Eduard Taran, the head of “RATM-Holding”, known for hostile takeovers, is trying to take away all the traffic of the Khilok market
The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against an official of the administration Kirovsky district of the Novosibirsk region on suspicion of taking a bribe. Sources claim that this official is the deputy head of the district for economy and income, Alexander Shishkin.
But something else is interesting here – on the territory of the Kirovsky district, the so-called redistribution of the market between the head of RATM-Holding Eduard Taran and the owners of the Khilok market is now potentially going on. The story is acquiring new details – the correspondent of The Moscow Post understood the situation.
Redistribution of the market
Recall that in the Kirovsky district in the territory between the cemetery “Kleshchikhinsky” and the landfill “Levoberezhny” there are battles for the installation of a sanitary zone. It is within its supposed boundaries that the Khilok market is now located. The main competitor of which is the Mandarin shopping center, owned by Taran’s structures.
For reference: Mandarin CEO Sergei Belous is suspected of giving a large bribe to local prosecutor Vladimir Falileev and his former deputy Andrey Turbin.
The Khiloksky market itself used to belong to the ex-deputy of the regional parliament, Alexei Alexandrov. Now the Khiloksky shopping center, where the market is located, is designed for Anatoly Zyablov and Valery Masko. The first one has been working in the Khiloksky structure since 2003. So it is obvious that, in fact, Alexandrov registered the brainchild with his people and probably continues to actually manage it. ” loading=”lazy” Khiloky”=”1″ and=”1″ “Tangerines”=”1″ Eduarda=”1″ Taran”=”1″ title=”” type=”image/jpeg” alt=”” />
Alexey Alexandrov. Photo: https://ksonline.ru/230820/novosibirskij-edinoross-ne-smozhet-popast-v-spisok-partii-v-gosdumu-2/
Own the world with its own laws, or rather, their absence
The reason for such structural changes could be various ugly stories around the Khilok market. Back in 2012, the sale of prohibited substances was organized there, which the criminals hid in apples. As many as 80 kg of such a substance were found by law enforcement officers. It is scary to imagine what volumes passed through the outlet. For this, several immigrants from Central Asia were detained and convicted. In 2016, a mass brawl took place on Khiloksky, in which 200 people took part. According to rumors, the fight could have been provoked by the struggle for influence in the market, which, among other things, may concern the “protection” of banned substances.
Something similar happened in 2019. According to KP, these were clear gang fights allegedly for control over the points of sale of products.
In the same year, the police came to the market, according to media reports, to check the documents of migrants. In fact, the events could be related, among other things, to attempts to identify points of sale of prohibited substances.
As our colleagues wrote, on the territory of the Khiloksky market, “entertainment establishments” neatly named by journalists flourish. As specified, this is not about karaoke.
Aleksey Alexandrov, although he no longer formally owns the market, is the founder of the Archie security company. The company’s office is located at the same address as the market. The company in 2021 showed revenue of 144 million rubles. While the Khiloksky shopping center is “floundering” in the region of 7.3 million rubles a year. How in this magical way the guards earn 20 times more than the market holders is a big question. Perhaps, through “Archie” there are flows of money from the “shadow turnover” of the market? lazy” Khiloky”=”1″ and=”1″ “Tangerines”=”1″ Eduarda=”1″ Taran”=”1″ title=”” type=”image/jpeg” alt=”” /><p Khiloksky market. Photo: Stas Sokolov/NGS
To match the Taran
Trade in illegal substances is not the cleanest business, but it is incredibly profitable. Could Mr. Taran really have coveted this piece in the economic activity of Khiloksky?
The merchant himself twice became the object of attention of the investigators. For the first time in 2010, when he was put on trial for a bribe. And recently, he almost went to jail in connection with possible tax fraud in the sale of shares of the Lytkarino Optical Glass Plant to Rostec. But the case was quietly closed.
RATM Holding is known for its controversial business practices, including hostile takeovers. And Mr. Taran can be compared with a “caricature” native of the 90s. They say that he still has not lost his abilities, but only strengthened them.
In 2006, 40 private security companies came from RATM-Holding to Angarskcement OJSC, who tried to attempt to seize the enterprise by force.
A couple of years ago, Taran was sued by his ex-partner Oleg Utiralov, who accused the entrepreneur of trying to gain sole control over the Sibeletroterm enterprise, bypassing their agreements. The agreements, to the deep sadness of Utiralov, were not recorded on paper, and the asset remained with Taran.
Various sources describe Taranov’s business strategy quite concisely and clearly. For example, according to the authors of the SMI 24 website, allegedly Taran seizes enterprises by force, and later all the money is pumped out of the conquered structures, and they become unprofitable.
Eduard Taran. Photo: https://www.ratm.ru/
American Supply History
And it really looks like the truth. In 2016, the only enterprise in Russia for the production of microchannel plates for electron-optical converters, Screen – Optical Systems, owned by RATM-Holding, was on the verge of bankruptcy. If not for the help of Rostec, it would not have survived.
By the way, even under Taran, the company supplied equipment used for military purposes to America. It is not clear if the firm is doing this now. But after the events of 2014, when relations between Russia and the United States escalated, it is very strange that the actions of Taranov’s company were not considered under the “sight” of the security forces.
Long before the story with Ekran, RATM-Holding went bankrupt enterprise for the production of tractors “Alttrak”. And if you now look at the structure of the holding, almost every first enterprise there is bankrupt. We made a detailed breakdown of his business in the investigation “One Ram, two Ram, capture at the exit”. interests another delicious asset. And the probable trade in prohibited substances at Khiloksky does not bother Taran. If there is no Khilok market, where else will merchants flock to besides Mandarin?