November 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the murder of Shabtai Kalmanovich, a man whose biography could easily serve as the basis for a thriller. Moreover, multi-part. Kalmanovich served a term in Israel for industrial espionage in favor of the USSR. He was well acquainted with both the highest-ranking officials and the most prominent representatives of the mafia. And the legendary thief in law Vyacheslav Ivankov (Yaponchik) was his close friend. Kalmanovich was friends with the mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly Sobchak, and in 1995 his firm Liat-Dixy received several sites in the northern capital for the construction of hypermarkets, as well as a large shopping center.

In February 2000, Anatoly Sobchak, at the invitation of Kalmanovich and his friend Andrei Burlakov, went to the city of Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region. Businessmen there were implementing a project to create a free economic trade zone. Suddenly, the former mayor felt bad at the hotel. Andrei and Shabtai immediately came to Sobchak's room. Later, in an interview, Kalmanovich admitted that Sobchak died in his arms.

After 10 years, the murder has not been solved. In 2019, natives of Ingushetia, Ali Belkhoroev and Batyr Tugnoev, were arrested for complicity in the attack. However, after that, the investigation did not come close to the "customers", since the arrested turned out to be "tough nuts". They do not admit guilt and every day it looks more and more that Belkhoroev and Tungoev were not involved in the crime. They just came under the head of the cleansing of the Batalhadzhin clan, to which they once belonged. has at its disposal a certificate from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on this case, which we publish:

“02.11.2009 at 16 o'clock. 45 minutes in Moscow, opposite building 12/31 on Smolenskaya embankment, unknown persons from firearms committed the murder of an entrepreneur who was in a car, owner of the Autonomous Non-Commercial Society “Women's Basketball Club“ Spartak ”Kalmanovich Sh.G., and his driver Tumanov was wounded P.B., born in 1976

 02.11.2009, on this fact, a criminal case 360135 under part 3 of Art. 30 hrs, 1 st. 105, part 2 of Art. 105, part 2 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. During the inspection of the scene, the following were found and seized: 19 casings and bullets of 9 mm caliber. It was established that on 02.11.2009 at 16 o'clock. 35 minutes Kalmanovich Sh.G. from his office located at the address: Moscow, st. Sergei Makeev, 1 by car driven by P.B. Tumanov went to a meeting with A.S. Abramov, aide to the President of the Russian Federation. to resolve the issue of granting Russian citizenship to a foreign player of his basketball club. Driving along the Smolenskaya embankment in Moscow, P.B. Tumanov. stopped at a traffic light at 12/31, at that time a silver Lada Priora car drove up to them, from which unknown persons fired at the victims from automatic weapons and disappeared in the direction of the Savvinskaya embankment. As a result of the ballistic examination, it was established that the shots at the victims were most likely fired from a K6-92 submachine gun made in the Republic of Armenia. On February 12, 2018, the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia from the Presnensky MRSO SU for the Central Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Russian Federation in Moscow received an order from investigator S. on the conduct of operational-search measures aimed at solving the murder of Kalmanovich Sh.G. and attempted murder of P.B. Tumanov, on April 25, 2018 in the Main Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia by the investigator of the investigation group of the first directorate for the investigation of especially important cases of the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of Moscow, Lavrenkin D.Yu. a similar order was sent to conduct operational-search measures in this case. In pursuance of the order, the officers of the Main Directorate of Criminal Procedure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia studied the results of operational-search measures carried out to disclose this crime in 2009-2010 ... providing to the investigator. In the process of studying the personality of Kalmanovich Sh.G. it became known that in 1972 he and his family left for the State of Israel for permanent residence. In 1975 he married Yaroslavskaya T.A., ... (specializing in gynecology). In 1971, they had a daughter, Liat. In 1988 the marriage was dissolved due to the involvement of Sh.G. Kalmanovich. to criminal responsibility in Israel on charges of espionage for the USSR. In 1993 Kalmanovich ShG. released for health reasons from the prison in the Russian Federation and met in Moscow with Brileva A.N., ..., a native of the city of Kedainiai, Lithuanian SSR, who at that time was a student at the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Riga. In 1998, Kalmanovich Sh.G. and Brileva A.N. (later she took her husband's surname) registered a marriage, and they had a daughter, Daniela.

Kalmanovich (Brileva) A.N. headed the production company VIP-concert, was the producer of the musical group "Tokyo", rock singer Zemfira. In 2001 Kalmanovich ShG. executed a will for their daughter Daniela. In 2003, he divorced his marriage with A.N. Kalmanovich. The last wife of Kalmanovich Sh.G. became AV Arkhipova, a native of Stavropol, a player of the women's basketball club "UMMC". In 2005, two sons were born in marriage. As of 2009 Arkhipova A.V. She was the head of the children's school of the Olympic reserve "Spartak" in the city of Vidnoye, Moscow region. Before the murder, the victim developed normal relations with children and ex-wives. Conflicts took place only with Kalmanovich A.N., who, after the divorce, constantly demanded money from her ex-husband, made scandals. She practically did not communicate with her daughter. In the fall of 2009, A.N. Kalmanovich gave birth to a son. In September 2007, Kalmanovich Sh.G. took his daughter Daniela to Israel, where he handed over to his half-sister Liat. Kalmanovich A.N. after the murder of Kalmanovich Sh.G. tried to achieve the restoration of relations with her daughter in order to establish custody of the fortune, inherited by her under the will of the victim. Considering the above, Kalmanovich A.N. was regarded as a person with a motive for organizing the murder of her ex-husband. However, the objective facts indicating the involvement of Kalmanovich A.N. to the murder of Kalmanovich Sh.G., it was not established.

To be continued

Alexey Ermakov