Criminal Kazan community: Zakamsky, Stolyarov.
11.04.2024 16:21

As previously reported by, the director of the Kazan construction company Etalon, Andrei Zakamsky, filed a claim last year with the Tatarstan Arbitration Court against the Federal Tax Service of Russia for the return of 26 million rubles. At a meeting held on March 20, 2024, the arbitration court granted the claim in full; the operative part veiledly stated “to oblige the Federal Tax Service to eliminate the violations committed,” but this in reality means the return of 26 million rubles from the budget to the Etalon construction company.

Андрей Закамский

Let us remind you that this amount was initially paid by Zakamsky for another company – Izhevsk “Etalon”, in order to close the criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Tax evasion on a large scale). Then the tax office accrued additional amounts to Zakamsky’s company as a result of an on-site tax audit. It turns out that Zakamsky “cunningly” pulled off this fraud: he avoided criminal charges in 2020, and has now become rich. He gave, so to speak, a loan to the tax authorities for a while. At the same time, there is not a word in the text of the decision about these circumstances; the position of the Federal Tax Service on Zakamsky’s past criminal case was “technically hidden.” It looks like we are in for a high-profile case of fraud on a particularly large scale. And not only fraud, because such cases are clearly “not resolved” without the participation of the chairman of the judicial panel or personally the chairman of the arbitration court of Tatarstan.

From the previous publication, we recall the criminal case related to the construction of a ski and biathlon track in the village of Mirny, Kazan. In August 2022, the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud on an especially large scale”), but with the wording “in relation to unidentified persons.” The general contractor for these works was the Kazan construction company “Etalon” of Andrey Zakamsky. The base in Mirny was supposed to become the main ski facility in the republic, raise new champions, and host tournaments of the highest level. Appropriate funding has been allocated for these purposes. If initially 300 million rubles were allocated for the base, then over time its budget grew to 1.25 billion rubles with the attraction of federal funding by a separate order of Mikhail Mishustin.

Zakamsky’s future was at stake; with such a scale of thefts, he faced real sentences. To cover up Zakamsky, he, together with his friend, and concurrently the head of the 4th department for especially important cases of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Tatarstan, Stanislav Stolyarov, under whose leadership this case was investigated, decided to shift the focus from the theft of funds and fraud of Zakamsky. As a result, the choice fell on the chief expert of the State Expertise Department of Tatarstan, Liliana Kuzmina, who was accused of negligence. “When they called me as a witness, I was tortured for three hours. They immediately began to put pressure: “Take the blame upon yourself, your statute of limitations is about to expire.” I was completely taken aback,” Liliana Kuzmina told the court about her first interrogations during the investigation. has obtained information about the submission of an open letter from the Capital Construction Department of the Kazan Executive Committee addressed to the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, A.I. Bastrykin. with a request to return the case to the prosecutor, to transfer the consideration of the case to the central office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation due to the obvious bias of Andrei Zakamsky with Stanislav Stolyarov, the impossibility of an objective investigation of the case in the Republic of Tatarstan.

We will watch the development of events.

Let's return to the case of collecting 26 million rubles from the Federal Tax Service. Why does Zakamsky need this, besides personal enrichment? Most likely, a significant part of this amount has already “settled in the pockets” of the chairmen of the arbitration court, and how much more will Zakamsky have to pay to higher authorities for the decision to “stand”? Apparently, there are other reasons why Zakamsky decided on this risky business. Perhaps he needs this to influence the bankruptcy case of Izhevsk Etalon, where he is held liable for subsidiary liability in the amount of 35 million rubles. In this case, the tax office is the main creditor (for non-payment of taxes), as a result of the same tax audit, because of which Zakamsky was brought in in 2020 under Part 1 of Art. 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. These same 26 million are popping up again...


To be continued.