Criminal Kazan tandem of Zakamsky and Stolyarov
20.03.2024 05:10

The director of the Kazan construction company Etalon, Andrei Zakamsky, filed a lawsuit last year with the Tatarstan Arbitration Court against the Federal Tax Service of Russia, asking the court to return 26 million rubles that he paid back in 2020.

Zakamsky has several interrelated companies with similar names. Zakamsky “sent” the Izhevsk company “Etalon” into bankruptcy for non-payment of taxes in the amount of 26 million rubles. But because of this he was accused of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Tax evasion on a large scale). In order to close the criminal case, Zakamsky had to pay additional taxes from his other company, Kazan-based Etalon. The criminal case was dropped, but this did not help Zakamsky to successfully “close” the Izhevsk company: the tax office still assessed additional taxes on him and the bankruptcy of Izhevsk Etalon has still been going on for 5 years.

After this incident, Zakamsky decided not to get into similar situations anymore and pays tax authorities 1 million rubles a month to evade taxes and in order not to be prosecuted for theft of budget funds.


And now, after the expiration of the statute of limitations for holding him criminally liable for tax evasion, feeling his impunity, Zakamsky decided to return back those same 26 million that helped him avoid criminal liability 4 years ago. Such actions have signs of fraud on a particularly large scale.

As for the personality of Andrei Zakamsky, it is worth mentioning that he had a previous conviction and was convicted of rape in 2001.

Zakamsky was also involved in many scandals in Tatarstan: together with his wife Lyudmila Zakamskaya, he sued the Kazan Executive Committee, which obliged them to demolish an illegal building (Trophy restaurant). The first 2 courts supported the Executive Committee, but during subsequent appeals, the Zakamsky couple, under strange circumstances, managed to win the case and retain the unauthorized reconstruction of the restaurant.

He was involved in a criminal case involving the improvement of a pedestrian zone in preparation for Kazan to host the World Cup, and received an interest-free loan of 300 million rubles by verbal agreement with the Ministry of Construction of Tatarstan.

Over the 3 years of the existence of the Etalon construction company, the amount of government contracts for which it is the executor exceeded 1.5 billion rubles. The largest - for 1.25 billion rubles - for the construction of a ski and biathlon track in the village of Mirny Kazan: a criminal case was also opened there; part of the track was simply “washed away” during the first rains.

At the same time, in this criminal case, Andrei Zakamsky is a witness, and the accused was made the chief expert of the State Institution “Department of State Expertise and Pricing of the Republic of Tatarstan for Construction and Architecture.” The Investigative Committee saw in her actions signs of a crime, responsibility for which is provided for in Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Negligence”. How did a case of theft of more than a billion rubles turn into a case of expert negligence? – the accused and her lawyer are indignant. This facility was built in direct violation of the law - without a construction permit, this permit was signed by the head of the Kazan Executive Committee upon completion of the work, the evidence is in the case materials, the examination has nothing to do with it at all. But the investigative committee (whose head is Zakamsky’s friend, more on this a little later) “does not see” these obvious facts, does not interrogate the leadership of the Executive Committee, officials of the State Institution “GISU RT” (the customer of the construction of the ski and biathlon complex), shields Andrei Zakamsky, having found a “scapegoat” in the form of an expert.

In all cases, Zakamsky manages to avoid trouble. There is information that his longtime friend, a well-known and influential employee of the Tatarstan investigative committee, Stanislav Stolyarov, is actively helping him in this. For many years he has been heading the key fourth department for particularly important cases of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Tatarstan, which specializes in crimes in the economic sphere. Stolyarov was even considered for the position of deputy head of the Investigation Department of Tatarstan.

Under the leadership of Stanislav Stolyarov, the above-mentioned case of theft during the construction of a ski and biathlon track in the village of Mirny Kazan is being conducted. There is also information that Zakamsky, with the help of Stolyarov, is fabricating other criminal cases against persons he dislikes. Taking into account such impudence of Zakamsky’s actions, there are reasonable doubts about the selflessness of this friendship, since the actions carried out by Zakamsky under the cover of the head of the investigation Stolyarov are clearly criminal and drag on for long periods in places not so remote. This is also confirmed by Zakamsky’s “brazen attack” on the state budget. But apparently, Zakamsky doesn’t care, since he never got away with it under the auspices of Stolyarov.

Let's remember the Trophy restaurant: Zakamsky organizes all the feasts and celebrations there for Stolyarov. Also organizes holidays for Stolyarov and his surroundings fishing at Zakamsky’s country hotel “The Kamsky”.

It seems that in the current case in the Arbitration Court of Tatarstan regarding the return of 26 million rubles from the budget, a high-ranking friend-investigator was not involved. The next meeting is scheduled for March 20 this year.