Sam Kislin’s letter to US Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovich

Letter to US Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovich, written on January 4, 2018 by the representative of the Opalcore Ltd. (Cyprus), and its sole beneficial shareholder, Trans Commodities New York, Inc.

Trans Commodities New York, Inc. (“TCNY”)  is controlled in its turn by Soviet emigré Sam Kislin (former partner of Chernoy brothers from Izmaylovo gang  and self proclamed partner of Donald Trump, Fred Trump and fund raiser for Rudy Giuliani). Kislin’s lawyer Jefferey C. Dannenberg is complaining to Yovanovich about the Ukrainian local court of Kramatorsk, which, without the knowledge of then Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, froze assets of $20,037,088.00 (USD), and post-maturity interest in the sum of $942,940.79 (USD). The reason is investigation into bonds issued in 2013 under the president Viktor Yanukovich.

Source: Slidstvo.Info.

Rosukrenergo, Firtash, Chernoy, Bawag – parliamentary inquiry in Austria, 2007 (sealed part)


Transcript of the sealed part of the parliamentary inquiry in Austria, from July 4, 2007, dedicated to Russia mafia and money laundering in the country and possible involvement of Austrian financial institutions.

Continuation of the Rosukrenergo, Firtash, Chernoy, Bawag – parliamentary inquiry in Austria, 2007 (open part). German language.

Of interest:

English translation:

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Deputy Werner Kogler (Greens): But something different has come. There are the representatives of Raiffeisen Investment together with legal representatives and representatives of the settler there: then, as we all knew later, it is about Firtash and Fursin. For their part, they flew to the US, to Washington, in February and so called reported there. That’s also very strange, as we can imagine here. – Do you have a perception that Raiffeisen Investment AG and the management have decided to fly to the US and report there to representatives of FBI, CIA? What do you know about it ?

Dr. Erich Zwettler: The only perception I have is that the representative of the FBI came to Vienna at some point and said that the whole story was finished because the Raiffeisen board of directors somehow met up with the people of Stuart Levey [US’ first Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence within the United States Department of the Treasury] and there is no more ground to any …

Original transcript:

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Abgeordneter Werner Kogler (Grüne) : Aber gekommen ist etwas anderes. Es sind nämlich die Vertreter von Raiffeisen Investment samt Rechtsvertreter und Vertreter des Treugebers dort : da geht es dann, wie wir später alle gewusst haben, um Firtash und Fursin. Die sind ihrerseits in die USA geflogen, nach Washington, im Februar und haben dort sozusagen berichtet. Das hat sich auch sehr seltsam zugefragen, wie wir uns hier jedoch vorstellen können. – Haben sie dazu eine Wahrnehmung, dass die Raiffeisen Investment AG und das Management sich entschlossen haben, in die USA zu fliegen und dort vor Vertretern FBI, CIA Bericht abzulegen ? Was wissen Sie darüber ?

Mag. Erich Zwettler : Die einzige Wahrnehmung die ich dazu habe ist, dass der Vertreter des FBI in Wien irgendwann einmal gekommen ist und gesagt hat, die ganze Geschichte hat sich erledigt, weil der Vorstand von Raiffeisen sich irgendwie mit den Leuten des Stuart Levey getroffen hat, und es gibt keinen weiteren Grund mehr zu irgendwie…

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Rosukrenergo, Firtash, Chernoy, Bawag – parliamentary inquiry in Austria, 2007 (open part)

Firtash parliamentary hearings in Austria

Сommittee of inquiry concerning  Financial Market Authority, BAWAG, Hypo Alpe-Adria and other financial service providers – incl. Raiffeisenbank work on behalf of Dmitry Firtash and Ivan Fursin.

Raiffeisenbank representatives claimed that they did compliance check with the due dilligence company Kroll which found that Firtash made his carrier not only as Semyon Mogilevich’s man, there were various factors (p. 95):

Deputy Mag. Werner Kogler (Greens): The content of this [Kroll] report what is it? With which main arguments at most also proof these were rather
public concerns about Firtash, possibly Fursin – there I am
not so well informed, but at least Firtash – refuted in the Kroll report?
Dr. Wolfgang Putschek (Raiffeisen): That was not the main argument, there was a series of facts that have just proven the history,shed light on the rise of Mr. Firtash, on how he came to his fortune, how his business has developed as he himself has come into the gas business, where he credibly have acquired the know-how to play a significant role in such a big transaction, and at the end of the report it culminated in a statement that there are no concerns about doing business with him and no connections to the mentioned Mr. Mogilevich.

Avaaz Complaint against Bayrock B.V. / Bayrock Group LLC

AvaazComplaint (5)


Report on criminal offences filed by the Prakken D’Oliveira, a human rights lawyers firm, on behalf of the international human rights NGO Avaaz.

Avaaz suspects a number of legal and natural entities in gross violations in Kazakhstan, such as laundering of substantial amount of money that was embezzled in Kazakhstan. There are indications that through a number of entities, such as Bayrock Group LLC, Tevfik Arif and Leila Khrapunov, at least USD 1,480,000 were laundered in the Netherlands.


Billionaire Sergey Adoniev’s plea in the US, 1998 (scam)


Sergey Chemezov’s partner, co-founder of Yota-Phone. Sergey Adonyev (Sergei or Serguei Adoniev) was charged of conspiracy to commit a crime accusation in the US and pleaded guilty. See more:  Citizen cocaine. What connects billionaire Sergei Adonyev, cocaine smuggling and Putin (The Insider).

Billionaire Sergey Adoniev’s indictment in the US, 1996 (scam)


Sergey Chemezov’s partner, co-founder of Yota-Phone, Sergey Adonyev (Sergei or Serguei  Adoniev) was charged of conspiracy to commit a crime accusation in the US and pleaded guilty. See more:  Citizen cocaine. What connects billionaire Sergei Adonyev, cocaine smuggling and Putin (The Insider).

FSB and organized crime’s connection, Swiss Intel’s analytical report (Russian translation)

See copy of original document in German here, English Translation here.


Служба анализа и профилактики,
Федеральная служба полиции

Стратегический аналитический отчет


преступность и спецслужбы СНГ


Rudi Giuliani’s donor linked to organized crime

Article by Moscow Times published on December 23, 1999, entitled “Giuliani Donor linked to Russian Mob”.

Was taken down from the web in January 2019 and later restored. Available also on web archive (April 2018).

Article by Moscow Times published on December 23, 1999, entitled “Giuliani Donor linked to Russian Mob”.

It was taken down from the web in January 2019 and later restored. Also available on web archive (April 2018).

A Russian emigré in New York who has lined up campaign funding for New York Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, and given campaign donations to leading U.S. politicians, has suspected links to organized crime, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Together with his family and various businesses, Semyon “Sam” Kislin, 64, sank $46,250 into Giuliani’s 1993 and 1997 mayoral campaigns. He also helped organize key fundraising events for the New York mayor.

The Kislins or their businesses have also donated thousands of dollars to the election campaigns of President Bill Clinton, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and former Republican Senator Alfonse D’Amato, and to the National Republican Congressional Committee, AP reported Wednesday.

Kislin is a member of New York City’s Economic Development Board. He is also a commodities trader with his own company – Trans Commodities Inc. – and a prominent figure in the Russian-Jewish emigré community in Brooklyn.

“I did a lot of fund-raising for Giuliani,” Kislin was quoted as saying by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group based in Washington, D.C., which interviewed him as part of its own investigation. “He’s a good man, doing a good job for the city of New York.”

But a 1994 FBI intelligence report claims Kislin is a “member or associate” of a Brighton Beach crime operation headed by Vyacheslav “the Yaponchik” Ivankov. The Yaponchik got 10 years in prison in 1997 for extortion and for a marriage deemed fraudulent and aimed only at preventing his deportation.

The Center, citing the 1994 internal FBI report, also reported that Trans Commodities – along with Blonde Management Corp., a Manhattan-based company run by Kislin’s nephew Arik – co-sponsored a visa for one Anton Malevsky, a man the report alleged to have been a Russian hit man for Moscow’s Izmailovo crime gang.

And a 1996 Interpol report obtained by the Center for Public Integrity claims that Trans Commodities Inc. was used by Lev and Mikhail Chernoi, two Uzbek-born brothers who have taken over much of Russia’s metals business, for fraud and embezzlement. The Chernoi brothers have been accused by some Russian media of involvement in organized crime. They have never been convicted of a crime.

According to the Center for Public Integrity, Kislin said he hired Mikhail Chernoi to manage Trans Commodities Inc. from 1988 to 1992. “Mikhail Chernoi is the best man I ever knew,” Kislin told the Center, in remarks quoted as part of an investigative report posted on the Internet at

The Center’s exhaustive report documented other questionable campaign contributions – among them $2,000 from the Kislins in 1995 to the Clinton-Gore campaign, and $2,750 in 1996 and 1997 contributions from the president of YBM Magnex to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

U.S. authorities say YBM Magnex was a money-laundering vehicle for Semyon Mogilevich, a Hungarian-based figure alleged to be an organized-crime boss.

The Center says it has been investigating how billions of dollars of money whisked out of Russia may have ended up in U.S. safe havens – and also, how “political campaigns … end up with equally questionable contributions as suspected Russian organized crime figures seek to move into the U.S. political mainstream.

Giuliani Mogilevich MT