It seems that back in 2019, a scandal in the state enterprise JSC Rosgeology, subordinate to the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, subsided across the whole country, and a new one is already planned. The first deputy director of this federal structure, Ruslan Gorring, then unexpectedly became famous by capturing his beloved self and his “colorful” story about relationships in the team on a video that was later distributed on social networks.

Speaking like an ordinary gopnik, this owner of a warm chair boasted on video about sexual relationships with female employees. Gorring’s obscenities shocked the public so much that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev had to figure out how such a character took such a high position. Then it turned out that the real name of this native of Ingushetia is not Gorring, but Ganizhev.

As found out, a similar scandal may soon flare up around the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, under the jurisdiction of which the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Comfortable Environment” was headed in January 2023 by another curious native of Ingushetia, Adam Malsagov. Having previously had nothing to do with higher education, science, or the structures of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation itself, he strongly resembles Gorring in his rapid career.

Адам Мальсагов

The vigorous activity of Malsagov and his fellow countrymen in the field of serving scientists served as the basis for the emergence of the meaningful term “Ingushscience”. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko is probably well aware of what this could ultimately lead to.

Finding himself in the chair of the head of an important Federal State Budgetary Institution thanks to a close acquaintance with the director of the Department of Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Alexander Shatsky, who, like Malsagov himself, had previously been involved in the construction business, the clever native of the southern republic began to rapidly introduce his equally nimble fellow countrymen wherever he could reach.

According to a source from, Malsagov (in addition to managing construction companies, whose track record only includes the creation of the Total Combat Federation in his native republic) began traditionally, hiring a whole galaxy of his relatives and fellow countrymen from Ingushetia. In just a couple of months, just like himself, about a dozen natives of Ingushetia materialized out of nowhere in leadership positions in this structure.

Марат Султанов

Among them are Murat Malsagov (Adam Malsagov’s deputy for finance, previously engaged in agriculture in Ingushetia), Marat Sultanov (deputy for capital development, previously trading in construction materials), Aslan Kholukhaev (hotel manager, previously selling office equipment in a company associated with Malsagov), and more a number of “promising managers”.

Having occupied chairs and offices, this entire “team of like-minded people” immediately began to scoop up everything they could get their hands on. Feeling at ease under the “roof” of Marat Sultygov, who took over the post of Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences in September 2022, his nimble fellow countrymen from “Comfortable Environment” actually launched raider activities within a few months, without particularly choosing their methods.

Аслан Холухаев

For example, the director of the Central Scientific Research Institute, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Atajan Ergeshov, “Ingushnauka” was so “pressed” right in Sultygov’s office that the next day he agreed to give them a rehabilitation center in Dagestan, on the reconstruction project of which he had spent more than 14 million rubles just a year earlier. Probably, the scientist was subjected to the prohibited techniques of that same all-out battle.

Created on the basis of the former Chaika sanatorium of the Medical Association of the USSR Academy of Sciences, this rehabilitation center stood idle without repair. In 2022, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation refused to allocate funds for the overhaul of the main sanatorium building, so the institution began it independently. In 2023, the first SVO participants were supposed to be accepted for rehabilitation, but Ingushnauka intervened.

In May 2023, another representative of Ingushnauka, Isa Archakov, was sent to Dagestan, who, in the status of chief engineer of Comfortable Environment, was supposed to carry out the acceptance and transfer of the rehabilitation center, but consent from its management and staff, unlike the capital’s academician Ergeshov, was not obtained smog. In August, Malsagov arrived in Dagestan himself, already with reinforcements.


Malsagov arrived in Makhachkala with the manager of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Alexander Shatsky, whom he knows from the construction business. But, despite such high support, he faced opposition from the Dagestan public.

The Dagestanis questioned not only the legitimacy of Malsagov’s actions, but also the purity of his very intentions. Noting the corruption that has engulfed the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the not-timid mountaineers also reminded the guests that quite recently Deputy Minister Marina Lukashevich and department director Mikhail Popov were convicted of corruption charges and received real prison sentences.

Another deputy close to Minister Valery Falkov, Elena Druzhinina, although she was relieved of her post in 2022, managed to acquire expensive real estate abroad. Pointing out these facts, Dagestan social activists turned to Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko, who recently visited Dagestan, gave the command to look into it.

On behalf of Matvienko, Senator from Dagestan Ilyas Umakhanov requested documents from the Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Property of the Republic of Dagestan, starting an audit.

To be continued

Yaroslav Mukhtarov