Frozen donut by Roman Trotsenko
06.04.2024 17:49

In 2019, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AEON Corporation, Roman Trotsenko, while seizing the Voronezh International Airport, assured that he was implementing a project to build a fresh frozen bread plant, which would create 600 jobs in the region and ensure the launch of production with a capacity of 81.1 thousand tons of frozen bread. bread a year.

The investment project of Resident LLC, a subsidiary of AEON Corporation, involved the production of high-quality frozen bakery products. The plant planned to use modern Part Brake technology. It involves making the product 90% and then freezing it at -18 degrees. The investor assured that the price of such bread would be “within reasonable limits.”

For these purposes, on the territory of the economic zone (SEZ) “Center” in the Voronezh region, LLC “Resident”, close to the AEON corporation of Roman Trotsenko, received residency and 18 hectares of land.

The project to create a special economic zone would allow the region to provide social needs and jobs for residents

As found out, at the design stage, the work was frozen by the general director of the LLC Resident company, Dmitry Vasilyevich Svistukhin, and completely lost interest in the construction of the promised plant. Resident LLC planned to invest 4.6 billion rubles.

12/26/2022 Resident LLC changed its registration address from the Novousmansky district of the Voronezh region (where the SEZ is located) to Moscow: Moscow, vn.ter.g. Khamovniki municipal district, Butikovsky lane, 14, building 5.

What is noteworthy is that in the same building on Butikovsky Lane the AEON offices are located in the very center of the capital. Thus, the Resident company ceased to satisfy one of the main requirements for a SEZ participant that needs Voronezh tax jurisdiction. Which clearly indicates the absence of any desire to produce frozen bread for citizens.

By the way, Resident LLC, operating on a simplified taxation system at the time when it had resident status, was the founder of a number of large industrial companies associated with Trotsenko, namely: Razrez Lemberovo LLC, Arctic Mining Company LLC, VOSTOKUGOL LLC -DICKSON.”

What does frozen bread and mining companies have to do with it? Everything is simple when registering as a resident in a special economic zone, the income tax rate for the first five years is 0%. Plus, this zone is exempt from property taxes for 10 years.

The norms of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation directly indicate that when applying the simplified tax system and unified agricultural tax, the founders retain the obligation to pay income tax on dividends paid, and if you have benefits, then you do not need to pay taxes. For Russian organizations, the income tax rate is 13%. Thus, resident status can be used for tax breaks for your companies.

It is worth noting that the current state of the territory of the economic zone (SEZ) “Center” in the Voronezh region looks depressing:

The satellite image clearly shows that in the territory of the SEZ only the Perfograd company has implemented a plant project for the production of perforated sheets.

On January 28, 2024, TASS published that the Chernozemie Bakeries company intends to build a donut production plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) Center near Voronezh by 2024, where it will create 70 jobs. Investments will amount to 300 million rubles, Governor of the Voronezh Region Alexander Gusev announced in his Telegram channel on Friday.

This indicates that Alexander Gusev, having in every possible way lost hope in the promises of the oligarch Trotsenko, is trying by any means to satisfy the region’s need for bakery products. It’s worth thinking about how feasible it was to sell the Voronezh International Airport to Novaport Invest LLC?


Timofey Grishin