Oleg Deripaska sells property development shares to Rosgvardiya director’s son-in-law
Yuri Chechikhin is now one the oligarch’s partners. According to the Anti-Corruption Foundation, he is the husband of Anna Zolotova, the daughter of the Rosgvardiya head, Viktor Zolotov.
Oleg Deripaska, the owner of Basic Element (Bazovy Element), who is on the US sanctions list, has sold his shares in his property development business to Yuri Chechikhin, RBC reported. Chechikhin got 9% of Glavstroy-Invest, Basic Element’s construction division.
According to the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), Yuri Chechikhin is married to Anna Zolotova, the daughter of the Rosgvardiya director. Besides, he and Zolotov’s son Roman jointly own a production company called Festivals and Cinemas (Festivali I Kino). Yuri Chechihin and Roman Zolotov reportedly produced several films, including Circumstances (Obstoyatelstva) and the series Wheeler Dealers (Vorotily). The new Glavstroy-Invest shareholder seems to have the same taxpayer ID number as the owner of Festivals and Cinemas and other production companies.
Chechihin served as the general director of the newspaper Izvestia between 2009 and 2011. He also owns the construction company Domstroy, which performed the renovation of Defense Ministry’s Mozhaisky health resort, among other things.
Glavstroy-Invest owns 100% of Glavstroy-SPb, which is developing 521,000 square meters of property in St. Petersburg and the Moscow Region. Until early 2018, 25% of Glavstroy-SPb belonged to Maxim Vorobyov and Mikhail Kenin, Deripaska’s longtime development partners, who currently have nothing to do with the company. Glavstroy-SPb confirmed the company's shareholder structure has changed, but refrained from commenting further.
Fake citizenship and access to state secrets. Former Ukrainian officials get supreme posts in Crimea
More and more questions arise with regards to the staffing policy of the Crimean authorities. This summer, Roman Podsudevsky has been appointed in charge of the Yalta Commercial Port – a strategic objective. The former Ukrainian border guard officer wanted at home for divulgence of state secrets and corruption easily gained the Russian citizenship and made a successful career in Crimea. In March 2017, he was a senior security specialist in Genbank; in the same period, he attempted to become the Head of Shchelkino Municipal Administration but lost in the competition; and since December 2017, Podsudevsky became an aide to Sergei Aksenov. The CrimeRussia was figuring out how former Ukrainian enforcement officers and officials become supreme functionaries in Crimea.
Three officers of the Moscow FSB office, detained in June 2017, are defendants in the criminal case heard by the Moscow Garrison Military Court along with the retired MIA Major-General Viktor Trutnev. The official prosecution asked 7 and eight years’ imprisonment for them.