Organization of the funeral, according to Vladimir Resin, the state and the church should be involved. Until 2011, the deputy was deputy mayor of Moscow for 10 years and headed the urban planning complex of Moscow. Details are available from Rucriminal.info.
Since 2012, Resin has been an adviser to Patriarch Kirill on construction, overseeing the construction of 200 new churches in Moscow, a joint program of the Moscow government and the church. It is not surprising that she was mentioned as the main organizer of burials.
As the ex-mayor of Moscow and a person still associated with its government, Vladimir Resin cannot help but know about the existence of the State Budgetary Institution “Ritual”, the founder of which is the Department of Trade and Services (DTIU) of Moscow. It is actually a monopolist in the capital’s market. Perhaps the reason for Resin’s initiative was a 20% drop in revenue from funeral companies in Moscow in 2022. It could also affect the State Budgetary Institution “Ritual”.
This company has more than once become involved in various scandals, which Vladimir Resin has heard about at least half an ear. However, he was not afraid to risk his reputation as a State Duma deputy in order to push through the decision that Ritual needed.
The latest scandal occurred in September, when the son Lion Mazaraki, who controls Ritual through his brother Valerian, celebrated his birthday with champagne purchased for 11 million rubles. The young man, apparently, has not yet learned the principle that money loves silence. This is especially true in the funeral business.
About the official general director of the State Budgetary Institution “Ritual” Artem Ekimov, who has held his position since 2015, all that is known is that he may be associated with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “Ritual” is also associated with the head of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (*aggressor country) for Moscow and the Moscow region Alexey Dorofeev.
He took his post in 2012, at which time Spartak Bank was renamed Vestinterbank. Its founders were Lev Mazaraki and Nikolai Dorofeev, a possible relative of General Dorofeev.
State Budgetary Institution “Ritual”, being a customer in government contracts worth more than 22 billion rubles, prefers not to disclose its contractors. This means that money from a state-owned enterprise can be transferred to companies affiliated with the management of Ritual. In October there were 22 such contracts.
The largest – for 25.6 million rubles. for the supply of ritual accessories, the rest for small items – 390 thousand rubles. for the supply of ritual bandages and bedspreads 300 thousand rubles. for the provision of telephone services.
One of the largest contractors of Ritual with a contract value of more than 600 million rubles. – Private Limited Liability Company “Spets-Group”, owned by Rinat Zaparov. Its main customers are Moscow structures, the total amount of contracts is more than 27 billion rubles.
In May 2021, the State Budgetary Institution “Ritual” entered into an agreement for 609 million rubles. with Artena LLC, subject of purchase – construction work on the construction of other non-residential buildings and structures, not included in other groups. The contract is in the “execution” stage. Director of Artena LLC – Zokirzhan Bodirov, managing director of SK Artena LLC, engaged in construction. It is still unknown whether the work paid for by Ritual will be completed.
On February 7, 2022, the State Budgetary Institution “Ritual” immediately concluded 2 contracts with the same wording – construction work on the construction of civil structures, not included in other groups, except for work on the preservation and reconstruction of cultural heritage sites – for 256.8 million rubles. and 189 million rubles. Contractor – LLC “UK Vozrozhdenie TD”, owned by Evgenia Bucato. It is unclear why the contracts contain different amounts. Such vague wording can cover up the withdrawal of money.
In June, private security company Alfa-Horse LLC was liquidated, operations on its accounts were suspended by the tax authorities back in 2021. The State Budgetary Institution Ritual for 2017 -2019. There were unfulfilled contracts with this company worth about 40 million rubles. The Moscow City Hall structures are unlikely to see this money anymore.
The biggest scandal at the Ritual State Budgetary Institution was the detention of a Meduza journalist. Ivan Golunov, who was investigating the funeral services market. Golunov was taken in the center of Moscow allegedly with drugs. Subsequently, it turned out that this was a setup that could have been organized by the patrons of the Mazaraki family.
Judging by the initiative of Vladimir Resin, their regiment has arrived. The State Duma deputy is a real heavyweight in Russian politics, heading the Expert Council on Construction in parliament. The patronage of such a person is worth a lot.
Lev Mazaraki owns the company Serious Games LLC together with the famous developer Alexander Ruchiev, as well as Brothers Stroy LLC and Stilobat Group LLC, operating in the real estate market.
With Ruchev, Lev Mazaraki is participating in the construction of the multifunctional apartment complex Emotion in Moscow. Previously, they implemented a similar project at the Garden End. In February, Vladimir Resin announced a law defining the status of apartments that they want to equate to housing. The adoption of the document is expected before the end of the year.
Through Stilobat Group LLC, whose share in Lion Gate LLC is pledged to Sber, its money can be withdrawn, since with revenue of 5.8 million rubles. The company’s loss amounted to 255 million rubles.
FSB officers periodically come with inspections to the competitors of the State Budgetary Institution “Ritual”, as if reminding who is the boss in the Moscow funeral services market. State Duma deputy Vladimir Resin once again reminded of this with his initiative.
Let us remember that in September, at the height of the war, a certain Boris celebrated his 18th birthday on an unprecedented scale at the Secret room club. He ordered 110 bottles of Crystal champagne alone for 11 million rubles. As the VChK-OGPU telegram channel found out, this was Boris Mazaraki, the son of Lev Mazaraki, the sponsor of the head of the FSB for Moscow and the region, Alexei Dorofeev, and the neighbor of the first deputy director of the FSB, Sergei Korolev.
The Cheka-OGPU found out the details of a grand party with champagne for 11 million rubles on the occasion of the 18th birthday of the son of the hero of investigations into corruption in the FSB and neighbor of the first deputy director of the special service, Lev Mazaraki. A luxurious banquet in honor of Boris Jr. was planned in advance and the event was hosted by a trusted employee of the family of funeral business tycoons, manager Olga Sidorova, well-known among the club elite. In the VIP area of the Secret Room club there were two tables: “adults” and “children”. According to the source, sitting behind the first one were “FSB officers,” Lev Borisovich himself and a certain Anatolyevich (we are most likely talking about Mazaraki’s friend, President of PFC Lokomotiv Vitaly Pogodin). For the children’s room, of course, the hero of the occasion is Boris Mazaraki, his brother Egor and their many major friends.
The head of the family flirted with the artists (Timati, Dzhigan and Soda Luv) and even left a “cutlet” of cash for the staff when he left the party. All guests, not only the service staff, were forbidden to remove both tables so as not to “expose” the family and honored guests. The entrance to the club itself was open to visitors, although face control was strict. That same night, the establishment celebrated another beauty blogger’s birthday. It was the “extras” who were allowed to be “leaked” into the network.