Source: continues to talk about the secrets of the ex-first vice-governor of the Krasnodar Territory Andrei Alekseenko, who "dived" into the chair of the head of Krasnodar. The next story will be about a seemingly outstanding event in the southern nature protection - an increase in the area of ​​the Agriysky reserve located in the Tuapse region. But much more interesting were not those lands that will be attached to the reserve, but those that, according to the new, "refined" borders from the reserve, according to the governor's decree, will be withdrawn forever. It is on them that the dacha of the mayor of the Kuban capital Andrei Alekseenko is located.

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In October last year, the pro-government mass media of the Krasnodar Territory burst out with the message: “In the Tuapse region, the protection regime of the Agriysky landscape reserve has been strengthened. The corresponding decree was signed by the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory, Veniamin Kondratyev.

It was emphasized that before the preparation of this decree, work was underway to clarify the boundaries and tighten control over the protection of the natural landscape reserve. Because before that, the existing regime did not provide all-round protection of the facility ... And now a year later, and after seven sweats stemming from "as always highly effective bureaucratic work", the epic with Agria reaches the home stretch. The final documents are being prepared. The regional Ministry of Natural Resources will soon organize tenders for the reserve. Getting acquainted with the preliminary data, social activists note that the area of​​the reserve turned out to be even larger than the original one. Is everything superb? Or is there a “super” in this, as it almost always happens in the Krasnldar Territory, a “second bottom”?

Quote from the Internet description of the territory: “Agriysky reserve is a wooded area of ​​several mountain ranges. The vegetation cover consists of relict plantations of Pitsunda pine, an oak-beech forest with berry yew and abundant butchery thickets; on the south- and south-western slopes, the soil cover of mountain ranges is abundantly covered with common ivy. It also includes such natural objects as Cape Agriya, a waterfall on the Zaychina River, and two springs. The main task of the reserve is to preserve the unique landscapes of steep rocky shores overgrown with Pitsunda pine ”.


The regional decree on Agria appeared after a year ago, on a governor's order, a seemingly authoritative commission worked in the region, which was entrusted with bringing order to land use. The social activists and ecologists included in this commission, first of all, were interested in finally stopping the cutting of forest lands in the region, and finally and irrevocably suppressing capital construction in the recreational zone. But, in the end, social activists were actually wiped out from the formation of reports on the results of the commission's work. And even then there was a suspicion that all this action was nothing more than another imitation of concern.

It is probably not surprising that the Expert Council for Specially Protected Natural Areas of the Krasnodar Territory was formed ... a year after the commission's work in the Tuapse region. - In September 2021. It turns out that the observations of officials who surveyed the area, and even more so the opinions of independent ecologists, were of little interest to anyone at that time?

However, in the case of the Tuapse nature reserve, the newborn Council worked quite quickly. In just a couple of months, the question was practically prepared for the Agriysky reserve. Today the borders are being finalized. The estimates are being prepared and will be forwarded to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Territory.

But here a very simple question arises. The reserve was established in 1989, and in Soviet times, the boundaries of protected natural zones were always clearly, concretely and firmly established. And then what kind of "clarification of boundaries" can we talk about now? Because they want to annex a part of the adjacent territory to the reserve? Noble. When additional slopes, meadows, gorges are supposed to be included in the PAs - specially protected natural zones - is that great? Moreover, the protected area is increasing!

But the proposed scheme, alas, is not so unambiguous. It is understandable with the annexed lands, but much more interesting are those "clarifications" of the boundaries, thanks to which, part of the land that was part of the reserve in 1989 will now leave the lands of the specially protected natural areas forever.

And here the piece of land “gouged out” from the borders of the 1989 model is interesting. Dachas-estates, some high-ranking regional and Krasnodar officials have already been built on it. On some of the formed sites, construction is in full swing today.

 It is curious that all this land is now being used, as it were, according to the law. The issues of withdrawal of "fat" plots from the reserve and alteration of the designated purpose of the land for convenient construction purposes have long been resolved. Although these "old" decisions today should raise many questions from the controlling structures. According to a source, the actual owner of one of the already rebuilt facilities is just the former First Vice Governor Kras Nodar Territory, and now the Vice-Governor Andrey Alekseenko. The issue of changing the purpose of this piece of land was resolved by him through the court during his work as deputy head of the administration of the Tuapse region. When you have friendly relations with the judges, problems in resolving such issues in the Kuban never arise in recent years.

Although, the judicial decision simply could not correspond to any norms of the law. Indeed, according to Article 95 "Lands of Specially Protected Natural Areas" ... of the Land Code of the Russian Federation "dated 10.25.2001 N 136-FZ (as amended on 07/02/2021) (as amended and supplemented, entered into force on 09/01/2021) , “Within the boundaries of specially protected natural areas, the change in the designated purpose of land plots or the termination of rights to land for needs that contradict their designated purpose is not allowed."

That is, this means that it is prohibited by law to isolate plots for any development from the lands of the reserve. But, as it turned out, this can be done easily in the Tuapse region. And they isolated, and through the court, in their own way, solidified.

It is obvious that the current "happy owners" of the former reserved land are aware that with any change in the political situation in the region, it is very likely that, although their plots have been formalized through the courts, another judge, not familiar with Tuapse's specifics, may have previous decisions colleagues to cancel. And then what is the only possible solution to potential problems? That's right - officially change the boundaries of the reserve. Having convinced the regional authorities that the Soviet environmentalists were wrong, defining the borders of Agria, and only the current generation of officials managed to figure out and redefine the borders.

According to a source of, the head of the Tuapse region V. Mazninov is also involved in the final and irrevocable transformation of "illegal" into "legal" in Agria. Indeed, among the current owners of the plots that have already been removed from the lands of the reserve are all his friends and patrons. And Andrei Alekseenko is generally the first friend, since the time of their joint army service.

Although, it is clear that handing the final version of the reserve's boundaries to the governor for signature is beyond the powers of the Tuapse head, but to convince any governor's commissions, any expert council, that the land was cut according to the law and in the interests of “protecting the Kuban nature” - it is quite within his powers.

And it turns out that Governor Kondratyev's concern for nature, by clarifying the boundaries of reserved lands, really means a farewell land gift to his faithful first deputy, whom the governor was forced to dismiss by the Krasnodar mayor.

 Roman Trushkin

To be continued