Elisha commented on the message about the shared business interests with Timchenko

Deputy Chairman of Gazprombank, head of the Foundation “Dar” and classmate of the Prime Minister of Russia Ilya Yeliseyev said RBC publication of “Vedomosti” about the connection of its activities with the business of Gennady Timchenko. “We’re business partners has never been” he said

The Deputy Chairman of the management Board of Gazprombank and classmate of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev Ilya Yeliseyev has denied reports “Vedomosti” that he has common business interests with the structures of Gennady Timchenko, he said this to RBC.

“The only thing that confuses me is the reference to me in the context of business projects Gennady Timchenko. We’re business partners has never been. The fact that we use the same Cypriot administrator Waidelotte, does not make us business partners,” said RBC Ilya Yeliseyev, calling the material “Statements” “the most accurate and unbiased” to date, the publication about its activities.

Elisha also commented on other statements published. So the material of the newspaper says that six years ago, Elisha was involved in the privatization of pensions the office of the President through the Cyprus group Waidelotte. As explained RBC Ilya Yeliseyev, the procedure that was reported on by journalists, was not privatization.

“It was not privatization, but implementation of old, running, in some cases, unfinished and, very importantly, the loss of property. In some of these transactions involved the Fund “Dar” and our operating company Furcina Limited. Cypriot administrator Waidelotte direct relation to these transactions were not,” said Elisha.

As for buying an unfinished house of rest “Tuapse” in Olginka village, this project belongs to the Fund “Dar”, said Elisha. “Then we planned to discover inexpensive resort with a full range of Wellness services. But in connection with the environmental status of the land this territory the procedure of registration of land ownership was impossible,” he said, stressing that he had not acquired land for this object in the property and its acquisition is not possible.

“In addition, examination of buildings in Olginka showed that they are not reconstructed, and the complete demolition of that has significantly changed the Economics of the project. The transaction amount was slightly higher than 219.5 million rubles.” — said Elisha.

Talking about another acquisition structure of the Fund “Dar” at Tuapse, Eliseev noted that it does not buy the land in question. “The cottage on the Cape Kadosh in Tuapse we bought — we got it for debt,” he explained, noting that the conservation status of the camp site has.

“On the contrary, in connection with the construction of new cargo terminals in the seaport of Tuapse, this area has become environmentally problematic. We are now considering other options for commercial use”, — concluded Elisha.

Earlier today, may 22, the newspaper “Vedomosti” published an article stating about the business of Ilya Yeliseyev and structures associated with it. According to the publication, six years ago, through the Cyprus group Waidelotte Eliseev participated in the privatization of pensions the office of the President. According to the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK), it Waidelotte manages offshore Furcina Limited, which owns the winery Medvedev in the Italian Tuscany yacht and Fotinia, is named in honor of the Holy name of the Prime Minister’s wife Svetlana Medvedeva.

According to the publication, the people associated with Waidelotte, participated in the acquisition of the health complex “Bor” Administration of President of pension “Krylatskoe”, hothouses and greenhouses in Moscow with a total area of 3700 sq. m. the purchase Price amounted to 820 million rubles., estimated by journalists, and the land under the boarding house in parkland on the banks of the Moscow river — 122 million rubles, while the cadastral value of 609 million rubles.

Among other things, “Vedomosti” also told the publication about other transactions involving the pensions Manager of the President. For example, in 2011 the company “Nautilus” bought the unfinished rest house “Tuapse” in Olginka village, and paid for it 219,5 mln. However, as noted by the publication, the land under the “Tuapse”, “Nautilus” failed to obtain: the local Department of Federal registration service refused to register the transfer of ownership, explaining his decision to a law prohibiting the transfer to private ownership of land of especially protected natural territories.

As follows from the information published by the Ministry of justice, “the Gift” in 2016, spent $ 1.37 billion RUB the Total cost of the four funds mentioned in the investigation of the FBC in 2016 amounted to 3,681 billion.

In early March, the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny has published an investigation about the so-called secret Empire Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In the investigation it was alleged associated with Premier funds received 70 billion rubles in donations. The authors of the investigation also claimed that owned by the Foundation land plots and real estate objects actually belong to Medvedev.

Elisha himself later commented to the newspaper “Kommersant” said that the Fund “Dar” was established in 2006. According to him, the “Gift” was not originally a charitable Foundation in the classical meaning, and “has implemented projects in interests of society and the state.”