Brother of Moldavia’s President becomes Igor Chaika’s partner at dumping business

Brother of Moldavia’s President becomes Igor Chaika’s partner at dumping business
Igor Chaika Photo: RBC

Igor Chaika and Aleksander Dodon have become co-owners of Promyshlenny ekologichesky operator (Industrial ecological operator).

Igor Chaika and Aleksander Dodon have become co-owners of Promyshlenny ekologichesky operator (Industrial ecological operator). The company will deal with collection and recycling of waste, including radioactive. The ownership stake of one of the largest operators of recycling of waste Khartia Igor Chaika in a company founded on August 30 - Promyshlenny ekologichesky operator - is 40 per cent, and Aleksander Dodon’s stake is 10 per cent. 50 per cent is owned by Igor Chaika’s business partner Aleksander Ponomarev.


The primary activity of the company, according to its founders’ documents, is gathering of non-hazardous wastes. The secondary activity includes: gathering and utilization of hazardous wastes, gathering and manufacturing of grey water, manufacturing of secondary non-metallic materials, wholesale of wastes and crowbar, manufacturing and utilization of radioactive wastes, activity related to finished nuclear fuel and radioactive wastes. And additional activities:

  • gathering and utilization of hazardous wastes;

  • gathering and manufacturing of grey water;

  • manufacturing of secondary non-metallic materials;

  • wholesale of wastes and crowbar, manufacturing and utilization of radioactive wastes;

  • activity related to finished nuclear fuel and radioactive wastes;

Igor Chaika confirmed the creation of the new company and participation of Aleksander Dodon at its shares, having refused from additional comments on the topic.

Promyshlenny ekologichesky operator is not the first mutual project of Chaika, Dodon and Ponomarev. Earlier, Chaika and Ponomarev created a construction company OOO Arkhpley Development. Later, Dodon enetered the company’s capital with his minority share. 

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Igor Chaika is a businessman and a son of Russia’s prosecutor general. He supervises work of the Russian-Moldavian Economic Council and is a business ambassador of an association Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) in Moldavia and Trans-Dniester. In February, it became known about its participation in an operation into releasing of Moldavian aviators Lionela Barayane and Mikhay Krikhan from a captivity of the Taliban movement. They had been there since November, 2015. The Moldavia’s President Igor Dodon expressed his appreciation for it. Dodon says that Chaika personally facilitated the humanitarian mission. The businessman did not comment upon his participation in the special operation.

According to a source close to RBC, Promyshlenny ekologichesky operator is going to focus on utilization of factory wastes and recultivation of lands. “Every year, as a result of the construction works - including the construction of stations and metro lines - in the territory of Moscow, there produce 9 million square meters of construction wastes and 24 square meters of foundation. The company will use them for recultivants which is used fo reconstruction ob biological layer of earth in order for the land could be returned to circulation,” he explained, having added that the company is going to work in Russia’s Central Federal District.

The company’s papers state that recultivants are made on the basis of technologic foundations, silt, and building rubbles. They can be used for recultivation of ravines, full gallops, spoil disposals, construction of ski trails, biological land restoration, accomplishment and gardening in the forestry and landscape.

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