The leadership of the Main Investigative Directorate of the ICR in Moscow recalled another branch of the “Zakharchenko case”, namely the laundering project Portal, through which the transnational group, with the help of the Novoye Vremya bank, withdrew more than 1 trillion rubles from the country, and a former employee of the GUEBiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation helped her in this Interior Ministry Dmitry Zakharchenko. The services of the largest laundry were used by companies with state participation. Details are in the investigation.

According to the materials of various criminal cases that we managed to get acquainted with, these client companies included such corporations as Gazprom, Russian Railways, etc. It is interesting that the case against the managers of this laundry was initiated by the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs back in 2009 (No. ), but this did not interfere with the work of the laundering site at that time, it grew, developed, me beneficiaries and continued to launder billions of construction money.

The very case under Article 210 against transnational cashers, which Colonel Vazagov recalled, appeared in the capital’s head office of the Investigative Committee in the summer of 2019. Valery Razdorozhny, a former co-owner of the Novoe Vremya bank, as well as a friend of Colonel Zakharchenko and other interesting personalities, named the leader of the OPS in the resolution on initiation.

Novoye Vremya Bank was opened in Moscow 15 years ago under the Ukrainian Naftogaz, whose Moscow branch was headed by Razdorozhny. Shortly before the arrest of Colonel Zakharchenko, Razdorozhny celebrated his anniversary in style, and many eminent tax and security officials were guests at the celebration. As one of the gifts, friends sent Razdorozhny a showman from the Gazprom Media empire, Mikhail Galustyan, for his birthday.

Some beneficiaries of the portal site (according to the investigation, Zakharchenko had a 20% share) are on the run, many clients are untouchables. Mostly performers of different levels and different directions are sitting. One of these performers was Evgeny Selyakov, General Director of Evraplace LLC. From the outside, he looked like a friend on behalf of Zakharchenko, Vitaly Kritinin and Viktor Belevtsov, who, together with the colonel and businessman Valery Markelov, received sentences in the second Zakharchenko case. But Selyakov was not touched for a long time, which aroused suspicion among some.

According to the telegram channel of the Cheka-OGPU, the general director of Evraplace LLC was recorded in the lobby of the Balchug hotel together with Zakharcheko, the latter came to the entrepreneur’s table after a conversation with the “wallet” and former son-in-law of Mikhail Mishustin Yevgeny Udodov, which took place at the entrance to the hotel a couple of weeks before the arrest of the colonel. A conversation between Selyakov and Zakharchenko, during which Udodov was also discussed.

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The beneficiary of Evraplace, whose CEO was Selyakov, is businessman Alexander Karmanov - Forbes called him the "king of the state order" (large contracts from Kagprom and Transneft), as well as a producer and co-owner of a TV show on a channel from the Gazprom-Media network.

In addition to Selyakov’s business ties with Karmanov, there is such a moment: the latter instructed Selyakov to deal with one check of the security forces, this instruction came to the mail of lawyer Belevtsov, a friend, countryman and assistant to Zakharchenko.

Selyakov ended up in custody at the end of 2020 on charges of fraud. This case, at least directly, is not connected with the portal site. According to the Cheka-OGPU, the acting general director of the Lotos Shipbuilding Plant wrote a statement to the authorities about a violation of technology during the repair of one workshop of this plant with a loss of about 30 million rubles, and the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs named Selyakov as the beneficiary of the executing company. The latter claims that two months before the initiation of the case, the company that received the state contract itself applied to arbitration with a demand to pay for the work performed.

Selyakov believes that he was ordered and the level of such an “ordinary” case is not at all the SD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Another question is what he can tell the investigation.

Probably, Selyakov can answer those questions of the investigation that Zakharchenko did not answer during the interrogation, namely: was there a meeting between Karmanov, the colonel and Udodov, and also did Selyakov give or receive money to anyone at the request of the security official?

Timofey Grishin

To be continued