Source: Yuri Felshtinsky’s archive.Litvinenko on Soskovets
See also: protest letter of the Russian Ambassador to Australian television, which aired Litvinenko’s interview.
Spain’s justice document. June, 2007.
Spanish Interior’s report from January 22, 2018 on the phone’s content of the detained of Arnold Tamm (Spivakovsky), a crime lord of Solntsevskaya gang also known as Arnosha. A photo of Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas), Gafur Rakhimov (Gafur) and of Semen Mogilevich was found.
Arnold Spivakovsky (formerly Tamm; took his former wife’s last name) was arrested in Spain in September 2017 along with Oleg Kuznetsov, Sergey Dozhdev, Alexander Grinberg, and other defendants under suspicion of tax evasion, money laundering, and involvement in the activities of the Solntsevskaya organized crime group. The court arrested a total of 11 individuals. In the Civil Guard’s pretrial investigation report, Arnold Tamm is listed as the third most important member of the Solntsevskaya gang after Sergei Mikhailov (‘Mikhas’) and Viktor Averin (‘Avera’). In February 2018, Spivakovsky was released on a bail of 750,000 euros for the time of hearing on the merits and died, aged 51, the next year in Spain (no criminal reasons of the death are known). See “on the death of Tamm”.
The Spanish investigators’ attention was focused on two commercial organizations registered in Mijas, Malaga. The name of one of them, Agua de Mijas, interestingly coincided with the crime lord’s name — “Water of Mikhas”. Later, it was renamed to Agua Sierra de Mijas («Water of Mount Mikhas»). The word play is based on the name of the town and a mountain in Spain. The second company under investigation is Arrendamientos de maquinaria industrial Mardoz SL («Mardoz Industrial Machinery Rental»). The first company was managed by Sergey Dozhdev and his spouse, with Oleg Kuznetsov and Ekaterina Kadina listed as partners. The second company had Sergey Dozhdev, Ekaterina Kadina, and Valery Kulibaba as equity holders.
Sergey Dozhev Sergey Dozhdev says in his last statement (as per the court records): «The real Russian mafia is those who rule the world. In particular, it includes Igor Sechin, a man who took over Sistema through Bashneft and MTS using his offshore companies. The Rotenberg brothers, who control the Platon Company, are in the mafia too. 75 percent of Platon belongs to offshore companies, which the Rotenbergs use to siphon off money to Europe. Arnold Tamm used to co-own Sistema. However, he had a disagreement with the Rotenberg brothers, and Herman Gref ceased the refinancing of loans through his son Arkady. The company incurred artificial liabilities, and Sechin bought it at a low price through offshore companies.»
Information note of the French Ministry of the Interior on Gafur Rakhimov from 5 February 1998.
“On 22 January 1998, at the arrival of a flight from ZURICH (Switzerland), the Immigration Control Service of BOURGET carried out the examination of the situation of an Uzbek businessman.
It is :
RAKHIMOV Gafur (Gafour), born on 22 July 1951 in TASHKENT (Uzbekistan), holder of ordinary passport N # CAO664150 on a Schengen visa N * F31069651 valid until 10.04.98 (90 days multiple entries), domiciled in TASHKENT.
Although holding a valid visa, it appeared after the departure of the passenger terminal that he was known “as one of the main members of the Uzbek mafia whose presence in France would pose a threat serious for the public security “, to be” in relation with the circles of organized crime of ex-Soviet origin” and finally to be” in contact with important members of the organized crime coming from the CIS, in relation with ALIMJAN TOKHTAKHOUNOV and would be with SALIM ABDOUVALIEV co-godfather of TASHKENT” and as such is registered in the Wanted Persons File under reference numbers TE 9600214RE, S 9400758ST, and S 9700200RG.
He was accompanied by M. de CHARETTE from CONTRIE Georges, director of the airline Air Entreprise, and RYBALSKI Yaakov, of Israeli nationality. The latter is also known “as being in connection with the circles of organized crime of ex-Soviet origin” and is the subject of an inscription to the RPF under the number S9400754ST. (See annex passenger identities).
On 29 January 1998, the same post noted the departure of a flight for TASHKENT (Uzbekistan), with on board the named RAKHIMOV Gafour accompanied by RIBALSKI Yaakov. It should be noted that on 31 January 1998, the named CHARETTE de la CONTRIE Georges, accompanied by two Israeli passengers also left the BOURGET airport for KICHINEV (Moldova).
List of participants of the meeting with the leadership of Daimler-Benz, among them “Mr Gafur Rakhimov, Agro Plus K & M”, which took place on 14 June, 1996 in Stuttgart.
Switzerland based company Agro Plus K&M existed in 1992-1998. OCCRP liked the company to than residing in Switzerland Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas) from Solntsevskaya gang . In 2017 Mikhailov appears to have good relations with State Duma member Vladimir Shamanov as well as with Gafur Rakhimov and Semen Mogilevich.
Source: Jürgen Roth’s archive.