Vedomosti learned about the beginning of public Prosecutor’s check of the Railways


In the Railways held preliminary examination, the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing a person close to monopoly. This information publication confirmed a source in the investigative bodies. It is unknown whether a criminal case, however, according to “Vedomosti”, the Prosecutor’s office has recommended that the President of the Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov to dismiss the head of the property Department Pavel Potapov, who works in state company for only four months.

The representative of the Prosecutor General’s office told the newspaper that the verification is routine. Close to the monopoly of the newspaper’s source said that checking it became known this month: the officers of the Railways was ready to provide all necessary information. “Normally, checking the procurement activities of the company, affiliation, etc.”, — said the interlocutor of the edition, without saying by whom initiated the test. However, the same source could not remember when was the last time monopoly was interested in law enforcement.

According to the source “Vedomosti”, the prosecutors check documents 2011 — 2017. At the same time, one of interlocutors of the edition close to a monopoly, and said that the check can be associated with businessman Alexei Krapivin, contractor of Railways, of which mass-media named the beneficiary of the “Moldovan schemes” of money laundering.

Other Railways close to the source, “Vedomosti” reported that the verification of the Prosecutor’s office partially really connected with Krapivin, but it is not the only goal.

According to “Novaya Gazeta”, Alexey Krapivin from 2011 to 2014 has been the beneficiary companies Redstone Financial Ltd and Telford Trading S. A., registered in Belize and Panama, which have received into your account in a Swiss Bank CBH $277 million, or about 8.4 billion rubles. Almost all the funds came from a fictitious offshore companies, the benefit of which the Moldovan bailiffs wrote off money from the accounts of Russian banks, claiming to be “New”.

Father Alexei Krapivin — Andrei Krapivin, who died in 2015, was an adviser to “volunteer” ex-head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin. Krapivin, Jr. — a major contractor of the Russian Railways, wrote the magazine . So, his PAO bamstroymekhanizatsiya and related company with the same name given for the modernization of BAM and Transsib 177,3 billion and 301,3 billion.

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