Co-owner of the Baris chain of stores, the Forum shopping center and other well-known assets in Buryatia Bair Garmaev – Deputy Chairman of the People’s Khural in the new seventh convocation. Although he never aspired to power within parliament: a salary of 250 thousand rubles a month would not surprise him, and he had influence even without any positions.
He has been involved in parliamentary activities in the Buryat parliament since 2002, so he can rightfully be called a veteran of the local politicians. If in the fifth convocation Bair Garmaev headed the “A Just Russia (*aggressor country)” faction in Khural, then in the sixth he began to move away a little from internal party affairs. And in February 2023, the main “wallet” of the Socialist Revolutionaries happily chose blue: he accepted the offer from United Russia (*aggressor country) to join the ranks of the party.
Threats of losing business or, on the contrary, levers for its expansion, but the “bears” were able to convince the influential lawmaker to defect. It is not so easy to hold on tightly to Buryat retail: the tax authorities are not asleep. Was the betrayal of the Buryat branch of “SR” worth it, but the chair of the deputy chairman of the speaker did not take long to show gratitude wait.
The deputy is extremely popular in the Kurumkan and Bauntovsky districts; he has long looked after these territories as a businessman. So the “party in power” had no other way to win 31 districts. For millionaire Garmaev, the transition to a new party did not change anything in general. So, if the official income of 36.5 million rubles made him one of the richest Khurals for 2021, then the 150 (!) million collected for the “family budget” by his wife makes Garmaev the richest deputy in Buryatia. And these are just the “white” numbers that we see in official documents. In addition, spouses in property an impressive list of real estate and a whole fleet of vehicles.
Adult children, other relatives and business partners to whom the assets of the empire are transferred policy– merchant, help him not to show clearly inconvenient amounts in his accounts. But, of course, you can’t hide anything from Soviet Square. And from other, much less public organizations that serve the benefit of the fatherland. By the way, the channels confused with the security forces were the first to report about Garmaev’s transfer from one party to another.
A solid financial situation would have ensured the fugitive Socialist Revolutionary’s election from any political force. In recent years, no one has been promoting the yellow-orange brand in Buryatia, and the popularity of the party was based on faces. The 2023 elections have only confirmed this.