Springboard that surprised Putin
While Magomedov made Dvorkovich’s chess gold, his cousins performed a similar operation with ski jumping. Having learned that Russia was planning to hold the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi, Magomed Bilalov, with the assistance of the Tkachev administration, became the owner of the Gornaya Karusel ski resort and Krasnaya Polyana OJSC with plots in the Olympic construction site by 2006.
In July 2007, Sochi officially became the Olympic capital. According to the Olympic construction program, an Olympic media village with 2658 numbers is being built in Gornaya Karusel, and Krasnaya Polyana is commissioned to build a ski jump complex with money from Sberbank and VEB Bank. It was envisaged that, after the completion of the games, the facilities would be transferred to the state-owned Resorts of the North Caucasus OJSC, headed by Akhmed Bilalov. He also controlled the facilities under construction by his brother as vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee, but not too strictly. For example, he defiantly did not notice how he received 1 billion rubles. from Sberbank, transferred money to accounts owned by the brothers of the National Bank for Business Development, and on behalf of Krasnaya Polyana, he issued a loan at the bank with the corresponding interest. This operation alone brought Bilalov 45.5 million rubles, followed by others, and new money was required from Moscow.
As a result, the jumps were built almost three years late, and they cost 8 billion rubles. instead of the originally planned 1.2 billion. "Well done! You work well! ”- Putin commented with mockery these figures, voiced by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. In a matter of days, the elder brother lost his posts in the Olympic Committee and “Resorts of the North Caucasus”.
An audit of the Accounts Chamber showed that Akhmed Gadzhievich not only twisted the state money allocated for the development of resorts in his bank, but also spent it on himself and his retinue. In 2011-2012 alone, over 350 million rubles were spent on hospitality expenses, business trips to Switzerland and other pleasant countries, and in general to maintain effective managers. On their own charter flights to European countries and the United Arab Emirates, the main "resort" spent 80 million, preferring even to get from the airport to the hotel by helicopter.
Criminal proceedings were instituted against the Bilalovs, and they urgently went abroad. The controlling stake in Krasnaya Polyana was transferred to the branch of Sberbank, Sberbank Capital, while Resorts of the North Caucasus were headed by Maxim Bystrov, Deputy Presidential Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District. On October 23, it became known that Akhmed Bilalov was arrested in the United States in connection with a violation of the rules of stay on a non-immigrant visa. On October 31, he was released on bail pending trial, during which the issue of deportation will be decided.
The Magomedovs, at first glance, everything continued to go smoothly, including on the fronts of the construction of sports facilities. The contracts were concluded one after another. Particularly lucky was the Impex affiliate, which was honored to build the football stadium in Kazan for the XXVII World Summer Universiade. However, the collapse and flight of the Bilalovs made their relatives think about the possible vicissitudes of their own destiny.
Medvedev to the kingdom!
The Magomedovs could not fail to understand that Dmitry Medvedev was the main guarantor of their well-being, and were extremely interested in continuing to at least legally remain so. They did not interfere openly in politics - Dvorkovich was engaged in it, who tried very hard to move the boss to re-nomination. In an interview with the Air Force on December 10, 2010, the presidential aide emphasized that Medvedev “definitely wants this.” Other prominent system liberals started talking about Medvedev’s second presidency as a settled case. For example, the general director of the Rusnano corporation Anatoly Chubais and his party Just Cause, one of the co-chairs of which was Leonid Gozman, adviser to Chubais. The “just cause” was supposed to be included in the “second term coalition”. They also tried to involve influential regional leaders such as Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and promising young politicians such as Just Russia spokesman Dmitry Gudkov.
They didn’t forget about the “power wing”, which was supposed to be created with the help of the Combat Brotherhood of the Moscow Region Governor, Colonel General Boris Gromov, by combining local war and war conflict veterans. The option of attracting Cossack units tied to Tkachev was also considered. The Krasnodar governor himself then did not hesitate to declare that "Cossacks are a people like Russians, Tatars, Mordvinians," and the land of the region, "by and large, did not belong to the Russian Empire, it belonged to the Caucasian peoples, Circassians." Between the lines it was easy to read: if you don’t execute our program in Moscow, we can separate.
Quarreling with the whole world at once is hardly reasonable. It is not surprising that the Magomedovs are eventually sitting, and the list of crimes attributed to their team is constantly updated. And not only the stories of the development of state procurement budgets. At the end of September, the former director of the Podolsk Electromechanical Plant Murman Zakaradze and David Kaplan, one of the leaders of Stroynovatsiya LLC and the former co-owner of the Snoras bank in Lithuania, were arrested in absentia. It is the latter that the investigation considers the brothers' trustee. Both of those arrested in absentia are wanted in connection with the thefts at the Kaliningrad airport and during the construction of the Kyzyl – Kuragino railway.
Kaplan, who fled to Israel and hid in Georgia, Zakaradze, until they surrender the Magomedovs. But the lawyer Frenkel said that his client is ready to tell about the involvement of former partners in the murder of Kozlov. Additional details should be provided by the former security guards of Ziyavudin, convicted of beating a colleague who did not get along with the authorities.
The sale of assets such as a stake in the Novorossiysk port, which was ceded to Transneft, does not help: the proceeds for the shares of $ 750 million were arrested. It was assumed that the money would be used to pay the debts of YATEC, and now it can simply be taken away for them. Earlier, Sberbank, so benevolent of the Magomedovs, has already filed a lawsuit for 4.4 billion rubles. Under arrest, the accounts of most companies in the clan, and the number of these companies is reduced. Declared bankrupt Stroynovatsiya. The shares in Transcontainer and OZK were taken by VTB Kremlin Bank. Even Olga Shipilova’s restaurant went to the ex-wife of the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, and the attempt to transfer her husband’s property to her using a fictitious divorce was crushed by the Moscow City Court.
... The Magomedov empire is crumbling, and former friends diligently pretend that they were not standing nearby. Medvedev is silent. Dvorkovich now swears that he had nothing to do with the business of a university friend.
“Naturally, I know Ziyavudin Magomedov and his brother. We studied together and met a lot, but I was in no way involved in the business of their companies or in any current work, except for the charity work that they carried out. I took part in many charity projects, as I do in similar projects of a huge number of Russian companies, ”he said in an interview with RBC.
Relations with the Magomedovs had previously been interrupted by the family of presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, who previously loved to relax with them. And only the faithful Khabib Nurmagomedov naively asks the president to help his beloved sponsor. After all, a person who has invested in Khabib 200 million rubles acquired by excessive labor cannot be bad!