At the disposal of were the documents on the basis of which the criminal case was “blinded”, in the framework of which Nginx was trying to “squeeze” its creators - Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov. It follows from them that Vladimir Timoshin, the Moscow lawyer of the Ukrainian bureau Ilyashev & Partners, was engaged in all legal work. He has long been known as a participant in stories of unfriendly takeover, including fatal ones.

Tymoshin is also associated with special relations with the leadership of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow and with individual employees of the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The cybersecurity company Group-IB, whose top manager Nikita Kislitsin is suspected of hacking in the United States, did all the technical work for the dubious business. Tymoshin officially acted in the interests of the offshore Lynwood Investments CY Limited, whose beneficiary is the son of Alexander Mamut (co-owner of Rambler). However, the documents that turned out to us indicate that in reality the criminal case and an attempt to squeeze Nginx off the creators is the Kazakh oligarch Kenes Rakishev, who is officially and unofficially investing the money of his friend Timur Kulibayev, the son-in-law of ex-president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Among business partners and a close friend of Rakishev’s comrades is also the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. Vladimir Timoshin is a personal lawyer for Rakishev, in particular, he organized criminal cases in the interests of the oligarch against the Kazakh opposition businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov and the head of the Movement Against Illegal Immigration Alexander Belov (Potkin). will partly publish documents on how Rakishev, Timoshin, Group-IB formed materials to initiate proceedings. The goal of this business is solely one - to squeeze Nginx from the developers, and then Rakishev should become the owner of the development. More precisely, investors, whose money he manages. It was Rakishev who financed the attack on Nginx.

Today we present the protocol of the survey of former Rambler employee Alexander Germanovich Korotkov, which was conducted by Vladimir Timoshin in August 2019 (more than three months before the initiation of proceedings). Well, as I did. He simply brought for signing a ready-made survey protocol drawn up by Timoshin himself and his younger associate in Ilyashev & Partners Maximilian Grishin. The survey included data that could serve as a basis for initiating proceedings and then serve as "iron" evidence. Timoshin and Grishin have rich experience in doing work for investigators. In particular, has evidence that it was Maximilian Grishin who, by order of Timoshin, actually completely rewrote the indictment in the criminal case against the former chairman of the board of directors of BTA Bank JSC Mukhtar Ablyazov. Timoshin did not like how the prosecutor composed the indictment, and he gave the subordinate go-ahead to redo everything in 24 hours. This case was led by investigator Nikolai Budilo, with whom Tymoshin was associated not only with friendly, but, so to speak, special relations. After all, Tymoshin receives from his boss Rakishev (namely, pursuing Ablyazov by his go-ahead), from BTA Bank huge amounts of money, both for the legal work itself and for the unofficial expenses associated with initiating and investigating necessary cases. Kenes Rakishev, who prefers to live in London, does not hesitate to conduct private affairs through Tymoshin with Budilo, who is on the Magnitsky list.

According to the materials that has, Timoshin has good, more than close, relations with Natalya Agafieva, head of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. The GSU has repeatedly instituted cases “necessary” to Rakishev, including the case in which Nginx try to “squeeze” Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov from its creators. This case was born on December 4, 2019 and was instituted under Part 3 of Art. 146 of the Criminal Code (violation of copyright and related rights), and on December 11, 2019, based on the decision of the investigator of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow, searches were carried out in the Moscow office of NGINX and at the house near Sysoev and Konovalov, Sysoev was questioned as a witness. According to investigators, the software was created by Rambler Sysoev, an employee, and all rights to the official work belong to the employer, so the subsequent alienation of the program was criminal. However, the GSU version is based solely on materials that Vladimir Timoshin “sculpted” with his own hand. The story of NGINX - one of the most famous Russian products on the international market - caused a scandal throughout the world and caused Russia huge image damage. Rakishev, as a citizen of Kazakhstan, doesn’t give a damn about that. Tymoshin and Grishin also do not care, they, according to sources of, are ardent fans of the "golden calf." But do not give a damn about the special services of the Russian Federation, in whose field of view in connection with this story were Timoshin, Grishin and their boss Rakishev.

Below we present the protocol of the survey of Alexander Korotkov, which in reality is the creation of Timoshin and Grishin. They agreed in advance with the GSU to initiate proceedings and, using Rakishev’s funds, formed the necessary materials for this.

To be continued

Alexey Ermakov