Who owns the Moscow cemeteries


Кто владеет московскими кладбищами

In may 2016 at khovanskoye cemetery in Moscow there was a mass brawl. In the conflict that was accompanied by a shootout, was attended by 200 to 400 people; three of them died. This completes the repartition of the Moscow market of funeral services: instead of people from Khimki near Moscow, whose attempts to gain a foothold in the capital has led to clashes on Khovansky, at the head of almost all the cemeteries of Moscow rose from Stavropol businessmen associated with the capital management of FSB. The correspondent of Department of investigations of “Medusa” Ivan Golunov says, where did the new beneficiaries of the Moscow funeral market, and who might be behind their appearance. The investigation was prepared several months. After his arrest, Golunova in June 2019 to work on his text joined by journalists from leading Russian publications — Forbes, The Bell, “Vedomosti”, the “Novaya Gazeta”, RBC, “Russian service Bi-bi-si” and “Fontanka”. In agreement with the authors of the investigation Znak.com like dozens of other mass media, publishes this text.

Mass graves

In November 2008, unknown assailants severely beat Khimki journalist Mikhail Beketov. About one and a half years, the journalist spent in the hospital, where he recovered the remains of the fractured bones, which had severely affected the brain, right leg amputated and three fingers on his left hand. After the assassination attempt, he moved in a wheelchair, almost could not speak. Five years later, Beketov died.

The perpetrators of the attack on the journalist was never found. He Beketov suggested that behind this crime there can be the heads of the administration of Khimki, a few months before the beating, he began to receive threats in 2007, unknown persons burned his car. All this journalist was connected with his critical publications in the address of the city authorities.

From 1994 to 2001, Mikhail Beketov had worked as press Secretary of the mayor Himok Yury korablina, and after his retirement he founded the newspaper “Khimki Pravda”, the opposition to the new mayor, Vladimir Strelchenko. Since 2007, the “Khimki Pravda” wrote about the different conflict situations, including the fight for the preservation of the Khimki forest. Among other things, the newspaper published a series of articles about the reburial of the remains of six military pilots from the mass grave, located in the square near the Leningrad highway.

Authorities Khimki explained the relocation of mass graves from the square expansion of the Leningrad highway; the media also appeared that the Park was transformed into a place of prostitutes who “desecrate the memory of war heroes”. Local activists claimed that a mass grave is transferred to release land for the construction of a shopping center. After publications in “the Khimki truth” to the story drew the attention of the Federal TV channels.

Beketov wrote that the graves of soldiers burst tractors, the bones piled in garbage bags, and often does, lost. In the air of the Central TV Beketov showed he made pictures of the bone like a human, she was found on the site of a mass grave after the completion of the work.

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Now, the square, which is 12 years ago fought a journalist, there are business centers — after the scandal of the Khimki authorities not decided to build it entirely (although in the cadastral map, the land has been delimited), limiting it only to roadside areas. A year after the reburial a few hundred meters from the former mass graves built office center, owned by Evgeny Golovkin — the son of the then head of the GUVD of the Moscow region (2001-2014) Nikolay Golovkin. In a business center among other entered the company at the time owned by the wife of Vyacheslav nyrkova Director funeral service Khimki and the man who oversaw the reburial of the remains from mass graves.


Military construction on education, Vyacheslav Nyrkov well blended into the composition of the mayor of Khimki. The mayor Vladimir Strelchenko, who in the past legilslation commander of the Kantemir division, is readily recruited to the team of ex-military.

The scandal with the transfer of mass graves became nyrkova first experience of resolving conflicts with local residents. Before heading to the municipal funeral company, Dives, was the head of the course at the Academy of civil defence EMERCOM, located on the outskirts of Khimki. Then he gave his first interview, telling reporters that he coped with bullying by using the leaderboards.

During the conflict mass graves around the Village a lot of contact with journalists, explained that the remains were Packed in cadaver bags, which due to the black color might seem junk, supervised the work of the surgeons at the local hospital, and the very bone, about which wrote Beketov probably brought stray dogs or threw themselves activists.

Vyacheslav nyrkova who successfully complete the reburial, was sent on the rise: in 2009, he headed one of the districts of Khimki, Podrezkovo, and soon became a curator of the construction industry in the administration of Khimki. Most in this role he is remembered for efforts to legalize infill development. These projects are often met with the resistance of the villagers, and resolve conflicts consistently accounted for Nyrkova.

The construction business in Khimki has the same advantages as ritual: almost Moscow, but cheaper. Link building, Dives, kept the impact on the market of funeral services. In 2009, he was invited to lead the city funeral service of the classmate at Kamyshenskom military construction school (Volgograd oblast) Yuri Chabueva. Together they created several firms who made funeral services, construction and garbage collection. Podrezkovo meanwhile pavlenishvili shopping centers and shops that belonged to the wife nyrkova.

The scheme of ritual business nyrkova and Chabueva was simple: representatives of the Khimki municipal funeral service sat in all the morgues, but the contract was concluded on associated with officials of the private company. In his native village in the Penza region Chabuel started the production of coffins and funeral accessories. In addition, the company nyrkova wife built a columbarium on Novoluganskoe cemetery (it was there in 2013, was buried Beketov) and planned to build a crematorium new cemetery on the site of landfill “left Bank” in Khimki.

With the wife of another classmate at Kamyshenskom military-construction school — Yuri Schneider — they founded the company “Clean city”, which is engaged in garbage removal from the Khimki enterprises.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиThe opening of the motorcycle club “Night wolves Khimki”Himkah

Since the beginning of 2010-ies at rallies against the point of building in Khimki began to appear representatives of the public organization “the Healthy nation” and “Night wolves Khimki”, which was supported by construction companies and sometimes dispersed the protesters. Vyacheslav Nyrkov was co-owner of the local branch of the motorcycle club; “Night wolves” received a residence permit in one of the Khimki shopping center, owned by Kabaevoj and Syrkovoy. “Healthy nation” was registered in the office of the Khimki memorial service — in the room where there was a pharmacy belonging to the Khimki city Council Deputy, head of the Commission on construction and housing and communal services.

In 2010, after another conflict of developers with local residents, to beat Khimki ecologist Konstantin Fetisova. Police arrested the performers and the organizer — he was head of Department of municipal property of Moscow Andrey Chernyshev, a colleague and a subordinate nyrkova, Alexei gross, one of the deputies of the mayor Vladimir Strelchenko (prior to joining the team Strelchenko Shafts was led by a military unit next to Kantemirovsky division). The latter has received six years in prison. The defendants said that vypolnyayutsya Valova, but no development of these statements not received.

In 2012 soon after conflict over the construction of a highway through the Khimki forest, Vladimir Strelchenko resigned in. Alexey Shafts in 2014 led the Shchelkovo district of Moscow region.

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From Khimki — on Khovanskoye

In 2013, the head of the Khimki memorial service for Yuri Chabuel went to work in Moscow, as head of territorial office of funeral service (TORO) № 3 Moscow GBU “Ritual”, which included Khovanskoye, and some other Vostryakovskiy cemetery (Khimki funeral service after Abueva led by Peter Levchenko — another classmate from Kamyshin military construction school).

Two years later, TORO # 3 has been expanded — it included a number of famous Moscow cemetery, including Troekurov, Vagankovsky and Novodevichy, and became the largest division of GBU “Ritual”. Under control Chabueva was 31 cemetery, including the most prestigious. Chabueva classmate and business partner in the “Clean city” Yuriy Schneider soon headed TORO No. 5, including several large cemeteries in the South of Moscow — Shcherbinsky, Domodedovo, Kotlyakovskoe. Thus, graduates of the school of Kamyshin of the Volgograd region has extended its influence into the best cemetery of Moscow.

The income of partners grew. Increased production of ritual goods at home Chabueva. TORO No. 3 began to rent equipment from the wife Chabueva. The wife opened the restaurant “Serbia” in one of the most expensive business centers of the capital “Romanov Dvor” — it is located a few hundred meters from the Kremlin.

One of the most famous episodes associated with the way Yuri Chabuel increased its influence in the Moscow market of funeral services, has become a famous conflict on Khovansky a cemetery. The fight was attended by representatives of the “Healthy nation”, an organization whose members were dispersed Khimki protests against infill construction. In this structure consisted of natives of Chechnya and police, one of the leaders of the organization, were Alexander Bocharnikov — in-law of the former Deputy head of the Moscow traffic police Michael Potashnikova.

The conflict, according to numerous witnesses, started after Chabuel attempted to increase levies from working in the cemetery of the Tajiks.

Visitors from Tajikistan are a significant part of the workforce at the Moscow cemeteries — they clean and care for the graves. As found “Medusa”, almost all of them come from a “Council” (the unification of several villages) — Obigarm, located in Rogun district of Tajikistan. Some are officially unemployed, others are working without documents — but all, in their own words, pay administration cemeteries informal payments. For a long time this source of income remained for the management of cemeteries is too small and is not paid to it attention. This allowed the migrants to accumulate the funds to begin the expansion of spheres of activity: on Khovansky and Perepechenko cemeteries have them by 2016, the official granite workshops. Chabuel decided to take control of the business.

As told, including later in court, who worked at the cemetery khovanskoye migrants, Yuri Chabuel asked them to rewrite the formal and informal business for their people and continue to work for a salary. The Tajiks refused, and Tabuev applied Khimki methods, by connecting fighters from the “Healthy nation”.

Young people from the “Healthy nation” appeared on khovanskoye cemetery in the spring of 2016 — at this time of year ritualistiku who are engaged in the erection of monuments and maintenance of graves, the peak of the season. Moving on scooters, they do the “inspection” of the cemetery — which the Tajiks was expelled from the territory.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиPolice, who arrived to Khovansky a cemetery in Moscow, after the mass drakonakis Blinov / RIA Novosti

May 14, the next weekend after the holidays, between the members of the “Healthy nation” and Tajiks there was a mass brawl. It was attended by from 200 to 400 people; migrants are much more numerous, so their opponents made a fire, which soon ceased: the cemetery, the riot police arrived. As a result of collision three persons were lost, 30 more were seriously injured. Among the victims were visitors to the cemetery.

In November 2018, the court found the jury Chabueva guilty of organizing riots and sentenced to 11 years in strict regime colony. Another organizer of the fight is the co — founder of the sports organization “the Healthy nation” Alexander Bocharnikov received nine years of imprisonment. Another 13 participants of the fight were sentenced to terms ranging from three and a half to 11 and a half years in a General regime colony. Also detained more than a hundred natives of Tajikistan — part of them were deported. 22 detainees were sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest, five more participants of the fight were sentenced to three years imprisonment.

In the course of the hearing Yuri Chabuel said that repeatedly warned about the impending fight, the then Deputy Director for security GBU “Ritual” Alexander Garakoeva, but he took no action to prevent conflict, and to the employees of the security Firms guarding the cemetery, gave the order not to intervene. In the 1990-ies Garakoev served in Tajikistan, and GBU “Ritual” came from the post of the head of the base logistics of border guard of FSB of Russia, stationed in Stavropol.

After the arrest Chabueva and the dismissal of his friends from GBU “Ritual” almost all the Moscow cemetery was spearheaded by people from the Stavropol region.


According to the Department of trade and services of Moscow, the volume of capital funeral market is approximately 14-15 billion rubles a year. According to the official statements for the past three years, the income GBU “Ritual” from paid services annually ranged from 1.7 to 3 billion rubles.

Funeral business — reliable source of cash, said the source of “Medusa” in the funeral industry. Source of “black” money could be the preparation of bodies for burial, the sale of plots in cemeteries, the charges for excavation and landscaping of the graves, the funeral. The shadow of cash in the Moscow market of funeral services three sources of “Medusa” is estimated in the range of 12 to 14 billion rubles per year.

Redistribution of the market began even before the shootout at the cemetery khovanskoye that occurred in may 2016 — with the appointment to the post of Director of GBU “Ritual” Artem Ekimov. The former senior operative of the Main Department for economic security and countering corruption of the Ministry of interior (Guebipk) Ekimov led the company in 2015. According to sources in the Moscow government, the appointment of Ekimov was applied as a way to bring order to the funeral market, and experience in the interior Ministry was to help the new Director to solve this problem.

The appointment was preceded by a series of operations against the influential leaders of GBU Ritual — a few people made the case about bribes. Just a few weeks before moving Ekimova on a new job employees of the Department of economic security GU MVD in Moscow have detained the former Deputy of the Samara provincial Duma Dmitry Anishchenko, who allegedly promised by one person to assist in the appointment of the head of “Ritual” for a fee of two million euros. Anishchenko put on one and a half years for attempted fraud. Ekimov participated in the early development of the case, said “the Medusa” a former employee of the Guebipk.

As head of GBU “Ritual”, Ekimov started to change heads cemeteries, appointing their people. The zone of influence of Yuri Cabaeva — that is, almost all of the most prestigious necropolis of Moscow — these changes are practically not affected. But after the conflict on Khovansky came their turn. People who were appointed Ekimov, often had no experience in the funeral business. In addition to the lack of experience of the appointees also combined the origin — almost all of them were from Stavropol region.

In the result of personnel changes and structural changes in SBI main divisions of “Ritual” subordinated to one person — the first Deputy Director. For this position appointed Valerian Mazaraki, former owner of the alcohol business. Among the heads of territorial divisions of the capital “Ritual” was the novel Hammers vocalist Stavropol rap group “Godmother’s family” and co-owner of several restaurants in Stavropol; albert Utabaev — the former head of the border troops of the FSB in Karachay-Cherkessia, then — Deputy Director GBU “Ritual”; Yuriy Kushnir — who previously worked as a dealership Manager and bartender at the restaurant on the ship “Brusov” and others (12 people total).

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Than GBU “Ritual” is not run by people from Stavropol

The only sphere of activity GBU “Ritual”, which is not run by people from Stavropol territory, — capital construction and improvement, which is supervised by Nikolay Pyshkin, Oleg Semenov and Vladislav Petrashev. They had worked on one of the enterprises of housing and communal services East district of Moscow. Pyshkin in 2010-2012, he headed the district Council, holding a Semenov — operational enterprise of the district. In 2016 the largest improvement contractor in the Moscow cemeteries the company “Gamma”, which received contracts worth nearly 220 million rubles. The Owner Of “Gamma” — Ruslan Pikalov. He also belongs to the company “Axiom”, which in 2010-2015 has won contracts for the performance of work in Izmailovo district more than 220 million rubles. However, the largest contractor in Izmailovo was the company “Akkord” and “Atlas” for a few years received more than a billion rubles from the district budget. The owner of both companies was Paul Radchenko. In 2014, after the resignation of the district head Nikolai Pyshkin, the company ceased to participate in the tenders area, but later received several contracts from the state Ritual. Eternal rival companies Radchenko, the auction has “TD “Helios”” belonging to businessman from Zelenograd to Andrey Pak. Interestingly, Andrew Pak has a common business with the wife of Oleg Semenova Olga Glozman — Danlyuks, OOO.

After the change of leadership of the Moscow cemeteries have been changes in the protection of the cemeteries instead of several security firms has received a contract chop “Alfa-horse”. His main owner is a 28-year-old Emilia Leshkevich, which also owns a needlework shop in Perm. Leshkevich, a relative of Anastasia Mazaraki, wife of Lion Mazaraki — brother of the first Deputy General Director of GBU “Ritual” (appointed Yekimov).

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиEmployees of sue “Ritual” to clear snow from the graves on Kalinkinskiy kladbishchenskuju Kogogin / RIA Novosti


Six months after the collision on Khovansky a cemetery, Emilia Leshkevich established the First funeral company (PRK). She bought a few dozen vehicles-hearses and subsequently won several contracts for the provision of transport services from GBU “Ritual”. Leshkevich partner at PRK — of Sardal Umalatov; in January 2019, he became the owner of a Moscow funeral company — “Holy Grail”.

Sandal Umalatov — the son of the head of the Committee of oil industry in the Chechen Parliament the times of Dzhokhar Dudayev. In 2009, 23-year-old Umalatov in the Newspapers as the owner of the burnt Bentley. In 2017 Umalatova brother killed in the conflict between the employees of the taxi companies competing on the same route. The authorities of Moscow region appointed to the problematic route of the carrier “TRANS-road”, which media connect with Alexander Kolokoltsev, the son of the Minister of internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltseva. Sandal Umalatov owns several companies along with Alexander Kolokoltsev. Previously, the newspaper “Vedomosti” associated the son of the Minister of internal Affairs with several operators taxis, which are received from the Department of transport billions of dollars in contracts for the carriage of passengers.

The assistant Minister Irina Wolf informed in writing of “Medusa” on behalf of Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the Minister’s son was never associated with a funeral business; the Minister also not aware of any illegal commercial activities of his son. Emilia Leshkevich said “the Medusa”, which will not give any comments. Alexander Kolokoltsev said that “had and has no relationship to ritual (funeral) business.” In the Moscow Department of trade and services not responded to the request.


In 1990-2000-ies brothers Leo and Valerian Mazaraki lived and did business in the Stavropol region, Bashkortostan and Krasnodar Krai. In particular, they belonged to Stavropol manufacturer of alcohol — company “Alliance”. Rosalkogolregulirovanie repeatedly caught “Alliance” in the use of alcohol is of unknown origin. Even brothers belonged to the shopping and entertainment facilities, which, according Stavropol media was also found questionable alcohol. In 2007 Valerian Mazaraki founded the lottery “Time income”: it lasted long due to the fact that the advertisement used the image of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Leo Mazaraki from 2007 to 2012, he headed the North Caucasus branch of “SG-TRANS” — one of the largest rail operators for the transport of oil and gas cargoes. In parallel Mazaraki owned by the company “SG-trade”, which provided various services, “SG-TRANS”. For example, the train operator was transferred to the storage tank cars, and a few years later it turned out that they were gone. At the same time, “SG-trade” posted on the Internet the announcement of sale of tanks from the storage tanks. In the story of the missing tanks featured several current heads of the cemeteries.

In the early 2010s brothers Mazaraki sold the company “the Alliance” and moved to Moscow, replacing the alcohol business in financial. Mazaraki and some of their friends became the owners and managers of several banks — “Sotsekonombank”, National Bank of business development, “mast-Bank” “of Westintertrans” (see table).

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиLion Miserabilist Instagram / Meduza

All these companies have in common: shortly after the appearance of the management team related Mazaraki, the Central Bank withdrew the license of the Bank for “violations of the law in the field of counteraction of legalization of incomes,” and later it was discovered, that are derived from the Bank’s assets. According to the Central Bank in Stavropol “Sotsekonombank” after the revocation of the license was short of 1.1 billion rubles, the National Bank of development of business — 13 billion, “mast-Bank” — 6.8 billion people, in a small “Fastinternet” — just 386миллионов rubles. Co-owner of “Westintertrans” along with the Lion Mazaraki was a former member of the KGB Nikolay Dorofeyev. Two sources in the funeral industry I believe that he is a relative of the head of the FSB in Moscow and Moscow region Alexey Dorofeev, but “Medusa” failed to find documentary confirmation of this information. In a letter to Nikolay Dorofeyev did not answer, to call him failed. Alexey Dorofeev has not responded to numerous requests the authors of the investigation.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиValerian Miserabilist “VKontakte” / Meduza

According to the Bank, funds of the banks is output through the granting of loans to companies-transient — but in some cases, the money received from a familiar company. So, shortly before the revocation of the license of the National Bank business development loan of 30 million rubles was awarded to Lion Mazaraki “SG-trade” (the one that lost the tank). She soon ceased operations.

The majority of staff moved from Bank to Bank. For example, the native of Stavropol Sergey Selyukov was a shareholder of “Sotsekonombank” and later headed the National Bank of business development and “mast-Bank”. In 2015-2016, he was the head of one of territorial divisions of Moscow GBU “Ritual”, and in the spring of 2017 head of the Moscow office of a small Bank “Sputnik”, registered in Samara.

In 2017, the Samara Bank “Sputnik” has acquired a group of people who previously worked in the “Sotsekonombank” and other broken banks. Shortly afterwards the “Satellite” there was a Moscow branch and operating offices in the commodity markets “Dubrovka”, “Fudsiti” and trading-exhibition complex “Moscow”. Despite the large flow of cash at the flea markets are few banks — to the revocation of licenses one of the major players here was “mast-Bank”, which is also associated with a group of Stavropol financiers. As seen “Medusa” operating cash “Satellite” markets opened in the same premises formerly occupied “mast-Bank”.

In March 2019, the police conducted searches in the territory of the market “Gardener”, “Fudsiti” and TYAK “Moscow”, completely blocking their work. Shortly thereafter, operating the cash register “Satellite” at the flea markets closed.

To reach Valerian and Leo Mazaraki “Medusa” failed. Valerian did not answer the letter sent in his name through the mail of the press service of GBU “Ritual”. Leo has not responded to questions sent to him on Facebook.

Friends of the “Children’s world”

Artem Ekimov — the man who has appointed his Deputy Valerian Mazaraki and put at the head of the Moscow Stavropol MAINTENANCE of his countrymen, he began working in SBI Ritual shortly after the RAID at his former place of work. The result of this operation all the leadership of the Main Directorate for economic security and countering corruption of the Ministry of interior (Guebipk) was in prison.

The reason for the surgery was an investigative experiment, hosted by the staff Guebipk: they tried to provoke a bribe of the Deputy chief of the 6th service of Management of own safety of FSB Igor Demin. After that seven employees Guebipk headed by the chief of Department of General Denis Sugrobov accused of provocation bribes and abuse of power, and subsequently the case has added an article about the organization of criminal community. Sugrobova in 2017 was sentenced to 22 years in prison (later the term was reduced to 12 years).

It is believed that it Sugrobova was a milestone in the fight several groups of security forces for control of the banking sector, which traditionally was in charge of the banking division (“K”) of the economic security Service of FSB.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиArtem Ekimov, Director of GUP “Ritual” on the birthday of Anastasia Miserabilist Instagram / Meduza

Denis Sugrobov knew about the impending departure of Artem Ekimov of his office GBU “Ritual”, said “the Medusa” a source close to Sugrobova. In 2013 Snow expected, says the interlocutor of the edition that Ekimov will be headed by Moscow funeral service as a friend of Marat Medoyev, the assistant head of the FSB in Moscow and Moscow region. Moreover, Sugrobova reported his friends from the presidential administration that the appointment of Ekimov allegedly lobbied the head of the UFSB Alexey Dorofeev.

The General-the Colonel of FSB Alexey Dorofeev (he is now 58 years old) graduated from the Leningrad mechanical Institute, and then left the service of the KGB and worked in the urban governance structures of the state security of Leningrad and St. Petersburg. In 2005, he led the management of FSB across Kareliya. According to media reports, he was removed from this position after mass riots in Kondopoga in 2006, but soon moved to Moscow. In 2010-2012 Dorofeev head of the “M” of the FSB, which subsequently operated to disperse Guebipk. Then, in 2012, he headed the FSB Directorate for the Metropolitan area.

Information about what General Dorofeev was behind the appointment of Artem Ekimov head of the Moscow GBU “Ritual”, confirmed the source of “Medusa” in law enforcement. An officer of one of special services, personally acquainted with Marat Medoyev, said “the Medusa” that Ekimov was considered a “man Dorofeeva”.

The same interlocutor “jellyfish” describes Dorofeeva as “celestial”: “Colonel-General, office, winter garden. Not every chief of “Children’s world” can get to him”.

37-year-old Medoev Marat (which is the source of the environment Sugrobov called a friend of Artyom Ekimov) — personal assistant of Alexey Dorofeev. Medoev was born in Leningrad, but at least since the beginning of 2000-x years, lives in Moscow, until 2012, he worked in the investigation Department of the FSB. Officially he never was engaged in business, but used to buy expensive cars and motorcycles. So, in 2012 he bought a new BMW X5 Drive, and two years later — BMW motorcycle R1. The car, wrote the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny, Medoev then sold Valery Bolshakova; as found “Medusa” Bolshakov — head of Department of transport service of GBU “Ritual”. Valery Bolshakov refused to comment and hung up. Son of Alexander Bolshakov said that father doesn’t know Medoev Marat, and bought a car on Craigslist. Alexander Bolshakov, a close friend of the family Medovich and Mazaraki and often spends leisure time with them. For example, at the wedding Bolshakova-the youngest in the club Soho Rooms present Valerian Mazaraki and wife Medoev Marat Natalia.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиMedoev Marat and his wife Matalascanas Instagram / Meduza

With Dorofeyev Medoev Marat familiar at least since early 2010-ies. According to a source in the Moscow UFSB, personally familiar with Medoev, Dorofeev took him under my command, leading the division in 2012. The source of “Medusa” in the power Department, is also familiar with Medoev, calls his “right-hand” yield “executor of all his instructions”: “If the order comes from it — then it comes from the chief and must be done, no doubt”. The source confirmed that the FSB directly related to GBU Ritual: the same Medoev Marat, according to the interlocutor of “Medusa”, sometimes “resolves from the “Ritual” unpleasant situations” that arise for employees of the Department.

Director GBU “Ritual” Artem Ekimov suggested to meet one of the authors of the investigation, but at the last minute postponed the meeting indefinitely “due to the complexity of the topic” and at the time of the text to provide operational comment could not.

“Bunch Lake”

In February of 2018 in Moscow club Soho Rooms celebrated the birthday of Anastasia Mazaraki — wife of Leo Mazaraki (known as the owner of one of the most expensive cars in the capital — orange sports car Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 worth 23.7 million). The party was held in the style of “the Great Gatsby”. Among the guests were the Director of GBU “Ritual” Artem Ekimov.

The Mazaraki family often spends his free time in the company of family Medovich. So, in may of 2019 at the restaurant “Moscow nights” on the ruble, celebrated the birth of Natalia Medouneu — wife Marat Medoyev. Among the guests of Anastasia Mazaraki and Maya Ovsyannikova, nee Medoev, the younger sister of Marat Medoyev. An event called “Evening Natasha” was Ivan Urgant, guests were entertained by “Disco “Accident””. Assessment of the sources of “Medusa”, the cost of the event amounted to 18-20 million rubles. Feast event Agency Safit, Event it organized a theme party in the style of Agent Provocateur in honor of the birthday of Anastasia Mazaraki in February 2019, where among the guests was the sister of Elda Medoev Marat.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиIvan Urgant led birthday Natalia Medievalist Instagram / Meduza

The Soho Rooms club owned by the son of Anastasia and the Lion Mazaraki — 19-year-old Egor. In the club and restaurant business Yegor Mazaraki came, bought a few institutions in Trekhgornij manufactory in Moscow, including the Moscow Hooligan club (formerly owned by Denis Simachev and Andrei Kobzon), Blacksmith Irish pub and Banquet Hall Jagger. In addition, Yegor Mazaraki owns the barbershop “20/15” and leisure complex “Bunch Lake”.

Кто владеет московскими кладбищамиBirthday Anastasia Mazaraki at the Soho Rooms club in 2019, it is eighth to the left in concrescent Instagram / Meduza

Entertainment business family Mazaraki manages Igor Dislikes — he previously led strip-club “Red Hat”, and then was CEO of the First funeral company. Dislikes also heads several companies owned by a friend Mazaraki — Vyacheslav Martynenko. After moving to the capital after Mazaraki, Martynenko also became a co-owner of several popular Metropolitan institutions: clubs “Designer” and “Mix”, as well as a Banquet hall “the World”, which is located in the building of the homonymous theatre.

At the end of 2018, Martynenko a new business it has won the tender for the right to trade at metro stations, located in the center of Moscow. Shortly before that, Deputy head of the Moscow transport Department, which is responsible for metro, was a former Deputy Director GBU “Ritual” Alexander Garakoev — FSB Colonel in the reserves and he is the former head of the security service “Ritual”, who refused to support the “himoinsa” Yuri Chabueva during the fight in the cemetery khovanskoye.

In the transport sector of the capital also worked as a relative Medovich — Yuriy Ovsyannikov, who was head of the Moscow administrative road inspection (MADI). Office MADI rented a room on the street Kazakova, owned by the father of Medoev Marat Igor. Earlier this building housed the Central office of “Arksbank”. In 2016, the Bank was at the center of a major scandal after the revocation of the “Arksbank” license revealed that almost 90% of deposits in the amount of 35.1 billion was not recorded on the balance sheet and removed from the Bank.

Pensioner Igor Medoev, the father of an influential strongman Medoev Marat, a close friend of the person involved in the “Magnitsky list”, the FSB General Viktor Voronin, who until 2016 has led the office “To” responsible for monitoring in the banking sector, according to two source of “Medusa” who are familiar with Igor Medoyev. The owners of the banks have repeatedly accused Voronin in the attempts of raider seizure of their assets. In may 2011, the banker Alexander Lebedev, published an open letter in which he noted that some subordinate Voronin “confuse your own wool with state”. With Voronin familiar and Dorofeev: at the end of the 2000s, they flew from St. Petersburg to Moscow, in the period from 2010 to 2012 at the same time was a managing Director and head of SEB FSB.

To retirement Igor Medoev served in the office of the FSB in North Ossetia, and since 2001, was assistant Anatoly Serdyukov at the Federal tax service and the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation (Serdyukov successively headed two agencies). During his service in the Ministry of defence Medoeva was awarded the title “Hero of Russia”, but in 2010 he was dismissed by order of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. Now Igor Medoev lives in Slovakia. Next to him settled people associated with the company “Faraday” — the main supplier of footwear to the FSB, interior Ministry, emergencies Ministry and Resguardo.

Another assistant Serdyukov Sergei Korolev, appointed to 2016 head of economic security Service of FSB of Russia. “Novaya Gazeta” calls him the godfather of Medoev Marat (this is confirmed by the sources “Medusa” close to MIA). According to the source of “Medusa” in the FSB, the assistant of Alexey Dorofeev Medoev Marat was under the patronage of his father.

Igor Medoev has not responded to calls and messages motsepe. In the Center of public relations of FSB of Russia in a press-service UFSB across Moscow and Moscow region requests review in the name of the Medoev Marat and Alexey Dorofeev left unanswered.

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In early 2010-ies Medoev Marat received the land in dacha non-profit partnership “holiday island” located in the Istra district of Moscow region. In addition to the head of the FSB Alexei Dorofeev in this village owned land: the head of control service of FSB Vladimir Kryuchkov, the former first Deputy head of the Federal customs service Igor Zavrazhnov and Konstantin Gavrikov — Deputy head of the Department “K” of the economic security Service of FSB in charge of the banking market. In addition, the neighborhood is the home of the FSB General Oleg Feoktistov (he is in 2016, working Vice-President of “Rosneft”, was in charge of the operation to arrest the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev).

Medoeva and Dorofeev side by side and in one cottage settlement — “Forest Bay”, located on the shore of the Istra reservoir (40 minutes by car from “holiday island”). According to egrn for the purchase of land in “Forest Bay” Igor Medoev in April 2012, received a loan in the amount of 119 million rubles in the Bank “Strategy”. A month before the loan, the police carried out in the Bank searches and seizure of documents in the case of the withdrawal of overseas 20-25 billion rubles. The Bank’s management escaped punishment, although the Agency has been repeatedly accused of failure of laws on countering money laundering, and was later disbarred.

In 2015 the land in the “Forest Bay” next to Medoyev acquired Alexey Dorofeev (now in the statement specified owner — “the Russian Federation”). Cottages Medoev and Dorofeev has issued over one day in 2017. As evidenced by aerial photography conducted by the “Novaya Gazeta” in June 2019, between the plots of yield Medoyev there is no fence.

In the spring of 2018, near the possessions of Alexei and Igor Dorofeev Medoyev bought a plot Anastasia Mazaraki — wife of Leo Mazaraki.

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Family Mazaraki and Dorofeeva, too, can be met. Areas Dorofeeva, Medoyev and Mazaraki adjacent to each other and actually form a separate street. On the same street there is a stretch, until recently, belonged to the daughter of Igor Medoev (and sister of Marat Medoyev) Elda, but in 2018 she sold it. According to the extract from Rosreestr, accessed 12 June 2019, the buyer of the plot was “the Russian Federation”. However, in earlier statements indicated that the buyer was Boris Sergeyevich Korolyov. His name and surname coincide with those of the son of the chief of Sergei Korolev — head of SEB FSB of Russia. As Alexey Dorofeev, Sergei Korolev started his career in the St. Petersburg Directorate of state security; as Igor Medoev, he worked as the assistant Secretary of defense Serdyukov. Familiar Medojevic claims that the buyer of the plot really were the son of a senior FSB officer. Elda Medoyev refused to answer the questions of “Medusa”.

The story plots Alexei Dorofeev and Elda Medoeva is not the only example when the property previously recorded on the family officials, is in the ownership of the Russian Federation. Since the beginning of 1990-ies of the family head of SEB FSB Sergei Korolev was registered in the state apartment in St. Petersburg. In the extract from Rosreestr stated that in July of 2018 apartment moved “in the property of citizens.” However, the next owner is not a natural person, but all the same “Russian Federation”, and in common ownership with itself.

In June 2019, the Russian Federation was also the owner of the mansion Alexey Dorofeev in the “Forest Bay”.


In late 2018, the Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov has changed the Agency in charge of the funeral business. Instead of the Ministry of the consumer market supervision ritualistically transferred to the main Department of regional security (GARB), which is headed by Roman Karataev. Prior to joining the Moscow region Karataev worked in the Department “M” FSB of Russia. He headed the “M” at the time, Alexey Dorofeev.

Deputy Karatayev, who oversees GURB funeral industry, has appointed Dmitry Yevtushenko. He in the past worked in the government of Stavropol territory, in the homeland of the brothers Mazaraki. In addition, Yevtushenko directed the company “Voentorg-South”, where he worked Sergey Selyukov — Director of one of the units GBU “Ritual” is seen in schemes to withdraw money from several Moscow banks.

Roman Karataev in a telephone conversation, advised reporters to “watch his life’s path, to make sure his position he has held for a long time”. To answer the questions of “Medusa” on the phone, he refused, offering instead to enroll him at the reception.

In December 2018, the government of Moscow region has established a structure similar to that of Moscow GBU “Ritual” — GBU “Centre of memorial services,” which will take control of funeral business in the region (now in every municipality — own funeral company). Headed a new venture, the co-founder of the all-Russian Federation of cheerleading Nikolay Kazakov — 2017, he led a funeral service Khimki. Now, according to the public procurement, the new GBU buys furniture, stationery and leases space for offices in the cities of Moscow region.

A source in the funeral industry of the region said “the Medusa” that the new people have took control of the funeral business in the four districts of the Moscow region, bordering with the capital, Krasnogorsk, Lenin, Domodedovo and Khimki. According to the source, most of the cemeteries in these areas transferred to a status of closed, forbidding them new graves, “creates shortages and can increase the size of the bribe for the allocation of seats under the grave.”


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