“Right hand” Shoigu was sent to pre-trial detention center

On Tuesday evening in Moscow, Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov was detained on suspicion of taking a bribe. A source from the Cheka-OGPU commented on this event: “A catastrophic blow to Shoigu. If he doesn’t survive, he’ll sit next to him. This is 100 percent just his man. They’ve been together since 2010.”

As the Cheka-OGPU learned, Timur Ivanov’s permanent assistant, who started with him in the Ministry of Emergency Situations, has disappeared from contact. Andrei Petrov (this is the name of the Deputy Minister of Defense’s trusted person) called his wife at around 20.00 and said that “he needs to leave for work and, perhaps, his phone will be unavailable for some time.” About an hour later, the Investigative Committee officially announced the detention of Timur Ivanov. Andrei Ivanov also ceased to be accessible to everyone.

A source from the Cheka-OGPU recalled that in August 2023, searches were carried out in a unit of the untouchable Spetsstroy (a military construction company — the domain of Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov). The reason is the failure of the state contract for the construction of a key facility for strategic missile forces in Uzhur (Krasnoyarsk Territory). At the same time, searches were carried out at the merchants’ executors.

Иванов и Шойгу

According to interlocutors of Rucriminal.info, it is quite obvious that the “Ivanov case” is directed against Sergei Shoigu. Ivanov was considered untouchable; he came to the Ministry of Defense together with Shoigu, with whom he worked in the Moscow region. In 2013-2016 Timur Ivanov oversaw the work of Oboronstroy and the Main Directorate for the Arrangement of Troops (GUOV). The former head of the latter company, Vladimir Abramenko, received three years in prison at the end of 2015. According to investigators, Abramenko, considered a good friend of Ivanov, caused damage to the budget of the Ministry of Defense by 114 million rubles. GUOV, supervised by Ivanov, acted as a contractor for the Ministry of Defense, giving its orders to subcontractors.

The money for intermediary services obviously ended up in the pockets of Timur Ivanov. An audit carried out by auditors showed that 93% of the volume of work worth 10.7 billion rubles was outsourced.

Timur Ivanov oversees construction at the Ministry of Defense, including the work of FSUE GVSU No. 14. This structure of the Ministry of Defense has not had a profit since 2015, the total loss by 2021 will be. amounted to more than 60 billion rubles. Now the Federal State Unitary Enterprise is in the process of reorganization.

Марат Хуснуллин

The activities of Timur Ivanov are closely connected with Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, who oversees regional projects in the territories occupied in Ukraine. The construction of housing in Mariupol is carried out by the Military Construction Company of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (PPK "VSK"), created in 2020. With revenue of 52 billion rubles. the company in 2022 received a loss of 4.6 billion rubles. Its suppliers worth more than 50 billion rubles. the company does not disclose. According to a source from Rucriminal.info, VSK’s contractors are companies associated with Timur Ivanov and Marat Khusnullin. The latter is also under attack now.

The detention of Timur Ivanov threatens to turn into a huge scandal for the Deputy Prime Minister if investigators are allowed to develop the “Ivanov case” to the fullest.

Yaroslav Mukhtarov

To be continued