Source: continues to tell how the criminal case was fabricated, with the help of which Nginx are trying to “squeeze” its creators - Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov. According to the documents at our disposal, all the technical work necessary for investigators of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow was carried out by the private Group-IB, whose top manager Nikita Kislitsyn was recently summoned to the United States for interrogation in a criminal case involving fraud using electronic devices. The FBI believes that Kislitsyn was a partner of Yevgeny Nikulin, who is accused of hacking American technology companies and stealing personal data of more than 100 million people. It is not surprising that Kislitsyn refused to go to the states and may be put on the wanted list in the near future. It is precisely because of the knowledge of Group-IB employees for whom the FBI is interested in that the company decided to involve Maximilian Grishin, Vladimir Timoshin and Kenes Rakishev in the operation to “run over” Nginx.

Kenes Rakishev is a Kazakh oligarch who invests all over the world in Kazakhstan, first of all his senior comrade Timur Kulibaev, the son-in-law of ex-president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Western companies and banks that wish to have a good reputation categorically refuse to cooperate with Rakishev, because they believe that the funds invested by him are of "dirty" origin. As a result, the oligarch has to deal with raider attacks. Especially when it comes to such a tidbit as Nginx-Russian development, which has become known around the world and is rapidly growing in price. And the documents that are at our disposal indicate that it was Rakishev who initiated the criminal case, the defendants of which are the creators of Nginx. Based on the results of all the work, Rakishev was promised that he would receive Nginx.

Maximilian Grishin and Vladimir Timoshin are dubious Moscow lawyers who are registered as employees of the Ukrainian law firm Ilyashev & Partners and have long been under the control of the Russian special services. Maximilian Grishin in 2011 positioned himself as one of the leaders of the white tape movement. He was an active participant in the events on Bolotnaya Square.

Only now his comrades were imprisoned, and Grishin, after talking with field investigators, unexpectedly fell out of the list of persons involved in the “swamp business”. Moreover, he began a swift advocacy career and found himself under the “wing” of senior comrade Vladimir Timoshin.

According to sources, Tymoshin’s “business uphill” went in the late 2000s after his participation in the raider attack on the large enterprise “Red Proletarian”. During the takeover of the enterprise, in November 2009, in Cyprus, its head and owner Yuri Ivanovich Kirillov was beaten to death.

Vladimir Timoshin, thanks to certain very personal relationships, opens the door with his foot to many offices of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. It was he who agreed to initiate the case necessary for the capture of Nginx. Since there was no reason to initiate proceedings, they decided to "blind" him. Even last summer, Timoshin began to fabricate the necessary materials. Maximilian Grishin, on behalf of Timoshin, was engaged in composing fictitious surveys of ex-Rambler employees, etc. The lawyers also brought Group-IB to their work. Its employees worked with a server on which Rambler’s entire internal correspondence over many years, as well as Group-IB “experts”, organized access to personal accounts of Nginx creators Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov. In particular, Group-IB managed to organize access to the correspondence of Sysoev and Konovalov with representatives of PwC, IDelyne Group, Greycroft LL.C., Greyeroft Partners II LP., BV Capital VCC, Greenberg, Whitcombe & Takeuchi LLP., Runa Capital I. LP, GlobTechFund. All this work was generously funded by Kenes Rakishev.

Having obtained all this correspondence, Group-IB, under the dictation of Timoshin and Grishin, performed a certain analysis of “evidence”, in which Igor Sysoev, Maxim Konovalov, and their partners were designated as “alleged criminals”. As a result, this fruit of the creativity of Group-IB and Rakishev’s lawyers also became one of the materials necessary to initiate a case ordered by Timoshin at the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. Below we present this work of Group-IB.

To be continued

Alexey Ermakov