At the request of the ex-deputy of the city council of Ufa, the owner of the State Construction Company “Gosstroy” Kirill Badikov, together with him as co-respondents in the bankruptcy cases of the companies LLC “City Projects” and LLC “Vysotki” (part of the “Gosstroy”), the beneficiary of the Moscow Region State Corporation “Garden Ring” was involved ”, State Duma deputy Sergei Kolunov and his LLC Garden Ring Invest. Along with Mr. Badikov, his ex-wife, the management company Gosstroy-management and its ex-director Ekaterina Ermakova, they can be held liable in two bankruptcy cases in the amount of about 1.4 billion rubles.
The Arbitration Court of Bashkiria involved the ex-deputy of the city council of Ufa Kirill Badikov, his ex-wife Tatyana Badikova, the management company Gosstroy-management and its ex-director (in 2020-2021) as co-respondents years) Ekaterina Ermakova, as well as the beneficiary of the Moscow Region GC “Garden Ring”, State Duma deputy Sergei Kolunov and 85% of LLC “Garden Ring Invest” owned by him. Ildar Akhmetyanov, the bankruptcy trustee of City Projects, asks the court to bring them to subsidiary liability for the company’s debts, which exceed 810 million rubles. As new creditors are included in the register, the amount of claims will be specified.
Initially, Mr. Akhmetyanov asked that Kirill and Tatyana Badikov and Gosstroy-management be brought to justice. His statement said that Mr. Badikov, as the beneficiary of the debtor, had to find another investor to complete the construction of the company’s unfinished houses when he had disagreements with the first investor, Garden Ring.
Mr. Badikov and a representative of Gosstroy-Management petitioned for Ekaterina Ermakova, Sergei Kolunov and Garden Ring Invest to be involved as co-respondents. Mr. Akhmetyanov did not object to this and clarified the claims. Consideration of the application is scheduled for April 28.
A similar situation is in the bankruptcy case of another company of Kirill Badikov, Vysotki LLC, where Ildar Akhmetyanov is also the bankruptcy trustee. The same persons were brought by the court as co-defendants, the amount of the company’s accounts payable today is about 609 million rubles.
City Projects and Vysotki, together with other companies of Gosstroy (Green Grove LLC, Liter 4 LLC), built the Moskovsky residential complex in the quarter of Sun-Yat-Sena, Aiskaya, Bolshaya Moskovskaya streets and the continuation of Bekhtereva street in Ufa. In total, nine houses were planned to be built in the residential complex. Liter 3 “City projects” were supposed to be handed over at the end of 2015, and “High-rise buildings” letter 5a – at the end of 2017. However, the developer had financial problems, as a result, four objects remained unfinished. The cost of completing the “Moskovsky” was estimated at 1.8 billion rubles. In 2020, the unfinished Gosstroy facilities were transferred to SK S.G.P. LLC, a member of the Garden Ring, in exchange for providing the investor in Ufa with compensatory plots for housing construction. At the same time, Gosstroy retained the formal status of the developer. Later, the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Bashkiria reported that they could not find such sites for the completion of Moskovsky, so the problems of equity holders will be solved using the mechanisms of the Federal Territorial Development Fund.
In 2022, according to the statements of the Fund for the Protection of the Rights of Citizens – Participants in Shared Construction, all four companies building Moskovsky were declared bankrupt. The Fund’s Supervisory Board decided to pay compensation to equity holders of City Projects, Vysotok and Zelenaya Roshcha. To date, buyers of apartments in three buildings have received payments totaling about 1.5 billion rubles.
In March last year, Kirill Badikov was arrested and taken into custody. Recently, the Investigative Committee for Bashkiria filed a final charge against him, as well as two of his subordinates, for fraud committed by a group of persons by prior agreement on an especially large scale. According to investigators, the defendants stole part of the 2.3 billion rubles.
Lawyer Ruslan Evsyukov, representing the interests of Kirill Badikov in bankruptcy cases, explained to Kommersant-Ufa that the date of the objective bankruptcy of the Gosstroy companies, according to the bankruptcy trustee, came in the fall of 2020, when Ekaterina Ermakova managed Gosstroy enterprises through the management company. “Ermakova is a full-time employee of the Garden Ring, which in 2019 entered into an agreement with Gosstroy, according to which the Moscow Region company will finance the construction of facilities. That is, the person controlling the debtor was Garden Ring, which brought the companies to bankruptcy. Therefore, we insist that the group itself and Sergey Kolunov, as its beneficiary, are subject to subsidiary liability,” commented Mr. Evsyukov.
The lawyer added that he would insist on a smaller amount of subsidiary liability in relation to Kirill and Tatyana Badikov. According to him, in the processes of “City projects” and “High-rise” the prosecutor’s office of Bashkiria supported the statements about the involvement of the “Garden Ring” as a co-defendant.
Sadovoe Koltso did not promptly provide a comment yesterday.