The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation launched a check against retired colonel Sergei Terentyev. The supervisory authority was interested in the huge volumes of property in Russia and abroad by a former employee who is now living in France. Terentyev was friends with ex-colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko and was always with his boss in service and in life - Sergey Derevyanko. The last former deputy head of the GUSB, and then the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Central Federal District. He, according to the testimony of banker German Gorbuntsov, received monthly 300 thousand dollars for the patronage of the Civil Code 1520, the recipient of contracts from Russian Railways for tens of billions of rubles. At the end of his career in law enforcement, Derevyanko became the general director of JSC Russian Railways-Health. Now he is listed only on the board of directors of AO and has found a new very bread place. Derevyanko took the position of member of the board of directors of JSC VIS Group (JSC). There he was brought by a long-time acquaintance, ex-head of the Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov (also a member of the board of directors of VIS). “VIS” is a bonanza for Derevyanko. This group of contracting companies receives tens of billions of budget funds. Only in February 2020 did VIS Group and Rostec sign a concession agreement with the government of Yakutia to finance and build a bridge across the Lena River in the Yakutsk region. “There is no doubt that with Derevianko these funds will find worthy use,” joke sources at

Today we publish the second part of the investigation about Derevyanko. Under his supervision GK 1520 (then owned by Valery Markelov, Boris Usherovich, Andrei Krapivin) mastered billions of funds of the Russian Railways during interrogation told German Gorbuntsov. Here is another fragment of his testimony: “In addition to law enforcement support, Markelov controlled the financial and economic activities of various legal entities (more than 400 legal entities, their data can be obtained by studying the information on the laptop I presented) that interacted and were connected by contractual relations with JSC Russian Railways. These legal entities were both “empty” (that is, they did not carry out real financial and economic activity, were used to ensure extras and visibility of competition in competitions and tenders by the Russian Railways), and organizations with a real financial and production base.

In particular, Markelov’s companies interacted with the structures of Russian Railways:

- Department of Capital Construction (TSUKS)

- Department of Corporate Property (CRI)

- Center for the Organization of Procurement (TsKZ)

- Directorate for the comprehensive reconstruction of railways and the construction of railway facilities (DKRS)

- Directorate for the construction of communication networks (DCSS).

In all these divisions of Russian Railways, there were people under the control of Markelov who ensured the unhindered operation of the Krapivin-Usherovich-Markelov (KUM) structure related to the theft of Russian Railways funds. In particular, in the period 2005-2006, Markelov organized a whole company to promote people under his control to various positions in the Russian Railways system. In the appointment process, various mechanisms were used from intimidation and compromise to secret surveillance and blackmail.

Also under the control of Markelov was Roszheldorproject, the only organization that made projects for all structures of Russian Railways.

Usherovich’s responsibility also included coercive support of the KUM group through law enforcement agencies (due to his corrupt acquaintances), however, Usherovich worked mainly with criminals, when certain competitors were pressured by members of organized criminal groups, as a result whereby the property of competitors went to the KUM group for disproportionately less money relative to its real value. In particular, Usherovich repeatedly boasted to me that a whole block of industrial assets (a sleepers factory, some kind of construction company) came under his control as a result of power captures. It is from Usherovich or Vasiliev that I know that S. Derevianko helped them in such activities, among other people, for which Usherovich and Vasiliev, through their controlled organizations, organized a fictitious purchase of a country house for Derevianko (the house is located in the village of “Lapino” Odintsovo district of the Moscow region), as Usherovich (Vasiliev) boasted, this house is located on the street where all houses are bribes (gifts) to various officials and law enforcement officials for their protection or specific actions I am in favor of Usherovicha and AFB group he represents. (Krapivin, Usherovich, Markelov-Ed.).

Usherovich did not have any clearly expressed business interests; he could open a restaurant or bar for the sake of interest, and also coordinate the activities of some companies included in the KUM group.

As for Krapivin, he was responsible for global cooperation with JSC Russian Railways and for lobbying any decisions necessary for the KUM group before the leadership of this organization. ”

To be continued

Denis Zhirnov