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01 December 2023

The Yevtushenkov system was handed over by Arkhyz

Vladislav Maevsky became a "bargaining chip" for German Gref, Ali Uzdenov, Vladimir Yevtushenkov and Mikhail Fridman in the case against Valery Geryugov?

Businessman, former owner of the company for the production of mineral minerals "Arkhyz" - "Visma" Valery Geryugov received almost five years in prison for the withdrawal of 1.5 billion rubles from the company and its deliberate bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, attacks towards the businessman could be provoked by people who had interests in his enterprise. Details - in the material of the correspondent of The Moscow Post in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

Oddities under Mayevsky

Recall that Geryugov a few years ago was convicted of stealing a loan from Sberbank for 1.8 billion rubles. The prosecution said that negotiations for Geryugov to return the loan were at a standstill, and he began to withdraw money through dummy "firms." In the eyes of the journalists of The Moscow Post, the situation looked a little different.

Geryugov really took a loan, and for a long time regularly served it. The beginning of this story was laid by some financial problems of the businessman, then he realized that he could not pull the loan and personally went to negotiate with Sberbank about the conditions for a possible restructuring or other solution to this issue.

Interestingly, the bank seems to have gone for it and even offered to sign a new agreement on its terms. Geryugov agreed. But instead, at the request of the credit institution, he was on trial. At what point the negotiations, as stated in Sberbank, have reached a dead end - it is not clear.

German Gref was not originally going to negotiate with Geryugov? Photo: Oleg Yakovlev/RBC

By the way, an interesting detail: by the time of the indictment, according to the lawyer, the financial and economic examination appointed by the investigation had not even been completed.

Further, it was even more interesting: it turned out that a large (1.69 billion) part of the debt to Bank-Sber by the time the claim was filed was sold to Delta, which was owned by the structures of Vladislav Mayevsky and his son. Moreover, the owners were hidden offshore.

Question: Sberbank decided to "sink" Geryugov for the miserable 100 million rubles that he actually owed him? Or was all this done in the interests of Messrs. Mayevsky? For some reason, the second option seems more plausible to us.

Mayevsky during his "career" managed to "light up" in an ambiguous story about the seizure of an 80% stake in Megafon, which his company LV-Finance got, it is not clear how. And then he also sold them to IPOC for $60 million, and Mayevsky at that time resold the IPOC share stake in one of the Alfa Group subsidiaries. As a result, the case was resolved through a court, which declared the operations illegal.

There was also a situation very similar to the story with Geryugov. In 2012, Mayevsky claimed Lazar Shaulov's Unitail group of companies. The holding also accumulated debts to Sberbank in the amount of more than 4 billion rubles, which was bought by Mayevsky. Thus, he took possession of a number of bankrupt factories. Interestingly, Shaulov, while these "battles" continued, managed to expel Mayevsky from a number of factories. But then the debts were bought by the already familiar Alfa Group, with which Mayevsky has been cooperating since the beginning of the 2000s.

There were political scandals in his biography as an ex-deputy, about which The Moscow Post spoke in detail.

Alpha attacks

But not Mr. Mayevsky is the protagonist of this story, because last year he was sentenced to 11 years for extortion from the beneficiaries of Alfa Group and A1, as well as their partner German Khan. That is, Friedman put in jail a former partner. But why?

The investigation decided that he threatened these comrades to post on public access information about their allegedly fraudulent actions, as well as their possible involvement in the disappearance and murder in Latvia of one of the founders of the Megafon company Leonid Rozhetskin. Mayevsky himself called everything that happened "squeezing" his assets.

A Million Idea

But let's go back to the story with Visma. The fact is that after control over the company was transferred to Mayevsky, Vladimir Yevtushenkov's Sistema appeared there, Kommersant reported.

According to General Gazeta, Yevtushenkov's deputy, Mr. Saidashovich, back in 2016 "frankly stated that Sistema was interested in this business and that by the end of 2016 the company should move to new owners, i.e. to AFK Sistema." The company that was supposed to ensure the implementation of the plan was appointed Delta LLC.

According to journalists, the former head of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don Ali Uzdenov, who now holds the position of vice president of Sistema, was mainly engaged in "dirty work."

Ali Uzdenov. Photo: Alexander Miridonov/Kommersant

By the way, it was Uzdenov who "promoted" the famous colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko to the "T" Department of the GUEBiPK, and he helped him eliminate business competitors for this, OG wrote.

What do we see now? Visma in bankruptcy proceedings. After the factory became owned by the new owners, they immediately reduced 80% of the team and, according to the workers themselves, began to export the property of the enterprise. The republic lost hundreds of incomes and jobs, and one of the largest producers of mineral water was overnight without a livelihood.

If it's not a raider tackle, then what? Yevtushenkov, for sure, such a concept is familiar firsthand. After all, 10 years ago, under the leadership of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, as we said, he wanted to "take away" control of Mosdachtrest from the Moscow government. Then a real judicial "war" broke out, in which the oligarch won.

Returning to the story with "Visma," despite all the "but" the investigation over and over again comes to conclusions that are deplorable for Geryugov. And the "pawn" in the game - Mayevsky, was also removed from sight - not at the behest of those involved in the story? So that fat pieces of the enterprise are divided between the most powerful of the beneficiaries. Fridman in this case could have not only personal interest, but also some kind of agreement with Gref and Yevtushenkov with Uzdenov. So take the loan from the state bank after that.

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