It took unknown high-ranking persons less than six months to make the St. Petersburg police fundamentally change its position on the fact the Fund "Pokrovsky" used the rigged solution by Leningrad Executive Committee of 1972 in court. Earlier, the police stated the crime had been committed but refused to initiate criminal proceedings in connection with the lapse of time. Now the police have decided that the usage of forgeries in the court is not a crime. Such a fundamental change in the interpretation of criminal law is extremely advantageous to "Pokrovsky”, as it had obtained 600 hectares of land on the banks of the Neva through the usage of fake.

Let us recall that President of the Fund "Pokrovsky” is the head of the National Media Group (controlled by the" presidential "bank" Rossia "), Lyubov Sovershaeva.


Let us recall (we have previously described the story), the Nevsky Forest Park located on 600-hectares of the upper Neva appeared to be in the center of the scandal, initiated by the entrepreneur Vardges Kazaryan, who owns a cafe "Yakor" located there. Several years ago, the park was handed over by the former head of the Leningrad regional office of Rosimushchestvo, Mikhail Blinov to the fund "Pokrovsky” for gratuitous use, ostensibly to revive old-church traditions. The fund did build a church, to the status of to which St. Petersburg diocese still has a lot of claims. Noone could explain why would a relatively small church need 600 hectares of forrest.

Kazarian began to interfere with an ambitious scam realization, and the fund "Pokrovsky" made every effort to remove restaurant "Yakor" from the received area, in this connection between a series of legal disputes appeared between Kazaryan and representatives of "Pokrovsky". During the court it was found out that "Pokrovsky” had received the Nevsky Park because its status had been changed: from the forest land into a land of specially protected areas. The change of status entailed changing departments, supervising the park on behalf of the state: Rosimushchestvo instead of the structure of Ministry of Environment. The then head of the Leningrad regional office of Rosimushchestvo, Mikhail Blinov gladly took advantage of the change of status of the park to give it to the fund "Pokrovsky”.

However, the trial revealed that representatives of "Pokrovsky" used the fraudulent Leningrad Executive Committee decision № 660 of 1972 on that purpose; supposedly it defines the boundaries of a certain monument “Zinoviev Manor" located at those most 600 acres.

Noone was willing to notice such a back-alley fact - neither numerous judges, nor numerous officials to whom Vardges Kazarian had applied in order to bring this situation into the framework of the legal field. One formal structure turned out to respond adequately: Department for Combating Economic Crimes (Economic Crime) police department in the Central district of St. Petersburg.

In February 2010, the division officer, Lieutenant Boyko ruled to refuse institution of criminal proceedings on the 327th article of the Criminal Code (forgery, manufacture or sale of forged documents "). Then officer stated the fact of the crime - the use of false documents in the court with knowledge. The case institution was denied on a formal reason - due to the expiry of the statutory period of limitation for criminal liability for such crimes - the usage of false solution by the Leningrad Executive Committee dated to 2007, while Kazarian turned to Economic Crime Department at the beginning of 2010.

Alas, this lonely island of law got wiped off the "ocean of lies" rather quickly.

In June 2010 Vardges Kazarian tried to attain the "exemption" decision in the arbitral tribunal, where he once again tried to overturn the decision by the Leninigrad regional office of Rosimushchestvo under which the Nevsky Forest Park had got a status "of a specially protected area" - the managers of the fund “Pokrovsky” had got the 600 acres of the coveted land on the bank of the Neva river through gaining that status. One of the arguments presented in the court was the ruling by Economic Crime Department, confirming the fact of falsification through which the Forest Park had been assigned the status.

Barely a few days, a new order to institute a criminal case appeared with signatures of the same police officers; the difference consisted of the two sentences due to which the sense of the order has changed up to 180 degrees.

The first decree, after a certain reasoning concludes that "... the actions of representatives of the charity fund" Pokrovsky" contain discernible signs of a crime under Art. 327 of the Criminal Code ... ". The second resolution after exactly the same reasoning contains the opposite conclusion: "... the fact of the forgery of documents during the audit of the objective data is incorrect ...".

Accordingly, in the first case the criminal case institution was denied on the grounds of non-rehabilitating feature - in connection with the lapse of time. In the second case the managers of "Pokrovsky" did well: the criminal case institution was denied on rehabilitating the grounds - in the absence of a crime.

Moreover, it seems that the initiative for this outrage does not come from the staff of the St. Petersburg police, but from somewhere much higher. After all, the ruling that was advantageous for "Pokrovsky" came out shortly after the representatives of the Federal Property Agency had learned in court about the attempt of Varges Kazarian to use the first ruling of Economic Crime Department, confirming the usage of false document by the representatives of "Pokrovsky" in court.


Natalia Gladysheva, RUMAFIA.COM