The investigation of the case against the former deputy head of the K department of the Economic Security Service (SEB) of the FSB Dmitry Frolov and the former head of the banking department of this department, Kirill Cherkalin, has been completed. Among other things, Frolova is charged with a monthly receipt of € 100-150 thousand from the management of Creditimpex bank. At the disposal of were the testimony of a witness who described in detail the relationship between the security forces and representatives of Creditimpex.

“The chairman of the board of the design bureau Dmitry Katai and two of its shareholders, George Shkurko and Alexei Kulikov, with Colonel Frolov, believes the investigation, brought the adviser to the head of the bank's security Igor Shakhov, who rose to the rank of major general in military counterintelligence agencies. During the next audit at Creditimpex, the Central Bank revealed dubious operations with counterparties, which could entail the revocation of the license. Colonel Frolov agreed to become the "roof" of the bank, according to the ICR, for 0.1% in foreign currency from transactions with "improper counterparties" per month. According to the investigation, from October 2007 to July 2013, bankers monthly transferred to the FSB colonel in the cafe "Coffeemania" on Pushechnaya Street and in other institutions € 100-150 thousand for general protection, "Kommersant writes with reference to the case file .

It is worth noting that Frolov turned his service in the FSB into a gigantic business, bringing in billions of dollars in profit. One of his main assistants was banker Alexei Kulikov. However, they were not limited to only business empires called “under the roof of special services”. The main platform of Alexey Kulikov of the 2000s was Creditimpex Bank.

Despite numerous scandals, Frolov then sat in office. He lost it when he started the war with the head of the NRB Alexander Lebedev. The latter at some point was even forced to leave the country. But he turned the tide. The fact surfaced that the Frolov family owns a villa in Italy, which he did not indicate in the declaration. As a result, in 2013 he was dismissed from military service due to the loss of confidence. But instead of himself, Frolovo left his student Dmitry Cherkalin at the banking department of Management K.

Having lost his place in the FSB, Frolov, with the help of old connections and former subordinates, continued to protect banks, including Kulikov’s sites. The roof from Frolov began to crumble in 2016. Then Kulikov was arrested.

At the disposal of were the testimony of a witness who described in detail the relationship between Frolov and representatives of Creditimpex Bank.

   “Kulikov began to flaunt that he has many friends and acquaintances among police officers, the FSB, various special services, and tax authorities. Kulikov constantly said that he could always be helped out if he was brought to trial. Kulikov constantly had with him some certificates of various special services, special permits for his car. Kulikov said that from communication with law enforcement officials and tax structures, he learns information regarding specific entrepreneurs who have problems with the law, and then sells this information. In 1998, a disagreement arose between Creditimpex Bank between the founder of this bank, Katay Dmitry and the chairman of the bank, I don’t remember his last name. I know about this from acquaintances who were engaged in the banking business. For many years, for the circle of my acquaintances, bankers and financiers, persons of show business, I organized club nights, meetings, I myself engage in intermediary trading business, so I have a very extensive circle of friends in banking circles. I stand in the Russian Financial Guild, I am a member of the international public organization “Woman and Business”. From this kind of communication I know that Kataya turned for help to a certain Shakhov, a former foreign intelligence officer. Later I had to talk with Shakhov, he said that he had the rank of general and was one of the deputy heads of the foreign intelligence service. Shakhov turned out to be a relative of Kulikov-Polina’s wife and he helped Katay deal with the head of Creditimpex Bank, since that time the bank began to lose ground in the banking world, as Kataya is a poor businessman and financier. It turns out that in this way Kulikov became involved in the activities of Creditimpex Bank and met Kataya. Kulikov and Kataya became close friends, at that time a certain psychologist, a former Shkurko, appeared in the bank. Kataya became the chairman of the board of directors of Creditimpex Bank, and Shkurko became the chairman of the board .... ", reads the testimonies of witnesses published by

It is worth noting that, thanks to Katay, Kulikov and Frolov “born” a new high-profile topic - the Belarusian financial transit. In terms of volumes, it was no less than Moldavian transit (landromat). The basic structure of Belarusian transit was Creditimpex Bank. The president of the bank was Dmitry Kataya, who was closely connected with Belarus.

The bank's shareholders were Prominvestbank of Ukraine, Belpromstroybank and JSCB Ukrsotsbank. The real owner of Creditimpex was Alexey Kulikov, the best friend of the head of the banking department of the FSB Directorate Dmitry Frolov. Frolov and Kulikov are now in custody. Kulikov began to work closely with field investigators. Mikhail Gutseriev, a large and regular customer of Kulikov and Frolov, as in the case of the Landromat, was one of the main users of the “Belarusian transit”. Which is not surprising. Mikhail Gutseriev and the head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, have long-standing friendly relations, behind which there are billions. It is known that Gutseriev gives the Lukashenko family palaces, limousines, helicopters, etc.

To be continued

Arseny Dronov