As reported, the FBK investigation also caused the Rosguards internal audit. And this test gave unexpected results: it turns out that Viktor Zolotov’s fighters eat not only super-expensive, but also rather stale products, it’s not the only food supplier that is to blame for the Druzhba Narodov combine, but Rosgvardeytsy themselves.
The Main Military Investigation Department of the TFR opened a criminal case against the deputy commander of the Avangard special forces of the Russian Guard, Colonel Oleg Kondratyev under the article “Excess of powers”. The colonel was accused of accepting 30 tons of potatoes for the 46th separate operational brigade of the National Guard forces stationed in Grozny from the Druzhba Narod meat company.
According to investigators, in July 2018, Kondratyev, who holds the post of brigade’s rear commander, verbally ordered his subordinates to take potatoes into the warehouse “with the surface of the tuber damaged with wet and dry rot.” At the same time, investigators emphasize that the colonel reliably knew that the imported potatoes did not meet the requirements of GOST, and under the terms of the state contract such goods are not subject to acceptance. The investigation believes that the colonel acted "intentionally, clearly going beyond the limits of authority, from a different personal interest." As a result of Kondratiev’s actions, the state was damaged in excess of 800 thousand rubles. As explained in the decision, 19 tons of potatoes, bought at a price of 42.65 rubles. per kilogram, simply rotted.
At the same time that the responsibility for this episode will be brought by someone from the company "Friendship of Peoples", is not reported.
The show goes on
As it turned out in January, Rosgvardia continues to buy products from Druzhby Narodiv at inflated prices. Information about the new grocery tenders of the Rosguards is posted on the public procurement website. Nine tenders were announced on December 28, 2018, the total amount of the purchase amounted to 111 million rubles.
Comparing the wholesale prices at which Rosgvardia buys products with retail prices in the Pyaterochka trading network, one can see that the Zolotov ministry still does not spare public money. So, Rosgvardia buys several tons of apples at a price ranging from 100 to 130 rubles per kilogram, while in Pyaterochka the average price per kilogram is 60 rubles. The tenders also indicate inflated prices for oranges (120 rubles compared to 85 rubles in Pyaterochka) and half-smoked sausage (from 350 to 550 rubles compared to 270 rubles in Pyaterochka).
Prices for other procurement items - tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs and sausages - correspond to the average prices in Moscow stores, although, logically, wholesale purchases for the department should be made at lower prices.
The Friendship of Nations continues to supply Rosgvardia, in particular its departmental sanatorium Manchuria, at an exorbitant price and seafood. In November 2018, a contract was signed in which, for example, the Rosgvardians' halibut costs 825 rubles per kilogram (in Primorye, where the Manchurian sanatorium is located, its price is 600 rubles), mussels - 462 rubles per kilogram (in the market - 300 rubles), pollock caviar - 937 rubles (instead of 500 rubles per kilogram). The purchase also has an order for 30 kg of salmon caviar at 4400 rubles per kilo. And this is in the Far East, where caviar costs half as much - from 1,800 rubles. With free shipping.
Toys for guardsmen
In July 2018, Rosgvardiya placed an order for 60 toy pistols on the website of state purchases that were designed by Mauser and Colt, which it intends to give out. The agency is ready to spend almost a million rubles on such weapons.
Each type of pistol supplier must produce 30 copies in small cases with a combination lock. Rosgvardiy will pay 442 thousand rubles for a batch of "Mauser" made of wood and metal, approximately 15 thousand rubles each, and a little more for the Colts - 540 thousand rubles (18 thousand rubles per unit).
Recall that in September 2017 Rosgvardiya announced the purchase of crystal shoulder straps in the amount of 600 thousand rubles, which are allegedly considered to be "a traditional and memorable gift to senior officers."
And just for the soul
On the approaching day of Rosgvardia, on March 27, a big gala concert with the stars of Russian show business is scheduled in the Kremlin Palace. Viktor Zolotov’s office will spend almost 19 million rubles on the organization of this event. The corresponding state purchase was posted on January 27th.
The contractor also has to organize a buffet table, make invitations and buy flowers for performing artists on stage. The list of desired singers includes Grigori Leps, Oleg Gazmanov, Polina Gagarina, the group "Lyube", the State Academic Russian Folk Choir named after M. Pyatnitsky.
In October 2018, it became aware of the purchase of shooting equipment for Rosguards. The Zolotov office announced the purchase of 19 sets of equipment, for which it is ready to give 2.5 million rubles.
The documentation for the purchase indicated that the purchased equipment should allow the Rosgvardians "to take photos and video in all weather conditions and in the studio," edit the video, process the photos and post the finished materials on the Internet, follows from the technical specifications of the competition. The kits include compact cameras with suspensions and tripods and microphones.