In third place in the list of the largest suppliers of Railways in 2017 appeared the Petersburg businessman Vladimir Vasiliev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Vasileva paper calls “a racing driver and partner of Putin’s friends” and “old friend” of the ex-head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin. The amount of contracts structure of a businessman with Russian Railways amounts to 19 billion rubles.
Vasiliev is associated with the owners of the Bank “Russia” Nikolay Shamalov and Yury Kovalchuk. Along with Shamalov, whose son Cyril, as previously assumed, married one of the daughters of Vladimir Putin, he has more than 10 years ago co-founded the Priozersk-Melnikovsky companies hunting and fishing, and together with Kovalchuk Vasiliev owns OOO “Igora drive” (engaged in the project of the race track near the resort “Igora”).
Their contracts successful businessman received “due to companies of the former Deputy Minister of construction, housing and utilities Yuri Reiljan” who “shared with Vasilyev major contracts for the construction of railway facilities,” the newspaper notes. This deal made Vasilyeva a major supplier to the Railways.
On the question of why he handed the quarter to the company’s portfolio Vasiliev, raylan told reporters that he had not decided whom to submit the order. According to representatives of Russian Railways, structures, Vasiliev has won the open competition for the assignment. However, to find information about this competition, “Vedomosti” failed.
First place traditionally is a supplier of diesel and electric locomotives, “Transmashholding” Andrey Bokarev and Iskander Makhmudov. This year, it received contracts for 29 billion rubles.
For structures Vasil’eva should be the “Group of companies 1520″, owned by Alexei Krapivin and its partners, it has contracts on 22 billion rubles. His father Andrei Krapivin until his death in 2015, was an Advisor to former President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin. The structure, previously owned by Krapivin, Sr. and his partners have been among the largest suppliers of state monopoly.
Company reiliana it was the fourth in the list of suppliers, signing contracts for 18 billion rubles.
However, not all major contractors of the Railways managed to keep this status. The problem, for example, arose from Vitaly Brill, the owner of the company “Stroiportinvest” and a former business partner of Russian presidential aide and former Minister of transport Igor Levitin. Last spring his company for the first time in several years received from the Railways a major contract for 6.5 billion rubles on the Eastern polygon. A contract with him to share “Transyuzhstroy”.