Uprdor Rossiya has chosen a contractor for the overhaul of a section of the M-10 highway at the entrances to Veliky Novgorod. They became the St. Petersburg company “Technostroy”, owned by Yuri Ignatiev and Elena Moldavskaya.
As the correspondent of The Moscow Post in the Novgorod region managed to find out, the contractor could not have been chosen for reasons of construction quality. Details are in The Moscow Post.
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Technostroy has been on the market for a long time. During the period of its existence since 2010, it entered into state contracts, first for 32 billion rubles, then it was liquidated and “reborn” into a company with the same name, where since 2016 it has already mastered 110 billion through public procurement – mainly from the regional branches of Uprdor.
By the way, in November 2017, the now liquidated Tekhnostroy, at the suit of the prosecutor of the Petrogradsky district of St. Petersburg, was fined 40 thousand rubles for a violation under Part 4 of Art. 14.13 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Illegal actions in case of bankruptcy”).
“Technostroy” is a very well-known contra – unfortunately, not with high-quality roads, but with numerous scandals. A few years ago, a criminal case was initiated against Mr. Ignatiev due to the fact that Tekhnostroy was building an asphalt concrete plant on agricultural land, removing a giant layer of fertile soil, which caused damage in the amount of 21 million rubles.
As a result, Ignatiev, it seems, managed to “cajole” who needed to be, and the case was dismissed, and the entrepreneur escaped with a “light fright” in the amount of 100 thousand rubles a fine. At the same time, 22 million rubles of damage were recovered from the owner of the land on which the plant was built. Yes, by the way, despite the fine and the order of Rosportebnadzor, the plant continued its work. The gesture of spreading the hands and shrugging the shoulders fits this situation perfectly.
Moldavskaya did not go far from her partner – back in 2019, she became a defendant in a court case on manipulations with the property of the Vector company, where the woman was the general director. The fact is that on the eve of bankruptcy, the company sold several dozen plots and other property belonging to it to the side, thereby almost depriving creditors of the opportunity to collect anything from the company. Moldovan was brought to justice. The decision in this case can be viewed here.
Vector was involved in bankruptcy proceedings due to tax violations.
And so, these gentlemen met in “Technostroy”, and then, as they say, “flooded”. TIN Ignatiev and Moldavskaya – from the Republic of Karelia. Apparently, they met there, and they founded their new successful business in the Northern Capital – away from the scandalous past.
But you can’t run from yourself. In 2017, Technostroy was suspected of cartel conspiracy – together with the companies of the Avtodor Palace of Culture and SU No. 908.
Affiliation is not hard to find. According to Rusprofile, the owner of SU No. 908, Vladimir Nazheev, is the general director of PTO LLC, owned by Ignatiev. Nazhneev also owns Avtodor.
The cartel case involved the construction of several highways, among which was Cola. As it turned out, it was repaired by at least one more company associated with the Moldavian – SK Petrostroy. No one even competed with it at the auction.
That is, it all looks like the companies of Moldavskaya and Ignatiev, as well as all related and affiliated – “lured” contractors of Uprdor institutions. According to rumors, officials receive quite good “kickbacks” for patronage from such companies. Only now the FAS, apparently, cannot boast of the same.
At the same time, even the state bank gives money to the company – we are talking about Sberbank. It was he who for some time pledged the shares of Moldavskaya and Ignatiev in the “newly formed” Tekhnostroy. I wonder how it happened that the company, “bathing” in government contracts, needed bank money?
Many of the companies that we have listed above, in particular Petrostroy and PTO, have been liquidated. This is the situation with other companies registered in Moldovan and / or Ignatiev. Moreover, many of them made good money on public procurement. But later they were simply liquidated or bankrupt. Moreover, in most cases, data on the financial condition of companies have not been preserved.
There is a suspicion that the companies were simply used to withdraw funds received by them or other Moldavskaya / Ignatiev firms on contracts with government agencies.
Now about the quality of Technostroy’s work – it cannot be said that it is nowhere worse. Nevertheless, some government customers also have claims against the company. So, on February 17, 2021, the court satisfied the claim of the Road Administration of the Republic of Karelia and recovered from the contractor “damages related to improper performance of obligations under the state contract dated April 24, 2018 No. 322-e / 18”.
MurmanskAvtodor sued the company for improper performance of the contract. In general, Tekhnostroy has been a defendant in more than two hundred lawsuits since 2016! Not to mention her predecessor.
What is a business without a roof?
The head of Uprdor “Russia” Yuri Knyazev just recently came to the post – but has he already “joined the topic”? Previously, he headed the Administration of the Kursk region, was the deputy governor under Roman Starovoit, whose biography, by the way, includes the leadership of Rosavtodor.
According to rumors, Knyazev is almost a relative, or at least a fellow countryman of the businessman Vladimir Golubev, who is known in certain circles as “Barmaley”. The latter, by the way, has interests in the road business, which The Moscow Post spoke about in detail.
Moreover, Andrei Kostyuk, who is still the deputy head of Rosavtodor, had common interests with the business structures of Vladimir Golubev. Isn’t this the reason for Knyazev’s appointment to such a “tasty” post?
All Uprdors, in turn, are controlled by the Russian Ministry of Transport. Since 2020, the organization has been headed by Vitaly Savelyev. His predecessors in this post were Maxim Sokolov (AvtoVAZ), Evgeny Dietrich and Boris Novoseltsev.
Is it any wonder that state contracts are given to structures that anyone who is interested would hardly have allowed even before the competition? The hand washes the hand – a principle that has been passed down through generations.