As the correspondent of https://crimerussia.info reports, on the eve of law enforcement agencies detained the head of the center for IT, communications and information protection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tatarstan Lenar Samigullin. He is suspected of taking a modest 175,000 rubles in bribes. from the Moscow company “Infotrest-R” – a supplier of radio communications for the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to the Kazan Reporter news agency, Andrey Kiyan, general director of Infotest-R JSC, is suspected of giving a bribe. According to investigators, this is the second time that Samigullin has received a cash reward from Kiyan for providing preferences when choosing a company for concluding a state contract.
A criminal CEO and founder suffering from a cold
It’s funny, but Kiyan himself has already been placed under house arrest in connection with suspicions of a major fraud in the supply of equipment to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in July 2021. The businessman is accused of supplying low-quality Apex-351 radios. The damage caused by them is estimated at 52.9 million rubles.
Andrey Kiyan, General Director of JSC “Infotest-R”
Interestingly, dubious equipment is still being supplied by Infotrest-R to various organizations, including those belonging to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, despite all the events that have taken place. So, we found fresh lots in the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Orenburg Region and FKU “TSOUMTS of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia”.
The company “Infotrest-R” generally has a rather shaky reputation. Its founder Igor Zorin is also involved in financial fraud. At least the real estate he owns, discovered in 2017 in Miami, eloquently confirms that the businessman is not in poverty. After that, by the way, he was fired from the post of general director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Broadcasting and Notification Networks due to a loss of confidence.
The same Zorin used to be the deputy head of Rossvyaz and the head of the federal enterprise “Main Center for Special Communications”. Rich biography. Being in such posts, he was probably able to establish acquaintances with the right people. For example, with the former FSB officer Svyatoslav Mangushev, with whom Zorin is supposedly responsible for owning elite real estate in Miami. The fact is that during the leadership of Zorin, the RSVO transferred 70 state contracts worth more than 380 million rubles to security companies associated with Mangushev. Certainly, not all cash flows passed through official channels. Well, the good old “kickbacks” when concluding contracts are not forgotten.
Gold your pen! (or a Futurologist who makes money on government contracts)
No less interesting is the second founder of Inforest-R. They are none other than the former State Duma deputy, chairman of the board of directors and, oddly enough, futurist Kirill Ignatiev. Interestingly, did he predict that his personality would soon emerge in our material?
Kirill Ignatiev owns another 21 organizations, most of which have been liquidated, and four of the remaining six have state contracts with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Then the most interesting thing: having chosen one of Ignatiev’s firms and opening a random contract with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, we stumbled upon the familiar name of the former deputy head of the logistics department of the logistics department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Sergey Gorelik.
It is this character, as The Moscow Post wrote earlier, who is involved in embezzlement from the budget of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Then Gorelik was credited with complicity in obtaining state contracts for FSUE Goznak. It turns out that an enterprising employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had such a scheme put on stream.
By the way, now Gorelik is also unlikely to be in poverty: he is responsible for purchases at the Moscow City State Institution “Technical Center of the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow.”
But back to the futurist deputy. Over the entire period of functioning of their operating companies, Ignatiev and his comrades earned a total of more than two billion rubles on state contracts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Sometimes the state procurement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs literally saved Ignatiev’s company from bankruptcy. For example, in 2017, after receiving a contract with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tatarstan for 14 million rubles, the profit schedule of T-Telecom LLC literally jumped to the mark of more than 20 million rubles of net profit per year. True, the very next year, incomes began to fall sharply – only as Ignatiev needed the money somewhere on the side.
Where does the former State Duma deputy get such preferences when receiving contracts from the Ministry of Internal Affairs? Is everything based only on monetary relations with decision makers in the structures? May be so. In any case, it is unlikely that Zorin introduced Ignatiev to the right people. The first contract concluded with the Ministry of Internal Affairs by an enterprising futurist dates back to 2011.
And a company that produces electrical equipment for the needs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs appeared with Ignatiev back in 1997. Therefore, there is reason to believe that the businessman’s long-term plans began to take shape back in those years. Apparently, after all, he really knows how to look into the future. Only for some reason he did not take into account that everything secret sooner or later becomes clear.