As it became known to, at the end of summer the Investigative Department of the FSB of the Russian Federation intends to file the first charges in the case of embezzlement of 8.8 billion rubles allocated by the state for the construction of the Central Ring Road (TsKAD). According to our sources, the first accused will be the close associate of Roman Abramovich, co-owner of Metrogiprotrans Arthur Mints. His partner, the second co-owner of Metrogiprotrans Valery Abramson, also appears in the case, however, a final decision on it has not yet been made

The story of how giant theft was revealed is quite funny. The FSB of the Russian Federation investigated the activities of the extremist nationalist group "Northern Brotherhood". Her ideologists, including Pyotr Khomyakov, were detained. It turned out that they all held senior positions in Spetsmetroproekt LLC (engaged in geo-environmental research for the construction of the Central Ring Road). And they let the stolen funds to support the nationalist underground.

In 2012, Pyotr Khomyakov was found guilty of creating an extremist nationalist group, the Northern Brotherhood, which was preparing a coup in Russia, and was sentenced to four years in prison. At one time, Khomyakov was the head of one of the areas of Spetsmetroproekt LLC, which participated in the Central Ring Road project. He was the first to talk about large-scale thefts and called them organizers of people from Roman Abramovich’s inner circle. Khomyakov did not live to the end of his sentence - he died in the colony under strange circumstances. publishes the testimony of Peter Khomyakov.

“From November 17, 2008, I began to participate in production meetings held in the building of Metrogiprotrans OJSC, which is located next to the Paveletskaya metro station. The workshops were held by M. Yudin, and the large meetings were by A. Mints. .The meetings were held every 3-4 days, at which our department Mints and Yudin ... was tasked to simulate the results of the survey work that had allegedly been carried out since the summer of 2008 (despite the fact that this work was not carried out), and supposedly on them basis to generate a report on the work done. for all survey items, as part of the technical assignment, as directed by AM Mints, we had to include the available archival data, personal materials (or purchase materials to include them), and also imitate work to close all positions to receive the first payment for the work according to the schedule. "

According to Khomyakov’s testimony at the disposal of, Mints and Co. ordered their subordinates to "imitate the work by photographing the terrain from the car’s window," and then pass it off as a route survey.

As a result, Khomyakov drew up an estimate of "1 billion rubles" on financial costs for allegedly done work as directed by Mints. Whereas in reality the department spent 24 million rubles.

“In January 2009, during a meeting at Soyuzdorproject OJSC, Mints took me aside and said that in 2009 the task would be set to write off an estimate of 2.5 billion rubles, and this should be prepared now. I asked, but how much real money will be given to the department of Spetsmetroproekt LLC, to which he replied: “170 million rubles” ... I asked him: “Is this not dangerous at all?” He told me that this is not my concern, all the higher structures I asked who, for example, what he told me: for example, our president Abramson. I represented the level of Abram’s connections She further did not specify anything. "

Roman Trushkin

To be continued