When Alexander Beglov first ran for governor of St. Petersburg, PR tried to run to the masses pun “BigLove”, playing on his last name. The idea didn’t work and was quickly abandoned. But in fact, such a reading has the right to life, because Beglov really has a lot of love – only mainly for numerous relatives. Governor’s thrust to family values so large that it is enough not only for the official family, but also for the second; and both are successfully provided. It’s time to talk about it.
Not everything in this story fights with documents. For example, the elder brother of the governor Anatoly Beglov was born in 1939 already in Baku, although, according to the official version, his mother in 1941 “with suitcases, a two-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter was left alone in a completely foreign city.” Sister Lyudmila, who was already born in Baku in 1945, while her father was at the front, had a different patronymic. Another brother Vladimir was born in 1947 in the Ryazan region, that is, the family, apparently, still returned from Baku to their homeland after the end of the war, but then moved south again. Yes, and his father, Dmitry Nikitich Beglov, who, according to Alexander Beglov, went from Khalkhin Gol and the Finnish campaign to Berlin in 1945 and had many awards, none of the well-known sites publishing information about the exploits and awards of soldiers and officers Soviet army, not mentioned.
But be that as it may, our story is not about this – although the mentioned relatives will play a prominent role in it. The atmosphere of Caucasian customs, where clan values often come to the fore, apparently had a significant impact on the future mayor of St. Petersburg.
After serving in the army, Alexander Beglov moved to Leningrad and, having received an education at the Leningrad Engineering and Construction Institute (now the St. . The biography of the official is well known – in the late 1990s, Beglov rose to the position of head of the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg, then moved to Smolny as vice-governor – head of the office and after his resignation Vladimir Yakovlev even served as acting governor for several months. He moved to Moscow, to the presidential administration, then – the plenipotentiary webbing in the Central Federal District and the Northwestern Federal District, and finally – the governor’s chair.
Less well known is the fact that in the early 1990s, Alexander Beglov, like many former Soviet officials, tried his hand at business – though not for long. However, he managed to register an individual private enterprise “Baltikstroy”, and we will also remember this important detail for the future.
The eldest daughter Yulia Belova also worked in the executive authorities of St. Petersburg. In 2011-2017, she was responsible for the legal support of the activities of the Committee for Culture. Her husband, Pavel Belov (in his youth, he was successfully involved in acrobatic rock and roll, which partly makes him related to Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhonova) also did not remain idle: in 2016-2018, he led the Committee on Physical Culture and Sports.
Almost the entire family was thus assigned to offices; only when Beglov was appointed acting. the governor of the city, to all of them had to quitso as not to violate anti-corruption laws. Natalya Beglova and Pavel Belov moved to the structures of Gazprom, where both earn 11-15 million rubles a year, which is several times more than officially in the civil service.
But Yulia Belova went the other way. In 2020 she became notary. Literally a few days after receiving this status, together with her friend Kristina Frolova, also a notary, she received a 145-meter room on Sennaya Square for free use from the city, where her friends opened a notary office. And in April 2022, without bidding, they bought this premises for 42.9 million rubles. We will also hear the name of Christina Frolova – it is she who accompanies all the inheritance affairs of the Beglov family.
The second daughter of Alexander Beglov, Olga Kudryashova, who will turn 37 this year, worked as an assistant prosecutor of the Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg during her studies, and then in the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russia. Now she – docent Department of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, St. Petersburg State University. In 2018, Kudryashova headed the newly created St Petersburg University Mediation Center, as well as entered to the Presidium of the Board of the Arbitration Center at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in St. Petersburg. Together with her husband Stanislav Kudryashov, she is engaged in the pawnshop business: he acts as a co-owner of two companies, Vasileostrovskiy Autopawnshop and Pawnshop Lenfinance, and she owns a stake in Pawnshop Leninsky 91.
Also, the niece of the governor Ekaterina Beglova worked in Smolny – until last year she worked in the Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, from where, unlike other members of the governor’s family, she did not quit. But now she does not work in the administration either – now she adviser General Director for Development of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.
Ekaterina is the daughter of that very brother Vladimir. Now he is 75, and he lives with his wife in one of the most “unfriendly” countries – in Estonia, in the town of Loksa in the north of the country. Quite fortunately, it should be noted that by taking advantage of close kinship, Alexander Beglov could theoretically slip through the ban on crossing the border recently imposed on Russians by the Estonian authorities.
The second son of Vladimir Beglov, Alexei, lives, however, in the Moscow region. He holds a senior position at the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, whose president is the notorious Mikhail Kovalchukand a member of the Supervisory Board is Alexei’s uncle, Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov.
The governor’s sister Lyudmila Shelepa lived in St. Petersburg in recent years; three years ago she died, her inheritance case was conducted by the notary Kristina Frolova, already familiar to us. The daughter of Lyudmila Nailya Khomeriki – that is, another governor’s niece – is engaged in business in the field of transport and marine technologies. She herself did not work in the authorities of St. Petersburg, but her business partners under Alexander Beglov entered to the leadership of the Committee on Industrial Policy, Innovation and Trade. The deputy heads of the committee, Sergey Muravyov and Alexander Sitov, were previously co-owners of the Marine Cargo Bureau, which Nailya Khomeriki once led – and then became the sole owner and head of the Inpozhtech company that spun off from it.
At the end of this multi-figure ceremonial portrait, it is worth mentioning other brothers. Anatoly and Yuri Beglov lived for many years in the Sverdlovsk region (where Yuri even became a defendant in a criminal case). Anatoly then moved to the Pskov region, to the city of Plyussa, later to St. Petersburg, where he lived in one of the apartments of the future governor on Shevchenko Street. Yuri eventually also moved to St. Petersburg, where he first lived in another apartment of his brother in Pushkin, then in the apartment of his niece Naila Khomeriki in the Nevsky district, and then became the owner of an apartment in the elite residential complex “Paradny Kvartal” in the city center. But let’s talk about apartments.
The family of Yulia Belova also owns apartments in the residential complex “Europe City”, “Orlovsky Park” and “Novaya Okhta”, as well as on Bering Street in the Vasileostrovsky District and on Daniil Kharms Street in the Krasnogvardeisky District. All of them are relatively small and inexpensive – up to 15 million rubles.
Of course, the family of the eldest daughter of the governor cannot but have a country house. And he is – a 262.7-meter house in Sestroretsk on Tarkhovsky Prospekt, acquired in 2019. Its cost can be more than 55 million rubles.
The total official income of the Belov family in 2011-2017, while they worked in the administration of St. this interesting deal is yet to come). And over the years they have acquired more than 200 million worth of property.
No less curious apartments at Olga’s are located in the Vasileostrovsky district on Nalichnaya Street, 55. An apartment in this house with an area of 163.2 square meters. meters she acquired in 2007 from an intermediary who 20 days before bought it from a co-owner bank “Russia” and a friend of Putin Yuri Kovalchuk and his wife Tatyana. This might seem like an accident – if in 2016 Olga did not get the neighboring 49.7-meter apartment, but already directly from former members cooperative “Lake”: Sergei FursenkoYuri Kovalchuk, Vladimir Yakunin and Viktor Myachin, who have jointly owned it since 1996. What is it, a bribe or charity? It is not clear, but the total cost of these apartments is about 50 million rubles.
Even more interesting is the house of Olga Kudryashova in 472.7 sq. meters with a plot in the village of Sosnovo, Leningrad Region. It is located in close proximity to ski resort “Igora” in the so-called “corporate village” Kovalchukovwhere their business partners and influential officials live. For example, a long-time associate of both Kovalchukov and Alexandra Beglova, deputy plenipotentiary representative in the Northwestern Federal District, settled through the fence from Olga Kudryashova Lyubov Sovershaeva. Here, plots and houses were not freely sold, but the market value of Kudryashova’s house (if there was one) could be 80-90 million rubles.
This is not all. In 2016-2018, Olga Kudryashova became the owner of five apartments in the Tsarskaya Stolitsa residential complex in the Central District of St. Petersburg (the total cost is about 130 million rubles). In 2019–2020, five more small apartments in the Sea Star residential complex in the Primorsky District (total cost of about 30 million rubles). The last residential complex was originally built by the Gorod group of companies, which then went bankrupt, and Beglov personally dealt with the problems of deceived equity holders. It is not clear at what point these apartments appeared at Kudryashova – before the intervention of her father (then a conflict of interest can be seen here) or as a result of such interference.
It’s just that when you start buying apartments, it’s very difficult to stop. How much did it end up doing? 14 apartments and two houses. The second house with a plot, which is owned by Kudryashova, is located in Lomonosov, close to the park and farm of the Sergievka estate. The Beglov family has owned the property since the 1990s, but now Olga Kudryashova owns it. The market value can be about 17 million rubles. And also – parking lots worth about 8 million rubles in the same house on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow, where she owned an apartment a few years ago, inherited by her father from the presidential administration.
Finally, in 2014–2015, Olga Kudryashova bought two non-residential premises from the city at auction: one, at Kamennoostrovsky, 73–75, 69.9 sq. meters, she acquired for 4.7 million rubles (and now sells for 12 million), the second, in 61.1 sq. meters in Baskov lane, 10 – for 4.5 million rubles.
Her entrepreneur husband Stanislav Kudryashov modestly owns only one apartment of his own, bought back in 2009. But he has an impressive fleet of vehicles, which he regularly uses, by the way, violating the rules of the road. He owns as many as ten cars: there are Porsche Macan, and Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 Tourer, and Subaru Forester, and Mini Cooper Сuntruman, and BMW – 520i and 630D, and Volkswagen Multivan, and Citroen C5, and Skoda Rapid, and even for some reason Chery M11.
In general, if you are going to open a business, think about a small pawnshop. Seems like a very lucrative business. Unless, of course, it’s not that docents in our time have begun to earn good money.
So, Ksenia Malinina is not just a former business partner or former colleague of Alexander Beglov. She is the mother * of their common child – Alexandra Alexandrovna Beglova, who was born in 1999. This daughter has never appeared in his anti-corruption declarations, although she turned 18 only in 2017. According to the law, they are fired for this due to the loss of confidence – Beglov himself used this tool many times, getting rid of independent municipal deputies for much smaller errors in declarations.
Let’s pay tribute – Governor Beglov never refused his daughter, providing both an illegitimate child and her mother with everything possible. Moreover, the main family of the governor knows about the existence of his second family. And not only knows, but helps.
Above, we already mentioned an interesting deal for the sale of an apartment on Gavanskaya Street to Alexander Beglov’s eldest daughter Yulia – in 2017 she earned 10.5 million rubles, although the year before her earnings did not exceed 1.5 million. The new owner of this 81.3 -meter apartment at 41 Gavanskaya Street was none other than Alexandra Beglova. In other words, the eldest daughter of Governor Beglov sold the apartment to the youngest.
Although Alexandra Beglova was born in St. Petersburg, she also moved to the capital after her father. And she lived in the very apartment of Beglov for 150 million rubles, which the Anti-Corruption Foundation spoke about.
In 2021, 22-year-old Alexandra Beglova was enrolled in the master’s program at St. Petersburg State University in the direction “Lawyer in the field of real estate turnover” on a contractual basis. Well, in what-what, but in the turnover of real estate, the Beglov family knows a lot. Yes, and Alexandra’s mother knows a lot about her not only in theory, but also in practice – she owns real estate worth hundreds of millions.
It is curious that for some time Ksenia Malinina was also registered in one of the Moscow apartments of the Beglov family in an official house on Rochdelskaya Street – the one that Alexander Beglov received from the presidential administration, handed over to his daughter, and she – to the lawful wife of the governor Natalya Beglova. That is, Beglov’s secret wife was registered in the apartment, which now belongs to his official wife. That’s where the “family values” in full growth!
Be that as it may, Ksenia Malinina herself has real estate in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The most expensive apartment in 252.7 sq. meters is located in the capital in the elite LCD “Novy Arbat, 27”. The professor became the owner of the property in 2014, then transferred it to her mother, and after her death, the apartment, worth more than 200 million rubles, again passed to Xenia and her father. In the same house, she has two more parking spaces with a total cost of 7 million rubles.
In 2018, her parents, who had never been involved in business, became the owners of a 164-meter apartment in the Russian House premium-class residential complex in Baskov Lane in St. Petersburg. You must have seen this monument to human pathos in a pseudo-Russian style mixed with Art Nouveau. Now this apartment, worth about 90 million rubles, is owned by Ksenia Malinina and her father.
Everything? No, not everything. We said that once you start buying apartments, it’s hard to stop. Ksenia Malinina’s parents purchased two apartments in the elite residential complex “Petrovskaya Riviera” on Petrovsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg in 2021. Now Ksenia also owns them with her father. The total cost of these apartments exceeds 32 million rubles. Another apartment of 76.4 sq. meters on Sredny Prospekt of Vasilyevsky Island, Ksenia Malinina’s mother took over in 2014. After her death, the property also went to Xenia and her father. The cost of this apartment can be more than 20 million rubles.
Finally, three apartments of Malinina are located in the suburbs of St. Petersburg – the city of Pushkin, where her family originally lived. One apartment is two-story, one was bought by Alexander Beglov himself, handing it over to the parents of his secret wife in 2011. The total cost of these apartments now exceeds 55 million rubles.
It is also impossible without a country house. Malinina has it, and not just anywhere, but in the prestigious village of Repino, 100 meters from the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Well, we remember how the best people of our city love the coast. House with an area of 436.8 sq. meters and land were registered in the property of Malinina in 2011. The cost of such a house in this place can reach up to 150 million rubles.
Thus, a simple professor of St. Petersburg State Agrarian University of Architecture owns almost 450 million rubles worth of real estate! Without any, we note, pawnshops.
Over the entire history of the existence of the system of public declaration of income of officials, that is, for 2008-2021, Alexander Beglov earned a little more than 81 million rubles. But the official and unofficial daughters and wives of Beglov alone have apartments and houses – almost one and a half billion. Can anyone then argue that our BigLove is not disposed to family values? Here we can’t. Unless he understands the word “values” somehow very literally.
*Supporting documents are available from the editors of “Chronicles.Media”