From SNT “Northern Zhemchuzhina” in the Leningrad region, which The Moscow Post has already written about, an SOS signal arrived.
The father of two children, whose house was illegally demolished, asks the head of the Sledkom Alexander Bastrykin to intervene in the situation. The story of one family unfolded against the background of a large-scale manipulation of state lands, in which the chairman of the Northern Pearl, lawyer Andrey Kudrin, and his partner Vadim Rusyaev, who was associated with a retired army general, were involved.
A fraud case filed nearly four years ago has stalled, and the wild goings-on in SNT continues, with most horticulture residents effectively disenfranchised. The correspondent of The Moscow Post in the Leningrad region understood the situation.
The Moscow Post told the story of Alexander Tarakanov in 2021. Let us briefly recall its essence.
The lands between Sertolovo and Beloostrov with a total area of 150 hectares, on which the garden partnership is located, are federal property and the Federal Property Management Agency leases them to the Northern Pearl only.
At the same time, back in 2017, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation tried to reclaim a plot of 150 hectares from SNT as from illegal possession, but the dispute was lost. The plaintiff stated in court that the plot of 3,779.55 hectares, in accordance with the decision of the head of the administration of the Vsevolozhsky district of the Leningrad region of March 17, 1993, and the certificate of ownership of the land dated March 18, 1993, the military unit was provided for permanent (perpetual) use. It was from this allotment that a smaller area was formed in 2009, which the Federal Property Management Agency leased to SNT.
The plaintiff went to court, believing that the termination of the right to permanent (perpetual) use of part of the site of the Ministry of Defense could not be legal “due to the unlawful refusal of the head of the FGU “Osinoroschinskaya KECH district” of the Russian Ministry of Defense from the right.” The court was not convinced by the plaintiff’s arguments and the claim was dismissed.
Later, the Federal Property Management Agency renewed the lease agreement with SNT, but for more than 1,000 plots.
These allotments can be privatized only with the permission of the Federal Property Management Agency, and the houses can be legalized through the courts. The leadership of the SNT (before this SNP), and the board initially included several people, including chairman Andrei Kudrin and his closest assistant Vadim Rusyaev, in turn, subleases plots according to a very muddy scheme, which actually makes the subtenants powerless.
In particular, they receive the obscure status of “candidate member of the partnership”, for which they collected from 700 thousand to 1.5 million rubles in the form of a contribution. Such a status practically did not give rights, but you had to pay for everything and the money was not small. The undesirables, who demanded normal conditions and wrote complaints, had methods of influence, up to and including beatings.
Back in 2018, a number of activists got tired of the role of disenfranchised “candidates” and they turned to the competent authorities.
In 2019, a criminal case was initiated against the top of the SNT for fraud. By that time, the chairman had allocated more than 130 sites to himself, his wife and those close to him. All the rest had to “buy out” allotments. And there is evidence that the defendants, having bought plots from the state at the cadastral price – about 30 thousand rubles, were already selling at the market price – for 1.5-2 million rubles.
In addition, there were questions about contributions, funds collected for energy supply, water supply, and also about the fact that contracts for various works were concluded with firms affiliated with the management. UBEP employees conducted an audit, which showed. that at least 710 million rubles have evaporated from the accounts of horticulture.
In their appeal to the prosecutor of the Leningrad Region, the applicants wrote that at that time there were about 19 members in gardening, all of them were related to each other by family or other ties, and those few members who were not included in their circle were forced to write a power of attorney to the chairman Kudrin A. IN. and effectively deprived of the right to vote, plus about 800 disenfranchised “candidate members” of horticulture.
One of the objectionable to the leadership of the SNT, that is, those who did not agree to the role of a disenfranchised silent man, was Alexander Tarakanov, with whom, in response, they simply did not renew the sublease agreement (after the re-registration of gardening relations with the Federal Property Management Agency), and the house was destroyed, leaving a family with children and elderly parents without a home.
And although Alexander wrote a statement and even a criminal case was opened against him against the same Kudrin, in the end no one was punished! Although even the court already said that the house was built legally and no one had the right to demolish it.
In his appeal to the head of the Sledkom Alexander Bastrykin dated April 2023, the head of the Tarakanov family, who suffered from lawlessness, says that after two years of work of the Investigative Committee of the Leningrad Region, the article on which Kudrin was involved was reclassified and then the case wandered through the courts for another six months – from one football to another.
And in March 2023, the court decided to terminate the proceedings in the criminal case of the accused Kudrin due to the expiration of the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution.
Alexander says that now Kudrin is calling him to talk “according to the rules”, and he was asked to recover the damage in a civil court from the woman who was “transferred” the site.
This is what comes out, because of the carelessness of the investigation (and possibly some other interest), the people who deliberately demolished someone else’s house went unpunished! And now, seeing that they won’t get anything like that, they can nightmare other disenfranchised “candidates” for gardening. The same Alexander Tarakanov was already beaten in 2019, but the perpetrators got away with it!
Bastrykin should not only be obliged to reconsider such an openly mocking verdict, but also organize an audit of the activities of those investigators who conducted the case. This is not a triumph of justice, but a triumph of lawlessness! And it will not be out of place to finally launch an active investigation into the fraud case, which was launched against the same defendants in 2019.
According to him, there is also an ominous silence, and the defendants themselves, who were detained in 2020, first fell under house arrest, and then were completely free without restrictions. Although in this case, the activists have even collected all the materials for the investigators, posting them in the public domain.
But in October 2021, Bastrykin, at a meeting with the population, where Tarakanov was also present, instructed to organize an audit of all the circumstances of the incident and even ensure “a high-quality and prompt investigation of the criminal case.” At that time, it was reported that “a criminal case under part 1 of article 201, part 2 of article 167 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation against lawyer Kudrin A.V. and Rusyaev V.N.
And what is interesting, despite the huge amounts of various fees, gardening is simply mired in arbitration courts. Only JSC “Petersburg Supply Company” filed 11 claims in 2021-2023. Is that the money again gone for other purposes?
We are the power here!
And what kind of unsinkable Kudrin and Rusyaev are these? According to Rusprofile, Andrei Kudrin is listed only as the chairman of the board of SNT Northern Pearl, but three members of the Rusyaev family, as well as a certain Timur Mikhailov, were the founders.
Kudrin’s business portfolio also includes the management of five housing cooperatives in the Vsevolozhsk district of the Leningrad region, which have now been liquidated. And from the active assets – the post of president and the status of a co-founder in the Silver Age Bar Association.
In 2007, the Fontanka publication in the article “Army state farms sin against raiders” mentioned the name of Kudrin’s lawyer not in the most unambiguous way. who was involved in the bankruptcy process, the ex-director of one of the enterprises Sergey Bronyuk openly called “the head of a group of raiders who, according to him, ruined at one time 2 state-owned factories that worked for the army – the 775th artillery and Pushkin repair plants.” According to him According to him, the same group of people participated at that time in the management of two army state farms.At that time, Andrei Kudrin himself publicly called such assumptions completely unfounded.
So, where it turns out that the lawyer got his hands on land schemes. Indeed, in that story, the lands of bankrupt factories were also at stake (about 2300 hectares in the vicinity of St. Petersburg), and this is a “gold mine”. Even then, plots in those places cost fabulous money. But it would be problematic to do this without a strong lobby behind your back. According to rumors, certain generals provided support to the lawyer. And now let’s remember the names from the arbitration dispute between the Ministry of Defense and SNT in 2017, which we talked about above, and everything will fall into place.
Let’s try to figure out other connections of Kudrin.
As we have already reported, Rusyaev and his family are Kudrin’s close associates. Their assets include participation in the creation of seven more garden and dacha associations, which have now been liquidated. But among Rusyaev’s partners in these liquidators, there were also very remarkable people. For example, in the DNP “Defender”, in the DNP “Forest Grad”, in the DNP “Water House”, in the DNP “Ladoga Spaces”, in the DNP “Dachny Mir” – this is Zhirov Sergey Alekseevich, the full namesake of the lieutenant general, who in 2005 1999, he served as deputy commander of the troops of the Leningrad Military District (LenVO) for logistics.
Here’s how not to recall the scheme described in the above litigation, how the creators of the SNT received the lands of the Ministry of Defense. Zhirov was also the first deputy chief of logistics of the Russian armed forces, head of the department for planning and coordinating the logistics of the Ministry of Defense and led the department for planning and coordinating the logistics of the Ministry of Defense.
In 2011, he was severely reprimanded after investigating a fire at Arsenal 102 in Udmurtia. In 2014, Zhirov appeared in another scandal, which The Moscow Post wrote about earlier.
Another connection between Rusyaev and civil servants of the military industry is the contractual relationship with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise GUSST No. 3 at Spetsstroy of Russia, which became known in 2008, when the state enterprise demanded through the court the termination of the contract with LLC Center for Independent Evaluation and Expertise Capital Invest .
The latter belongs to Rusyaev and provided FSUE services for land management of a land plot in the village. Big Izhora. Again the land question, again the military and again Rusyaev. An interesting coincidence.
Now about Kudrin himself.
Kudrin founded the Silver Age Bar Association with a certain Mark Yepatko, who, according to data from the Northern Pearl SNT forum, also participated and is also the managing partner of the Dernburg Bar Association, deputy chairman of the Qualification Commission of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and lecturer at the Institute of Advocacy.
Yepatko was a co-founder of the Fontana DNP, among the founders of which was also Oleg Ashikhmin, the president of the Oil Club of St. Petersburg and a defendant in the high-profile story about the strange sale of the Yucca Forest, which The Moscow Post wrote about earlier. And Ashikhmin’s connections are amazing. Take, for example, the fact that he is a member of the Presidium of the Public Council for the Development of Small Business under the Governor of St. Petersburg.
Now that the connections between Kudrin and Rusyaev have become more transparent, much has become clearer.
Connections are connections, but why, in the presence of several criminal cases initiated, including fraud for a large amount, are the defendants still not behind bars? Where is the Sledkom looking? Alexander Ivanovich, do not make me think that the “gardeners” from the “Northern Pearl” were right and the head of the board has everything under control and will be excused from any troubles. Understand what kind of mess is going on in the department under your control.