The public Prosecutor will check information on possible illegal actions of the business group of the family Nesterenko and the participation of Alexei Navalny”. This was stated by the official representative of the Supervisory Department Alexander Kurennoy (quoted by “Interfax”). According to three, Prosecutor’s office began checking “in connection with the received requests by the published in the media of information”.
We are talking about the publication in the media, in which Navalny was suspected of putting pressure on big companies, the purpose of which was allegedly Contracting with firms entrepreneur Ivan Nesterenko. Yesterday, may 12, edition of Life published material stating that the active Bulk operation as a minority shareholder of large companies (Rosneft, Gazprom, VTB, LUKOIL, “Surgutneftegaz”, “Gazprom oil”) and high-profile lawsuits against these companies could be used in order to facilitate the businessman Nesterenko in obtaining profitable contracts in these companies.
The lawyer Bulk Vadim Kobzev said that in a number of legal processes involved, even personally, but the name Nesterenko learned for the first time from the publication of journalists. “All these stories about courts with companies have always been in the public domain, Bulk covered them myself in my LJ, but to conclude that some kind of pressure? All that was done, was exclusively in the legal field,” says Kobzev.
The lawyer said that in all trials was personally attended by the representatives of these firms. “And they never said that their companies are under pressure to make some deals. Their position has always been such that the Bulk PR and wants to make a name for themselves,” says Kobzev.
11 may it became known that the Prosecutor General’s office sent a request to the company “Aeroflot” with a request to provide information about “any wrongdoing committed by Alexey Navalny”. “Please tell whether the reported from these persons the complaints, grievances, including law enforcement, the actions of joint-stock companies, including challenging corporate procedures, and also appealed against the decisions whether in a judicial or other procedure?” — mentioned in the query.
A similar document was sent to Rosneft, said a source close to law enforcement agencies.
Then in conversation with Navalny suggested that the Prosecutor General’s office has appealed to all companies where he has ever been a minority shareholder “Rosneft”, VTB, “Transneft”, “Gazprom”, “Surgutneftegas” and all the structures that were previously part of the Russian joint stock company of power and electrification “UES of Russia”.
In the second half of the 2000s Bulk engaged in invest-activism”: he bought small stakes in large companies and then for the rights of minority shareholders demanded from the leadership to disclose information on activities of management, which could depend on the income of shareholders. From February 2012 to February 2013, Navalny joined the Board of Directors of “Aeroflot”.