaya, which is adjacent to Krymsk, and is known for its picturesque scenery. Experts estimate the plots of land there that belong to Viktor Kharchenko at more than 30 million rubles. The largest of the plots with an area of 5 sq. m. is estimated at 22 million rubles. Also, according to the media outlet, Kharchenko is the proud owner of the Gapon farm in the conservation area with a cost of 15 million rubles.
Among other things, Viktor Kharchenko has two hunting associations — Private Hunting Club and Martynovsky Hunting Club. Curiously, the first one is led by Anton Kharchenko (according to Life, the son of Viktor Kharchenko). The Private Hunting Club is well known to the ecologic activists in the North Caucasus, who connect it with flooding of three farms and with the economic activities of the club, which are not controlled by public authorities.
The Verhnerechensky territorial self-government is also featured among the railroad tycoon’s assets.
As a reminder, Viktor Kharchenko himself claimed he knew the arrested Dmitry Zakharchenko through his father, who had been his colleague at RZDstroy.
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