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03 October 2023

All in "Cryogas," Rodionov is aware

The Kriogaz-Kuzbass company has deployed in Kuzbass, one of the co-owners of which is the vice-president of Gazprombank Mikhail Rodionov. His full namesake has more than once been accused of tax evasion.

Gazprom has postponed the launch of a plant in Kuzbass, and now a company with very dubious owners will be engaged in the production of liquefied natural gas.

The shift in deadlines in the Kuzbass administration was explained by "updating the current technological scheme for the development of the Naryksko-Ostashkinskoye field," the correspondent of The Moscow Post in the Kemerovo region reports.

However, while Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk is slowing down, its competitors are not asleep. In 2020, Kriogaz-Kuzbass LLC announced plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant in the Kemerovo Region. It is planned to reach full capacity by 2025. At the same time, the start of the investment project was carried out back in 2020 with a planned investment volume of 7 billion rubles.

But now you need to closely monitor your hands. There are many names and companies connected to each other ahead. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The founder of Kriogaz-Kuzbass LLC, created in 2000, is Polyus-Kholoda LLC. At the end of 2018, a certain Rometa Capital acquired 70% of the authorized capital of the company from a subsidiary of Gazprombank. The remaining 30% is owned by the Cypriot corporation Cryoenergy Limited.


Rometa Capital, registered in Moscow, also has several founders. 30% belong to Amur Capital, was controlled by Chinese citizen Ngok Yang Yu. This is a partner in the Kunlun Red Star hockey club of oligarch Gennady Timchenko.

Kunlun is not just a team. The agreement on the right to participate in the championship was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

25% of Rometa Capital shares belong to RM-Hold JSC, 18 percent - Rometa Finance. The Cypriot corporation and former vice president of Gazprombank Mikhail Rodionov own 12 percent of the shares. Several more minority shareholders own stakes with 0.37% of the shares.

And 0.01 percent of the shares are owned by two more companies managed by the same person - Alexander Muravitsky. These are Dablu-u Es Capital JSC and Tennessin JSC.

Previously, Rometa Finance owned Gazprombank. Prior to that, Rometa Capital had already made major transactions, and also with Gazprombank. For example, in February 2019, she acquired Vasilievsky Mine from him, the largest gold mining enterprise in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. It was created by British Angara Mining in 2005, but came under Gazprombank's control after debt restructuring.

In December 2018, Rometa Capital acquired Gold Ayakhta from Gazprombank with a license to mine gold in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Ingenix Group, which is engaged in oil and gas consulting. All these deals took place as part of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

And here, too, the Chinese

One of the shareholders of Rometa Capital is Mikhail Rodionov. Rodionov's full namesake was repeatedly accused of both tax evasion and disobedience to traffic police officers who tried to stop his car. He, however, calls all cases fabricated

In 2007, Komsomolsky Meat Processing Plant CJSC, headed by Rodionov's namesake, took a loan of 50 million rubles from Sberbank. When the time came to pay, a certain citizen E.Yu. Prospectelev appeared on the stage, who, it turns out, was also a shareholder and did not give consent to the deal. He appealed to the court to declare the loan agreement invalid, Ulpressa reported

In a similar way, Rodionov's namesake did with another loan. This time for 19 million rubles.

At the same time, not everything at Rometa Capital always worked out without a hitch. So, for example, in 2021, the Arbitration Court of the Krasnoyarsk Territory refused LLC Mining Service, the main owner of which is Rometa Capital, which challenged the decisions on the company's non-admission to the auction for the right to use the Modern gold mining site in the Motyginsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

The court found that the refusal of the auction commission was due to a violation by the company of several points of the administrative regulations for the provision by Rosnedra of public services for organizing tenders and auctions for the right to use subsoil.

In another process, Mining Service challenged the non-admission to bidding for the right to use the Priyutinsky gold mining site in the same area, but then refused the requirements.

Another character in this whole story is Amur Capital and its general director Alexander Gorelov. The founders of this muddy company are two Chinese - Zhang Yan and Hu Zhongwei.


The company's financial performance is quite strange. So, despite the fact that it has existed since 2015, it received revenue for the first time only last year. And then, only 15 thousand rubles. But the company suffered major losses all this time - from 2 to 26 million.

Wine as a hobby

As already mentioned, a small percentage of the shares are owned by Muravitsky's Double-Yu ES Capital. This organization has a "daughter" - "Double-Yu ES Capital Management," which owns more than 99.9 percent of the shares. The remaining share belongs to Denis Norenko.

It is affiliated with the Gelendzhik Seaport, a contract for the construction of coastal and marine infrastructure, in which Timchenko received Stroytransgaz in the summer of 2018. In addition, Norenko is on the board of directors of the Cypriot WS Financial and Investment Services along with David Savva, who worked for a long time in Timchenko's structures.

Norenko is also associated with the wine business of Mr. Timchenko. And here you can again find a mention of Muravitsky. Norenko is the beneficiary of the agricultural holding, which owns the vineyards, Muravitsky is the general director of Grandvino LLC, which is engaged in distribution.

What happens in the end? But it turns out that there are too many who share responsibility. Each company has a dozen owners, there are offshore companies and Chinese citizens who may not be aware at all that some strange schemes are being implemented there

But there is no need to wait for any investigations from law enforcement agencies - there are rumors that Mr. Rodionov has already become well acquainted with how to avoid repaying loans and initiating criminal cases. And with a roof like Timchenko, you can also not be afraid of anything. Apparently, they all perfectly understand what they are doing.

If you follow the chain of main owners, Cryogas does not belong to anyone at all, since it is impossible to establish the ownership of the ultimate beneficiary of Cupid Capital. In other words, if something happens, there will be no one to answer.

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