Arzhanov Dmitry was born on August 14th, 1972 in the city of Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod). According to estimates of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine today Arzhanov has only Russian assets for about $ 800 million.
In 1990 Arzhanov entered the Nizhny Novgorod State University, but did not graduate, fascinated by the business and socio-political activities. During his studies, he met the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Boris Nemtsov.
In 1993 Arzhanov, being the assistant of the governor Nemtsov was appointed deputy chairman of the Volga-Vyatka Prominbank.
In 1994, at the age of twenty-two, Dmitry Arzhanov was elected to the regional parliament and became the youngest deputy in the history of the Legislative Assembly of Nizhny Novgorod region.
From February 2004 to January 2006 Dmitry Arzhanov was the executive director of "Nizhnovatomenergosbyt."
In August 2006, Arzhanov was invited by the owner of power supply company LLC "Transneftservice" Alexander Rubanov for the post of Deputy Director General of Development. The company is engaged in providing electricity to the main oil pipelines of JSC "AK" Transneft." In the second half of the 2000s, the company began to acquire energy distribution companies in various regions of Russia.
On September 22nd, 2007 he became an Acting Director General of JSC "Nizhny Novgorod Retail Company", a subsidiary of "Transneftservice C".
On 15th April 2008 he was elected the CEO of this company.
In October 2009, he became Deputy General Director of "Transneftservice C" of development. In the same year Arzhanov bought 50% stake in LLC "Transneftservice C" from previous owners, based on the evaluation of the entire company at $ 120-150 million.
February 1st, 2010 he was General Director of "Transneftservice C".
In 2011 Arzhanov bought the remaining 50% stake, becoming the sole owner of the company.
With its acquisitions in the five years period "Transneftservice C" became a holding company engaged in the energy supply of the population and other consumers in eight regions of the country. In 2011 its consolidated revenue exceeded 170 billion rubles. In May 2013 the company was corporatized, becoming JSC "Group of companies" TNS energy. '"
In December 2014 of the Civil Code "TNS energy" was renamed PJSC GK "TNS energy."
Working in the field of energy sales, Arzhanov simultaneously was engaged in agrobusiness. In 2006 he founded the company with his participation AF-Group, which began buying up land in the southern regions of Russia. At the end of 2012 AF-Group controlled 57.5 thous. Ha of agricultural land in the Krasnodar Territory and Rostov Region, which are mainly used for rice cultivation.
In 2013, AF-Group merged with one of Russia's largest producers of packaged cereals "Angstrom". As a result, Ltd. "AFG National" was created and it became the absolute leader in Russia for growing and processing rice.
In 2011, Dmitry Arzhanov headed the board of directors of the Vietnam Vung Ro Petroleum Company Ltd, which develops two investment projects simultaneously. One of them involves the banks of the Gulf of Vung Ro province of Phu Yen construction of the oil refinery, which will produce 8 million tons of oil products a year. Apart from oil, the plant will produce fertilizer based on petrochemicals. In addition to the construction of oil refinery, Vung Ro Petroleum Company Ltd intends to carry on the banks of the same Gulf of Vung Ro major development project, in which quays, hotels with more than 760 rooms, 4,300 residences and apartments, 100 townhouses, and a network shops and boutiques will be constructed.
Start a career – whistleblowing
In 1996, Volga-Vyatka Prominbank license was revoked for failure to fulfill obligations to customers, the entire top management with their families fled. Arzhanov was the only one, who instead of going on the run, began to cooperate with the investigation. As a result, his close friend at the time, Sergei Korolyov was jailed. His deputies received various terms but to Arzhanov (only one of the top managers of the Volga-Vyatka Prominbank) investigators had no claims. But why does this happen? Is it because Arzhanov could "surrender" their fellows to law enforcement officers?
Raiding in the energy sector
According to media reports, when Arzhanov received the post of General Director of TNS-energy, he "withdrew" substantial amount of money from the JSC "Nizhny Novgorod Retail Company", as at that time he turned out to be the CEO. When the shareholders of the company TNS-energy, part of which is JSC "Nizhny Novgorod Retail Company", became aware of it, Arzhanov explained that he did that because of the orders of the General Director of management company Alexander Zaprudnov and in his interests.
In 2010, Dmitry Arzhanov became CEO of TNS-energy. The largest energy holding company at the time was "Energostream." Arzhanov and "Energostream" worked in one market, and "Energostream" began to bypass the energy-THC in buying up regional markets: Tulaenergosbyt, Novosibirskenergosbyt, Belgorodenergosbyt – companies, the purchase of which negotiated Arzhanov himself. Dmitry Arzhanov made an offer to the owners 'Energostream' accession to the company TNS-energy instead of a minority stake in the merged company, but it is denied, as in the case of "Razgulyay". Next Dmitry Arzhanov operates on long-established pattern: public relations, criminal cases, destruction and weaning of business.
Initially, he arranges the project "offended Energostrim minority shareholders." He bought up small stakes in several sales Energostrim, sponsored site, where he wrote about the theft of billions of dollars of amounts in the company. Dmitry Arzhanov once again turns to his friend Eugene Pavlov - Head of the "T" GUBEPiPK Russian Interior Ministry on the criminal cases against Energostrim. Pavlov entrusts this project to his employee Andrew Bahvalov. Andrew Bahvalov took one subordinate Igor Popov, traveled to the region of Energostrim with one purpose - to "shake" the criminal cases. The minority shareholders wrote an application for initiation of criminal proceedings against energostrim sales dictated by Bahvalov.
Arzhanov organizes the transfer of certificates about the theft of billions of dollars in Energostrim to the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation. At this point, fortunately to Arzhanov, Senturin Y.P. became the Deputy Minister of Energy. He is from Nizhny Novgorod too, and an old friend of Arzhanov. It was he who helped Arzhanov to insert a paragraph about the General Director of Energostrim Yuri Zhelyabovsky to diatribe of Putin V.V.
Arzhanov, having the trump card - the public criticism of the prime minister, organizes regional prosecutions. Within two months criminal cases in Omsk, Belgorod, Orel, Kursk, Penza were opened. Competitor of TNS energy - Energostream was destroyed, deprived of the status of sales companies and then sold for a pittance to the "necessary" hands. Desired supply companies, which failed to be acquired previously, were obtained by adventurer Dmitry Arzhanova.
RUSSIAN ENERGY crucified
In 2002, "Transneftservice C", the former "daughter" of "Transneft", was bought from the transport monopoly for 10 000-share capital. It was an empty company with 5,000 rubles tax debt to the balance sheet. But in the next couple of years in the asset of "Transneftservice C" were contracts for the supply of electricity to all the "daughters" of "Transneft", they accounted for at least 70% of the total sales volume. The volume of supply - about 14 billion kWh per year, it could be worth 21-22 billion rubles. How did "Transneftservice" manage to get such a contract? According to several people close to the former government "Transneftservice C", the main beneficiaries of the sales company along with Rubanov was then head of "Transneft" Simeon Weinstock and board member of RAO UES Mikhail Abyzov. Each of them had the third of the share capital. Alfred Koch owned the minority stake.
One of the main lobbyists of Arzhanov interests in energy management is believed to be the Federal Tariff Service Leaders (FTS of Russia), represented by Chief of the electricity FTS Maxim Yegorov, who is also a native of Nizhny Novgorod. By the way, in the media some intimate details of communication between Maxim Yegorov and Dmitry Arzhanov have already appeared, including SMS correspondence about the transfer of 100 thousand USD from Arzhanov to Maxim Egorov for raising tariffs to Arzhanov’s companies. Arzhanov not only transfered cash to Yegorov, but also paid for his other expenses.
For example, Egorov sent from his ipad an email to Arzhanov with his wife’s passport data for visa and tickets for the next joint holiday abroad. Usually, the official likes to relax in Italy (in the summer) and in France (in the winter). But the owner of "TNS-Energo" has allocated money for oversea voyages to Yegorov couple for a long time. Of course, all costs that Arzhanov spent on Egorov is justified. After all, the growth of sales allowances of "TNS-Energo" is phenomenal. It seems that only because of Yegorov’s efforts Arzhanov’s holding received more than $ 20 billion rubles since 2011. Obviously, this influential employee FTS is only a puppet in the hands of "TNS-Energo".
Withdawal is the engine of TRADE
Of course, asset stripping only is not enough, so Arzhanov is also credited the creation of schemes to cash money, part of which was intended for the issue of bribes to corrupt officials, law enforcement officers, judges and other "servants of the law." LLC "Energokontrol" played the key role in the process of "cashing".
Initially, sales organizations within the "TNS-energy" made contracts for the provision of services for fictitious readings meters. But by law the readings of meters is a function of power companies. Consequently, the signature of contracts for the provision of these services and their payment is a fraud.
In this case, Arzhanov only pursued the aim of "cashing" energy sales companies’ money under a false purpose. Following this, funds for the payment of "Energokontrol" were written in the business plans of retail companies.
As soon as the funds come in LLC "Energokontrol" this company "reserves" some sums for maintenance of fictitious office. All other finance were subjected to "cashing" in the interests of Arzhanov or transferred to an account under his control.
For CEOs were not discontent over the transfer of huge amounts of fictitious contracts, Dmitry Arzhanov provided a system of approval of these contracts through the Corporate Governance - Board of Directors and competitive procurement program. As a result, the procurement is carried out in all such cases from one source.
Raiding in agro-industrial sphere
Dmitry Arzhanov acquired a number of agricultural enterprises in the Krasnodar region producing rice. On the rice market in Russia, the only competitor for Arzhanov company was at that time the company "Razguliay." Dmitry Arzhanov made an offer to " Razguliay" for the purchase of their biggest asset - Slavic elevator. But founder and shareholder of "Razgulyai" - Igor Potapenko - refused. In response, Dmitry Arzhanov devised a plan to capture the desired object. First of all, he corrupted the security chief of "Razgulyai" - Igor Purin and initiates newspaper articles exposing Potapenko.
Then Arzhanov’s friend Evgeny Pavlov, Head of the "T" GUBEPiPK the Russian Interior Ministry, steps in. One of the minority shareholders of Razguliay "- VEB, Director of the Department of Natural Resources Vnesheconombank Ilgiz Valitov, who is Eugene Pavlov’s friend wrote a statement on the company's founder and president Igor Potapenko on the theft of $ 20 billion rubles to the Office of the "T" GUBEPiPK MIA. In April 28th, 2014 officers of the "T" GUBEPiPK detained Igor Potapenko on charges of embezzling 20 billion rubles. Part of "Razgulyai" assets interesting to Dmitry Arzhanov passed under the control of the National AFG.
Dmitry Arzhanov’s company became the largest rice producer in Russia. Then, AFG has established National Export rice and buckwheat in the western regions of Ukraine, triggering a rise in prices in the domestic market. As expected, due to corruption Arzhanov gets a new "competitive advantage." So, for example, he desperately tries to block access to cheap Burmese rice to the Russian market, to raise the prices for their rice. Executives of AFG National came to the conclusion to completely close the Burmese rice, as it is one of the best price offers for economy class, that is, for low-income people.
CAPTURE public organization "SUPPORT OF RUSSIA"
Dmitry Arzhanov actually carried out the seizure of "Support of Russia" - an organization that lobbies the interests of small and medium-sized businesses. Namely, Arzhanov got the support of Alexander Kalinin - a member of the "Support of Russia" by giving him a loan in the amount of 11 million rubles for a period of 10 years. As a result, Kalinin literally attacked the government with letters in support of Arzhanov initiatives (letter addressed to A. Dvorkovich, the Ministry of Energy of Russia, addressed to the Ministry of Finance Ulyukayev AV, Novikov SG addressed to the FTS of Russia). In fact, Kalinin became Arzhanov employee - sends a document for approval, reports on meetings, attended, asked to approve the position of "Support of Russia". Also, the candidate for the post of head of the organization, Paul Segal was accused of embezzling 10.7 billion rubles with the help of Arzhanov longtime friend a Head of the "T" GUBEPiPK MIA Russian Evgeny Pavlov. In the case of Segal on November 19th, 2013 employees of the Interior Ministry and the PC GUBEP conducted a massive operation involving more than 800 employees of the Interior Ministry. As a result, the election of the president, "Support of Russia" won Arzhanov’s candidate - Alexander Kalinin.
Life is good in Capri
Of course, a lot of money lead people into great temptation. So, for example, the same Dmitry Arzhanov became a defendant of not only financial, but also sex scandals. In the Internet, there is the information about Dmitry Arzhanov rich dissolute life.
It is reported, for example, that Arzhanov actively uses the services of expensive models for his own comfort, which orders a special agent. However, while having a romantic relationship with a permanent mistress. But at home in Nizhny Novgorod he has a wife. However, it seems that the owner of "TNS-energy" is no longer to adultery.
Judging from the media, Arzhanov rest "to the fullest." For example, the celebration of his birthday in Capri shook the entire island. The scale of the preparations for this holiday (and the costs of its organization) surprises even the wealthiest Russian oligarchs. That there is only a special design of the beach personally for Arzhanov.
It is known that Dmitry Arzhanov prefers to rest in Courchevel in winter, where he deliberately chooses the most posh apartments. In particular, the apartments are in the style of the castle - the "chalet" with its own private spa pool, a separate entrance, an elevator for 22 thousand euros per day (this is 1.5 million rubles per day).
By the way, judging by the information found in the correspondence, Arzhanov is able to escape from Russia at the very slightest likelihood of his arrest. It seems that the owner "TNS-energy" has already developed a plan, laid up for a "rainy day." It seems that he plans to obtain citizenship in the EU (Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland), as to obtain citizenship in England quickly is unattainable.
But Arzhanov children learn in England, at a prestigious school for girls in Queenwood. By the way, you can live in London with the citizenship of any EU country. In favor of a quick escape of Arzhanov to EU is also the fact that the owner of "TNS-energy" has already arranged to send all the output for an offshore company "Tekhnostar." He uses this framework for his foreign payments.