Former Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Sergey Shmatko, who held this post from 2008 to 2012, became the owner of 25% in Gelendzhik Resort Complex-Meridian LLC. He received this asset from the daughter of the president of "Transneft" Nikolai Tokarev Maya Tokareva. The deal was registered on August 20, the Kompaniya magazine learned.
Today the resort is also owned by the son of the head of Rostec Stanislav Chemezov and Vladimir Maishev - 25% each. Another 25% of Tokareva in Meridian is pledged by Shmatko. When he pays his share, he will become the owner of half of the resort, and Maya will leave the number of owners in the cash. Telegram channel The Arbiter was the first to notice the new shareholder Sergei Shmatko at Meridian. In parallel with the ministerial post, Shmatko was the chairman of the board of directors of Transneft in 2008-2011.
The revenue of Gelendzhik Resort Complex-Meridian LLC in 2019 amounted to 10.7 million rubles. The resort does not have a website. FBK Alexey Navalny found out that the area of the land plot belonging to "Meridian" is equal to 6,525 sq. m. The resort complex is located on the seashore, a hundred square meters of land are sold here for 1 million rubles According to the most conservative estimates, the land that Shmatko will get is worth 32.6 million rubles.
After leaving the ministers, Shmatko went into business. The largest is MontazhTekhStroy (revenue - 8.6 billion rubles). Shmatko has 25% in this company, according to Kontur.Fokus, his partners - Alexander Makarenko, Vladimir Kirichenko and Energosoft LLC - respectively 35, 35 and 5%. MontazhTekhStroy is registered in Krasnodar, is engaged in the construction and reconstruction of oil and gas facilities and is currently reconstructing the Tikhoretsk - Novorossiysk trunk pipeline. Through Artpol Holding, Sergei Shmatko, together with his son Artyom, own 51.07% of Atommashexport JSC (revenue - 2.1 billion rubles). Atommashexport supplies equipment to nuclear power plants.
Gelendzhik is our Nice
Gelendzhik is very different from neighboring Anapa and even Sochi. Villas were built here for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and the leaders of Rostec. In Gelendzhik, billionaire Gennady Timchenko is under construction, and the family of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov, owns a whole hotel - Primorye. Sogaz and Rosneft have built a high-tech medical center here. Manturov's wife Natalya - clinic "Lancet". In Gelendzhik there is a golf club "Gelendzhik Golf Resort", built by the structure of billionaires Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, "Eurochem" by Andrey Melnichenko, "Sinara" by Dmitry Pumpyansky, "Severgroup" by Alexey Mordashov and others.
Stanislav Ivashkevich, the owner of Ivashkevich Hospitality, says, “if Anapa is a shawarma stall, a kind of heavy trash, then when you come to Gelendzhik, you seem to find yourself in Nice. Here, on the embankment, they demolished the "Shanghai" with cheap towels and swimming rings, put modern pavilions with "Baskin Robbins", wine, cocktails, etc. That is, today it is very cool to have a hotel in Gelendzhik. "
On the embankment you can meet the minister Denis Manturov in shorts and sandals, walking with the dog, in the bar of the Primorye hotel - the billionaire Roman Abramovich. The police use electric cars and politely greet the resort guests.
“This summer, a room in two main hotels in Gelendzhik - Primorye and Kempinski - costs 30 thousand rubles. per day, and all the hotels in the city were packed, ”Ivashkevich notes.
In addition to hotels in Gelendzhik, businessmen are engaged in viticulture and winemaking. The families of Denis Manturov and Sergei Chemezov produce wine "Mantra" at the winery of the same name, in neighboring Anapa is located "Abrau-Dyurso" by Boris Titov, where they make champagne.
The only problem with the resort is the old sewage treatment plant, because of which the sea water at temperatures above 24 degrees can cause rotovirus, as well as water interruptions. But the authorities intend to solve this problem and build new treatment facilities. They also plan to build a new airport here.