Among the versions of the tragedy, the most likely is the businessman’s unwillingness to lose control of his brainchild as a result of a loan agreement with Moscow Credit Bank (MKB). “Turn everything back!” - Grudin addresses his friend and partner in Pioneer in a suicide note. Why the situation with the ICD seemed to the developer to be hopeless, the magazine “Company” was investigating.
Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, billionaires Alexander Svetakov, Igor Sosin and Ruben Vardanyan, Moscow City Duma deputy Oleg Soroka, Pioneer employees, a total of about a thousand people arrived in the Hall on Shluzova Embankment, 2/1. Grudin is buried next to the grave of his mother. About this "Ko" learned from the friends of the deceased.
On June 27, co-owner of Pioneer Group of Companies Andrei Grudin (50 years old) died in his office on Malaya Pirogovskaya Street 3. According to investigators, it was a suicide with a gun. The businessman’s wife, who discovered him dead, talks about his depression and what he thought about suicide, he knows Komsomolskaya Pravda. Grudin has three children left - two daughters, one of whom studied in Lausanne and lives in London, and a son of eight years.
Grudin’s wife Olga found a rifle club membership card among her husband’s documents, a long-time friend of Grudin, Maxim Artsinovich, owner of MaximiliaN-London jewelry house, told Ko. “We have been friends since 95, Andrei never used drugs, sometimes he could drink a glass of wine at dinner, he didn’t smoke, he went in for sports every day for two hours. He had an absolutely stable psyche. Olga says that he drank antidepressants. Who wrote them to him and why? - continues Artsinovich. - Business is chess! And Andrei was a champion in business. Never ventured beyond measure. He would never expose his family and children to the risks of losing all his property and his usual quality of life. He loved children immensely. He could still live and create for 40-50 years with the medicine of the future and with his condition. For 25 years in business, I have seen a lot of scammers and crooks, but Andrei was a crystal-clear honest man who always kept his word. Now the main thing is that his family does not lose what is rightfully theirs. Olga is a strong woman, she has a huge responsibility now. ”
Co-founder of the online retailer Yulmart, investor Dmitry Kostygin has known Andrei Grudin for 25 years: “Once a quarter, my friends and I go to the shooting range, but Andrei was never interested in shooting. Normally, when a person acquires a weapon, he boasts and tells everyone. Buying a weapon and shutting up is somehow strange. Although Andrei was an open person. ”
Olga Grudina did not answer the questions of "Ko" in WhatsApp.
None of the friends who knew Grudin for 20–25 years did not believe that he could kill himself, and they wondered who could bring him to such a state.
Suicide occurred in the office, which was once occupied by a friend of Andrei Grudin Alexei Zagorovsky, a former executive director of Nord Stream.
Grudin left a suicide note, from which it follows that he intended to sell the MKB company. The main owner of the ICD, Roman Avdeev, read the “Ko” question on WhatsApp, but did not comment on the situation.
Here is the text of the note mentioning Leonid Maksimov (Lenya), another owner of Pioneer Group of Companies: “Family. Take care of yourself and do not repeat my mistakes. Do you have a general power of attorney (Ivanov). Lenya. I really appreciate you. You are a good partner. Sorry to have started all this with ICD. I understand now that I do not want to sell the Pioneer. This is a part of me. Without this, I am not me. Turn it all back! This will remove a large loan burden on the Pioneer and I hope you will continue to work, and you will pay affordable interest to my family. Forgive me everything. ” The full text of the note is REN TV.