Today, at 11:00 am, the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow is scheduled to announce the verdict against the Bashkir “golden prosecutors”. Recall that Vadim Ramazanov, a communist deputy of the Ufa City Council, is also being charged in the case of mediation in bribery. According to sources, he is friends with the judge of the Supreme Court of Russia Alexander Chervotkin, who is from the city of Beloretsk, the Republic of Bashkortostan, where Vadim Ramazanova's uncle, the former chairman of the Demsky District Court of Ufa, comes from. In addition, Judge Chervotkin is the curator of the courts of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Former Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Grin V.Ya. appealed to the Supreme Court of Russia with a petition to change the territorial jurisdiction of the criminal case, transferring it to the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow. However, closer to SIZO-4 in Moscow, where the accused are, are the Ostankinsky and Savelovsky district courts of Moscow, and not the Babushkinsky district court.

Вадим Рамазанов

The explanation for this is very prosaic - according to the accused Oleg Gorbunov, a former deputy prosecutor of the Republic of Bashkortostan, during the investigation he was repeatedly told that the outcome of the case had long been decided and it would be sent to the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow. It is also noteworthy that the case is being considered under the vigilant control of Alexander Chervotkin, so it is not surprising that Ramazanov is the only defendant who is at large.

According to the source of, Judge Elena Babinova, who is considering this case, treacherously violates the law, which perplexes not only lawyers, but also state prosecutors. She does not notice the most serious violations of the law, did not refuse a single petition from Ramazanov, and did not agree with a single statement of the other defendants.

Last Wednesday, the debate of the parties in the criminal case ended, where the state prosecution requested a suspended sentence for Ramazanov for "cooperating with the investigation." However, the deal with the investigation does not in the least affect such a mitigation of the sentence, provided for by Part 1 of Article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, imputed to Ramazanov.

Recall that the defendants in the case are the former Deputy Prosecutor of the Republic Oleg Gorbunov (Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), the former Prosecutor of the Sovetsky District of Ufa Ramil Garifullin (Articles 291.1, 290, 285), the former Deputy Head of the Department for Supervision of Criminal Procedure and Investigative Artur Sharetdinov (art. 290), lawyer Rashid Safeev (art. 291.1), deputy of the city council of Ufa Vadim Ramazanov (art. 291.1) and entrepreneur Feim Mukhitov (art. 291.1).

Gorbunov and Sharetdinov are charged with accepting a bribe of 10 million rubles from the former first vice-mayor of Ufa, Alexander Filippov, for dropping a criminal case against city hall officials. Ramazanov is accused of taking a bribe in the amount of 5.5 million rubles, and Garifullin is accused of taking a bribe. According to investigators, Safeev and Mukhtov acted as mediators. The defendants in the case were arrested in 2018. The case went to court on February 10, 2021.

To be continued

Mikhail Ermakov