Former employee of the Bureau for the Protection of the Constitution (Satversmes aizsardzības birojs, SAB), co-owner of the joint-stock company Brīvais vilnis, and now one of the leaders of the “covid-dissident” protest Arnolds Babris (Arnolds Babris) is a co-owner of the Russian company EcoStroy-South.
According to official data, the company has three owners: Alfred Adolfovich Minin (75%), MUSU INVESTMENT FUNDS limited liability company (20%) and Arnold Babris (5%).
According to Сrediweb.lvthe Latvian company MŪSU INVE bSTĪCIJU FONDS is owned by Maris Trankalis (Māris Trankalis – 50.21%) and Arnolds Babris (49.79%) .
EkoStroy-South, founded in 2009, is engaged in the collection, transportation, processing, disposal, neutralization and disposal of waste of I-IV hazard classes in the Krasnodar Territory.
– According to my experience – and I happened to work quite actively in the Russian Federation at the municipal level, including studying various corruption schemes – such a business is impossible without close cooperation with the authorities. It is hard for me to imagine that anywhere in modern Russia a municipality has entered into such a lucrative contract as a contract for garbage collection with the “wrong” company. Usually only their own people are allowed in here. And the appearance of a foreign citizen there is suggestive. So he is “his”. But in what capacity – this is a big question. For example, inclusion in such a business scheme can be a way to pay for services of a completely different nature, including political ones. It is still difficult to transfer packages of cash these days. But to include the “necessary little man” in a guaranteed successful business scheme is a nice move, especially since the special services of the Russian Federation like to pay for their needs from someone else’s pocket, says political emigrant, former Russian political activist Dimitry Savvin
In 2019, Arnold Babris, on behalf of a Russian company, signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Finnish company SET Cleantech. The purpose of which is “improvement of the environmental situation in the territory of the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation.”
In 2020, MŪSU INVESTĪCIJU FONDS acted as a pledger in a transaction in which the joint-stock company BRĪVAIS VILNIS became a debtor to Baltic International Bank.
The co-owner of Baltic International Bank Valeriy Belokon (Valērijs Belokoņs) appears in the card index published by the National Archives with the data of the agents of the KGB of the LSSR.
The card says that in 1987 he was recruited by the fifth department of the office, which was engaged in the fight against ideological sabotage. At the same time, the correspondent of “Soviet Youth”, a member of the CPSU, Valery Belokon, was given the pseudonym “Miachikov”.
There is a version that it was this once top secret information that helped the “Sabovets” get closer to the banker. One way or another, but almost immediately after his dismissal from the office, Arnold Babris managed not only to become a business partner of Valery Belokon, but also to create the “Conservative Party” with him, from which in 2004 the banker and the ex-Sabov member ran together for the European Parliament.
But back to the Russian business of Arnold Babris. His partner, Alfred Minin, is the project manager for the Intermunicipal Ecological Waste Processing Complex (MEOK) in the Rostov Region. In 2016, he participated in the elections to the State Duma, but did not pass. His wife, Zukhra Minina, is the general director of the Ecostroy-Don company, which is also involved in garbage collection.
In a telephone conversation with Kompromat.lv, Arnold Babris said that he is currently negotiating the sale of the “garbage business”.
In the midst of the so-called anti-COVID protests in December 2020, Arnold Babris spoke at the New Generation Church. “A group of people have seized power and are striving for a dictatorship. I am very glad that we managed to show strength, power and the coalition dictatorship got scared,” he said. It is clear that this referred to Latvia, and not Russia, where the company of Mr. Babris cleans up the garbage.