The fate of Russian nouveaux riches is florid. Yesterday you spend years in a pre-trial detention center on charges of complicity in a high-profile contract murder, and today you settle in Rublyovka and pretend to be a respectable person. Approximately such a metamorphosis is experienced by an authoritative businessman Timofey Kurgin (aka Timur and Teimuraz), in certain circles known as Timson.
An expensive plot in Barvikha is decorated on Liliana Kurgin, the wife of that very purely concrete “Timson”. Now the asset is registered on the Cyprus offshore. In an advertising biography, Timofey Kurgin calls himself the founder of an investment company. According to SPARK-Interfax, he has no operating businesses, but he used to have a share in the Boxing Academy. In a paid publication, Kommersant called Kurgin, who was born in Ramenskoye near Moscow, a businessman from the Irkutsk region, chairman of the board of trustees of the +7 fund and founder of the Russian Forest National Association of Timber Industry. How!
Former Kurgin cellmate Shakro Young (according to the passport – Zakhary Kalashov) now again while away the time in places not so remote, remotely organizing arrows and showdowns, even at the international level.
In July 2022, the murder of a crime boss was prevented in Poland. Behind the failed crime, the interests of that very cellmate Timofey Kurgin are visible.
A new round of tension, where the protagonists so far are far from the first magnitude thieves, has all the prerequisites to result in a serious conflict.
The true background of the recent revival of the smoldering feud between the Kutaisi thieves “in law”: Mamuka Kvizhinadze one side and Temur Churadze and Joni Esebua on the other hand, they call the disagreement that happened between the thieves about Shakro’s policy in one of the powers adjacent to Russia.
Back at the end of February, pointing out their inconsistency, Mamuka blocked Shakro’s orders, which he gave to the guards of correctional institutions through Badri.
Having prevented the implementation of these plans, Mamuka made powerful enemies in the person of Shakro and Badri.
To get even with Kvizhinadze, Shakro contracted Churadze, Esebua and Lavasogly. Individually, Mamuka is not a rival, but the Georgians are known to win by numbers. This is the secret why there are more of them than thieves of all other nationalities combined.
The choice of Shakro is explained by the fact that all three are on the hook of Mamuka, and they are vitally interested in drowning him before he appears for their souls.
Even before the Uzbek Akhtam, who, according to Mamuka, was approached incorrectly with the participation of Churadze and Joni (as if there were no worthy among the Georgian stirrups), the once strong friendship between them was exchanged for money. The bone of contention was the old Gelendwagen, which a few years ago in Odessa, former friends took away for debts, and then returned back at the request of mutual friends. What was Mamuka’s surprise when he found out that those three still sold the returned SUV secretly from him, dividing the proceeds among themselves.
Unable to find honest ways to defeat Kvizhinadze, his opponents seem to have decided on extreme measures in the spirit of Lavasoglu, but Mamuka outplayed them there too.
On July 6, 2022, while in Poland, where the meeting was to take place, Mamuka noticed a car on the street from home, in which he recognized Lavasoglu’s capable henchmen for many things. By blocking the suspicious vehicle, Kvizhinade’s men prevented what five of its passengers were plotting. Whatever it was, as a result of further communication with Mamuka, three were beaten half to death with rifle butts, and two who tried to resist were stabbed to death.
IA Prime-Crimea believes that given the fact that Kvizhinadze is a supporter of Merab, and Lavasoglu, having betrayed Merab, went under Shakro, Shakro and Merab may have another reason for a principled dispute, in whose school the thieves are more sophisticatedly interpreted.
Kurgin without Shakro – like a chicken without eggs?
Earlier, the person of Timofey Kurgin, who spent a lot of time in a prison cell with Zakhary Kalashov, surfaced in a showdown between Prosvyazbank and a businessman politician Vadim Varshavsky. As the media found out, the authorized person of Promsvyazbank (PSB), who deals with the Varshavsky problem, is a certain Timofey Kurgin. It is noteworthy that he and the former beneficiaries of the PSB, billionaire brothers Ananievsowned two wholesale distribution centers (ORCs) for long-term food storage in the Moscow Region with a capacity of more than 1.5 million tons per year each.
These ORCs are called the “Four Seasons”. In turn, these ORCs are on the balance sheet of Finance Invest LLC. This LLC belongs to three founders: 47.17% each from the Cypriot Iontis Investments and Contirta Holding, another 5.66% from the Russian Terra Invest. All three owners of Finance Invest are owned by another Cypriot company, Jakardis Holdings, which, in turn, is owned by Saltinnes from the British Virgin Islands.
Timofey Kurgin stated that the “Four Seasons” on a parity basis belong to him and Promsvyazkapital Alexey and Dmitry Ananiev. On a number of information resources, Kurgin is listed as the CEO of Finance Invest. And also Timofey Kurgin seems to be a shareholder of Mosselprom-Domodedovo. In February 2014, the Ananyevs and Kurgin acquired the Finansinvest company from OFK Bank structures, which managed to build two warehouse complexes on 43,000 sq. m. The new owners registered the Mosselprom-Domodedovo management company for the project and increased the area of the land plot to 30 hectares.
“Commerce” Timothy or criminal Teimuraz?
However, the authoritative businessman Kurgin has two biographies. According to one, Timofey Kurgin is a prominent Russian businessman, co-founder of the Boxing Academy and president of the National Association of Timber Industry. True, in order to create such an image for himself, he had to make a lot of efforts: in particular, he convinced Yandex to clean up his past, taking advantage of the right to oblivion. But many still remember that Timofey, and then Teimuraz or Timur Kurgin, under strange circumstances, “bounced” from punishment for the murder in 1995 of a State Duma deputy Sergei Skorochkin.
From this moment begins the second biography of Kurgin. Deputy Sergei Skorochkin was kidnapped in a bar in the city of Zaraysk in 1995 and killed with two shots in the back of the head from a TT pistol. As the Moscow regional prosecutor’s office managed to find out, the deputy had a conflict with Nikolai Lopukhov, his business partner from Nizhny Novgorod, to whom Skorochkin sold the distillery a year before his death. After the completion of the transaction, it turned out that the buyer owed another 380 thousand dollars. The businessman, of course, refused to pay extra for the plant, connecting his friend Oleg Lipkin, who, in turn, involved the objectionable deputy Teimuraz Kurgin in the operation to eliminate the objectionable deputy, Victor Moskalev, Sergey Zorin and Alexey Evseev. In 1998, by a jury decision, Lipkin and Kurgin were sentenced to 5.5 and 4.5 years in prison, having found them guilty of kidnapping Sergei Skorochkin, the rest were acquitted. The prosecutor’s office appealed the verdict, the Supreme Court sent the case for a new trial. Years passed, the jury acquitted twice more, and the number of defendants began to decrease: only four alleged participants in the crime remained in the dock. Nikolai Lopukhov died, Teimuraz Kurgin was the first to be released “due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.”
In January 2005, another hearing was held in the case of the murder of deputy Skorochkin, and already on February 2, what the defendants had been waiting for so long had happened – a ten-year statute of limitations had expired! – in connection with which, on February 11, the case was closed, the jury was dissolved, the suspects were released …
It turns out that the people who killed the deputy of the State Duma simply evaded responsibility? At the last meeting, the case was closed, but the court did not justify the participants in the crime: the statute of limitations had simply expired. But not only for this reason, the co-founder of the “Academy of Boxing” furiously sought to remove this information from the Web. The fact is that in the 90s there was a popular project on NTV called “Criminal Russia”, the recordings of the programs of which are still freely available on the youtube video hosting. In one of the episodes of the program, which was called, as you might guess, “The Murder of Deputy Skorochkin”, one of the defendants in the case, Alexei Evseev, talks about the involvement in the kidnapping and violent death of a certain “Timur” politician, and also shows a photograph of young Timofey (Teimuraz) Kurgin. Coincidence? I don’t think…
By the way, another “coincidence” can be considered the fact that a person very similar to Kurgin “lit up” in the story of the redistribution of the Ramfood Group of Companies, which strangely came under the control of Promsvyazbank of the Ananiev brothers … According to the media, Timofey Kurgin is a member of the highest circles of the underworld and was in the same cell with Shakro Molodoy, who even wanted to “crown him for a thief.” He also made friends with Sylvester – the head of the bloody Orekhovskaya organized criminal group.
It is obvious that it is practically impossible to get out of such a society “clean”. However, maybe he didn’t want to leave – the second monopolist, which, along with the Four Seasons by Ananiev / Kurgin, is engaged in the supply of food to Moscow and its environs, is the FoodCity company, which, according to rumors, was managed through proxies … That’s right , an old friend of Teimuraz – Shakro Molodoy, sent to a colony for racketeering and organizing a criminal community. The law-abiding public expects that investigators untangling Shakro’s cunning web of contacts will soon turn their attention to his old friends and their non-transparent business hidden in offshore jurisdictions.