But one of the guests at the Yusupov Palace was little known to the general public. This is the first deputy head of the Department of Operational Information of the 5th Service of the FSB, Vladimir Petrovsky, who heads the Ninth Directorate responsible for Ukraine.
What did a prominent security officer do at the wedding of a fugitive oligarch?
The Ninth Directorate was engaged in recruiting local politicians in Ukraine to form a “fifth column”, which at the time of a full-scale invasion was supposed to side with the Kremlin. Recruitment seemed to be going well (The Insider will talk about this in the next part of the investigation). But only after the start of a full-scale invasion it turned out that the power of the FSB intelligence network was, to put it mildly, exaggerated. There was no split in the Ukrainian elite, rating Zelensky soared to unprecedented levels, and politicians from the Opposition Platform either fled or changed their previous pro-Russian rhetoric. Nevertheless, Petrovsky’s career did not suffer – on the contrary, he lived the life of a billionaire, which he could not have afforded on an official KGB salary.
For example, videowhere he and his family are seen flying on a business jet.
As The Insider found out, this business jet belongs to Sergei Kurchenko. The former Ukrainian and now Russian businessman provided his plane to Petrovsky’s family so that they could return comfortably from their summer vacation from Sochi. It was Kurchenko, with the active assistance of the FSB, who was allowed to develop business in the occupied territories of Ukraine – in Crimea (where he, among other things, supplied oil products) and in the Donbass (from where he exported coal). Russian business was afraid of sanctions, but Kurchenko had nothing to fear anymore, Ukraine put him on the wanted list, and he willingly cooperated with the FSB.
As the curator of Ukraine from the FSB, Petrovsky had long-standing ties with Kurchenko, and after the businessman’s flight, these ties apparently only strengthened. Petrovsky invested his unearned income in real estate, registering purchased apartments with dummies. At first he registered them for relatives, but when there were much more apartments than relatives, he began to use his Ukrainian agents from the occupied territories.
According to data leaks from users of the Yandex.Food service, Dmitry Petrovsky orders delivery to two addresses. One of them is working: Moscow, Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square, 30 building 2 – this is the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The other is home: Kochnovsky proezd, 4 building 2. This is an Airbus business class residential complex. An apartment (148 sq. m.) costs about 50 million rubles. He owns one small apartment on Academician Korolev Street. But living on 75.2 sq. The son of a high-ranking FSB officer is not very respectable.
The youngest son Valery Petrovsky and his wife Eleonora Kalyuzhnaya live in a 93-meter apartment in the Michurinsky residential complex. Only, according to The Insider, it is owned not by the general’s son, but by a certain Vladimir Viktorovich Grinyuk.
Grinyuk is 55 years old, a Russian citizen, but was born in Selidovo, Donetsk region of Ukraine. In February 2023, Grinyuk became a co-owner of TD NTI LLC, which does business in the occupied Donbass. The company is engaged in the extraction, processing and wholesale supply of kaolin from the Belaya Balka deposit, located two kilometers west of the village of Trudovoye, Volnovakha district. The business of extracting and trading resources in the occupied territories, according to The Insider, is supervised by the FSB.
The mother-in-law of Petrovsky’s youngest son, Olga Kalyuzhnaya, owns a 286-meter home in Krasnodar. There, the general registered three apartments for his mother, Valentina Nikolaevna Petrovskaya, born in 1935. True, two of them, with a total area of 104 square meters. m, located on 9th Tikhaya Street, she sold in 2021. In addition, the general’s mother has her own old apartment on Montazhnikov Street and 59 hectares in the Lvovskoye AKH.
Also in Krasnodar, there are three plots of land and two houses registered in the name of the general’s mother-in-law in the village of Tenginka, Tuapse district. Interestingly, the area of each house is 159 square meters. m, which coincides with the number of Article 159 of the Criminal Code – “Fraud”. Pensioner Larisa Shcherbinina, who became the owner of the cottages, previously worked in military unit No. 96554.
The brother of the FSB officer, Sergei Petrovsky, also lives in the Krasnodar region. He is registered in an apartment on Odesskaya Street. And his son Vadim Petrovsky, that is, the nephew of the FSB general, last year Was assigned Chief of Police of Gelendzhik.
Vladimir Petrovsky did not even pass by the annexed Crimea. Here the general’s family acquired an apartment in the Yalta residential complex “Nikitsky Palace”. It’s only a fifteen-minute walk from the Petrovskys’ house to the beach; the new complex has a spa center with a sauna and swimming pool, a gym and a restaurant. “Nikitsky Palace” is located on a mountain slope, and from all the windows of the main facade there is a magnificent view of the sea.
This apartment costs about 15 million. But the Petrovskys registered it for dummies – Denis Mozgovoy and Denis Kurents, citizens of Ukraine from the occupied territories.
The Petrovskys registered their dacha near Moscow as family friend Alla Valetova. Alla comes from the Tajik SSR, where the general was born and served. But, according to available photos and videos, in the cottage village “Forest Landscape 2” on the territory of New Moscow, for some reason it is not Valetova, but the Petrovsky family in full force. The fact that this property belongs to them is confirmed by the power of attorney for the right to manage the property in the name of the general’s wife. The cost of this country residence can reach 100 million rubles.
The general took over a more modest dacha in the village of Fedotovo along Dmitrovskoye Highway. The Petrovskys also own a 125-meter apartment in the Moscow Azovsky-2 residential complex – another 30 million in their assets.
The total value of the Petrovskys’ discovered real estate is about 400 million rubles. But he has not only real estate at his disposal – the Petrovskys also prefer solid cars. The general himself drives a Range Rover and, in order not to register it as his own, drives it by proxy. After all, he personally already has a Toyota Land Cruiser 200. The general’s wife Lyudmila Petrovskaya purchased a Volvo XC90 worth 4.3 million a few years ago, and his son Dmitry bought an Audi Q7.
General Petrovsky is no exception: earlier The Insider discovered expensive real estate and from his boss, Sergei Beseda from the 5th FSB service. The cost of his houses and apartments, as it turned out, is also measured in hundreds of millions of rubles.
With the participation of Sergei Ezhov