Former Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko was suspended for life from visiting and any participation in the Olympic Games. In return, he received the position of vice premier, to which he remains to this day. It was Mutko who pulled Russia into an epic with the massive use of doping, which became endless. Remembering Mutko’s career path, they always talk about Vladimir Putin. However, the president has more important things to do. An investigation by showed that the “gray cardinal” under Mutko was the deputy head of the Presidential Administration for the State Council, an employee of the Presidential Administration Alexei Kulakovsky. We continue to publish our investigation about the fate of this man, who became one of the main resolvers of the Kremlin and put his son on flows of billions of budget rubles.

When in 1998 the influential organized crime groups of Gennady Novosardian (Geno) and Armen Karakozyanv in the Caucasian Mineral Waters were “defeated”, Kulakovsky no longer served as the head of the administration of the resort region of the Caucasian Mineral Waters. He was removed from office by Yeltsin with a “wolf ticket”. In the archives of the presidential administration (in which Kulakovsky is currently working), one can find a decree that is also at the disposal of, President of the Russian Federation Yeltsin dated 05/23/1996 No. 766 "About A. V. Kulakovsky." The document says: “For the inappropriate distribution of federal budget funds allocated for the development of the Caucasian Mineral Waters - a specially protected ecological and resort region of the Russian Federation

P about with t about N about in l I y:

     1. To relieve Kulakovsky Alexei Viktorovich of his posts

plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Stavropol Territory and the head of the administration of the Caucasian Mineral Waters - a specially protected ecological and resort region of the Russian Federation. ”

This decree was preceded by a check by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the CMS, during which it was revealed that Alexei Kulakovsky spent at his own discretion that 500 billion rubles of the soft loan allocated by CMS. The corresponding criminal case followed and Kulakovsky would probably be behind bars. But in addition to the position of the head of the CMS, which Alexei lost, he was also a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and had immunity. By the way, before this, Kulakovsky combined his official positions with the fact that he was a people's deputy and at this place managed to consistently change his membership in the following factions: Communists for Democracy, Free Russia, Democratic Russia, and the Reform Coalition. Federation Council of the Russian Federation, it was already supported by the block "Choice of Russia". Therefore, the political preferences of Kulakovsky of those times is very difficult to understand. Apparently, he did not understand them either.

After his resignation, Kulakovsky clearly harbored a grudge against his “friend Boris,” criticized him and publicly supported General Alexander Lebed. And in 1996 he announced that he was going to the election of the governor of the Stavropol Territory. However, Kulakovsky left such a "good memory" in the region that he won a "record" 3% of the vote in the elections.

Sources of say that Alexei Viktorovich, while he headed the CMS, managed to make many influential friends and serious financial resources. Thanks to all these factors, he managed to get a good word for Yeltsin. And the "king" replaced anger with mercy. In 1997, in the order on the dismissal of Kulakovsky, the wording was replaced by a softer one: "dismissed due to transfer to another job."

 As a result, Kulakovsky began to receive not very large posts, which, as can be assumed, at that time could simply be bought. In a short period, he managed to be deputy head of the Federal Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation for Moscow; Head of the Department of the State Tax Service of the Russian Federation; Head of the Department of the Ministry of National Policy of the Russian Federation.

While still the head of the CMS, in 1993, Kulakovsky was included in the state commission for determining the borders of the Ingush Republic. This commission played an important role in the settlement of the Ingush-Ossetian conflict. It was in Kislovodsk that the “Agreement on measures to comprehensively address the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons in the territory of the Ingush Republic and the North Ossetian SSR” was signed.

As a member of the commission, the merry fellow Kulakovsky met with the head of Ingushetia, Ruslan Aushev. He developed good relations with Alexander Dzasokhov, who led North Ossetia in 1998. When in 1999 the question arose of appointing a Kremlin representative to the zone of the Ossetian-Ingush conflict, both sides asked for Kulakovsky. In the same year, he was hired by the presidential administration and appointed presidential envoy to North Ossetia and Ingushetia.

And in 2000, President Vladimir Putin appointed Kulakovsky as his special representative in the Ossetian-Ingush conflict zone.

At this post, Kulakovsky was remembered not by his actions, but by the fact that he did absolutely nothing. In the end, a former good friend Ruslan Aushev began to speak about Kulakovsky with undisguised irritation. He periodically demanded the introduction of direct presidential rule in the conflict zone and the removal of the special representative from office for complete inaction. And after Mr. Aushev’s resignation, they completely forgot about Alexey Kulakovsky. None of the parties to the conflict remembered him, he did absolutely nothing. Therefore, in 2004, Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which the post of Kulakovsky was abolished, but he remained an employee of the presidential administration.

Aleksey Viktorovich wandered in various positions in the AP of the Russian Federation, for one time he was deputy head of the department for internal politics. However, on the service "front" remained an extremely inconspicuous personality. But in certain circles, Alexei Kulikovsky became known as a “solver” through which businessmen can solve their problems in various departments. Clearly, for very large amounts. In particular, at one time, his regular client was a businessman, the head of the Baltman company (part of the Estonian Baltika Group), Viktor Rudnov, who constantly had problems with the tax authorities and the investigation. Kulakovsky was engaged in the solution of these problems.

Aleksey Viktorovich loves to “hang out” with various eminent athletes, primarily hockey players, as an AP official provides them with various services (this time, most often, for free). As a result of this "hobby" of the official, they decided to find application in the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation. He was appointed Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for the Support of the State Council of the Russian Federation. The list of responsibilities of this department is as follows: interaction with the Government of the Russian Federation, federal and regional executive bodies, the Olympic Committee of Russia, with the leaders of all-Russian sports and public organizations. The first two “serious” points are not related to Kulakovsky, but the entire “sports line” was in his charge. As a result, he also moved to the chair adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on physical education and sports.

 Sources of said that in the sports field Kulakovsky was extremely close to Vitaliy Mutko. Their rapprochement occurred back in 2005, when Mutko was actively promoted to the post of president of the RFU. However, the Executive Committee of the RFU (mainly consisting of representatives of the regions) categorically did not want to see this character in this post. No persuasion helped. And then from the profile official of the AP of the Russian Federation, members of the executive committee began to receive offers that could not be rejected. It is easy to guess what they came from Alexei Kulikovsky. Thanks to the efforts of which Mutko headed the RFU. The situation repeated five years later, when in 2010 Mutko resigned as president of the RFU. In the election of a new president, Mutko actively promoted his close friend Sergei Fursenko. And again, the RFU Executive Committee categorically refused to vote for this person, it came to outright boycotts - a number of presidents of football federations refused to accept Fursenko. And a protest rally took place in Rostov altogether - 11 southern regional representatives did not appear at a pre-planned meeting with Fursenko. As a result, Fursenko was expected only by one person - the head of the Rostov football federation. Absolutely all the heads of the federations did not plan to support Fursenko. And Mutko again had to turn to Kulakovsky for help. After conversations with the latter, the heads of the federations were forced to change their position and Fursenko was "creaked" elected president of the RFU.

To be continued

Mikhail Ermakov