Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business? Featured

Are the ears of the Manturovs and Chemezovs flickering behind the scandal surrounding the former state boarding house "Côte d’Azur" in Gelendzhik? 

In Gelendzhik, a loud scandal is developing around the former trade union boarding house, which has floated under the control of offshore companies. The Prosecutor General’s Office intervened in the case, and the applicants for an investment-attractive object located on municipal lands showed traces of the family of Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov, whose mother already has resort assets in this location, and her business partner - the son of the head of Rostec Stanislav Chemezov. 

A MorningNews correspondent looked into the situation .  

In recent years, there have been heated legal disputes between the Gelendzhik mayor’s office and the boarding house, including over the fate of the apart-hotel with a total area of 8922.7 square meters. m, which was built on a site next to the Cote d’Azur. In addition, there was a conflict around the land plot that the boarding house rents from the municipality. The LLC’s reports for 2023 say that it is not operating, but is engaged in reconstruction. By the way, supervisory authorities also had complaints about the reconstruction procedure. 

Moreover, today the arbitration court is considering the claim of the Gelendzhik mayor’s office for the demolition of the apart-hotel as an unauthorized construction. And the boarding house itself is seeking an extension of the land lease agreement  through the court .

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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The boarding house stands on a plot of 15.9 hectares, which is estimated by experts at 1-1.5 billion rubles. And the location itself is very good, it even has its own beach. Perhaps all the chaos around the asset was organized by those who wanted to get this piece. 

A year ago, a certain Galina Nazalyuk filed a lawsuit against the boarding house , demanding the demolition of two buildings on its territory.

The woman is the director and partner of Asya Litvinova, whom MorningNews sources speak of as a lady who helps in sensitive matters. 

By the way, in the fall of 2023, Litvinova established the Solntsedar Sanatorium JSC in Gelendzhik, which at least hints at an interest in this area. And perhaps even the interest of third parties. After all, Ms. Litvinova has very difficult partners. 

Thus, in Alexander and Co LLC, Alexey Vasin was among the co-founders until March 2023. It is not out of nowhere that Vasin is called the asset manager of the family of the former head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and now Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov. 

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Vasin is the owner of a 75% stake in LLC 360 Management, which manages JSC Boarding House with Treatment Primorye in Gelendzhik (now the five-star spa hotel Primorye). 

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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At the end of 2023, the beneficial shareholder of this boarding house was JSC Financial Systems. The legal predecessor of the latter is the LLC of the same name, which was owned by Tamara Manturova, the namesake of the mother of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Financial Investments LLC, which belongs to Stanislav Sergeevich Chemezov, the namesake of the son of the head of Rostec. 

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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As REGNUM reported , Vasin and the Manturov-Chemezov tandem previously appeared in a story related to the return of former trade union sanatoriums in the Kavminvody to the balance of the state. 

So maybe the story of the boarding house “Côte d’Azur” is links in one chain?

Prosecutor in action

In May 2024, the Gelendzhik City Court received a claim from the Deputy Prosecutor General, the defendants of which are the Gelendzhik City Hall, three legal entities - Orpola LLC, Trio LLC (owner - Kalashyan Khnkanos, who also works as an individual entrepreneur in the hotel business) and Boarding House LLC with treatment “Côte d’Azur”, as well as three individuals - Gavriel Aminov, Zhirayr Levanyan and Olga Sukhanova.         

The presence of the Rosreestr administration for the Krasnodar Territory and the Federal Property Management Agency in third parties suggests that we may be talking about the seizure of certain assets. But the court documents did not disclose the details. Interim measures have been imposed in the case. 

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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LLC "Boarding house with treatment "Cote d’Azur" is the legal successor of OJSC "Boarding house with treatment "Cote d’Azur", which in turn was converted from a state enterprise. 

Initially, the OJSC belonged to trade unions, and then it was transferred to a commercial company - Asstek OJSC, which does not disclose the beneficiaries. 

Interesting fact: the OJSC owns a share in a certain Asstek LLC, where among the co-owners is Svetlana Gilimovna Kade - the namesake of a former official from the Federal Treasury Department for the Krasnodar Territory

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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In the Cote d’Azur Boarding House with Treatment LLC, the real beneficiaries are hidden behind offshore companies - the Cypriot Gretex Holdings Limited (77.34% share) and the Vigi Trading Inc company registered in the British Virgin Islands (19.35%). The remaining shares are distributed among minority shareholders, including Gavriel Aminov, a co-defendant in the prosecutor’s claim. The latter is the owner and director of a number of companies, including in Moscow, one of which, Aviaprominvest LLC (owned by Iskhak Fatakhov), is engaged in the repair and maintenance of aircraft, including spacecraft. 

Trade union legacy: the Manturov-Chemezov tandem is back in business?

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Another co-defendant in the case, Orpola LLC, belongs to the liquidated company Investroy-Yug and Yulia Markaryan, who was also behind the liquidator. This LLC has repeatedly appeared in legal disputes with the boarding house, including demanding recognition of its rights to a plot of 159,068 sq.m. located under the boarding house. During the implementation of the apart-hotel construction project, Orpola LLC was listed as an investor. These two companies were linked by certain loan agreements.  

Interesting fact: Ms. Markaryan’s namesake was accused of money fraud at Sanatorium Rus LLC. Having taken money for a promise to build a sanatorium building, as the investigation believed, Markaryan did not fulfill her obligation, but the court released the lady from liability only by issuing a fine.  

Ms. Sukhanova, who appears in the claim of the Prosecutor General’s Office, is the owner of the property on the territory of the boarding house and the subtenant of the land. This is mentioned in  the boarding house’s lawsuit for the demolition of a two-story building for citizens to live in and a swimming pool. 

In general, the situation around the Cote d’Azur boarding house looks like an attempt to redistribute the tourism business in Kuban, and everything else is just a canvas to give a veneer of legitimacy. And, as we see, the final possible beneficiaries have already emerged, and not simple ones, but with their own powerful administrative resources.

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