One of the most noteworthy events in the last presidential election in the Russian Federation was the participation of Ksenia Sobchak in them. She was able to play a card of an ardent oppositionist, obviously not having a chance to win. At the same time, Ksenia Sobchak spent a lot of money on the election campaign. She did not hide her sponsors. They are the investor of Novaya Gazeta, Sergei Adoniev, and the former president of Rosenergomash, Legacy Capital head Vladimir Palikhata. According to, 20 years ago Palihata was engaged in counterfeit coffee and even received a term for the last crime. "The door" to the world of big money was opened to him by banker Alexander Slesarev, ex-head of the ROC Leonid Tyagachev, widow of Anatoly Sobchak Lyudmila Narusova and former bodyguard of her husband Roman Tsepov.


The man with the scar


The official biography of Vladimir Palihata is as follows. He was born in the village of Zolotniki in the Terebovlya district of the Ternopil region of the Ukrainian SSR. In 1985-1987, Vladimir Palikhata served in the ranks of the Soviet Army. In 1991 he received a diploma of Borshchev Electrotechnical College, specializing in "electromechanics". In 1991, Vladimir Palihata moved to Moscow. From 1991 to 1993 he was a freight forwarder, head of the trade and purchasing cooperative. In 1993, Vladimir Palihata began the career of a private entrepreneur as an independent trader at the RTSB and MTB. Since 1997, Vladimir Palihata leaves the stock market and switched to investments in the real sector of the economy. "Over the next decade, Vladimir Palihata consolidated assets in Russia and Ukraine, located in electrical facilities in the production of low-voltage switching equipment, complete electrical products, generators and engines, and headed a single concern Rosenergomash", the press service of the concern.

His life has repeatedly been interested in Russian operatives. According to, they got a completely different picture. When they asked for help from their Ukrainian counterparts, they told us that in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Ternopil group operated in Ukraine, and its active participants were a certain Palihata. His gang was engaged in robbery and robbery. In the early 1990s, the detectives came to the gang track, and all its members, including Palihata, fled. At the same time, Ukrainian operatives noted that during one of the bandits the leader of the gang, a certain Palihata was stabbed in the face. And at the time of Vladimir Palihata, who appeared about the same time in Russia, a large scar. There is no evidence that from 93 to 97 the businessman worked as an independent trader to the Russian militiamen, but they know perfectly well how Palihata "switched to investments in the real sector of the economy."

As found out, in 1998 he, together with a certain Vasily Nemna, established Rumekspak LLC, at the same time the Integral company was transferred to the control of merchants, where Palihata became the general director and Nemna a modest forwarding agent. And at the beginning of 1999, the head of the security service of the Moscow office of the Nestle corporation applied to the UBEP of Moscow with a statement, which said that Integral was selling fake Nescafe coffee (the rights belonged to Nestle). Militiamen disguised as buyers went to the leadership of "Integral", negotiations with them led personally Palihata and Nemna. The parties agreed to conclude the transaction on March 25, 1999. According to the materials that were at the disposal of, on that day the "clients" came to the warehouse in Serebryakov travel, received 14616 cans of fake Monterrey coffee and handed over $ 10,000 to the sellers. After that, Palihata and Nemna were handcuffed. During the search of the warehouse, a lot of cans with coffee "Nescafe", as well as forged quality certificates were discovered. The examination showed that all banks have a low quality coffee powder. On this fact, a case was filed of fraud and forgery of documents, the Moscow RUBOP was connected to the investigation. Its employees soon found two plants in Moscow and Moscow suburbs where fake coffee, shampoos of famous brands were made. A total of about $ 10 million worth of counterfeit goods was seized. The investigation was then transferred to the GUS at the Moscow Central Internal Affairs Directorate. Operatives of the RUBOP remember that they have been repeatedly approached with proposals to stop digging on the defendants of the case, for which they promised large sums. Similar proposals came to the investigators. There, supporters Palihata did not find support, and then they went another way, through the prosecutor's office and the court.

Palihata remained in custody for slightly more than a year, and then the prosecutor's office decided to release him on bail. In 2001, the indictment was forwarded to the same prosecutor's office for approval, which returned it to the investigators, stating that they did not correctly qualify the actions of Palihata. As a result, instead of a serious crime-fraud, he was charged with one of the softest articles of the Criminal Code-cheating the consumer. According to, in the same year 2001 the Tver court of Moscow sentenced Palihat to two years of imprisonment "conditionally". According to investigators, immediately after that, the head of the security service of the Moscow branch of Nestle was brutally beaten by the armature in the entrance of the house. He received a severe spinal injury, went to Germany for treatment, where he did not return to Russia. In the future, many other enemies of Palihaty will also be attacked by the unknown with the armature.


To be continued

Timofey Grishin