The TFR and the Federal Penitentiary Service have a huge scandal, which they are trying to hide with all their might. A defendant in one of the largest investigations died in the pre-trial detention center, the details of which are being kept secret by investigators and FSB officers. We are talking about the owner of a pharmaceutical company, Vladimir Zubkov, who was arrested in a corruption case in the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He and his partner Vladimir Novakovsky concluded pre-trial agreements and testified. Sources of said that Zubkov was promised in exchange to release his wife (she is also in jail), and then himself. But then they began to demand from him testimony against the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, and they are extremely interested in him in this case. Therefore, the case is kept "with seven seals." Zubkov assured that he knew nothing about Manturov. As a result, he and his wife remained under arrest. On June 18, the court will consider the TFR's petition to extend their detention, but Zubkov did not live to see him.

The first that the arrests of the deputy head of the department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Olga Pokidysheva, the ex-head of the department Olga Kolotilova and the president of the Federation of the water floor of the Russian Federation Alexei Vlasenko, a close friend of the minister Denis Manturov, are connected and are episodes of one high-profile case leading to the minister, - said . Today the continuation of this story.

Денис Мантуров

According to a source on the VChK-OGPU telegram channel, Zubkov had serious health problems, but he was not released from the pre-trial detention center. He was arrested together with his wife, who, apart from the household, did nothing. She was arrested as a hostage in order to put pressure on Vladimir Zubkov and force him to testify against Manturov. However, Zubkov did not know anything about Manturov and did not have any relationship with him. All he knew was told. But this was not enough, he was required to confirm the testimony of other defendants, including Manturov. His wife, who was in a cell with 25 other women, was used as pressure. On June 18 they both have an extension of their arrest. The wife does not yet know that her husband is no longer alive.

Sources of said that Zubkov had cardiovascular diseases. The large weight also affected the state of health - under 150-160 kg. FSB officers were actively working with Zubkov in the pre-trial detention center, demanding to testify against Manturov, stating that the minister was involved in drug supply schemes and was involved in fraud with budget money. Zubkov himself was accused of the fact that, despite the budget funds received by his company, drugs in the amount of 500 million rubles were not supplied. And the representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade turned a blind eye to this. According to the source, Zubkov spent 3 years in Israel - he was being treated for a serious illness. And then he returned to Russia and was arrested.

It is worth noting that Zubkov's wife, who is in custody, is an Israeli citizen, which gives the investigation reason to put forward a version about her possible leaving the country if she were free.

The woman's lawyers insist that she was not involved in the crime and was the nominal owner of the company (involved with schemes for the supply of drugs for the funds of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which was issued to her at the insistence of her husband. She had no intention of committing a crime, she only signed documents, which her husband gave her, while she trusted the latter and did not doubt the legality of his actions.

Zubkov's partner Vladimir Novakovsky has fully admitted guilt, gives confessions, a pre-trial cooperation agreement has been concluded with him. Despite this, he continues to remain in custody. The ICR explains this by the fact that Novakovsky actively involved other persons in criminal activity, taking measures to conceal facts and evidence, and, being at large, he can hide from the investigation and the court, put pressure on the participants in criminal proceedings, get in touch with unidentified accomplices , destroy evidence, hide property obtained as a result of the commission of a crime, otherwise obstruct the proceedings.

As told, the criminal case was initiated by the TFR back in October 2020. The FSB of the Russian Federation conducts operational support on it. According to the investigation, the half-shadow businessmen, the Zubkov brothers, who control a number of pharmaceutical companies, through intermediaries managed to agree that the Ministry of Industry and Trade would conclude several government contracts with structures controlled by the brothers for the purchase of medicines. During the execution of government contracts, more than 500 million rubles were stolen. In reality, no medicines were supplied for such an amount. In November 2020, one of the brothers, Vladimir Zubkov, was arrested. At first, he denied guilt, but then began to cooperate with the investigation. He said that the government contracts were obtained as a result of corrupt actions of the leading employees of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. It was possible to obtain the state control orders with the help of intermediaries who have connections in the department. Alexey Vlasenko  acted as the main mediator who have a lot of friends in the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He is a friend and head of department, Denis Manturova. In March, Vlasenko was arrested. And in May, it was the turn of the executors from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, those who organized government contracts for the Zubkovs' structures. Pokidysheva and Kolotilova went into custody. Sources say that the chain of corruption does not end there. There are questions for Denis Manturov himself.

In the case materials there is a "estimate" attributed to Vlasenko, which states how much will go to the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and how many to officials of a lower rank. Because of this, everything around this case is classified. The term of the preliminary investigation in the case expires on June 26, 2021 and will be extended.

Алексей Власенко


At the disposal of were the materials of the court hearings on the selection of preventive measures for the defendants in the case, from which the initial position of the accused is clear.


              “The court did not take into account the objective evidence that the crime of which V.Yu. Zubkova was accused. , refers to perfect in the field of economic activity, in connection with the execution of government contracts, which were executed in full and accepted by the customer without any comments. Zubkov at the time of the act incriminated to him held the position of the general director of the organization and the crime incriminated to him was committed in connection with the exercise of the latter's powers to manage this organization and in connection with the implementation of commercial activities by the organization. Despite this, the court's ruling groundlessly and unmotivatedly states that the charges brought against Zubkov do not apply to crimes committed in the field of entrepreneurial activity. "


         Then Zubkov began to cooperate with the investigation.


“Paying attention to the data on the personality of AV Vlasenko, that he ... has state awards, represents the interests of the Russian Federation in the international sports arena ... and also taking into account his great contribution and the enormous achievements of the Russian Federation in diving, water polo and synchronized swimming ... indicates that Vlasenko A.The. has nothing to do with the charges brought against him and considers that there is a reservation Vlasenko A.The. persons who have been under arrest for a long time and are ready to incriminate anyone. Notes that Vlasenko A.The. will not be able to destroy material evidence in the case, since they have already been collected during the search. Draws attention to the fact that Vlasenko A.The. voluntarily issued all the means of communication at his disposal, voluntarily provided the access codes to the devices, voluntarily opened the safe in the house, no other documents of interest to the investigation, except those issued voluntarily during the search, were not found; cannot hide from the investigating authorities, due to the voluntary transfer of passports to the investigation ”.


To be continued

Timofey Grishin