Obukhov Plant JSC, which is part of the Almaz-Antey concern, has begun reorganizing subsidiaries for the creation and production of radio engineering systems. By the way, at the end of January, “our man” from the concern warned the Editorial Office about these metamorphoses.
We are talking about the All-Russian Research Institute of Radio Equipment (VNIIRA) and the Radio Equipment Plant (ZRTO). Both of these “daughters” should soon be under the “roof” of the Obukhov plant.
Recall that in the fall of 2022, two joint-stock companies have already become part of the Obukhov plant. We are talking about the Navigator Plant and the Design Bureau of Special Engineering.
The Moscow Post regularly covers not only the separation-accession processes in the Almaz-Antey concern, but also talks about enrichment schemes for senior management.
One of the latest investigations “Yan Gorynych and the quadrocopter” was published on December 2.
We also add that there is still no clarity with the “frozen” criminal case against the first persons of the concern, which was closed in March 2021, as reported by the journalistic investigation “The Sicilian defense was turned on for Yan Novikov.”
But why is Almaz-Antey involved in the merger?
The correspondent of The Moscow Post understood the details.
From aircraft to transponder
To begin with, let’s explain what kind of offices go under the “roof” of the Obukhov plant?
JSC “VNIIRA” – executive director Maxim Nazarov – specializes in the creation and production of radio systems and means for organizing and controlling air traffic, short-range navigation and landing of aircraft.
JSC “ZRTO” is engaged in the development and production of radio systems and complexes of special-purpose radio-electronic equipment. Among the developments of the company is a transponder, which is used to pay for travel on toll roads.
Also in the product line of the enterprise is the equipment of air defense missile and anti-aircraft systems adopted for service.
At the beginning of 2021, Almaz-Antey announced the completion of the formation of the North-West Regional Center in St. Petersburg at the site on Obukhovskaya Oborona Avenue.
Plans to create a cluster were announced back in 2007. A year later, LLC SZRTS Concern VKO “Almaz-Antey” was created.
In 2020, during the reorganization, this LLC was merged with a key asset – the Obukhov plant. This is how the legal entity of JSC NWRC Concern VKO Almaz-Antey – Obukhov Plant appeared.
The leader is the scandalous hero of numerous publications of The Moscow Post – Mikhail Podvyaznikov.
The production site of the Obukhov plant is almost 62 hectares. It includes more than 320 thousand square meters. m of technological space.
By the way, 50 billion rubles were allocated for modernization, including 21 billion rubles for technical re-equipment.
In general, money flows like a river. But where?
Prosecutor Melnyk is inactive
In this regard, we will return to the evaporated criminal case, which was closed back in March 2021.
The Moscow Post reader Oleg Vasilchuk sent another complaint to the Editorial Office about the inaction of the prosecutor of St. Petersburg Viktor Melnik.
According to Mr. Vasilchuk, prosecutor Melnik does not want to deal with a matter of national importance: it is about scams, embezzlement and withdrawal of budget billions from the Almaz-Antey concern, which The Moscow Post journalists spoke about in several investigations: “Unidentified Podvyaznikov on Yana Novikov”, “Shackled by Antey”: a team of budget masters “dissolves” criminal cases”, “When orderlies won’t help”: Almaz-Antey’s property went to a fantasy state”, etc.
And, indeed, investigations are frozen, criminal cases are stopped, therefore the author of the letter, Oleg Vasilchuk, “to prevent damage to the economic security of the Russian Federation, asks the St. Petersburg prosecutor’s office to transfer criminal case No. 1210110060000012 to the Investigative Committee of Russia.”
But why was the investigation stopped?
This, indeed, is about matters of national importance, about the “ruined” state defense order, about the family business of the leadership of the Almaz-Antey concern, and about “friendship” with employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
As Oleg Vasilchuk said, he also turned to the head of the Main Investigation Department of the TFR in St. Petersburg, Marina Parastaeva.
Vasilchuk asked to conduct an audit against an organized group of unidentified persons from among the officials of the subdivision of the Almaz-Antey concern – LLC North-Western Regional Center and JSC Radiotekhkomplekt, who from 2015 to 2018. entered into agreements for the storage of products and lease of space in the amount of more than 5 billion rubles.
“But after all, there is no economic and production feasibility of concluding this series of transactions,” Oleg Vasilchuk emphasizes on this, “since the leased and used areas are the property of the Almaz-Antey concern.
And as Oleg Vasilchuk believes, the funds received by Radiotekhkomplekt JSC through the conclusion of a system of contracts could be withdrawn through “their” companies to front offices.
And that is why Mr. Vasilchuk asks to conduct an audit of financial and economic activities and appoint a management audit.
Why, then, do law enforcement agencies not respond to numerous appeals about what many roughly call “squandering” the objects of a strategic enterprise?
We quote part of Oleg Vasilchuk’s complaint to prosecutor Viktor Melnik: “On September 7, I received a response from the head of the department for supervision over the implementation of laws in the field of the military-industrial complex I. Lepekhin, from which it is obvious that the authorized persons of the Main Investigative Directorate and the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for OV (especially important) and RO (security objects) do not comply with criminal procedures to establish a probable event of a crime, which prevents the formation of an evidence base on the commission by officials of ZRTO JSC and affiliated companies of socially dangerous acts. RO I. Danyuka. He said that within the framework of the ongoing check, it was not possible to establish the circumstances containing information about the crime. “
It also follows from the response that “under the influence of official immunity of unidentified officials” JSC “ZRTO”, the authorized persons of the SO MO (intermunicipal department) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the OV and RO did not collect, in accordance with the procedure established by the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, all the necessary data on the activities of officials in embezzlement of funds budget for the execution of the defense order.
But when will the criminal case finally be unfrozen?
Recall the essence of the story.
In February 2021, at the Radio Equipment Plant (ZRTO), which is now being pulled up to Obukhov Plant JSC, the Intermunicipal Department (MO) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs carried out an inspection at especially important and sensitive facilities.
On March 9, the investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at especially important and sensitive facilities in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region “against unidentified persons”, including from the officials of ZRTO JSC, a criminal case was initiated. But on the same day the criminal case was … terminated.
As Oleg Vasilchuk notes, the initiation of a criminal case indicates that “certain unidentified persons”, including those from the officials of ZRTO JSC and Radiotekhkomplekt JSC, could indeed steal a very round sum from the budget.
According to the testimony of former employees of the company, the deputy general director of the Almaz-Antey concern, who is also the head of the North-West Regional Center (NWRC) and the general director of ZRTO JSC Mikhail Podvyaznikov, created a group that earned millions under the cover of the “roof” of the concern “Almaz-Antey”.
Moreover, according to our sources, Mr. Podvyaznikov is the purse of the “family” of the general director of the concern, Yan Novikov.
From St. Petersburg, the editorial office was sent a decision to initiate a criminal case and accept it for proceedings on March 9, 2021.
This paper also contains the name of the senior investigator of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at especially important and sensitive facilities in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region: this is Major of Justice A.S. Fadeev.
The document lists the names of those who may be involved in the “withdrawal” of budget billions. And the first name is Mikhail Podvyaznikov.
But already a few hours later, apparently, on a “call”, senior investigator Fadeev received “certain instructions.”
And the criminal case was put on hold.
Now, in addition to Novikov and Podvyaznikov, another interesting name has surfaced in the case – namely, Maxim Nazarov, who heads Radiotekhkomplekt JSC and VNIIRA JSC.
Recall that this joint-stock company is also being pulled under the “roof” of the Obukhov plant.
According to Vasilchuk, this is done in order to destroy the enterprise.
But the criminal case opened against “unidentified officials” of JSC “Radio Equipment Plant” on the withdrawal of huge budgetary sums, about which Mr. Vasilchuk writes and writes to prosecutor Melnik, strangely began to be blown away almost immediately after its opening!
According to Mr. Vasilchuk, not only Mikhail Podvyaznikov, General Director of Radio Equipment Plant JSC (ZRTO JSC), but also, as mentioned above, Maxim Nazarov, General Director of Radiotekhkomplekt JSC, may be involved in the case.
Recall that the criminal case opened against “unidentified officials” of JSC “Radio Engineering Equipment Plant” on the withdrawal of huge budget sums, began to go downhill after 24 hours.
Let us note the enormous role of Yan Novikov in all these actions.
It was with the arrival of Yan Novikov – Oleg Vasilchuk focuses on this – that certain events began to occur in the Almaz-Antey concern.
And a brisk sale of “non-core assets” began, and Almaz-Antey has a lot of them!
At the same time, several unclear companies appeared near the concern, the founders and leaders of which are both close relatives of Yan Novikov (Novikov’s mother and daughter) and Mikhail Podvyaznikov (son).
Several schemes are attached to the letter to the Editor, according to which budget billions are allegedly withdrawn.
And, by the way, Mr. Podvyaznikov has many responsibilities, as well as different companies.
Perhaps, therefore, part of the duties was taken over by his son (he lives under a different surname) – this is Andrei Mikhailovich Klimentyev.
By the way, Andrei Klimentyev is directly related to the Lira and Flamingo companies, the founder of which is the daughter of the head of the Almaz-Antey concern, Ksenia Yanovna Novikova.
In the same “company” and other persons – the mother of Yana Novikov – Anelya Vitoldovna Novikova and the daughter of a former employee of the Almaz-Antey concern Tatyana Vladislavovna Menshchikova.
Together with her mother, Yana Novikov, Ms. Menshchikova became the founder of Galax LLC.
LLC “Galax” is also soldered to LLC “Flamingo” and “Lira”.
Podvyaznikov’s son is associated not only with Lira and Flamingo LLC, but also with Luch LLC. This company was formed by Valery Gerber, who had previously allegedly been in close relations with both the relatives of Novikov and Podvyaznikov.
Commercial enterprises LLC “Lira”, LLC “Flamingo”, LLC “Luch” and others are interesting in that the counterparties are the enterprises of the Almaz-Antey concern, or these are related enterprises.
What is known about the office called “Flamingo”? It is acquired in the Leningrad region, in Kirovsk, on Naberezhnaya street, 1. The office was registered on August 7, 2017. The main activity is “Manufacture of paper products for household and sanitary purposes”.
One of the main activities of these enterprises (“Luch”, “Lira”) is, among other things, the production of elements of electronic equipment.
Legal address – Moscow region, rural settlement Bulatnikovskoe, 21st km of Varshavskoye highway, house No. 1. In fact, this is the address of mass registration of firms and firms like “Horns and Hooves”.
“Flamingo” is like a one-day firm. It does not have enough reliable and sustainable sources of financing, not enough own funds to ensure current activities, there is a risk of loss of solvency, and its activities are unprofitable. The question is – why even keep such a company? Is it to launder money?
It is also interesting to follow the activities of Galax LLC (the company is registered in Moscow, Chernyshevsky lane, 15), the founders are the mother of Yana Novikova and the daughter of Vladislav Menshchikov.
And in the scheme they are all the same – Ksenia Novikova, Andrey Klimentyev, Anelya Novikova …
But the name of the son of Mikhail Podvyaznikov also pops up in another sequence: FSUE “ZRTO” – JSC “Radiothekomplekt” – LLC “New Technologies and Materials” – LLC “Luch” – Klimentyev Andrey Mikhailovich.
This is how the families of Novikov and Podvyaznikov work under the “roof” of the Almaz-Antey concern.