Part of the Troika (literally means “Petrov, Malyshev and Kuzmin”) trial. Mikhail Monastyrky died in a car accident shortly after he warned Spanish police on the threats to him. On March 1st, 2018 in court in Madrid, the Monastyrsky’s testimony was presented posthumously by a Spanish policemen who interrogated him back to March 9, 2007.
The policeman asks Mikhail whether the crime group in question (Tambovskaya) exists, even if Mikhail were to deny his appurtenance to this structure. Mikhail responds that the matter is complicated and says the organization was created artificially by a St. Petersburg FSB.
“Monastyrsky: <> They are people who protect KUMARIN and KUMARIN protects their money, gives them their money. These people know that KUMARIN is not going to steal from them, are not going to run away and they know that while KUMARIN is there he will provide them with money. I will give two name is about Igor SECHIN and Alexander KARMATSKY, regardless of everyone else…”
Sergey Dozhdev, suspect in Solnsevskaya gang’s money laundering case, statement to the Guardia Civil in Spain.
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 says on the last page of the current stament to Guardia Civil, Spain, dated of September 28, 2017, Marbella : «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.»