Abramovich’s sukko will be built by Legis near Shvets
It seems that Veniamin Kondratiev and the mayor of Anapa Vasily Shvets decided to give the village of Sukko to “torn apart” by Roman Abramovich and his partners. The administration of Anapa, led by Mayor Vasily Shvets, announced a new high-profile project: the integrated development of the territory of the village of Sukko on 50 hectares. There will be the second stage of the Holiday House residential complex, road and social infrastructure.
Given the huge number of unfinished projects in the “farm” of Veniamin Kondratiev, the same fate may await this project. And the Legis developer, managed by RKS Development, as it turned out, has connections with Roman Abramovich’s partners.
Who and to whom could “gild the pen” in order to “chop off” a piece of expensive land near the resort village?
It turned out that the developer “Legis” is connected with the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, or rather the structures of his closest partners in “Evraz” Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov.
Legis is owned by two companies – OOO Megapolis and OOO R-SI-P. Both are under encumbrance – pledged to Sberbank of Russia, i.e. heavily indebted to the state. LLC “ER-SI-P” through several stages of ownership, among which there are, probably, dummies (one employee with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles) belongs to the Moscow LLC “Invest AG”.
But the owners of the large financial LLC Invest AG by 49% and 32%, respectively, are Roman Abramovich’s closest partners in Evraz, billionaires Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov. Apparently, it is through their line that the financing of a large project in Sukko, a real resort located 15 km from Anapa, located between the picturesque hills, will take place.
Both Abramov and Frolov are “junior” partners for Abramovich. Recently, the Krasnodar Territory has become the subject of close attention and investments of Abramovich.
In February 2021, the entrepreneur became the founder of the South Estate company, specializing in real estate management. Later, in December 2021, another structure of Abramovich, Finestate Co, owned by his Millhouse holding company, acquired the Kristall hotel-boarding house in Gelendzhik. Previously, the object was owned by the family of the former mayor of Gelendzhik Sergey Ozerov.
The latter was considered a man of the governor of the Krasnodar Territory, Veniamin Kondratiev. And got into a development scandal. In August 2022, the Arbitration Court of the North Caucasus District rejected the complaint of IK Kolos LLC, which challenged the decision of the court of first instance to annul the lease agreement for a 7-hectare plot at the entrance to Gelendzhik.
The firm “IK Kolos”, whose director is the son of Sergei Ozerov, planned to build up the site with high-rise buildings. It turned out that the green massif with Pitsunda pines in the resort area was not subject to lease without agreement with the authorities of the Russian Federation. The question of the return of IK “Kolos” of rental payments remained unresolved, the case was sent for a second hearing in this part. This was written by “Kommersant”.
Given the above, with a high degree of probability, Mr. Ozerov, through his son, could act in the interests of Roman Abramovich and his partners, who arranged for expansion into the Russian South. Among other things, according to Oktagon, Abramovich is eyeing Russia’s largest water park in Gelendzhik.
It is possible to draw parallels between the situation with the former mayor of Gelendzhik Ozerov and the current mayor of Anapa, Sergei Shvets, who solemnly announced the signing of an agreement with Legis LLC for the development of the village of Sukko. But it is difficult to imagine that such a “sundown” could take place without the knowledge and approval of the governor of the region.
… and Sagiryan who joined them
The managing company for the Sukko development project, RKS Development, is owned by another partner of Mr. Abramovich, controversial financier Igor Sagiryan. Last fall, RKS-Development, together with Invest AG, Evraz shareholders Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, announced a large-scale construction project in Nakhabino – over 100 thousand square meters. m. of housing.
At the same time, Igor Sagiryan and his projects have repeatedly fallen into scandals. Earlier, The Moscow Post suggested that he could be involved in the withdrawal of funds from the NPF “Prosperity”, in which Russian Railways employees invested.
Prior to that, he worked in the structures of the notorious Troika Dialog investment group, which in 2010 became a participant in a criminal case related to off-exchange transactions with affiliated companies. RBC previously reported that it worked with a network of more than 70 offshore firms.
Among other things, they tried to attribute to Sagiryan a special relationship with the founder of the Hermitage Capital fund, Ulyam Browder, who was convicted twice in Russia for financial fraud and tax evasion.
Meanwhile, under the mayor of Anapa, Vasily Shvets, who pompously announced the Sukko development project, the chair has been shaking for a long time: the local residents turned out to be extremely dissatisfied with the policy of the city authorities (which administratively includes Sukko). He came to the position in 2020, working in the team of the previous mayor Yuri Polyakov.
He, in turn, left with a scandal – the audit revealed a large number of illegal actions in the work of officials and deputies. First of all, it was about illegal construction permits (including the zone of the specially protected natural area Anapa Bay), which was created by Kommersant.
In the same 2020, the former deputy head of the administration of Anapa, Oleg Kostenko, was accused of embezzlement of municipal property in the amount of more than 7 million rubles. And this is only a small part of the scandals associated with the administration of Anapa.
But the “cleansing” was apparently not completed. Because already in 2021, the city authorities, under the leadership of Mr. Shvets, adopted a new General Plan for the development of the city, which simply caused a storm of indignation among people.
Its key feature was the transfer of significant areas from the categories of residential development to recreational areas. At the same time, their cadastral value of these plots turned out to be sharply reduced – they say that some have ten times.
To simplify, it turned out that the government may suddenly decide to build some sanatoriums, hotels and spas on these lands, and people will be offered to buy their plots. But the price will not be the same as it could be before. This caused a real scandal. Residents felt that the public hearings held by the Shvets administration were a mere sham.
The mayor of Anapa, Vasily Shvets, had to answer uncomfortable questions from the townspeople.
One of the settlements that affected the new General Plan was the village of Sukko. And now the following picture is emerging: the developer (Legis) associated with Roman Abramovich’s partners and its management company (RCS Development) decided to start complex development of Sukko – two stages of an elite residential complex, road infrastructure. Abramovich’s partner Igor Sagiryan will manage this property.
At the same time, parts of the territories of Sukko were transferred to the category of recreational ones through the General Plan “pressed through” by Shvets – now you can build hotels, recreation centers, and anything on them. And at this time, Roman Abramovich himself, through his companies directly, increasingly enters the Krasnodar Territory.
Veniamin Kondratiev and Vasily Shvets decided to give Sukko to Abramovich?
Thus, expensive hotels and everything connected with it, up to the water park, may soon appear next to the Holiday House residential complex in Sukko. The calm and measured life of the inhabitants of the village will end, and someone in the administration of Anapa, or even the Krasnodar Territory, can get pretty rich on this.