War for a billion Alexander Gradsky
Family feuds over inheritance Alexander Gradsky went into open war. Recall the musician died from ischemic stroke in November 2021 at age 72. According to some estimates, the total value of the wealth he left behind is about 1 billion rubles (see “Specifically”).
A few days ago, the eldest son of the master Daniel Gradsky wrote a statement to the police, accusing the 38-year-old widow of his father Marina Gradskaya (nee – Kotashenko) in stealing a large amount of money. Apparently, we are talking about the very 100 million rubles that the woman, after the death of her husband, took out of the apartment to a country house.
The history with this money turned out to be bad …
In January 2022, Marina’s car was cut off on the road near the closed village of Novoglagolevo, where the Gradsky mansion is located.
Three masked men jumped into her car. Threatening with a gun, they forced me to return to the house (the guards of the village let the car through without asking who was inside) and hand over the suitcase of money lying under the bed. Then the woman also took the robbers out of the territory. Another car was waiting for the dashing guys on the Kiev highway, they changed seats and sped away…
A few days later, Umedjon Zhabborov, a native of Tajikistan, was detained in Moscow. It was he who was driving the car that took the raiders. The man named the names of his accomplices – all of his countrymen. Just haven’t been able to find them yet. Zhabborov, who received 5 million rubles from his “colleagues” for his work, ended up sitting alone: he was sentenced to eight years in a strict regime colony.
To many, this robbery seemed strange. First, how did the criminals know about the suitcase with money in the house? It was as if he had been specially transported from Moscow for this robbery. Secondly, saying goodbye to Marina, the bandits returned 5 million to her. According to her, they took pity on the mother of two small children. (A broad gesture, you won’t say anything!) Thirdly, the woman did not contact the police immediately, but only after a few hours. As if giving the robbers time to get away.
What could be the meaning of such a staging? It’s simple: if the money is gone, it can no longer be divided among all the heirs.
“The version about the involvement of the musician’s widow in the robbery, of course, was checked,” a law enforcement source explains to KP.RU. But I didn’t find confirmation. The fact that the widow did not immediately report to the police can be easily explained. The robbers threatened that if she starts calling the police, they will come back for her children… Now it is believed that the organizer of the crime is a native of Tajikistan, who once worked as a laborer in Gradsky’s house. It was he who created the group that took out the money. How these people found out about a large amount of cash is a question. Perhaps he had accomplices surrounded by the musician’s family, but there is no evidence against anyone personally yet.
Gone are the antiques
Recall: today, five heirs claim the property of Alexander Gradsky. Children from the third marriage of a musician with Olga Fartysheva (they lived together for more than 20 years, from 1980 to 2001) – 42-year-old Daniel and 37-year-old Maria. As well as the widow Marina Gradskaya and the artist’s two younger children – 9-year-old Sasha and 5-year-old Vanya.
And now, a year and eight months after the robbery, Daniil Gradsky accused Marina of stealing!
Marina also wrote a statement to the police. She stated that some things had disappeared from the Gradsky mansion. The widow herself with children lives in a house nearby.
“The disappearance of things was noticed by a woman who has been cleaning the Gradsky house for many years,” says the source. – Alexander Borisovich collected antiques, there are a lot of antiques in the mansion. Now antique chairs, dishes, family photographs have disappeared from the house. According to the widow, the older children of her late husband also have the keys to the home. Checking in progress. There are no security cameras in the house. Recordings from cameras on the territory of the village were seized.
Will there be no peace?
But why did Daniel accuse his father’s widow of stealing just now? So much time has passed!
– Most likely, there are reasons for this. I can only speak about the consequences,” lawyer Sergei Zhorin told KP.RU. – If it turns out that one of the heirs stole or concealed from other applicants part of the hereditary mass, this will be the basis for recognizing the person as an unworthy heir. And then he loses his claims to the division of property. It may be that this statement was written for this purpose.
Maybe the heirs are now trying to knock each other out of the list of applicants? To divide by five or by four are, as they say, two big differences.
Litigation for the inheritance has already started. The judge invited the parties to consider the option of a settlement agreement. But so far, everything has stalled on the assessment of the property left by Gradsky. They say that the maestro’s older children were not satisfied with the first examination.
Apartment in the center of Moscow. It is located in Kozitsky lane overlooking Tverskaya, in the house where the famous Eliseevsky store was once located. At one time, Gradsky bought out an entire floor – premises with an area of 401.5 square meters. m. Part is occupied by an apartment, part is rented out for offices – this gives a stable income. According to realtors, the object can cost up to 400 million rubles.
The older children of Alexander Borisovich over the past six years have also acquired luxury real estate in Moscow. Since 2015, his son Daniil has owned an apartment in the Dom na Mosfilmovskaya skyscraper, a 97-meter housing is estimated at 70 million rubles. It was in this apartment that Gradsky was given a kitchen as part of the Perfect Repair show.
The property of the daughter of Maria Gradskaya costs about the same as her brother’s apartment – 70 million. It is located in close proximity to the 400-meter building of her father in Kozitsky Lane. Maria became the owner of an apartment with an area of 172.1 meters in the house number 12с7 on Tverskaya in 2018. In addition, the mother of Maria and Daniel, Olga Gradskaya, owns an apartment on Malaya Dmitrovka 23/15 with an area of 130.7 sq. m, its price is about 60 million rubles. True, the housing does not belong to her completely: 1/12 of the shares is owned by her son Daniel.
Apartment in a luxury residential complex on Mosfilmovskaya street. The cost is up to 80 million rubles. It was here that the musician lived with his family in recent years, and from here, it is believed, the 100 million rubles of cash that disappeared later could be taken to the dacha.
Another apartment in Moscow. (Details unknown.)
(Separately, Alexander Gradsky bought two apartments for younger children; this living space does not fall under the division of inheritance.)
Two residential buildings in the Moscow region, each with an area of more than 1,000 square meters. One of them is located in the cottage settlement Novoglagolevo. This house houses valuable collections of rare books and vinyl records. Another house is nearby.
By the way, this “cottage” is overgrown not only with luxurious interior decoration, but also with legends. One of them says that when Nikita Mikhalkov first visited the mansions of Gradsky, then he said to him: “I was afraid – start something, with a pitchfork they will come to me first. Now I see that first, Sasha, they will come to you!” […] The declaration also states that separately for his younger sons, he bought an apartment in Moscow with an area of 47.8 square meters. m each.
Up to 300 million rubles in the bank accounts of the musician. Nine land plots in the Moscow region ranging from 304 to 2694 square meters. m.
Fleet: Lincoln Town Car, Toyota 4Runner, Chevrolet Lumina, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus RX 450.
The total value of the legacy of the singer and composer may approach 1 billion rubles.
“Alexander Borisovich earned the main money on television, where he was highly paid,” we were assured.
In life, Gradsky was known as a somewhat tight-fisted person in terms of show business: he did not boast of income, did not change cars, did not seek to buy expensive accessories. However, he loved comfortable things for everyday life. He finished and furnished his house expensively, as he appreciated the beauty that surrounded him.
He had more than 28 million rubles in debt for non-payment of property taxes. He did not pay, arguing that there was no money. And then 100 million rubles, where does such money come from? Everything is simple. Sasha’s unofficial salary in Golos was 10 million rubles a month, for 4 programs. And how many years did he sit in the “Voice”? About 10 years. That’s what I’ve accumulated.
So, in 2018, Alexander Borisovich earned 16.7 million rubles, a year later his income amounted to 13.5 million. In the coronacrisis 2020, Gradsky declared only 4.2 million. For comparison: in 2017, when the mentor took part in the TV project, his annual earnings exceeded 25 million.
And at this time
The third wife entered the game
The third wife of Gradsky, Olga Fartysheva, is also trying to enter the number of heirs. In her lawsuit, she indicates that 22 years ago, after a divorce from a musician, she did not share property. And I’d like to get my share too.
But the singer’s acquaintances claim that at one time Alexander Borisovich had an agreement with his ex-wife: he provides apartments for children, helps them with money, treats his wife’s parents, and she does not pretend to anything. True, the agreement was allegedly oral …
Question – edge
Is it possible to solve the theft almost two years ago?
“If we are not talking about a specific case, but about the practice of disclosing thefts, I can say that the probability of disclosure decreases every month,” explains retired police lieutenant colonel, lawyer Stanislav Rybchinsky. There are no CCTV footage. Traces of DNA, fingerprints – what are they now looking for and with what to compare, when so much time has passed?