Denis Garmaev: million losses and Khural ambitions
Deputies of the Ulan-Ude City Council are in no hurry to publish tax returns for 2022, waiting for March 1, after which there will be no need for this. Therefore, Babr finally decided to look into the “pod” of 2021 of the famous Ulan-Ude restaurateur and chairman of the social policy committee of the City Council Denis Garmaev, who, according to some sources, plans to compete for a place in Narodny Khural in 2023.
Mr. Garmaev is 46 years old, he was born in Ulan-Ude. If we talk about high-profile scandals related to the participation of a deputy, then the last time Denis Garmaev appeared in the story with Z-pizza, which appeared in his Pepino restaurant. Many Ulan-Ude residents were outraged by such an advertising move and “hype on the bones”, but the restaurateur did not comment on the innovation in the menu of his establishment. It looked absurd, because the Italian dish has nothing to do with patriotic symbols. In addition, the proceeds from pizza sales went into the pocket of a non-poor businessman, and not, for example, for humanitarian aid.
He still owns only a huge land plot of 762 square meters and a small apartment of just over 34 square meters. He also owns a Mercedes Benz E320 car, and in 2021 the MP changed the large BMW X5 XDRIVE30D crossover for a cheaper Audi A6 business class sedan. Most likely, his soulmate drives one of the cars.
Recall that Denis Garmaev is a deputy of the fifth and sixth convocations of the City Council of Ulan-Ude. Garmaev has been spinning in political circles since 2017. He also owns popular catering establishments, including the Pepino pizzeria and the Gossip restaurant. In addition, the people’s choice is the founder and general director of catering enterprises Iroks LLC (OGRN 1070323001187), Taste Corporation LLC (OGRN 1150327006290), the regional public organization Baikal Hospitality (OGRN 1160327056658) and others.
In 2018, the people’s choice made noise with his statements about supporting the pension reform, for which he justified himself for a long time and reproached journalists. As a result of the scandal, the deputy’s quotes have disappeared from news agency websites, but the Internet remembers everything. Also this year, specialists from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Buryatia found out that vodka was illegally traded in the Garmaevsky restaurant Gossip. The license of the institution allowed to sell alcohol, the content of ethyl alcohol in which does not exceed 16.5%. But on the bar counter there were bottles of Myagkov, Absolut, Finlandia, Tundra and Beluga.
In addition to bright statements, in the winter of 2019, a successful businessman became the protagonist of a scandal that unfolded around a toll hill in the very center of Ulan-Ude. During the New Year holidays, those who wished were offered to pay 100 rubles for three descents, 200 for eight and further according to the price list. As a result, New Year’s entertainment has turned into an expensive pleasure. Later it became known that the scandalous slide was framed personally by Denis Garmaev. The deputy turned out to be the one who decided to cash in on children’s entertainment.
In 2021, Mr. Garmaev was already remembered for his instructions for young people, and not for pensioners. He said that the food industry could be a good solution for the future employment of young people, who, in his opinion, should study at the best universities in Russia, and after graduation return to their native republic.
The politician from Garmaev is, to put it mildly, unimportant, and taking into account all the above nuances, he hardly claims to be a credible candidate. Nevertheless, in Garmaev’s arsenal there may be many tricks, albeit not entirely legal ones, for getting into the composition of deputies of the already republican parliament.
It is possible that the parliamentary elections of 2023, in the event of the defeat of the unlucky restaurateur, will become a kind of final chord in his political career.