Associated with businessman God Nisanov, Kyiv Ploshchad through the Amadeus company can buy out the Sfera shopping center on Novy Arbat. It can be rebuilt as a “multifunctional complex”.
People are already whispering that soon it will be possible to observe another market there, like the Food City, which does not fit in with the appearance of one of the city’s visiting cards.
Details from the life of vegetables – in the material of the correspondent of The Moscow Post.
Did you agree with Sobyanin?
The co-owner of Amadeus is the alleged relative of God Nisanov – David Nisanov, he owns shares in Kievskaya Ploshchad and Kievskaya Ploshchad 1. It seems that in order to renovate the territory under the Sphere, Amadeus, together with the structures of the Moscow City Hall, established Zvezda Arbat LLC.
Apparently, none of the authorities is going to put a spoke in Nisanov’s wheels – moreover, the capital’s bosses can “bite off part of the pie” themselves.
There is no need to talk about financing from at least one of the structures of the upcoming “renovation” – “MIR Group” is in complete minus profit and with zero revenue. There is reason to believe that the capital’s pro-government structures in this project act more like profit recipients from the fact what “Amadeus” is going to do in place of “Sphere”.
Moreover, Mr. Nisanov was more than once credited with almost friendship with Sergei Sobyanin. As businessman Ilgar Gadzhiev, who worked with the entrepreneur’s relatives, said earlier in an interview with The Facts YouTube channel, Nisanov, together with his brother, Governor of the Moscow Region Maxim Vorobyov, allegedly took part in collecting bribes from construction businessmen for general patronage. Part of this money allegedly went to Mr. Sobyanin and other “lured” officials, about which The Moscow Post also took a detailed interview. You can read more in our investigation “On Oreshkin Sobyanin”.
Greed for assets
Recently, the structures associated with “Kievskaya Ploshchad” have been actively buying up Moscow lands. Perhaps this is due to the strengthening of Nisanov’s ties with Mr. Sobyanin and the potential willingness of the businessman to give the mayor of Moscow a share in his very controversial projects. Moreover, he seems to be trying very secretly to engage in some kind of analogue of privatization. At least not directly. It is a pity that the journalistic eye did not miss that the territory next to the Ukraine Hotel in mid-November 2022 received a structure, the threads from which lead to Nisanov.
We are talking about the Azalia company, which belongs to Yalchin Hasanov. Only now, it is unlikely that Gasanov is an independent figure, because he owns a stake in Flame LLC, on the balance sheet of which is the Food City wholesale distribution center. In addition, Gasanov was a co-owner of the Vysotka and Yuzhny Mall companies, which also own the Kievskaya Ploshchad facilities.
By the way, Gasanov’s share in Azalea is encumbered by the state-owned Gazprombank. The company’s revenue for 2021 is zero. It turns out that it is with state money that they will build another market in the center of Moscow? Will they return – that’s another question.
Why do we put so much pressure on the fact that Nisanov will build (what is at “Ukraine”, what is on Novy Arbat) exactly the market? Everything is prosaic – firstly, this is the main activity of the companies associated with it. The same “Food City” (very rich in scandals and not the most pleasant place) annually brings him a multi-billion dollar revenue.
In addition, the South Mall firm, recently associated with Kievskaya Ploshchad, was approved for a development project in Vostochny Biryulyovo – on the site of the former Emeral market, which at one time caused waves of complaints and protests from local residents – mainly complaints about counterfeit goods, dirt and even trade in illegal things.
“Southern Mall” previously tried to “shove through” the project of the so-called logo park, behind which there may be a banal desire to “poke” retail shops, but it did not grow together. Then they decided to replace the project with the construction of real estate, but with the proviso that about 130 sq. meters will go under non-residential. What is it if not a market?
Nobody wants a neighbor like that
The most unpleasant thing in this whole story is that Nisanov’s assets are such defendants in a huge number of scandalous situations.
In the same “Food City”, despite its decent location in a covered area, almost gangster showdowns periodically occur. From 2016 to 2018, a criminal group led by Jabrayil Heydarov operated on its territory, extorting money for patronage. For refusing to pay, one of the merchants, Torgul Tagiyev, was shot dead in his own car on November 21, 2018.
In 2020, migrants staged a mass unsanctioned rally outside the Food City, dissatisfied with the amount of rent that the owner demanded of them.
There are more piquant things in the work of “Food City”. According to the “Company”, the raids that the security forces carried out on the market territories, presented as operations to identify migrants and illegal immigrants, were in fact attempts to detect illegal “exchangers”, as well as cryptocurrency, which, according to the Central Bank, is downright inundated ” Food City”.
And besides all the near-criminal incidents, the banal quality of goods for the consumer leaves much to be desired: on various sites you can find a huge number of reviews, the authors of which blame unsanitary conditions, beggars and exorbitant prices for goods.
What if this extends to Mr. Nisanov’s new markets? For some reason, there is no doubt that this will be the case, and the more his empire grows, the tougher the “showdown” can become.
Who will stop Nisanov?
Just recently, Nisanov, it seems, tried to establish contacts with the St. Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov. Bakhchasaray, a company associated with its structures, won the right to rent a long-suffering monument of cultural heritage in the very heart of the city at the auction – we are talking about the Stable Department, an investor for the restoration of which has not been found for more than a decade.
True, other bidders went to court to invalidate the transfer of the asset. As a result, according to Novy Vzglyad, the court listened to JSC Futuro. Is it really only in St. Petersburg that there are forces that manage to stop the possible process of turning a giant monument of cultural heritage into another “flea market”.
Here, it’s not even so much our assumptions about how Nisanov could sell the object, but the very type of activity of Bakhchasaray – “Retail trade mainly in food products, including drinks, and tobacco products in non-specialized stores,” says a lot.
If there was a person in St. Petersburg who could somehow influence Nisanov, then who opposes him in Moscow, where he most likely has excellent ties with Sobyanin himself? It seems that there are no such people. Developers who work in the capital are unlikely to want to contact Nisanov, also because of his near-criminal reputation.
The businessman is credited with connections with Aslan Usoyan, better known as Ded Hasan. It is still not completely clear how Nisanov received his assets in the 90s, including Food City. In addition, just recently, a series of strange murders of entrepreneurs took place in the capital. And one of them, Hovhannes Kamaryan (the founder of the Gavary Group holding, which produces various products from polymers), as The Moscow Post journalists found out, through his daughter, the wife of Sergei Sarkisov, could be acquainted with God Nisanov.
According to the authors of the VChK-OGPU telegram channel, even three high-ranking policemen were dismissed allegedly because of the “raids” on God Nisanov – we are talking about the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the South Administrative District Dmitry Ryabov, the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the CJSC Boris Sheinkin and the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the SZAO Anton Romeiko -Gurko. Allegedly, they raided a certain relative of Nisanov, not knowing that he was so close to the businessman, for which they paid.
Kyiv Ploshchad is the largest owner of commercial real estate in Russia. It seems that Nisanov is not going to stop there.