“Russian Towers” ​​by Evgeny Roitman
19.06.2024 18:35

In March, as part of a bankruptcy case, surveillance was introduced into the Clean Energy company of Evgeniy Roitman (a businessman close to the Rotenbergs). He is also known as the person who tried to intervene in Bitmama’s case and was detained for this in the fall of 2023. How did I find out Rucriminal.info, Roitman owns the asset through an offshore company from the Cayman Islands, Clean Energy Fund Limited (99%) and Mashinter LLC (1%), where Roitman was one of the founders until 2022. Chistya Energy LLC carries out regular transportation of passengers by other land transport in urban and suburban traffic. It manages to work with 0 employees on staff, which is probably why over the past 7 years it only made a profit in 2021 and never had any revenue.

The Clean Energy company was created in 2013 and could have been used by Evgeny Roitman to withdraw money offshore. Currently, the businessman owns 8 operating companies, the revenue of which in 2023 amounted to 205 million rubles, but the profit went into the negative by 77 million rubles. Things are no better at Mashinter LLC, which in 2022 came under the control of its CEO Ivan Panin. With revenue in 2023 of 612 million rubles. the company received a loss of 58 million rubles.

Ivan Panin heads Arteh LLC, which is the managing organization of another former company of Evgeniy Roitman - Antares LLC. In 2015, she planned to create a fifth federal mobile operator in partnership with Musa Bazhaev, owner of Russian Platinum and Alliance Group. The project also included the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei and the Russian Towers company, in which Roitman had a stake. However, Antares failed to obtain permission to use the frequencies for operation. In 2017, the company was filed for bankruptcy. Since 2016, Antares LLC has never made a profit, the total amount of losses is 4.5 billion rubles, in 2023 - 497 million rubles.

The story with Clean Energy repeats the story of Antares, the founder of which until 2022 was the Cyprus offshore company Runelia Limited and clearly demonstrates the schemes used by Roitman in the activities of his companies, many of which have already been liquidated as unnecessary. Arteh LLC, which now owns Antares LLC, belongs to Timur Bazhaev (99.9%) and Ivan Panin (0.1%), who represents the interests of Evgeniy Roitman. The number of employees in Antares LLC, as well as in Clean Energy LLC, for 2023 is 0 people, which clearly does not indicate the real activities of the company.

Evgeny Roitman has been gushing with grandiose projects for a long time, which turn out to be chic. Antares received frequencies in the range of 1900-1920 MHz back in 2008 and within two years asked the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications to issue frequencies in the range 1980-2000 MHz. At that time, these issues were supervised by the late Deputy Minister Naum Marder, who held this post under five heads of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications.

Marder in his correspondence mentioned his own experience with Antares. The official's letters included the Canadian company Launay and Dawn S.A., in whose favor 2 payments of $1 million each were made in the form of loans from Feshner INC. This information was in the correspondence of Evgeny Roitman with a certain Anna Nikiporets and for some reason was forwarded to Naum Marder. The letter was sent from the corporate address of Cordelier LLC, whose founder was then Roitman’s Mashinter LLC.

Loans for $2 were supposed to ensure the loyalty of Naum Marder in the issue of issuing frequencies to the Antares company, which Evgeniy Roitman had been seeking for so long at that time. The Canadian company could be connected with Marder, who was involved in the scandal with the failed Olympics for Russia in Vancouver 2010. Rostelecom for almost 100 million rubles. paid for the stay of a delegation of officials from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in Canada. In 2012, after leaving his post, Marder became vice president of Rostelecom, was responsible for maintaining a direct line with the President of the Russian Federation for several years, and died in 2017.

Naum Marder's biography indicates that he was a very influential person in the communications market, which means he had good relations with Vladimir Putin's team, which includes Arkady Rotenberg and Sergei Chemezov, who are named among Evgeniy Roitman's partners.

In 2014, the Central Research Institute Cyclone (Rostec Chemezova) and Mashinter LLC created a joint venture Technologies of Organic and Printed Electronics (TOPE) to produce microdisplays for the army. The company's authorized capital amounted to 581.5 million rubles; it was planned to recoup the investment within 5 years. The biggest profit is 5 million rubles. TOPE received in 2019, in 2020 the loss amounted to 64 million rubles, in 2021 - 48 million rubles. Of the government contracts, the company has concluded only with its founder JSC Central Research Institute Cyclone. Most of the money from 61 million rubles. Rostec structure in 2016-2018 paid TOPE for the rental of premises, which has nothing to do with the production of microdisplays. Contracts for their supply and other technical developments amounted to only 3.4 million rub.

In 2022, the SCRF extended the Antares company’s license to use frequencies for 10 years, and this allowed Roitman’s former structure to agree with Russian Railways on the construction of a 5G network along the railways and covering the sections Moscow - St. Petersburg, Moscow - Kazan and Moscow - Sochi. The state-owned Russian Railways company is secretly supervised by oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, and he could have contributed to the implementation of Roitman’s plans. According to experts, the 1900–1920 MHz band allocated to Antares is 20 MHz wide - it is not enough to provide communication services to passengers at high speeds in 5G. It is not surprising that nothing has been heard about Roitman’s new project yet.

In 2019, information appeared that Roitman was considered one of the leaders in the construction of the Crimean Bridge, which was carried out by Arkady Rotenberg’s company. At the same time, it is Yevgeny Royman who will allegedly control the entire road business on the peninsula, including the collection of fines. These are engaged in “Safe Roads of Crimea” and “Safe Roads of Sevastopol”. Traces from both companies at that time led to IK Yugproekt LLC, whose founder from 2015 to 2021 was Sergei Minaev, from 2009 to 2017 he headed Vostok LLC, established by Roitman’s Mashinter LLC.

Evgeny Roitman was also associated with the Krymtelecom company, which in 2019 came under the control of the Rotenberg brothers. The owner of LLC "Managing Company of Infrastructure Projects" (UKIP), the founder of JSC "Krymtelecom", became the closed mutual fund "Ters", whose shareholder is Arkady Rotenberg. According to some reports, Roitman was involved in the launch of the Krymtelcom network back in 2016 and admitted doing business with the former owner of the asset, Vladimir Zaritsky.

Roitman was also considered involved in the case of Bitmama – Valeria Fedyakina, a well-known entrepreneur in the field of cryptocurrency and a member of the list of the top 25 richest women in Russia. The girl was detained in September 2023 for stealing 7 billion rubles from clients. And in November, information appeared that Yevgeny Roitman was detained while attempting to fly out of Russia. Fedyakina, a native of Simferopol, in Moscow was engaged in transferring a lot of money abroad. Many suspected that there were more serious people behind Bitmama, and that she was just a screen. Judging by the work of Evgeniy Roitman’s structures, a businessman can also withdraw his partners’ money offshore, and use telecommunications and other businesses as a cover.


Tomasz Wisniewski

To be continued

Source: www.rucriminal.info