St Petersburg press article, 1993: the detained one metric ton of cocaine will be recycled for medical purposes

Nevskoye Vremya’s press article from February 25, 1993, St Petersburg, titled: “we will be treated by cocaine”. On February 21, 1993, St. Petersburg’s  Department of the Ministry of Security of the Russian Federation (known as UMBR, the predecessor to FSB) announced that it intercepted «an attempted ton of cocaine into Russia» at the Vyborg border … Continue reading “St Petersburg press article, 1993: the detained one metric ton of cocaine will be recycled for medical purposes”

Lukoil’s link to mobster Zakhari Kalashov (Shakro)

Switzerland’s Prosecutor’s office rogatory letter to Spanish judge Fernando Andreu, 2005. Zakar Kalashov (nickname Shakro), linked to Solntsevskaya and Izmaylovskaya gangs, is said to be shareholder of a considerable part of Lukoil oil company.  Shakro was detained in Spain and later in Moscow whre his ties to high rank law enforcers were discovered.

TransWorld Group’s owners

Nominal founders (1996) of TransWorld Group, associated with the Chernoy brothers, which cooperated with the Solntsevskaya gang and later ended up with the Izmaylovskaya gang. TransWorld Group was an association of commodities traders controlling stakes in most of Russia’s aluminum smelters. In early 2000, TransWorld Group sold most of its aluminium holdings to Roman Abramovich, … Continue reading “TransWorld Group’s owners”