A well-known politician of the old school from the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Alexander Uss, is now going through hard times. At the end of April, it became known that the governor would retire. Before that, Uss got into the epicenter of another confusing situation. True, the key in it was his son, whom first detained in Italy, but then he managed to mysteriously return to his homeland.
Now everything indicates that the clouds are gathering over the official himself. There is enough evidence for this. An unexpected blow for Uss was the arrest of the Krasnoyarsk authoritative businessman Vladimir Yegorov. Egorov is known as a person close to the former governor. Since he was detained under the article on embezzlement of public funds, it can be said that this case certainly could not have been done without the help of high-ranking officials.
About why the well-known Krasnoyarsk businessman Vladimir Yegorov was detained and how this could turn out for Alexander Uss, read in our material.
Authoritative Krasnoyarsk businessman
Apart from Krasnoyarsk, hardly any of our readers had heard of Vladimir Yegorov before his arrest. There is nothing strange in this. His whole life, career, ambitions, family and everything that a person can have is connected with Krasnoyarsk.
Vladimir Egorov was born in 1952. At the age of 20, he got a job as an installer and worked like an ordinary Soviet person. At that time, there was nothing remarkable in his biography. But one episode turned his life upside down, as it became known later.
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yegorov was appointed to a senior position in the local profitable enterprise Sibiryak, which at that time was a “state cooperative construction enterprise.” In 1991, during the collapse of the state, there was complete confusion, cunning leaders of state-owned companies tried to seize these enterprises under their control. Many have succeeded.
Egorov officially became the owner of Sibiryak in 1993. At the same time, the company was rebranded and became known as Sibiryak Management Construction Company LLC. At its peak, Sibiryak had a revenue of more than 10 billion rubles. In 2021, Egorov’s enterprise earned 5.3 billion rubles in revenue, and the company’s profit amounted to 103 million rubles.
Financial statements of USK LLCSiberian»
In many ways, the success of “Sibiryak” depends on receiving government orders. In recent years, Egorov’s company has earned about 70 billion rubles on the execution of contracts for government agencies. The main customer of the company’s services is the Krasnoyarsk Department of Capital Construction. This state institution concluded 31 contracts with Sibiryak for a total of 35 billion rubles.
Information about government contracts “Sibiryak”
This is not the whole business that belongs to Vladimir Yegorov. The entrepreneur heads 10 different companies. More than 1600 people work in its structures, the revenue from all Yegorov’s businesses is more than 7 billion rubles.
Business of Vladimir Egorov, Rusprofile data
Egorov can be described as a very successful regional entrepreneur. In 2017, Forbes included him in the ranking of the highest paid civil servants. According to Yegorov’s declaration, he earned 272 million rubles that year.
Uss to the rescue
Alexander Uss has been in big politics for more than 30 years. Like Yegorov, he is a native of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and they are almost the same age: Yegorov was born in 1952, and Uss in 1954.
At a time when Yegorov was successfully developing his business, Uss was also moving up the career ladder in the political environment. It is difficult to say how long they have known each other, but we can say that Uss significantly contributed to Yegorov’s earnings of hundreds of millions. This was not accidental, as the politician received significant kickbacks for successful government contracts.
Alexander Uss with Vladimir Egorov
As long as Uss held a high position and had good connections with law enforcement agencies, neither he nor Yegorov had cause for concern. However, times are changing. Uss’ resignation was not unexpected. Recently, his rating has dropped significantly, and in the Krasnoyarsk Territory he was treated, to put it mildly, not very well.
apple from apple tree
The offspring of Uss and Egorov are also not very law-abiding. Artem Uss was accused of money laundering in 2020. Investigators found that the governor’s son, together with a group of people, cashed out tens of millions of rubles. He was put on the international wanted list, and Uss was detained in Italy. Later, the incident turned into a real detective story: the suspect suddenly escaped from house arrest and disappeared. A few weeks later he surfaced at home. It is not yet known exactly how he managed to evade European law enforcement: some sources claim that he was helped by the mafia, while others point to the possible intervention of the secret services. In any case, Uss returned to his homeland, and although legal problems await him here, the chance to avoid imprisonment is much greater.
We suspect that Konstantin Egorov and Artem Uss could be friends. With a difference of one year, they had criminal cases, both related to financial crimes. In 2021, Yegorov became a defendant in a criminal case on charges of fraud on an especially large scale. According to the investigation, in the period from 2018 to 2019, the Sibiryak company, owned by his father Vladimir Yegorov, stole about 100 million rubles during the execution of a state contract with a hospital in the city of Krasnoyarsk. Konstantin Yegorov himself held the position of executive director in his father’s company.
Two years ago, he was sent under house arrest, despite the fact that the maximum sentence under the article provides for up to 10 years in prison. On May 16, Konstantin Yegorov appeared in court to choose a preventive measure against his father, and the very next day the prosecutor confirmed his accusation. However, the investigation managed to prove the theft of only 15 million rubles out of 100 declared.
Konstantin Yegorov at the election of a measure of restraint for Vladimir Yegorov
Vladimir Yegorov was sent to a pre-trial detention center, where he is now.
On June 8, Alexander Uss became a senator from the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Thus, he may receive immunity from criminal prosecution for the massive embezzlement of public funds in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Or maybe not.
A huge criminal trail stretches behind Uss, and sooner or later it can lead to a well-deserved term. Should Uss take a step in the wrong direction, law enforcement officers will remember uncomfortable pages from the biography of the former governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.