The Internet project Proekt spoke about the business, which is associated with the first deputy head of the presidential administration, Alexei Gromov, who is responsible for the media sector in the Kremlin.
Briefly. Close relatives of Alexei Gromov are engaged in joint projects with businessmen Oleg Deripaska and Arkady Abramovich, and he collaborates with Ima Company, which deals with informational support of former security guards Vladimir Putin, and the structures of the family of RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. In addition, a Kremlin official's university buddy organizes trips to the Kremlin pool of journalists. More details:
Presidential pool trips. For over 10 years, the Kremlin’s contractor for organizing the travel of the presidential journalists ’pool has been ZAO Moscow. The prices for these services for the media are very high - a few years ago in Paris, the company booked each journalist a number of 400 euros per day, and in Brazil for transfers by bus from one journalist they took about $ 800. Even in Sochi, the day of moving between the residence of the president and the airport cost 4 thousand rubles per person in a common bus. This company was created by the deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Mikhail Bryukhanov, with whom Gromov studied at the history department of Moscow State University, and he also co-owns it. According to the register of legal entities, in 2006, he owned 16% of the company, 51% was Nikita Mikhalkov’s son-in-law, Albert Bakov. The director of Mosko, Lyudmila Melender, in a conversation with the correspondent of Project, did not deny that Bryukhanov and Bakov are now co-owners of the company.
Information support of the former guards of Putin. When Putin began to massively appoint his former adjutants as governors, they entrusted Gromov with important work — information support for their regions, the “Project” asserts. Close to Gromov (according to the publication), the Ima company worked with the Yaroslavl governor Dmitry Mironov and the head of the Tula region Alexei Dumin.
Business with Deripaska and Abramovich. Alexey Gromov and his family are close with two businessmen - Oleg Deripaska and Roman Abramovich. Gromov is connected with the first through two of his closest relatives - his wife and son. His wife, Anna and Deripaska, together established the Elizabeth-Sergiev Educational Society. And the eldest son, also Aleksey Alekseevich Gromov, in 2017 became a partner of Deripaska in the company owning a factory for the production of aluminum wheels for cars in the Krasnoyarsk Territory with revenue of more than 2 billion rubles a year. In LMZ Scud, the only supplier of wheel disks for Ford cars, Gromov owns 10%, Rusal - 67%. And in February 2017, a large share of Abramovich, 33.3%, passed to the son of a Kremlin official in the MKM-Logistics company, which deals with garbage collection. After only half a year, he left the capital of MKM-Logistics, and Mikhail Chigirinsky, the son of Alexander Chigirinsky, a long-term partner, bought him his share. Gromov could make more than 700 million rubles on the deal, he calculated the “Project”.
Family partner Margarita Simonyan. The publication calls Gromov a partner of the chief editor of the RT channel Margarita Simonyan. She herself, her younger sister Alice and husband Tigran Keosayan are building a business, including on public relations projects that can be associated with Gromov.
Real estate and Tesla in the Gromov family. Gromov has a large country house in one of the most expensive areas of Rublevka, near the presidential residence Novo-Ogaryovo, in the elite village Ilyinskiye Dachi. House area of 961 square meters. m stands on a plot of almost 3 thousand square meters. The plot of the same area with a house in this village is now sold for 850 million rubles. In Moscow, the Kremlin official also has housing - an entire floor on Presnya, at number 10 in Bolshoi Tishinsky Lane.
In 2015, Gromov Jr. had a Tesla model S car. The publication draws attention to the fact that at the same time Abramovich donated at least 20 such electric cars to his friends and business partners, including Chigirinsky, the former head of the Moscow Department of Culture Sergey Kapkov, Federation of Jewish Communities Alexander Borod. The son of Alexei Gromov did not answer the “Project”, how he became the owner of Tesla.