Rumafia.com got the materials of criminal case on the activities of groups Aslan Gagiev, which has dozens of murders on its account. Our site started publishing these materials. The first of them is a protocol of interrogation of Igor Yusufov, who held in his time the post of Minister of Energy.
According to the investigation, Aslan Gagiev not only created a wide network of killers, operating in the territory of Russia, and was involved in the activities of the largest companies, including state-owned, for example - to the activity of "FLC". Billions of rubles was stolen from this enterprise. In 2008, the management of "FLC" in the face of the first deputy general director of the company Andrey Burlakov decided to buy two shipyards Wadan from the Norwegian group Aker Yards, located in the German cities of Wismar and Warnemünde. As a partner in the transaction, Andrei Burlakov attracted president's special representative for international energy cooperation and a member of the board of directors of "Gazprom" Igor Yusufov and his son Vitaly. Then Yusufov and Burlakov, had a conflict in which the latter was killed. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation stated that the crime was organized by the group of Aslan Gagiev. During the investigation, Igor Yusufov was questioned. Readers Rumafia.com can now learn what he told investigators.
№1024 from August 24, 2010
Lawyer Anatoly Nikholaevich Burmistrov
Registration number 77/5024
In the register of lawyers of Moscow
Certificate №442 GUMU Russia in Moscow
REQUESTS from 24.08.2010 to present
Interests of Yusufov Igor Khanukovich
The SU Interior Ministry in the Central Federal District
The base of the warrant - the agreement
The warrant was given to ICA "Law and Man"
127006, Moscow, Dolgorukovskaya ul., D. 38, Bldg. 2, tel. 933-87-18
Chairman of the Presidium
ICA "Law and Man" ______________________ V.A. Zherebyonkov
Interrogation of Yusufov
In essence of the criminal case can show the following:
Question: Where are you currently working, what is your position, and what does the organization where you work do?
Answer: I have been working in the organization and in the position you have mentioned. Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs carry out the tasks set by the relevant provisions.
Question: Are you a shareholder of any society, if so, from what and to what time period?
Answer: I am not a shareholder of any society.
Question: When and under what circumstances, did you become acquainted with A.A. Burlakov, who presented during this acquaintance and whose initiative was it?
Answer: The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation General Korotaev Alexey Aleksandrovich who introduced me to A.A. Burlakov in about May 2008. As far as I know, the initiative of this meeting came from A.A. Burlakov.
Question: What did A.A. Burlakov told about himself as a person and an organization in which he works?
Answer: A.A. Burlakov did not tell me anything about himself as a person and an organization in which he works.
Question: When and under what circumstances did you meet with A.N. Atkina, who presented during this meeting, and whose initiative was it?
Answer: I was introduced to Etkina A.N. by A.A. Burlakov. The meeting took place around December 2008-early January 2009. Where the meeting was I do not remember.
Question: Did A.A. Burlakov address to you for help in the financing of the transaction for the purchase of foreign assets - assets shipbuilding company «AKER Yards», if so, why he applied to you?
Answer: During our first meeting in the presence of A.A. Korotaev, A.A. Burlakov applied to me with a request to assist in the financing of the deal of purchasing assets of a shipbuilding company «AKER Yards». Why Korotaev A.A. with A.A. Burlakov applied to me, I do not know.
Question: What exactly did A.A. Burlakov told you about the deal, people involved in it, the initiators of the transaction, and what reasons did he name that they need exactly you in this transaction?
Answer: Burlakov did not devote me to the substance of the transaction; its sides and initiator.
Interrogation of Yusufov N4
Question: What exactly did A.A. Burlakov told you about the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l», as well as its members - companies «BLACKSTEAD HOLDINGS LIMITED» (Cyprus), and his role in the management of these companies?
Answer: A.A. Burlakov did not say me anything about «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» and «BLACKSTEAD HOLDINGS LIMITED». I do not relate to these companies in any way.
Question: How and why did you later decide to participate in the transaction of the purchase of foreign assets - assets shipbuilding company «AKER Yards»?
Answer: I've said this before and I repeat that I did not make any decision on the participation in the transaction for the purchase of assets of a shipbuilding company «AKER Yards».
How was the deal made, what exactly was its mechanism, and who suggested it, and how the deal was completed what was the result?
Answer: In this regard, I do not know its mechanism, the author of this mechanism and how the transaction was completed. From the source of the newspaper, I learned that the transaction took place in two phases, one of which was completed on 25.03.2008, and the second - in July 2008. The result of the transaction was the transfer of ownership of «AKER Yards» to Russian shareholders.
Question: Why the company Templestowe Trading Corporation (British Virgin Islands) was involved in this transaction, and what do you know about the company and to whom you send a document of the company to carry out the transactions?
Answer: I can assume that the company Templestowe Trading Corporation, registered in the British Virgin Islands, is connected in any way with one of the European banks.
Question: Have you ever visited the office "FLC" on B.Levshinskiy lane. In 2009, due to the necessity of the transfer of documents Templestowe Trading Corporation, if so, with whom did you speak and to whom did you transmit documents, and whether Malyutin N.A. participated in these meetings?
Answer: I have never visited the office of "FLC" and I do not know where it is. For the same reasons I have not seen Malyutin N.A., who, as I now know, is the leader of this organization.
Question: What role did the company «AKER Yards» play in the purchase of foreign assets of shipbuilding was the organization of "FLC" and what Burlakov A.A. told you on this matter.
Answer: I do not know what attitude did the organization of "FLC" have to a deal with the purchase of assets of a shipbuilding company «AKER Yards». This circumstance was not the subject of my conversation with A.A. Burlakov.
Question: Who except A.A. Burlakov participated in the negotiations with you on the deal on the purchase of foreign assets - assets of shipbuilding company «AKER Yards», ie, employees of what organization were these people?
Interrogation of Yusufov 5 (6)
Answer: Besides A.A. Burlakov, Zaritskii also attended the conversations sometimes.
Question: Why, in March 2009 you suggested A.A. Burlakov changing the sign of the acquired assets of shipbuilding company «AKER Yards» - «WADAN YARDS», then «WYGAS» and who was involved in these changes?
Answer: I did not suggest AA Burlakov to change the name of the shipbuilding company «AKER Yards» on «WADAN YARDS» or «WYGAS».
Question: How do you exercise control over the actions of A.A. Burlakov as Chairman of the Board of Directors «WYGAS», as well as the activities of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l»?
Answer: I did not exercise any control over the actions of A.A. Burlakov in connection with his post as Chairman of the Board of Directors «WYGAS», but also I did not control the activities of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l».
Question: Have you asked A.A. Burlakov to sign in March 2009 the documents, which you brought on the Draft of the transfer of assets and liabilities of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» for the company «Wadan Holding s.a.r.l»?
Answer: I did not ask A.A. Burlakov to sign any documents on the transfer of assets and liabilities of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» in favor of «Wadan Holding s.a.r.l».
Question: Did Vitaly Yusufov provide any documents on the company «Wadan Holding s.a.r.l» to A.N. Etkina, if so, in connection with what and when the transfer of these documents took place, as well as what post did Vitaly carry in «Wadan Holding s.a.r.l»?
Answer: I believe that my son - Vitaly Yusufov did not give any documents relating to the company «Wadan Holding s.a.r.l» to A.N. Etkina.
Question: Do you know why in the May-June 2009 A.A. Burlakov was replaced as CEO of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» and Karzanov A.V. was appointed to this position?
Answer: I know nothing about replacement of A.A. Burlakov as CEO of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» and appointment of Karzanov A.V.
Question: Who is Karzanov A.V. and why he became a director of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l»?
Answer: As I learned later, Karzanov A.V. represented the interests of the company «Templestowe Trading Corporation» in Russia.
Question: Who is Shaposhnikov I.A. and why later he became a director of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l»?
Interrogation of Yusufov 7
From the same source we know that Shaposhnikov as a good friend of Karzanov and an expert in the field of control of financial and economic activities was introduced to the shareholders to fill the post of head of the «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l».
What do you know about the loan agreements between JSC "FLC" (Lender) and "IR South" (Borrower), namely: №1/03 from 29.02.2008 in the amount of 206,000,000 rubles with maturity - 05.03.2009, interest on the amount of the loan amounted to 10.50%; №02/03 dated 17.03.2008 in the amount of 600,000,000 rubles with maturity - 28.03.2009, the interest on the loan amount - 13%; №03/03 dated 19.03.2008 in the amount of 485,000,000 rubles with maturity - 28.03.2009, the interest on the loan amount - 13%; №04/03 dated 20.03.2008 in the amount of 80,000,000 rubles with maturity - 28.04.2009, the interest on the loan amount - 13% №80411 from 10.04.2008 in the amount of 466,000,000 rubles with maturity - 12.04.2009, Interest on the loan amount - 13% of the total - the total amount of 1,837,000,000 rubles, and the Loan Agreement between LLC "IR South" (Lender) and «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» (Borrower) under a higher percentage for the amount of the loan in accordance the loan agreement: №17/08 dated 03.03.2008 for the amount of 10.200.000 euros, with maturity 03.03.2009, the interest on the loan amount - 14.27%; №19/08 of 19.03.2008 in the amount of 30,900,000 euros, with a repayment period - 28.03.2009, the interest on the loan amount - 16.07%; №21/08 dated 09.04.2008 for the amount of 12.500.000 euros, with a repayment period - 16.04.2009?
Answer: I do not know anything about the loan agreements between JSC "FLC" as a lender with "IR South" - the borrower, as well as other contracts involving the same parties.
Question: What do you know about the loan agreements, where JSC "FLC" (Lender) Ltd "ILK" (Borrower), namely: №80814 from 14.08.2008 in the amount of 475 million rubles with maturity on 15.01.2010 and on 16.07.2008 №80716 in the amount of 475 million rubles with maturity on 18.07.2011), as well as the loan agreement between JSC "ILK" (Lender) and «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» (Borrower) under a higher percentage for the amount of the loan in accordance with the loan agreements: №20/08 on the amount of 12.500.000 euros, with maturity 03.03.2009, the interest on the loan amount - 14.27%?
Answer: Also, I do not know anything about the loan agreements between JSC "FLC" as a lender to the Company "ILK" - the borrower, as well as other contracts involving the same parties.
Question: What do you know about the extension of the loan agreements above, if so, where are these contracts for the extension, as well as to a prolonged period of these contracts?
Answer: At the same time, I can explain that I know nothing about the extension of these contracts.
Question: Do you know the company STX-Europe and the company «Mandataria Finance Sa», if so, what do you know about these companies and what attitude has A.A. Burlakov to them, as well as who is actually owned and operated by these companies?
Answer: In late August - early September 2009 the president STX addressed to me officially, which in turn is part of STX-Europe, previously ran the asset «AKER Yards». From the conversation with him, I learned that A.A. Burlakov on behalf of the company «Mandataria Finance Sa» signed an agreement to purchase 30% stake in the end of 2009, but the leadership has deceived STX-Europe. I can provide copies of letters dated 20.08.2009 and on 10.09.2009.
Interrogation Yusufov 8
Question: What role do the company STX-Europe and the company «Mandataria Finance Sa» have in the purchase of assets of a shipbuilding company «AKER Yards»?
Answer: From this conversation, I learned that the company «Mandataria Finance Sa» was created on behalf of A.A. Burlakov legal bureau «Faber».
Question: What is a fiduciary Fernardo Faber, and did he lead the accounts of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» and «Mandataria Finance Sa»?
Answer: I do not know whether Fernardo Faber led accountst «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» and «Mandataria Finance Sa». I have never met or seen this man.
Question: Does fiduciary Fernardo Faber know about loans that in 2008 the company «FLC West Holding sarl» took from "IC SOUTH" and CJSC "ILK" and that the maturity dates of the cash flows from these loans have expired?
Answer: I do not know what Fernardo Faber knows on loans the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» in favor of "IR SOUTH" and CJSC "ILK" as well as of the termination of a refund under these agreements.
Question: Are you participating in the asset management company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l», if so, how, and for what?
Answer: I do not participate in the management of assets of the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l».
Question: Will the company «FLC West Holding s.a.r.l» return the funds received for the above loan agreements of the Company "IC SOUTH" and CJSC "ILK", if so, when and why it is not done at the moment?
Interrogation of Yusufov 9
Zaritsky then told me that after the New Year, they will will provide a separate office and an accountant, and a secretary for for the LC "FLC-kit". From the words of Atkina and Zaritskiy, I should have come to the office after the call of the Secretary 2-3 times a week to collect post and documents, which I needed to bring to Zaritskiy Jury for further work. In fact Zaritskiy told me what I was supposed to do with these documents and what documents I needed to sign. Did Zaritskiy and Atkina work in LC "FLC-Komplect," I do not know and this information was not told to me. It was Zaritskiy who prepared a package of documents to replace the general director of "FLC-Komplect", when exactly it was, i do not remember, but Yuri said that the new CEO can change an old director without his presence. With the package of documents which were handed to me, I went to the notary (near Metro Kitay-gorod) who signed them and assured. Notarized document, I transported to the tax office №46, where I filed them. I was accompanied by an unknown man to the tax service, who in the same day, called me on the phone and said he would be present on submitting documents. I cannot tell any information about this man, because I do not remember them. Now, unfortunately, I cannot name which documents I handed over to the tax office, but there were only 4 sheets. After receiving a note in the transmission of documents to the tax office in 7 days I once again went to tax service accompanied by the aforementioned man, where i received a certificate, according to which I became a General Director of "FLC-Komplect." Money for the services of a notary and the tax office were given to me by Zaritskiy Yuri. As the result I obtained in the inspection certificate, and then I took it to Zaritskiy Jura, where I gave this document to him directly in the office of the latter, then went home. In 2-3 days after the transfer of evidence to Zaritskiy, he called me and asked to come to the office to sign 2 bank cards. I arrived at the office to Zaritskiy, and in the presence of the notary I signed two bank cards (one bank was Vneshtorgbank, and name of the another one I do not remember). A notary (I can not remember the name of the notary) or Zaritskiy took the cards. The after the signature of bank cards Zaritskiy compiled a list of documents and said that after the New Year, I have to take them to the banks for a complete change of the general director of "FLC-Komplect," Due to this, Zaritskiy handed me a package of documents LC "FLC-Komplect", which included the following documents: notifications, the charter company, the extract from the tax office and the seal of the company. After receiving the documents from Zaritskiy, I contacted Victor and said that I have a package of documents of LC "FLC-Komplect." Victor, listen to me and asked me to bring the documents to the subway. I met with Victor near the metro (in the ring), the latter told me that he will take a set of documents LC "FLC-Komplect" and bring them to me in the new office after the New Year. At the same time, Victor promised to pay me the money.
After the New Year, I do not meet Victor since his phone was switched off. I tried to contact Zaritskiy and Etkina, but their phones did not answer. When I called Zaritskiy and Etkina's secretary, I was informed that Zaritskiy was abroad and Etkina was not in the office and nobody knew when she would appear.
01.02.2009 I called all above-mentioned persons and the secretary, but I could not contact anyone. I do not know anything about the activities of this society, and if I am now its director, I do not know.
Investigator: Tell me, please, whether you have ever been a director or shareholder of a party or any company or non-profit organizations?
Answer: No, he was not and I am not.
Interrogation of Yusufov N10
Investigator: Tell me, did you pass a copy of your passport to Victor, Zaritskiy Yuri or Anne Atkina?
Answer: I think so, but when it was, I do not remember. I passed the copy of the passport due to the need to supply documents to the bank.
Investigator: Tell me, what do you know about Victor, Zaritskiy Jury or Anne Atkina except what you outlined above?
Answer: I know nothing more about them
Investigator: Tell me, how many people worked in "FLC-Komplect"?
Answer: I do not know, Zaritskiy said that except me, a bookkeeper and secretary worked in the company.
Investigator: Tell me, if you know the following persons: Tarasov V.S., I.R. Ostrovsky, Ostrovsky A.I., Buniy V.I., Katcov N.I., JSC "Center of the rights and protection," CJSC "Sudfininvest"?
Answer: No, the names of the people or legal organizations are not familiar to me.
Investigator: You are provided with the following original documents, namely the decision of the sole shareholder №1 JSC "ILK" from 01.12.2008 to 1 sheet, Statement on Form №R14001 4 sheets, Receipt of documents from 08.12.2008 1 sheet, the balance sheet as of December 2008 for JSC "ILK" on 60 sheets, tell us whether you know these documents and whether you put the signature of the person (name inaudible) A.A.? If yes, please, specify the circumstances under which you signed the documents?
Answer: The documents except the balance of JSC "ILK" are signed by me, but I do not remember under what circumstances I did that. The balance sheets of JSC "ILK" I have not signed, but the signature is similar to mine.
Investigator: Tell me, who is Andrew S. Andreev and "Special project"?
Answer: I do not know.