“Hardest depression.” Singer Lolita tells about death of defendant in Spanish operation Oligarch - Arnold Spivakovsky

“Hardest depression.” Singer Lolita tells about death of defendant in Spanish operation Oligarch - Arnold Spivakovsky
Arnold Spivakovsky

Former civil partner of Solntsevo ‘authority’ says he was worried sick over impossibility to leave Spain due to investigation into laundering of money of Russian organized crime groups.

Senior executive of AFK Sistema, ex-CEO of OAO GK Kosmos and ex-chairman of board of management of Intourist Arnold Spivakovsky (earlier known as one of the leaders of Solntsevo organized crime group Arnold Tamm or Arnosha) could suffer hard depression before his death. This was told Moskovsky komsomolets by his former civil partner - a singer Lolita. It was her who had earlier reported about his death on her Instagram.

Spivakovsky died in Spain. He could not leave the country due to investigation carried out by authorities that was related to laundering of dozens of millions of euros of Russian organized crime groups. The businessman was detained in September, 2017, - along with 11 other Russian citizens within an operation Oligarch. In about 6 months, the detainees were let go on 750 thousand euros bail - with no right to leave the country. Unlike other defendants, Spivakovsky lived in Russia on a permanent basis and visited Spain from time to time.

“Arnold was worried sick over impossibility to leave Spain. During this period of time, his father died and his mother got sick. It was a great strike for him and for his heart. I believe it was the hardest depression for him related to yearning for his relatives and motherland - and for a little child who was born without him and turned 1 without him,” Lolita said.

In 1990s, Arnold Spivakovsky was known under the last name Tamm. Then, he was considered one of the leaders of Solntsevo organized crime group. According to Interpol, in the hierarchy of the gang, he was next after Averin brothers, Sergey Mikhaylov and Semen Mogilevich. Spivakovsky doesn’t have prior records, however he was repeatedly detained along with other members of Solntsevo organized crime group in 1990s. In particular, he was the number one suspect in a high profile case related to trade of cocaine in a Moscow-based club Dolls, however he was acquitted by court in 2003. Besides that, among operatives, there was a theory that Spivakovsky is involved in murder of head of a hotel Pekin Konstantin Georgiev (aka Kostya Osetin).

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