According to rumors, the protection of Fosagro and Volkov was provided by Denis Manturov, who had only recently been appointed by the Minister of Industry and Trade. They even said that the appointment of Deripaska Volkov to the structure of Basel was the result of Manturov’s pressure on the oligarch.
In addition, according to rumors, it was Manturov who supported Volkov in obtaining Fosagro's main assets of Metakhim CJSC.
It is believed that the protection of Manturov Volkov continues today. And that the minister intends to play a significant role in Volkov’s becoming the glass king.
Allegedly, the decision to purchase the Aleksinsky Glass Factory and the deal itself were not without the help of an official, whose interest in this story, as often happens with Russian officials, can be very prosaic.
Manturov should remember all the “apatite wars” in which Volkov took part, and think about how reliable a partner would be a person for whom only the price of the issue is the determining factor in relations with people.