Date of Birth
26 March 1970
Murov Andrei Citizenship
Murov Andrei Professional field/official position
Chairman of the Management Board of the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System, a member of the Board of Rosseti.
Murov Andrei biography
MUROV Andrei Yevgenyevich (b. 1970 in Moscow) was born into a family of a KGB officer, Yevgeny Murov (later on a director of the Federal Protective Service of the Russian Federation from 2000 to 2016).
- In 1993, he graduated from the Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. From 1993 to 1996, he worked at the City Bar Association of St. Petersburg. From 1996 to 2000, he was Deputy General Director of ICN October. Until 2004, he worked as a manager in various telecommunications and construction companies. In 2004, he became First Deputy General Director of St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. From 2005 to 2012, he headed the airport.
- In 1998, he completed professional retraining on «Financial Management» program at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining of Managers.
- In 1993 to 1996 – he worked in the St. Petersburg City Collegium of Advocates.
- From 1996 to 2000 – he worked as the Deputy General Director of OJSC “ICN October”.
- From 2012 to 2013, Murov worked at MRSK Holding. At the same time, in July 2012, he was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System (FGC UES). On November 11, 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Management Board of FGC UES.
- From 2000 to 2004 – he worked in telecommunications and construction industries.
- From 2004 to 2005 – he worked as the First Deputy General Director FGUAP “Pulkovo”.
- From 2005 to 2007 – he worked as the Director of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Pulkovo Airport”.
- From 2007 to 2012 – he worked as the General Director of OJSC “Pulkovo Airport”.
- From January 2012 to June 2012 – he worked as the Deputy General Director of OJSC “Holding MRSK”.
- From July 2012 to June 2013 – he worked as the Executive Director of OJSC “IDGC Holding”.
- In July 2012 he came in PJSC “FGC UES” on the post of the First Deputy Chairman of the Board.
- On May 25, 2014, Andrei Murov became a member of the Board of Directors of Inter RAO.
- In 2014, he joined the Board of Trustees of the Moscow Energy Institute.
- In 2015, he was elected Chairman of the Russian National Committee of the CIGRE International Council for Large High Voltage Electrical Systems. In November 2018, he was re-elected Chairman of the Management Board of FGC UES.
Murov Andrei crimes
Corruption, illegal enrichment.
Murov Andrei , the son of a long-standing acquaintance of Putin and the former head of his guard, belongs to the new generation of Russian kleptocrats. Once he has headed the major airport of Petersburg at the age of 34, he keeps occupying managerial positions, and each time he becomes involved in corruption scandals.
- An audit of the reconstruction of the St. Petersburg airport, carried out in 2011 by the Accounts Chamber, revealed about a dozen violations in the work of the Pulkovo Airport. Thus, according to the Chamber’s report, Pulkovo Airport bought the technical services building with a 1.2-hectare land plot from Rossiya Airlines for 200 million rubles and leased it to Air Gate of the Northern Capital LLC (VVSS), although according to the agreement between the Petersburg government and VVSS, the land plot was to be bought by the city administration. Moreover, the airport, by agreement with the VVSS, was supposed to expose the concessionaire a penalty of 90 million rubles for delaying the conclusion of a contract with the general contractor for the construction of a new terminal but did not do this.
- It was also illegal to finance the reconstruction of transformer substations and the central radio station of the airport for more than 92 million rubles at the expense of the budget of St. Petersburg. Also, contrary to the instructions of the Ministry of Finance, the balance sheet of the Construction Committee did not reflect more than 38 million rubles spent on the development of project documentation for the reconstruction of the runway. According to the Accounting Chamber, Andrei Murov violated the provisions on the company’s funds and allocated 34 million rubles to complete the design work, and also awarded a bonus of 3 million rubles to himself and 947,900 rubles to other employees.
- An audit of the Accounts Chamber of FGC and Rosseti in 2013 also revealed inappropriate spending of billions of rubles of budget funds and repeated overstatement of the cost of building facilities. At the same time, remuneration to members of the FGC management board in 2010-2013 increased almost three times to 505 million rubles, expenses of the office of the chairman of the management board of FGC UES increased by 45% to 452.5 million rubles. Besides, the Chamber noted that the business trips of company executives “have signs of a misappropriation.”
- Thanks to the authority of the Federal Protective Service director Yevgeny Murov, his son’s company was chosen as the executor and operator of the project to build an energy bridge to the annexed Crimea. According to media reports, the cost of imported equipment for FGC UES exceeded its real price according to the customs declaration by 2–3 times, and a deliberately generated VAT was presented to the tax authorities for refund.
Murov Andrei, link and materials
Andrey Evgenievich Murov, a businessman. He headed “EvroStroyKomplekt” LLC, working in the construction subcontracting at St. Petersburg “Vodokanal”.
Establishing the “ISK” Petrostroy» LLC”, ” Sigma” LLC and «Investment and Construction Group” LLC. Participants of the “ISK “Petrostroy”, except the son of Russian Federal Protective Service director, became a few individuals, as well as the Cyprus offshore “Imex Oil Limited”, “Remdan Investments Limited” and “Naftrad Limited”. The same companies appear as shareholders of the major property from St. Petersburg and Moscow Region to Irkutsk. According to the tax authorities’ information, Andrei Murov received income in “Remdan Investments Limited.” The owner of this and the other two mentioned offshore is unknown.
Since 2004, Andrei Murov is a Deputy General Director, since 2005 he is a General Director of the St. Petersburg airport OJSC “Airport” Pulkovo “. In 2006, by a decree of President Vladimir Putin he was awarded the medal “For merits before Fatherland» first-degree, in 2009 – the Order of Merit with the wording “for labor achievements and many years of honest work.”
A son of the head of the Federal Protective Service Andrei Murov became a head of Airport complex “Pulkovo» last year. Officially, the change of leadership occurred in connection with the retirement of the former CEO. But such technical replacement of the head of the company’s is hard to believe – it can hardly be considered accidental that it occurred on the eve of unification “Pulkovo” with the CTC “Russia”, which transports the first persons of the state. Earlier Murov was not engaged in the airport business. He directed the construction company “EvroStroyKomplekt” work on subcontract from SUE “Vodokanal”.
Valentina Matvienko refused to provide CJSC “Airport” Levashovo” by a land for the construction of complex of business and small aircraft.
A land plot, claimed by an investor, of more than 15 hectares located at Gorskoe highway, south-east of Volodarsky street, and is adjacent to the runway of the aerodrome of 6th Air Defense Army and Antiaircraft defense of Ministry of Defense.
“Director General of Pulkovo Andrei Murov jokingly told me that he will simply suffocate our project, because the money from the federal budget if at his disposal, and private investors has nothing to oppose them” – said one of the businessmen.
Andrey Murov, General Director of Petersburg airport FSUE “Pulkovo” and the son of the chief of the Federal Protective Service, General Evgenii Murov, was recently awarded the Order of Honor by President Medvedev with the wording “for labor achievements and many years of conscientious work”.
The award took place a few weeks after the scandal with Murov senior, visited the fashionable resort of Courchevel in New Year holidays, accompanied by Manager of Presidential Affairs Vladimir Kozhin. The program of the federal delegates noted such events as placing the lodges on 40 thousand euro, recreation in a luxury mountain chalet, rented by businessman Bokarev for special guests for 80 thousand euros, and also celebrations, together with the ex-vice governor of Moscow region Alexei Kuznetsov, wanted by General Prosecutor’s Office for fraud. According to the result of the scandalous publicity of these events, a special instruction has been taken by Dmitry Medvedev, which prohibits to senior officials uncoordinated trips abroad.
HOP of homes at Robespierre Embankment, 4, lost in arbitration court to Construction Corporation “Renaissance of St. Petersburg.” Residents of luxury homes, including people, close to the first persons of the state, now have a debt to the developer in the amount of 18 million.
According to the “SE”, a lot of status people were seen in the house. This is the head of the presidential administration Sergei, director of the Federal Protective Service Evgenii Murov and his son – the General Director of OJSC “Pulkovo Airport” Andrei Murov, and, also, a several well-known businessmen – top managers of the Baltic Media Group and Company OODJI.
The son of Vladimir Putin’s chief guard “nauraganil”(hurricane) one billion euros in the airport “Pulkovo”.
Petersburg Airport “Pulkovo” if under control of one of the most influential families in Russia. Since 2004 – Deputy General Director, since 2005 – Andrey Evgenievich Murov, the son of the director of the Federal Protective Service Russian Army General Evgenii Murov is working as a CEO of OJSC “Pulkovo Airport”.
The audit was carried out from 23 May to 10 June 2011, under the leadership of a retired Governor of Yugra Alexander Filipenko, who recently became the auditor of the joint venture. According to “Vedomosti”, his inspectors checked the effectiveness of the implementation of public-private partnership agreement for the reconstruction of airport “Pulkovo”. A check was related to the work on the reconstruction of the airport in St. Petersburg in 2010 – the beginning of 2011, but also affected the earlier periods.
The audit revealed about a dozen violations in the work of the city OJSC “Pulkovo Airport” and Smolny committees. According to the report of the joint venture, “Pulkovo” airport bought from “Russia” airline the building of technical services with a plot of 1.2 hectares for 200 million rubles and leased it to VVSS, although, according to the contract between the Government of St. Petersburg and VVSS, the land had to be bought by city administration. The site was purchased from “Russia” for the construction of the terminal, said CEO of VVSS Sergei Emdin this summer. According to the agreement with VVSS, the site supposed to be transferred to the concessionaire for construction of the terminal, this condition is satisfied, said a representative of the Investment and Strategic Projects Committee (ISPC).
Contrary to instructions of the Ministry of Finance the balance of the Construction Committee does not reflect 38 million 320 thousand rubles, spent on the development of project documentation for the reconstruction of the runway strip. An Accounting Chamber point, that Andrei Murov has violated the provisions of the company’s foundations and sent 34 million rubles to the completion of design work and wrote a premium of 3 million rubles for him and 947,900 rubles for other employees.
A deal for the merger of the largest public power grid companies – FGC and “MRSK Holding” on the side of the latter may by supervised by Andrew Murov, the son of the head of FPS Yevgeny Murov. He joined the company a few months ago, and presented it at a recent public meeting on the preparation of the energy system for the Olympic Games in Sochi. Before this, Andrei Murov worked in the St. Petersburg Pulkovo airport around seven years, where also took place a transferring of company to the department.
But after appearing at a meeting in Sochi Andrey Murov figure could not fail to attract attention. Mr. Murov was appointed as general director of Federal State Unitary Enterprise (later OJSC) “Pulkovo Airport” in 2005 and directed it until February 2012. A source, close to the company, says that Mr. Murov went out there immediately “under the merger deal of MRSK with FGC”, although, according to “Kommersant”, the appearance of the government’s order of May 10, marked the beginning of the process, caught by surprise even profile ministries.
Curiously, that in Pulkovo Andrei Murov worked in a similar situation. “In fact, he was tasked to prepare Pulkovo for transferring to the management company (it was the company” Northern Capital Gateway “- an international consortium of” VTB Capital “, Fraport AG, Copelouzos), and he accomplished this task. One of two runways has been with him “, – said Oleg Panteleyev, the head of analytical services agency “Airport”.
The son of the State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin Andrew joined the investment committee and the strategy committee on the Board of Directors of FGC.
Son of another major Russian state official Yevgeny Murov, who for 12 years headed the Federal Protective Service, works in FGC. Andrei Murov is the first deputy chairman of the board.
The son of the head of the Federal Security Service Evgenii Murov Andrew received another – he headed the Board of Directors of “Lenenergo”. He holds such a position in another three network companies
About Murov election as chairman of the board said “Lenenergo” itself, the largest Grid Company of North-West, serves a territory with a population of more than 6 million people.
In the last year Murov’s career develops successfully: in February, he went from the “Pulkovo” airport in “MRSK Holding” for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Board, in June he took a similar position in the FGC, and on 1 July was appointed an acting Head of “MRSK Holding”.
After that Murov appeared in the Board of Directors of “daughters” of grid holding. After the extraordinary shareholders’ meetings, he joined the board of Russia’s largest interregional distribution grid company MOESK, led councils “MRSK North-West”, “MRSK Center”, and “MRSK of Volga” (the same function it performs in “IDGC of Urals”, formally the chairman there not been elected), controlled by the holding company. Murov didn’t have any experience in the power industry before joining the network companies.
IA “Europe”. 11.12.2012
A younger generation of Russian hosts is studying in Saint-Petersburg State University on the Faculty of Law at Rector Nikolai Kropachev.
This year places were discharged due to the quota of the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Justice. Now their first session pass two other elite “tselevika”(direction students), ransomed of unnecessary examination formalities by Dean Catherine Sheveleva. First of all, Nikita Murov – grandson of 67-year-old director of the Federal Protective Service, Army General Evgenii Murov.
Murov Family controls the power and economic resources, and its head is interested in both. Nikita’s father, holder of order Andrei Murov, was appointed director of the “Pulkovo” in St. Petersburg airport in quite a young age. Using billions of trenches, generously allocated from the budget under the Murov-medium facility, was tested by the Chamber of Accounts. Auditors found that a significant portion of the amounts went somewhat to the wrong place. Then Andrei Murov left the airport to enter into “MSRK” holding management. This structure controls a significant part of the Russian energy sector. Andrei Murov did not have any experience in the industry before his appointment that has not prevented him to begin the implementation of “Pulkovo methods” of money development.
The new “Pulkovo” terminal, which is scheduled to the end of 2013, should receive power from two independent substations – “Chesma” and № 554 “Lenenergo”. Two 110 kV lines are scheduled to be laid by September 2013. Construction of the line by length of 9.4 km from “Chesma”, where the works are carried out by contractors of OJSC “St. Petersburg power” (SPBEU), suspended due to legal proceedings, but should proceed in full swing, said a source in “Northern Capital Air Gateway” LLC (VVSS), which manages the airport. This can significantly shift the terminal commissioning dates, said another source in VVSS.
Competition for the construction of this line worth 1.55 billion rubles last year won “Petrokom” LLC. Winning the competition company “Petrokom” is registered on Murzinskaya Str., 11a. According to “SPARK-Interfax”, its owner is Andrei Kadkin and CEO was Alexei Murav’ev in 2007. Both of them were arrested for “trumpet case”.
As it was previously reported by IA Ruspres, Petersburg airport “Pulkovo” is under control of one of the most influential families in Russia. Since 2004 – Deputy General Director, since 2005 – Andrei Murov, the son of the director of the Federal Protective Service Russian Army General Evgenii Murov, is the CEO of OJSC “Pulkovo” Airport.
The shareholders of OJSC “Federal Grid Company” (controlled by OJSC “Rossetti”) at an extraordinary meeting elected Andrei Murov, the son of the head of the Federal Protection Service (FPS) Evgenii Murov (headed FPS since 2000), as a Chairman of the Board. Until now, Andrei Murov was acting as chairman of the company. Until June 2012 Andrei Murov held the post of first deputy chairman of FGC UES.
It was believed that Murov made personnel competition in network companies to Budargin and Sergei Shmatko (former head of the Ministry of Energy, now the head of “Rosseti” board of directors). “A compromise was reached, arranged all”, – says Sergey Pikin from Foundation of Energy Development. Budargin has also promised a place in the management bodies of the company: in the near future, he can lead the FGC Board of Directors, said a source in “Rosset”.
In recent weeks, a series of materials appeared in mass media about the possibility of the resignation of the director of the Federal Protective Service, General Evgenii Murov due to reaching the retirement age. By a strange coincidence, these publications coincided with verification of the Federal Grid Company by an Accounting Chamber, a member of the board of which was his son Andrei (Chairman of the Board – from 2013) since 2012. And though sources claim that historical criticism of the Accounts Chamber in the energy sector had little weight, in case of change of FPS management will be enough to ensure that the system of decision-making in the FGC, the company “Rosseti” and a number of other economic structures that are in the interests of Murov’s family, will be completely different.
According to the routine inspection of the Accounting Chamber in 2011-2013, FGC and “Rosseti” formed investment programs, ignoring the law, and could not perform work plans. Thus, despite significant investments («Holding MRSK” – 452.3 billion rubles, FGC – 541 billion rubles), deterioration of electric systems has not decreased. In 2011-2013 the company repeatedly overstated the cost of building facilities and inappropriately spends budget money. For example, in a three-year period, CGC has built 72% of the planned projects, and investment financing in 2011-2013 amounted to 94.9% (514.3 billion rubles.). The volume of uncompleted construction in 2006 is about 500 billion rubles, assessed the Accounting Chamber.
Budget money, allocated for investment, was spent inappropriately by FGC (bought two bank bills of AB “Russia” on 2 billion rubles), and cannot report in some tranches (no payment orders in 2010-2011 when FGC spent 29 billion rubles, allocated from budget in 2009), lists the Accounting Chamber. The Ministry of Energy did not provide Control of expenditure of budgetary funds, said the agency. Herewith, remunerations of members of the Board of FGC in 2010-2013 increased by 2.9 times to 505 million rubles, the cost of the chairman of board of the company FGC UES device – by 45% to 452.5 million rubles, indicated in the message. In addition, trips abroad “have signs of improper character.” A branch of FGC “MES of the South” has been criticized for the purchase the motor yacht, 10.7 million rubles more expensive than necessary, which haven’t been used for production purposes then. Meanwhile, the representative of the FGC Dmitry Klokov explained “Kommersant” that CEO Andrei Murov ordered an internal investigation for a number of violations that led to unreasonable costs in the amount of about 7 billion rubles, with the transfer of materials to law enforcement agencies.
To buy a 420-meter apartment, the son of the Director of FPS had to starve almost 18 years.
In 2005 Murov Jr. bought an apartment in St. Petersburg. Dwelling of son of Evgenii Murov located in a luxury complex on the Nevsky Prospect, d.137, where one square meter at the time of purchase was worth $ 3 thousand, and the 192-meter apartment, respectively, $ 576 thousand. After that, Andrei Murov bought another apartment in the housing 2, at home 3 on the street Paradnaya. This time it was the 420-meter apartment for 126 million rubles (more than $ 4 million).
About ineffective management of “Rosset” did not speak only the lazy one and the staff of the Accounting Chamber in general have been horrified at the time by the extent of overvaluation of the cost of construction projects, and non-target spending of budget money. Six months ago, the Audit Office of the President of Russian Federation criticized the activities of OJSC “Rossetti” and draw conclusions about the lack of transparency of investment projects of the company, as well as the absence of strict accountability when handling the funds, allocated from the Russian Federation budget. Herewith, writes “Kommersant”, the control management have been identified serious violations of the timing of input of objects FGC UES, which leads to an increase in their cost and negative tariff effects. The total amount of violations for the period 2011-2013 (the company was headed by Oleg Budargin) management experts have estimated at 900 million rubles. Generally FGC has 72% of unrealized construction throughout structure of “Rosset”. In addition, according to federal edition, auditors saw the low efficiency of already implemented investment projects. At the same time there was much talk about the need for personnel changes in natural monopoly, but things are there: the Chairman of the Board of FGC UES Andrew Murov and CEO Oleg Budargin petty weave intrigues against each other in the holding, “Rossetti” managed as a Soviet ministry: profit and shareholder value pale into insignificance when compared with destroying the company’s capital costs and inefficient spending.
A culprit of every disaster always has a specific name, surname and middle name. Today, when 1.9 million people were left without electricity in the Crimea, it is necessary to understand why it happened and who should be held accountable.
After the referendum in the Republic of Crimea, that is, almost two years ago, the threat of energy supply of the peninsula from Ukraine was quite obvious. Connecting the power supply system of new subjects of the federation and the Russian mainland required cabling across the Kerch Strait. A search for customers, artists and project operators began in spring, 2014, including the considered “Russian network”, FGC “UES” and “Inter RAO”.
Thanks to the authority of the Director of the Federal Protective Service, Army General Evgenii Murov, the company “UES” FGC was selected, led by his own son Andrei Murov. Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Murov Jr. not to delay the project, and to achieve success at any cost. While Andrei Murov frantically tossed between different solutions, the Kremlin began to press him on the launch date of the project. Therefore, the general contractor and manufacturer were hastily selected structures completely unexpected for the specialists, first managed to agree with the FGC “UES” on the shadow financial matters. As the RusCable.ru publication writes, it was a little-known LLC from Russian Federation and the companies Jiangsu Hengtong HV Power System (China). These firms had been lobbied, despite the obvious disadvantages and associated risks. Such were, firstly, the lack of a general contractor a real experience of independent lining of such cables, equipment and the necessary personnel. Secondly, the absence at the manufacturer of any experience of serial production of submarine cables with voltage up to 35 kV, and, in principle, the power cables, the necessary equipment and testing facilities, domestic production of accessories and branded services. And, thirdly, is inability to ensure the financial provision of the deal by both companies.
In mid-February, Hengtong with the support of Murov presented their joint solutions in Moscow, and in March, commercial and technical inspection of the customer visited the factory in China. And, that is much more important, top secret March 5, 2015 the representatives of OJSC “CIUS UES” and Jiangsu Hengtong HV Power System signed a direct contract for supplying solutions in the Crimea, without any tender or order base. According to “Interfax” agency, the marginal cost of the work amounted to 47.66 billion rubles, VAT included, in the prices of 2015, which will be allocated from the state budget.
Having a guarantee in accounting his informal interest, Andrei Murov tried to shift the responsibility for the consequences on the Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his senior colleagues, including the military circles.
As it became known to “Kommersant” Alexander Muratkin – the head of “Lenelektromontazh” LLC, acting as contractor for the construction of an energy bridge between Kuban to the Crimea – can become involved in the criminal case of a large loan fraud. The businessman believes that the claims of PSB in amount of 1 billion rubles should be made not to him but to the company, which he sold. In the pre-investigation check, which is carried out by a police at the request of Moscow Prosecutor’s Office, it comes to lending a group of companies “Setstroyservis” (CCC) in October 2013, which are owned by Alexander Muratkin. Hoping to receive a credit line in the PSB, the businessman reported that with its help he plans to complete the construction of hydropower plants on the river Mtkvari in Georgia. He presented to the Bank a draft agreement with the customer of construction -“Mtkvari HPP” LLC and, again, a preliminary contract for supplying to his companies of hydropower and hydro mechanical equipment with “Gidroenergotehnoinvest” (GETI). Besides, CCC, according to the borrower, intends to build a high-voltage transmission line from TPP-2 in Vladimir region on the order of Engineering and Construction Management Center at OJSC FGC UES.
The feverish speed and family reasons in choosing a contractor for construction of an energy bridge to the blocked Crimea led to the fact that the project is currently implementing by the worst possible performers and by the worst ways. As is well known, the Federal Protective Service Director General Evgenii Murov succeed to “push” as the executor of the project the company FSK “UES”, led by his son Andrew. But something went wrong.