The Tver court of Moscow arrested one of the largest shadow bankers, the former owner of the Investment Bank of the President of the Moscow Hockey Federation (FHM) Sergey Mendeleev. Testimony against him was given by two other shadow people. The first is Sergey Mastyugin, who is serving a term for the theft of 2.8 billion rubles. from Investbank. He was a co-owner of this bank with Mendeleev, and then bought it from Mendeleev. The second is Vladimir Antonov, who is serving a term for embezzlement in a Soviet bank. Initially, he owned Investbank with his father Alexander, and Mendeleev was their top manager. However, then Mendeleev became the owner of the bank. Mastyugin and Antonov testify that out of 45 billion rubles (a hole in the bank), Mendeleev withdrew most of the funds.

According to the telegram channel of the Cheka-OGPU, after the arrest of Sergei Mendeleev, the case of the attempt on the assassination of Alexander Antonov can be reanimated. Alexander Anionov and his son Vladimir owned Investbank, and then he transferred them to the former top manager Mendeleev. The Antonovs believed that Mendeleev owed them $ 250 million, but he refused to pay them and threatened the bankers. The conflict reached its peak by 2015; at the same time, an attempt was made on Alexander Antonov. His car in the suburbs was hit by killers, he was injured in the jaw. The crime remains unresolved.

At the disposal of there is a statement by Alexander Antonov to the Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. It follows from this that the first attempt on Alexander, in 2009, could be related to Mendeleev. The statement also details how assets were withdrawn from Investbank.

“I inform you that the Chairman of the Board of Investbank Joint-Stock Commercial Bank (ORGN 1023900001070, located at: 1292 Goncharnaya Street, Moscow, 109240, Russian Federation), Sergey Vladislavovich Mendeleev organized an attempt on my murder on March 11, 2009 of the year.

The purpose of this attempt was to steal banking assets belonging to me and my family, including four credit institutions: Voronezhprombank OJSC (Voronezh), Grancombank OJSC (Yekaterinburg), Converse Bank CJSC (Moscow) and Investbank Kaliningrad Joint-Stock Commercial Bank later merged into JSCB Investbank, as well as OJSC BaikalInvestBank, JSC AKB Yeniseibank a number of other assets combined under the name Snoras-groups.

The above events occurred as follows. Around 2002, V.A. Antnov Akademkhimbank was acquired where a young but promising customer service manager Mendeleev S.V. was taken to the position of deputy chairman of the board He was quite proactive, knew how to communicate well with clients and was about the same age as Antonov’s son A.Yu. Antonov V.A., who held the position of Chairman of the Board at Akademkhimbank. On this basis Antonov V.A. and Mendeleev S.V. became friends until families traveled together on vacation.

Despite the fact that Antonov A.Yu. did not like the young, ambitious Mendeleev S.V. his son constantly stood up for him and even offered to make him Chairman of the Board of Akademkhimbank, which happened in 2005.

In 2007, the Antonovs decided to sell Akademkhimbank Gorbuntsova G.V. and Chuvilin P.Yu. (GV Gorbuntsova, who previously headed the security service), whom Antonov was introduced to by S. Mendeleev, who, when the bank is changed, remains the chairman of the board. At the time of purchase of Akademkhimbank (later renamed the Capital Trade Bank) claims for the transaction from Gorbuntsov G.V. and Chuvilina P.Yu. was not, but subsequently Mendeleev S.V. begins to systematically report Gorbuntsova G.V. that the bank has illiquid assets in the amount of $ 106 million. In fact, Mendeleev S.V. convinces Gorbuntsova G.V. that the Antonovs tricked him into selling the bank. At the same time, Chuvilin P.Yu. also handles Gorbuntsova G.V. on the subject to instruct him to take out the debt of the Antonovs.

For some time Gorbuntsov G.V. he doubts that it forces Mendeleev and Chuvilin to have already entered into a conspiracy among themselves, the purpose of which was to take all the property from the Antonovs and Gorbuntsov to organize a conflict between them.

The idea of ​​this conflict was simple. Gorbuntsov, together with the Antonovs, had at their disposal a private plane, on which they flew on vacation. At some point Gorbuntsov G.V. Having decided to use this aircraft, he was refused for a reason allegedly related to the Antonovs (they blocked Gorbuntsov’s right to dispose of this property). For G.V. Gorbuntsov, who did not suspect that Chuvilin and Mendeleev actually stood behind this, this was the last straw. In a fit of emotion, he agrees to Chuvilin’s next offer to recover debt from the Antonovs.

Having received the long-awaited carte blanche, Chuvilin invites Antonov A.Yu. for a meeting at the Zolotoy restaurant located on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, where Antonov's son-in-law Yampolsky, Gorbuntsov and Delimkhanov also arrive. The role of the latter was more for intimidation than for a real conversation about debts.

At the meeting, the main speaker is Chuvilin, who reminds Antonov of the debt, for the first time voices the amount of $ 106 million with which Antonov does not agree, asking her to justify. In turn, Chuvilin asks how much, according to Antonov, he owes and, having received an answer of $ 52 million, immediately multiplies it by 2 for an untimely return and adds another $ 2 million for the concern of important people.

At this meeting, Chuvilin periodically turns to Gorbuntsov for support, and in response to his silence recalls some agreements with Mendeleev. The meeting described above takes place in January 2009, and in March 2009, Antonov was assassinated, but he survives after receiving five bullets.

The attempt forces Antonov A.Yu. go abroad for treatment with his son. At the same time, they still have several banks in Russia (Voronezhprombank (Voronezh), Grancombank (Yekaterinburg), Converse Bank (Moscow), Investbank (Kaliningrad), which in 2008 merged into JSCB Investbank, and the same OJSC “BaikalInvestBank”, OJSC AKB “Yeniseibank”.

Having recovered from the assassination of Antonov A.Yu. returns to Russia for the sale of the banks Investbank, BaikalInvestBank, Yeniseybank, which in his absence were managed by hired managers in order to finally move abroad.

While the Antonovs are searching for a buyer, a meeting takes place (May 21, 2009) in the lobby of the President of the hotel in Moscow with P. Yu. Chuvilin, who rigidly warns the Antonovs that they will crash next time if they do not write him a receipt for 106 million $ US Perceiving his words as a threat, which he can realize, Antonov V.A. the next day he signs such a receipt in his office in the presence of the notary of Moscow invited by Chuvilin, Baranovskaya L.I. The text of this receipt was prepared by lawyer Maxim Anchipolovsky (currently the head of the law firm Legal Point), who also heard threats expressed by Chuvilin against the Antonovs.

At the end of 2010, that the Antonovs were trying to sell the Investbank and the two eastern banks would be recognized by Mendeleev, who was not yet suspected of organizing the assassination of A. Antonov, with a request to give him a loan of 23 million euros, which he was going to spend for the purchase of their own banks (10 million for BaikalInvestBank, Yeniseybank, the rest for Investbank).

The specified loan is drawn up through a company registered in the state of Belize, which issued the loan personally to Mendeleev S.V. like physical face. Transactions on re-registration of bank shares also at the end of 2010, however with payment Mendeleev S.V. addictive referring to certain problems. The Antonovs continue to believe Mendeleev S.V. and are waiting for payment for already reissued banking assets, but at the end of 2011 in another telephone conversation with Antonov V.A. and then with Antonov A.Yu. reports that he will not pay because The Antonovs, in his opinion, will soon be arrested anyway in a criminal case instituted against them in Lithuania. Moreover, in this conversation, Mendeleev S.V. reports that if the Antonovs take any actions related to the return of bank assets to them, then they will both be finished.

Prior to the registration of "Investbank" on Mendeleev S.V. this credit institution had an impeccable history, an absolutely transparent structure and high financial stability.

With the change of ownership in Investbank, a hole began to form. The management of Investbank formed an illiquid loan portfolio consisting of fictitious loans issued to technical firms (the list is attached) created or acquired by the bank's management with the aim of fictitiously increasing the authorized capital and stealing the funds of customers and depositors. At the same time, the bank’s authorized capital was stolen by the bank’s management using federal credit schemes (Bank Winter (Austria), Bank Julius Meinl (Austria), Multiasset SA (Switzerland)).

The organization of this criminal scheme for stealing money from the Invest-Bank Joint-Stock Commercial Bank is headed by the Chairman of the Board, S. Mendeleev

Description of the current financial condition and forecast balance of JSCB Investbank after the sale of the bank in March 2011.


1. After the sale (actual seizure), a set of fiduciary interbank loans / balances on correspondent accounts with foreign banks was created on the Bank's balance sheet, namely:


Meinlbank AG - RUR (Austria);

Falcon Private Bank - 476.551.000 RUR (Switzerland);

East-West United Bank - RUR (Luxembourg);


2. Also, the actual balance of Sberkredbank OJSC in the amount of 3.791.600.000 RUR cannot be included in the bank’s liquidity, since it is impossible to claim due to the current liquidity of the correspondent bank and, in fact, is funding the “hole” of Sberkredbank


3. Securities located in two professional market participants


Bank Winter und Co. AG (Austria) and Multiasset SA (Switzerland), for a total of 2,000,000,000 RUR, were fatally mortgaged, the money was transferred to S.V. Mendeleev controlled by the city. offshore companies and may not be included in the balance sheet as available for sale and / or held to maturity.

Thus, it is necessary to exclude the amount of about 8.300.000.000 rubles from the bank’s liquidity / liquid assets and to build up reserves for the same amount, which will immediately lead to a negative value of the bank’s capital, as well as to non-compliance with any of the standards established by the Bank of Russia.


Loan portfolio:


It is largely formed due to loans issued to technical garbage companies and is not secured or is provided with highly revalued collateral. Thus, with the creation of fair reserves for KP in the amount of at least 10,000,000,000 rubles, the actual capital of the bank will reach a negative value of more than minus 13,000,000,000 rubles.


Bank Funding:


Funding of the Bank is carried out mainly at the expense of expensive deposits and funds of legal entities, the negative margin is at least 350,000,000 rubles per month. To this amount it is necessary to add the amount of AHR and deduct the actual income received by the bank. Thus, it is easy to calculate that the financial result of the bank is negative and amounts to minus (!) 500,000,000 rubles per month.

It is easy to predict the collapse of the Investbank in the near future, and if this happens it will be the largest insurance event in the history of domestic banking history since the creation of CERs (deposit insurance system). ”


To be continued

Denis Zhirnov