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29 November 2023

Kolker of conscience: thanks to Gleb Nikitin and his consultant Pavel Smirnov, the professor died on the "bunks"?

In the case of Novosibirsk academicians, including Professor Dmitry Kolker, who died in a pre-trial detention center, Nizhny Novgorod "bandits," Governor Nikitin and faithful Skolkovets Pavel Smirnov appeared.

The Soviet District Court of Novosibirsk a few days ago arrested Dmitry Kolker, head of the laboratory of quantum optical technologies at Novosibirsk State University, until August 29. 54-year-old Doctor of Technical Sciences Dmitry Kolker, who has severe oncology, was taken directly from a private clinic and taken to Moscow.

On Saturday, July 2, Professor Caulker died in a prison hospital...

Dmitry Kolker was accused of providing China with information that contained state secrets. Professor Kolker has repeatedly delivered lectures at universities in the PRC: part of his lectures concerned laser spectrometry. But all reports at international conferences are assured in special departments. And on business trips to Beijing, together with Dr. Kolker, an FSB operative followed.

The media have already suggested that the criminal case of Dmitry Kolker may be related to the case of Academician Sergei Bagaev, scientific director of the Institute of Laser Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Academician Bagaev is suspected of large-scale fraud.

The investigation claims: an imaginary contract for the provision of services was concluded between the institute and the laser center. Damage - 2 million rubles. A similar episode appears in the criminal case of the director of the Institute of Laser Physics Alexei Taichenachev, his actions were qualified by the investigation as abuse of office.

Note that during the investigation in the case of both Taichenachev and Bagaev and Kolker, as in a famously twisted detective, the names of the top manager from the Ministry of Industry and Trade Pavel Smirnov, Nina and Pavel Voronin, businessmen from the Nizhny Novgorod province, unexpectedly surfaced. And in the same company - the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Gleb Nikitin turned out to be very unexpected.

The Moscow Post correspondent understood the detective story.

Dzerzhinsky "sprut"

Before covering the latest events around Novosibirsk State University and the Siberian Laser Center, we will mentally move to the Nizhny Novgorod province, to the city of chemists Dzerzhinsk, where back in 2018 the investor planned to invest 200 million rubles in the placement of a laser-plasma plant. And all this, as it turns out today, was associated with the work of leading Russian scientists in Novosibirsk.

The Development Corporation of the Nizhny Novgorod Region at that time was working on the selection of a site for an investment project to accommodate a new production of Optogard Nanotech LLC.

In the fall of 2018, the company planned to transport a high-tech laser-plasma installation. And the project's planned capacity, as promised, should have taken about two years with the creation of more than 30 high-tech jobs.

And the city of chemists Dzerzhinsk was considered as a base site for placing production.

Recall that Optogard Nanotech LLC is a resident of the Skolkovo innovation center. The authorized capital of the company is 300 thousand rubles.

General Director - Pavel Yuryevich Smirnov.

Pavel Smirnov. Photo: https://old.sk.ru/

Note that Mr. Smirnov is, without a doubt, a man of Governor Nikitin, who, before coming to the post of leader of the province, was found in the Ministry of Industry and Trade (since 2013. - First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade).

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The founders are Nina Voronina and Pavel Smirnov (shares in the authorized capital - 50% each).

Nina Pavlovna Voronina is, as it turned out, the mother of Pavel Voronin, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the DLM LLC group of companies, who is notorious in Nizhny Novgorod.

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This is one of the most criticized by the public political figures in Dzerzhinsk. The people allegedly call him "respectful" - "Pashka the bandit."

Pavel Voronin. Photo: https://www.kommersant.ru/gallery/3875904

And it was with Mr. Voronin, as the main brawler in the city, as if the struggle promised by Nikitin in the Nizhny Novgorod province with the organized crime group had begun.

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Until recently, Mr. Voronin still worked in the city administration, but in October 2021, the head of the Dzerzhinsk administration, Viktor Nesterov, signed an order to dismiss his deputy for domestic policy, Pavel Voronin, although not so long ago Voronin entered the personnel reserve in the Government Team. And he got into the top ten applicants for the chair of the deputy head of the administration of Nizhny Novgorod for education, culture and sports!

Pavel Voronin literally immediately after the election of his father-in-law, the former mayor of Dzerzhinsk Viktor Portnov (detained while trying to leave Russia for theft in the building of the Dzerzhinsky City Court), many years ago, unlimited access to administrative resources appeared.

Victor Portnov. Photo: https://dzer.ru/

And he famously concentrated in his hands control over municipal enterprises of housing and communal services. In a short time, these enterprises fell into private hands.

By the middle of 2018, Voronin was called the "king of housing and communal services": he crushed a huge share of the market for services for servicing and managing the housing stock, actually owning through affiliates the largest management and service companies, including DUK LLC, UK Management Company LLC, Cozy House Management Company LLC, Zhilservis LLC, Clean City LLC About this in the investigation "The main bureaucratic" Hydra "Dzerzhinsk Pavel Voronin..." wrote Version.

Recall that it was in 2018 that Gleb Nikitin ascended to the post of governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region. And he brought his managed team...

Voronin's companies cynically robbed the townspeople, were engaged in postscripts in financial reports, forged acts of work performed, wrote off money for "blown" works.

Further, Voronin tightly packed the local Duma with his people, generously distributing positions in municipal and budgetary enterprises and institutions.

Companies affiliated with him received profitable municipal contracts. Housing and communal services for Voronin is not the only source of income. About this wrote Version.

And this is understandable from the stormy activity that Voronova's son and mother launched, since Mr. Voronov's mother is held in many documents: in DLM LLC, she is also the founder of Garant, which worked with Siberian scientists on laser installations, etc.

Representatives of law enforcement agencies, where a huge number of applications for Voronov's GOP companies have accumulated, say that Gleb Nikitin lacks the political will to initiate criminal cases: there is still no clearly formulated order.

The second phenomenon: "consultant" Smirnov

Both the already mentioned Pavel Yuryevich Smirnov, consultant of the import substitution and quality department of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Entrepreneurship of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, is connected with both Nikitin and the Voronov. And he is the founder of Nanotech LLC.

Optogard Nanotech attracted more than 100 million rubles back in August 2017.

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It was Mr. Smirnov who in one of his few interviews broadcast that Optogard Nanotech (a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation's cluster of advanced production, nuclear and space technologies) raised 110 million rubles in funding. But the investor was the already mentioned group "Garant," to which the Voronov family is directly related.

As part of the transaction, investors and founders of the company became partners, which ensured - in the opinion of the same Mr. Smirnov - a mutually beneficial distribution of shares in the authorized capital of Optogard Nanotech LLC.

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"The Optogard Nanotech company," as Pavel Smirnov, the company's general director, told reporters, "is developing a laser-plasma installation that has no analogues in the world. As a result of processing, the material acquires characteristics that are not available for traditional methods and technologies, which allows solving many problems. " The Skolkovo website wrote about this in detail.

The joint project with the Garant PG, as Mr. Smirnov explained, involves assembling a multifunctional laser-plasma plant from scratch and putting it into pilot operation with subsequent transfer to the Nizhny Novgorod region, to the farm of Governor Nikitin.

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The project was to be implemented on the basis of the Institute of Laser Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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According to P. Smirnov, Optogar Nanotech, together with investors, is working closely to create the latest production site.

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Nina Pavlovna Voronina, mother of Pashki-Bandita, became the new founder of Optograd Nanotech LLC on July 26, 2017.

The share of the authorized capital is 150 thousand rubles.

Did Academician Bagaev, who is also under investigation today, know what fuss was behind his intelligent back?

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Pavel Smirnov continued to spray in communication with journalists:

"Our deal proves that a culture of investing in industrial high-tech projects is emerging in Russia. The main success of the transaction is that the company has gained in the person of investors not just a source of financing, but full-fledged project participants... "

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"Investing in the Optogard Nanotech project is a reasonable investment in the innovative development of industry," said Elena Grechikhina, financial director of Garant PG.

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We assessed the potential of the project and the level of professionalism of the Optogard team, so our decision to become active participants in this project did not take long... "

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We see great prospects in the creation of laser-plasma complexes and plan their active implementation in various industries... "

But where are the laser-plasma complexes themselves, when three criminal cases have already been opened?

The case of Academician Bagaev

Recall that the first criminal case was initiated against Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Bagaev, who served as scientific director of the Institute of Laser Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The case is being investigated under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale). But the procedural status of the 80-year-old academician is "suspect." And a preventive measure has not yet been chosen for him.

Academician Sergei Bagaev. Photo: https://www.sbras.info/

Recall other high-profile events.

Back in October 2017, the director of the Institute of Laser Physics Alexei Taichenachev and the Optograd-Nanotech company signed an agreement on the implementation of research and development work on the topic "Development and manufacture of optical systems of the amplifier unit and the generator unit with a spatial filter."

The contract value is 4.5 million rubles.

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According to the investigation, all work under the agreement was carried out by the employees of the institute, but part of the money under the contract was received by a commercial "daughter" - the Siberian Laser Center, which is headed by Academician Bagaev.

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For this, the prosecution believes, a deliberately imaginary agreement was concluded between the institute and the Siberian Laser Center. The investigation estimated the damage at 2 million rubles.

The case against Taichenachev was initiated in October 2021.

Alexey Taichenachev. Фото: https://news.myseldon.com/ru/news/index/260493833

Recall also that Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Taichenachev replaced Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Bagaev in 2016...

And nothing foreshadowed trouble.

Criminal case "Optograd Nanotech"

How did events unfold next?

In January 2022, the Institute of Laser Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences filed a bankruptcy petition against the Optograd Nanotech company registered in Skolkovo, as very strange events began to occur.

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Indeed, back in October 2021, according to the documents of the arbitration, the amount of the principal debt was recovered from Optograd Nanotech LLC at the suit of the Institute of Laser Physics - 1,350,397 rubles, penalties - 83,593 rubles. and state duty costs - 27,339 rubles.

So Optograd Nanotech LLC turned out to be connected with a criminal case against the director of the Institute of Laser Physics Alexei Taichenachev.

The company transferred more than 6 million rubles. to the institute for the implementation of research work. Alexey Taichenachev transferred 2 million rubles. Association Siberian Laser Center allegedly to perform work, but all work under the contract was carried out by employees of the Institute of Laser Physics.

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Note also that the Optogard Nanotech company was formed on the basis of Akademgorodok for the implementation of state policy for the innovative development of industry and the commercialization of fundamental scientific developments of the Institute of Laser Physics and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

But how then did it turn out that the Optograd Nanotech company was "chemically" coupled with the Garant company, the Voronin family, with the help of a man from the Ministry of Industry and Trade Smirnov, and criminal cases began to be instituted against the "color" of Russian science?

Alexey Taichenachev, Sergey Bagaev, the late Dmitry Kolker...

While the material was being prepared for publication, it became known about the arrest of another famous scientist - 75-year-old Anatoly Maslov, who, like Professor Kolker, has already been sent to the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. Professor Maslov is the chief researcher at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

It turns out the owner of the Nizhny Novgorod land, the former first deputy minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Gleb Nikitin perfectly "pulls" the strings and brilliantly controls his "dolls" - phantoms?

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