Dmitry Bosov sweetened the afterlife with contributions to the temple of the Ministry of Defense

The largest donation from non-budgetary sources the temple of the Ministry of Defense received from the company "Sibanthracite", owned by the heirs of businessman Dmitry Bosov, who shot himself a year ago.
14.04.2021
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These data of OM were found in the documents of the fund on the website of the State Information Resource of Accounting (Financial) Reporting.

In September 2018, the companies of the group, JSC Siberian Anthracite and LLC Vostochny Open-Pit Mine, transferred a total of 1 billion rubles for the construction of the temple. Only the Moscow mayor's office transferred more to the fund's accounts, whose contribution from the city budget amounted to 2 billion rubles.

Sibanthracite, the world leader in anthracite mining and Russia's largest producer of metallurgical coal, was the main asset of businessman Dmitry Bosov, who committed suicide on May 6, 2020.

Bosov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who oversaw the construction of the temple, had long-standing friendly relations, says an open media source close to the Defense Ministry leadership. According to him, the minister stood up for Bosov before the president several times.

In April 2020, it became known that mosaic images of President Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu and the head of the USSR Joseph Stalin would appear on the walls of the temple. Later, the Russian Orthodox Church decided to remove the mosaic and keep it for the museum. The inauguration of the temple was originally scheduled for May 9. However, later the ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic to June 22.

In addition to supporting the temple, Bossov actively sponsored, through Sibanthracite, the matches of the Night Hockey League, in which Putin and Shoigu play. The businessman himself was also a league player and went on the ice against the president and the minister of defense.

Representatives of Sibanthracite declined to comment.

In February 2021, the heirs of the billionaire agreed to sell Sibanthracite to the A-Property company of Albert Avdolyan. This was reported by the press service of the Alltek group, through which Bosov controlled the coal holding.

Fund income collapsed

In 2020, when the temple was already opened, the amount of donations collected by "Resurrection" was significantly reduced. In 2020, the fund managed to raise 93.5 million rubles, the report says. This is more than 40 times less compared to 2019, when the fund received 3.9 billion rubles.

The largest donations received by Resurrection in 2020 were a transfer from the Lukoil charity fund for 15 million rubles, as well as two tranches from Promsvyazbank - for 15 and 5 million rubles.

In addition, the top five largest transfers included a donation of 1 million rubles from Ustkamchatryba, a fishing company whose main owner was the family of Federation Council member Boris Nevzorov by Kommersant.

Another 1 million rubles were transferred to the fund by Zamitino LLC. According to Kontur.Fokus, this is the name of a developer company from Krasnogorsk near Moscow, owned by businessman Andrei Solyanik.

Millions in parking and souvenirs

The retail trade of souvenirs and church accessories in 2020 brought 16.6 million rubles to the Main Church of the Russian Armed Forces, according to the reports of the Resurrection Foundation.

Resurrection is collecting donations for the construction and maintenance of the main temple of the Ministry of Defense in the Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow. The temple of the Armed Forces has been built since the fall of 2018; in June 2020, Patriarch Kirill held the first divine service there.

The cost of goods traded by the fund amounted to 8.2 million rubles. It follows that, on average, the temple sold goods at twice the price it bought from suppliers.

The fund began to engage in commerce in August 2020, the report says. For this, a separate division "Patriot" was formed in the fund. The fund opened its retail outlets in the temple itself, as well as in the museum complex. In addition, there was a paid parking lot in the Patriot Park.

The total revenue of the fund as a result amounted to 17.5 million rubles. Thus, the sale of souvenirs accounted for 95% of the fund's income. Paid parking services brought the fund 0.89 million rubles, or 5% of the proceeds. The fund's net profit amounted to 1.43 million rubles, the report says.