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25 September 2022

Closer only stars

Where is the strange pattern of fraud at the country's space construction sites and here Marat Khusnullin and Dmitry Rogozin.

A kind of "bomb" was a letter to the editors of The Moscow Post of an indifferent employee of the Roscosmos Group of Companies. He told shocking facts: at the construction of the National Space Center, the general director of MIP-Stroy No. 1 LLC, which is building the object, is a kind of Ostap Bender-Zadunaysky - the notorious businessman Konstantin Grigoriev. But according to the passport, he is now Konstantin Maslakov. And this Grigoriev - Maslakov, as our man from Roskosmos Group of Companies informs The Moscow Post, was brought to the object "by the pen" by Marat Khusnullin, the former deputy mayor of Moscow.

Today, Mr. Khusnullin climbed even higher, closer to space - now he is Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government.

But Maslakov, it turns out, is not the only protege of Mr. Khusnullin at state facilities: the appearance of another Ostap Bender - namely Ravil Ziganshin at the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome - is also a probable merit of Mr. Khusnullin.

Apparently, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister Khusnullin has an eye "diamond," since, to put it mildly, passers-by appear at the construction sites of the century?

All these "cute" people passed through the "laser" of Roscosmos: but how did the state corporation's special services miss the object of the maroon in obscure affairs?

The conclusion suggests itself: perhaps Rogozin and Khusnullin act together? And the third in this company is the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, who, like Dmitry Rogozin, is personally responsible for the high-quality construction of the National Space Center?

But recent events suggest the opposite: construction is launched by gravity, theft flourishes at the facility, brazen criminal schemes for the removal of budget millions operate. And for all this you need to thank the shots of Khusnullin?

The correspondent of The Moscow Post understood the dreary situation.

How to get away from the trial and investigation

Earlier, the story with Mr. Grigoryev-Maslakov was told in detail by The Moscow Post in the material "Man" in the case of "Khusnullina". As it turned out, there are a lot of egregious violations in his "space" activities. And it is possible that Mr. Maslakov-Grigoryev, who was previously tried by the Kirov District Court of Astrakhan on the facts of embezzlement of budget millions, will again have questions.

Recall also that the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin ardently promised Vladimir Putin that there would be no problems with the construction of the National Space Center. Not only Dmitry Rogozin, but also the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, is responsible for the construction of the facility.

Our reader in Roskosmos listed the most striking episodes from the large-scale activities of the head of MIP-Stroy No. 1 LLC Maslakov-Grigoriev and his accomplices.

According to our informant, it was on the initiative of Maslakov-Grigoriev and with the participation of accountant Irina Karacheva that the re-signing of financial documents for 2017-2019. retroactively. According to our source, the allegedly "applied scheme of illegal VAT reimbursement from the budget allowed to deceive the Federal Tax Service by tens of millions of rubles."

Back in September 2020, Maslakov-Grigoryev, with the participation of warehouse workers Pavel Kruglov and Alexander Grisenko, allegedly could have turned a large theft. And caused significant damage to LLC MIP-Stroy No. 1, as well as to the state in the person of the shareholder of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

The participants in this "trap gang," according to the informant, moved 300 tons of high-quality metal pipes from the central warehouse in Zelenograd to the warehouse near the Lermontovsky Prospekt metro station. The removed pipes were allegedly transferred to the category of unsuitable. And implemented in the shadow turnover of LLC Vtormet-Garant.

As a result, at the end of December last year, 2020, a criminal case was opened by the Investigative Department of the OMVD in the Vykhino-Zhulebino district. But very soon the investigation "overturned," and the criminal case was slowed down.

According to a similar scheme - as the reader writes - in October 2020, expensive cable products were moved from the warehouse from the Rudnevo electric depot and the Brateevo electric depot. A cable worth 35 million rubles could be stolen. So they could steal virtuoso?

But how, in what way, did the person against whom the case of embezzlement was opened again find himself in high public office?

And how does Mr. Grigoryev-Maslakov so fantastically manage to jump from place to place? Although this question, already rhetorical, has the name of Mr. Khusnullin surfaced next to Mr. Maslakov's name?

Konstantin Grigoryev (Maslakov)

So, in 2014, Mr. Grigoriev, it turns out, headed Caspian Management Energy LLC. And he was also related to the work of the Astrakhan Shipbuilding Administration, where he broke a lot of firewood, for which he eventually received a criminal case.

But Mr. Grigoriev did not go to prison: he changed his surname to Maslakov and became the head of the construction of the National Space Center.

Ersatz firms 

Recall that the competition for the development of an ensemble of NFC buildings ended in October 2019. The founders in equal proportion were the Khrunichev Center subordinate to Roskosmos and Mosinzhproekt, representing the interests of the Moscow government.

Tenders for obtaining contracts of LLC MIP-Stroy No. 1, which is still managed by Maslakov-Grigoriev, deserve special attention.

Marat Khusnullin

In May 2021, Maslakov-Grigoriev and his assistant Elena Nadtochy, in order to reduce financial control, in the person of the shareholder of Mosinzhproekt JSC, created a Separate Division - the central office of MIP-Stroy LLC No. 1. Today, the employees of the main company are taken out of staff, there are massive cuts. The pace of construction of NFCs has noticeably decreased.

Woe managers brought MIP-Stroy LLC No. 1 to a deplorable state. And on December 2, 2020, an application was filed with the court to declare him bankrupt, since there is no equity. And revenue and profit fell several times.

And this is how the National Space Center is built?

Apparently, neither Sergey Sobyanin nor Rogozin knows what scandals shake the NCC sites?

What is the scandal with the mass dismissal of builders in the fall of 2020? For two and a half months, almost 800 employees of MIP-Stroy No. 1 LLC, a subsidiary of the Moscow developer Mosinzhproekt, resigned.

Recall again that Mosinzhproekt is a holding company that is 100% owned by the Moscow government and enjoys the direct patronage of Marat Khusnullin. He previously served on the company's board of directors.

A contract with Mosinzhproekt for the construction of the National Space Center was concluded in 2019. The headquarters of Roscosmos and the Flight Control Center will move to the new building. The project cost is 25 billion rubles. How much can they eventually pull into bottomless "pockets"?

Timchenko is also in the game?

By the way, billionaire Gennady Timchenko, who previously had Grigoryev, could bring down Khusnullin and Maslakov-Grigoriev. He changed his name after he became a defendant in the case of fraud in the Caspian Energy Management company.

However, Khusnullin, it seems, was not at all confused by the peculiar biography of Grigoriev-Maslakov.

By the way, until 2011, Grigoriev was the director of the department of foreign and special construction of Stroytransgaz Gennady Timchenko, and after that he worked at Madelix.

In 2014, he began to lead Caspian Energy Management LLC, representing the interests of USC, which that year managed to gain control of the Astrakhan Caspian Energy group.

USC is also considered close to the billionaire. In addition, it is known that USC has long-standing close relations with the Russian shipping company Sovcomflot. At the head is the former head of the Ministry of Transport Sergey Frank. Frank's son is married to the daughter of Gennady Timchenko.

Apparently, Grigoriev worked in the interests of USC. And it was he who contributed to the conclusion of a fictitious contract in the amount of 7 million rubles with a certain IP. But in fact, the work was carried out by AFSO JSC controlled by Caspian Energy Management.

In 2020, Maslakov stood "at the helm" of a subsidiary of Mosinzhproekt - LLC MIP-Stroy No. 1. The board of directors also included Marat Khusnullin.

And large orders for the construction of the metro began to receive new companies, among which was the USK "Most" Gennady Timchenko.

Then MIP-Stroy No. 1 was accused of disrupting the construction of the Khrunichev Scientific Center: contractors did not receive about 500 million rubles. But the problems with the contractors, it turns out, were back in 2019, but when Khusnullin was vice mayor, they were not advertised.

But already in the fall of 2020, problems began to surface.

And it was under Khusnullin that many scandals broke out with metro builders: companies from Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan were involved in the work, which, together with the Russian "daughters" of Mosinzhproekt, implemented projects in the subway.

Subcontractors were energetically involved in the projects, who did not always faithfully fulfill their duties, but they took advances willingly and were in no hurry to return...

And increasingly they say that the National Space Center can repeat the bitter fate of the Vostochny cosmodrome: during the construction of the cosmodrome, more than 1 thousand criminal cases were opened.

Ziganshin is also a man of Khusnullin?

But in addition to Maslakov-Grigoriev, there are also some adulterous personnel, also from the Bender-Zadunaysky family. We are talking about Ravil Ziganshin, who received billions of contracts at the Vostochny cosmodrome with the likely support of Dmitry Rogozin. He is the owner of PSO Kazan.

Ill-wishers nicknamed Ziganshin "wallet" of the head of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov.

Ravil Ziganshin

PSO Kazan was suspected of tax evasion, the damage could amount to more than 1.3 billion rubles.

In April this year, the company was searched, financial documents were seized. Tax claims were related to the work of PSO Kazan in 2018, when the company was completing the construction of two stadiums for the World Cup in Samara and Saransk. TFR found signs of fraud when paying VAT.

However, the Ziganshin company came out dry of the water. And continues to receive solid contracts.

But where are the millions going?

Mr. Ziganshin is considered close to Marat Khusnullin: they are allegedly connected through Mars Gazizullin, who worked at PSO Kazan, and all in the same familiar Mosinzhproekt.

Since October 2018, the Ziganshina company has been the general contractor for the construction of the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome. The company pledged to build a launch pad for the Angara missile system for 38.7 billion rubles. But later, the Arbitration Court of the Amur Region ordered the company to suspend work for 90 days at the site of the Angara launch complex due to violations. The company managed to challenge the decision.

But back in 2018, cooperation with PSO Kazan was abandoned. And even broke the contract. But the company received more than 40 billion rubles from the budget.

PSO Kazan regularly delayed the deadlines for the delivery of work, the quality of these works also raised many questions. In addition, it turned out that the company has signs of bankruptcy.

The lawsuit against the company was filed by the directorate of Vostochny: the state corporation intended to recover a penalty of 14.6 million rubles.

But, despite all these negative events, cooperation continued. Thus, the official "divorce," issued in 2018, in fact turned out to be false.

In the summer of 2020, Mr. Ziganshin's company was awarded 2.5 billion rubles in a row. The Directorate of the Vostochny Cosmodrome ordered the construction of the Sakhalin measuring point and the development of working documentation until 2022.

Even in 2019, searches were conducted in the company's office in connection with the initiation of criminal cases of embezzlement during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome. The claims of the security forces concerned the actions of subcontractors of PSO Kazan: the damage was estimated at 250 million rubles.

However, Rogozin continued to work with PSO Kazan.

A mystery? A mystery!

Without strong patrons, it would be impossible to get out of a very sensitive situation. Apparently, Mr. Ziganshin was assisted by Rogozin and Khusnulin.

Recall that in the hands of Khusnullin, after moving to a new position, there were all renovation projects, including in the capital.

Moreover, Khusnullin without hesitation flirts with topics in which he does not have powers. Recall, for example, as the Deputy Prime Minister said that, in his opinion, the existing approach to the territorial-administrative division of Russia should be revised, enlarging the subjects of the country. "We do not need 85 regions," he cut off. Is it not felt that such statements are in the sphere of influence of the national leader?

Such excessive activity against the background of high-profile corruption scandals at the country's main construction sites is unlikely to add political points to Mr. Khusnullin.

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