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25 September 2023

Khusnullin and Vorobyov met in Voronezh?

Behind the high-profile story of the collapsed Voronezh Bank may be the interests of Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin and Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov?

According to the correspondent of The Moscow Post, as part of the criminal investigation into the theft of assets of Voronezh Bank, the Voronezh investigation had questions for the leadership of the Central Bank, in particular, for the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov. The top management of Voronezh withdrew assets through the acquisition of illiquid securities and the alienation of real estate. However, so far only one person is involved in this case - former bank president Oleg Kislyak, who is abroad. Meanwhile, other first persons remained as if out of work and continue to engage in the banking business. And they can do this, according to rumors, in the interests of ex-Minister of Finance Mikhail Zadornov, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin and head of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov. Will the security forces ask Shvetsov about them?

According to law enforcement officers, due to suspicious manipulations on the Moscow Exchange, whose activities are overseen by Shvetsov, the bank overnight lost bonds of a federal loan (OFZ) of 1.5 billion rubles. Securities "Voronezh" held in the depository of Moscow JSC "Finance-Invest," which was a bidder on the Moscow Exchange.

On March 14, 2018, the chairman of the board of the National Clearing Center (NFC), Alexei Khavin, who was simultaneously a member of the board of the Moscow Exchange, excluded Finance-Invest JSC from the list of bidders for one day. When all Finance-Invest operations fell out of sight of the regulatory authorities, the Moscow Exchange made operations to sell the so-called blue chips - OFZ - from the bank's account to a third party at prices much lower than market ones. Later, Finance-Invest had its license revoked, and the company was declared bankrupt.

The regulator monitoring the operation of this site allegedly carried out an appropriate check and revealed a violation. It was reported to Sergei Shvetsov, but, according to Kommersant, the official course of the report was not given for some reason - there was no appeal to law enforcement agencies. All this suggests that Mr. Shvetsov could be at least aware of this scheme, or even conducted it.

In this case, he later tried to hide the losses incurred by the Moscow Exchange and its shareholders. As the investigation found out, dozens of individuals found that the NFC, with which Finance-Invest JSC had an agreement, wrote off their securities by more than 1.2 billion rubles. Famously invented! Under the control of Sergey Shvetsov, the Central Bank is licensing, liquidation and rehabilitation of all participants in the financial market, including banks. That is, Shvetsov is part of the small group of people who decide whether the credit institution will continue to live or not.

Therefore, it was he who at one time determined the fate of Voronezh, from which the license was revoked in June 2018, three months after the history of the Moscow Exchange. Could he have done this by agreement with someone?

By the way, Shvetsov's reputation may not be so pure. Earlier, The Moscow Post wrote in detail about his foreign real estate in the United States and Mexico, with which he had to say goodbye after the entry into force of the law equating members of the board of directors of the Central Bank with high-ranking civil servants.

Earlier, Shvetsov participated in trusts and received income from five apartments in Mexico with a total area of  627 square meters. m And then at one moment he stopped receiving income from trusts - experts were perplexed how quickly Sergey Shvetsov managed to get rid of them, because the trusts shared property ownership and profit from it. The beneficiary of the trust may receive income from the property, but cannot dispose of it. So Shvetsov could not sell apartments. How did that happen?

It is possible that in that case it was not without the implementation of any wise schemes that allowed us to escape the attention of supervisory authorities. By the way, "schematoses" were also found in Voronezh: now two criminal cases have been opened - on the fact of fraud and deliberate bankruptcy. The only person involved so far is Oleg Kislyak, the former president of Voronezh, who is on the international wanted list. At the same time, he managed to escape after he was charged. Did someone help me escape? However, he was quickly found and detained in Cyprus, now the issue of his extradition is being considered. About this wrote Kommersant.

Familiar all faces

In any case, many had questions - why is only one person in such a high-profile case? It is unlikely that Kislyak worked without the knowledge of other top managers. In particular, at the time of the termination of activities, the Voronezh Supervisory Board included Murad Salikhov (chairman), Oleg Kislyak, Viktor Isaev, Andrei Sukharev and Roman Prokhorov.

The latter worked for a long time at Sberbank, and also worked at the Central Bank as director of the Department of Settlement Regulation, deputy director of the Department of the National Payment System. Therefore, he could be familiar with Shvetsov, which means being a kind of liaison from Voronezh.

According to Rusprofail, since 2015 he has been chairman of the board of the Financial Innovations Association. This organization has one subsidiary - JSC VRB. And this leads us to the history of a credit structure with a similar name.

VRB Moscow Bank was founded in December 2009 as a subsidiary of Vietnamese-Russian Joint Bank, the founders of which were the Russian VTB Bank and Vietnam Investment and Development Bank. In 2013, foreigners completely withdrew from the bank's capital, after which VTB Group leasing structures consolidated 100% of the bank's shares. Two years later, 11 individuals received control over the financial institution, and the name of the institution was changed to Commercial Bank VRB.

In May 2020, the bank changed its name to FinTech Commercial Bank LLC, and already in December lost its license. According to the portal the bank specialized in conducting opaque operations aimed at servicing the organizers of illegal gambling on the Internet.

According to the authors of the Rosotkat portal, Murad Salikhov, a member of the Voronezh Supervisory Board, was allegedly considered the beneficiary of FinTech at one time. Later, there was information that in reality Mikhail Zadornov, ex-Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Board of the VTB-24 and Chairman of the Board of Otkritie Bank, was behind FinTech. Well, this is understandable: historically, the bank had serious ties with VTB, and therefore with its top management.

According to the authors of the Cheka-OGPU telegram channel, allegedly during the time of Zadornov, his deputy for security in VTB-24 and his head of the VTB-Leasing Security Council, the Khachaturian brothers transferred the bank to the private hands of Murad Salikhov - that's just the sale was nominal, all real earnings remained with Zadornov and Co. They say that this is why FinTech Design Bureau unashamedly used the resources of Otkritie FC, which is slowly being sold to VTB.

Voronezh is building the suburbs?

But, as they say, not Zadornov united. Vadim Pischik, the father of one of the former eleven co-owners of Voronezh Bank Denis Pischik, together with the bank's shareholder Yuri Akulov, the father of another co-owner of Voronezh Andrei Akulov, are related to the construction company Choice Stroy Project. According to Medusa (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation), this company is patronized by the former metropolitan vice mayor, and now deputy prime minister Marat Khusnullin. Allegedly, thanks to this, she receives solid contracts under the renovation program. At the same time, in one of the first houses that GSP built by order of the city - in Bolshoi Tishinsky Lane - during the inspection, violations were found when pouring concrete, which led to the formation of voids in the walls.

The beneficiaries of the GSP are the owners of the Vybor developer near Moscow - Vadim Pischik and Yuri Akulov, who previously worked in large state construction companies, on the basis of which a development holding was created. This division was called SMU No. 1, in 2010 the organization was liquidated, its last general director was the current co-owner of GSP.

In addition to Moscow, the developer turned around in the region, especially in the Odintsovo district. The Stroymontazh Choice company, which is part of the holding, in particular, builds kindergartens in the Moscow region and wins tenders announced by FSB structures. It is believed that the head of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov keeps his hand on the pulse of the local construction market - supposedly without meeting him in the region simply not to go. So, "strings" from the history of "Voronezh" can go straight to his office?

Sergey Shvetsov, Mikhail Zadornov, Marat Khusnullin, Andrei Vorobyov - so many names of influential gentlemen emerge in the history of the collapsed bank! Perhaps this is the secret why only one person passes in the case of the collapsed Voronezh, who also successfully managed to go abroad during the investigation. Influential patrons and, perhaps, the ultimate beneficiaries of fraudulent history, tried to "cover the rear"?

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