Stabbings, shootings, burned cars, contract killings and criminal cases of fraud. “Chronicles. Media” tells how the clan of the Shankoyan brothers, not without the patronage of the authorities, manages the budget of the Murmansk region.
The brothers are from Yerevan. Hovhannes was born in 1979, Mesrop in 1982. According to Chronicles, in 2002 their father was already living in Murmansk. The Shankoyans took up business at the end of the 2000s: Hovhannes took up the fish and gained control over the former Zvezda Sailor collective farm, which owns trawler “Chernihiv” and harvesting cod and haddock in the Barents Sea. This business in the last nine years, according to the data of the Kontur-Focus system, brought from 80 to 180 million rubles. net profit per year.
The younger brother Mesrop took up minibuses. How much money he earned is hard to say. In those days, payment was accepted in cash. But the turnover turned out to be such that the city literally fought over who would control this market. For example, one of the companies burned 19 minibusesand as a co-owner of one of Mesrop’s companies shot. The conflict ended like this: the entrepreneur who controls Mesrop’s competitors sold him business.
Bablumyan, according to official biographyHe was born in 1971. Graduated from Yerevan State University with a degree in Oriental Languages and Literature. He worked in federal bodies: the Presidential Administration, the government apparatus, the Ministry of Regional Development. Since 2007 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Autonomous NPO “Agency for Regional Development”, since 2014 – Senior Managing Director of Management Company Rusnano LLC.
Bablumyan got the position of head of the representative office of the Murmansk region, despite the multi-million loan debt in front of one of the banks. The media indicated to the fact that Bablumyan is also allegedly involved in censorship, telling the Murmansk media which politicians to mention and which not. If this is true, this is not the first time for him: in 1999, Bablumyan supervised information policy of the ORT TV channel, when it was owned by an entrepreneur Boris Berezovsky.
In 2004 Bablumyan flickers as an adviser to the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Southern Federal District. The Kommersant newspaper wrotethat in 2011-2014 Bablumyan worked as an adviser to the president of Baltinvestbank. In 2018, a person with such a surname, name and patronymic becomes the chairman of the board of directors of JSCB Gazbank. That’s all that is known about Bablumyan, but it will still come up in this story about successful brothers.
In 2015, the Murmansk authorities signed a memorandum on the construction of the tourist and recreational cluster “Belomorie”. Since then, according to the Kontur-Focus system, the revenue of the joint business of the Shankoyanov clan with the wife of a United Russia deputy is about 20 million rubles a year.
The clan divides Murmansk
The unity of the Shankoyan clan can be jokingly traced through the pages on the VKontakte social network. So, the cousin of the brothers Sergey Voskanyan has his father as a friend Samvelmyself Hovhannes Shankoyanand his wifeAnd mother-in-law. Also here is the director of the “transport” assets of the clan Hovhannes Gambaryanhis brother, also a director, the nominal owner of these assets, Armen. And here is Matevos Gevorgyan, whose company receives large government contracts. And finally, the new owner of the Central Stadium of Trade Unions in Murmansk Gevorg Gevorgyan.
Yes, this stadium is also under the control of the Shankoyans. He is over half a century old, and the ROC would like to build here is a cathedral, but so far only struggling with the public. But at the end of 2022, the Shankoyanov denomination Oleg Belov established Arena LLC. Wonderful people became one of the co-founders: he spent a year in a colony-settlement for stealing money from the Oktyabrskoe ZhEU management company, Grigory Dimov and ex-wife of Murmansk businessman Sergei Kondakov. Later, through the company “Arena” became the sole owner of the stadium.
Murmansk journalists wrote directly that this did not suit the head of the representation of the Murmansk region in Moscow, Ashot Bablumyan.
And so, a miracle happened, and the wife of the Murmansk businessman Kondakov soon left the founders of the Arena company, and the new owner of the Central Stadium of Trade Unions became Muscovite Gevorg Gevorgyan, who had never been seen before in serious business or in the Murmansk region. Interestingly, the biography of this Gevorgyan is very similar to the biography of a member of the Shankoyan clan, Matevos Gevorkyan. As Chronicles knows, both were born in Yerevan, but grew up in Moscow in neighboring houses on Novokosinskaya Street. Both worked as lawyers in the capital, and both arrived in Murmansk with a difference of three years. Both are friends of each other on Vkontakte, and both ended up near the Shankoyans’ business.
Let’s move on to another landmark object for Murmansk, to which the Shankoyans put their hands – this is the oceanarium. One of the northernmost in the world. He is over 30 years old. In 2018 his bought company of brothers “Sever Stroy”. For four years, the oceanarium was brought to bankruptcy. In the city rallied with a demand to keep the institution, but in 2022 it was closed, as it did not issue under the new laws a license for their activities.
However, at the same time, as the chief architect of the oceanarium, the public submitted Ashot Tatevosyan. Allegedly, the oceanarium is not closed, but is waiting for reconstruction. Shortly thereafter, Tatevosyan suddenly became professor at Murmansk State Technical University and corresponding member public organization “Russian Academy of Natural Sciences” (among the honorary members of the “Academy”, for example, such a prominent scientist as the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov). Among the friends of architecture on Vkontakte, it is easy to find one of the patriarchs of the Shankoyan clan, Samvel Voskanyan.
As for the oceanarium, in 2023 Sever Stroy will handed over him personally to Hovhannes Shankoyan. The staff is still working there. celebrates birthdays of pinnipeds, but they no longer give performances to the public.
The last story, which has yet to be sorted out, is the private Murmansk Regional Electric Grid Company (MOESK). It controls the transmission of energy in the capital of the region and in many large cities of the region. Perhaps the main thing is that MOESK is pulling networks to the universal seaport of Lavna, which is under construction. This construction is supervised from Moscow and reported to Putin: after all, under Western sanctions, the Kremlin is desperately looking for new trade routes to the Asia-Pacific region.
MOESK recent years bent over under the weight of debts, and its former owner Vladimir Blinsky sold the company. But to whom? As the “Chronicles” established, the face value of the Shankoyan brothers was given to Oleg Belov. Allegedly, the same head of the representative office of the Murmansk region in Moscow, Ashot Bablumyan, has already inventedhow state contracts for the electrification of the port will go to MOESK.
However, arrive and conflicting information that the government of the Murmansk region still allegedly got a blocking stake in the company. The Chronicles could not verify this.
Propagandists do not forget to scare Russians with the horrors of the 1990s, which ended with the advent of Putin and supposedly stability came and the rule of law triumphed. However, only the example of one Murmansk region shows that dashing people, as they continued to sort things out with knives in their hands, continue to do so. Some of the key assets of the capital of the region are seized by quite certain clans, and with the advent of the hypocritical “patriot” of the governor, they are getting richer and richer.