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On the contrary, "Putin's Palace" will begin to breed oysters

"Southern Citadel" LLC obtained for the cultivation of oysters and mussels 1 thousand. Hectares of water area near Cape Idokopas near Gelendzhik, in the so-called Putin's palace. The owner of "South of the citadel," previously worked for the company that manages the palace.

Akvaferma at the palace

At the end of December 2015, the Commission for the determination of fish breeding areas under the Azov-Black Sea territorial administration of Rosrybolovstvo satisfied the petition of OOO Complex to allocate plots of an area of ​​254 ha and 290,8 ha and put them to auction for an industrial aquaculture project, according to the minutes of the commission meeting. Sites (lots 3 and 4), where they were allowed to grow Pacific oysters, Mediterranean mussels, beluga, Russian sturgeon and pilengas, are located near Cape Idokopas near Gelendzhik. This place in the picturesque corner of the Krasnodar Territory became known due to the construction of a resort complex, which became famous in the media as "Putin's palace", - buildings with an area of ​​17,7 thousand square meters. m on the land area of ​​678 thousand square meters. According to the extract from the Unified State Register of Rights to Immovable Property and Transactions with it (EGRP) on 28 April 2016, the owner of this resort is LLC Complex, which initiated the allocation of a site for aquaculture.

What is "Putin's Palace"

At the end of 2010, businessman Sergey Kolesnikov, who calls himself a former partner of the Petersburg friend Vladimir Putin, co-owner of Bank Rossiya Nikolay Shamalov, wrote an open letter to President Dmitry Medvedev, where he told about a business he allegedly ruled in the interests of Putin's entourage. One of the projects is construction on the Idokopas cape near the Gelendzhik palace complex. In the spring of the 2011 complex, as Kommersant reported, the former co-owner of the Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) Alexander Ponomarenko bought out for $ 350 million. As he himself told Kommersant, the seller was Nikolai Shamalov.

Ponomarenko said that "for a long time was not engaged in this project", and sent for comment to the RBC Roman Zinoviev, CEO TPS Group, which "deals with this subject." Zinoviev said that the company will leave RBC questions without comment. TPS Group belongs to a trust acting in the interest of families Ponomarenko and his former partner on the NCSP, the State Duma deputy Alexander Skorobogatko.

According to an extract from the Unified State Register, LLC "Complex" owns the building "Putin's Palace" March 2015 years and the land beneath it since May 2013 years. According to SPARC, September 2013-th "complex" belongs offshore "Savoyan Investments Limited", registered in the British Virgin Islands. Its beneficiaries are not disclosed.

Rosrybolovstvo appointed requested competition for "complex" areas in April, but in the number of "complex" market participants are no longer there. Competition 20 April won the company "Southern Citadel" from Gelendzhik to pay for plots 304,2 thousand. Rub. 357 and thous. rub. respectively, received them in use on 25 years.

As clarified by RBC, a month before "Southern Citadel" has won another auction sites in the waters near the Idokopas. 25 March Azov-Black Sea Territorial Department of Federal Agency for Fishery held other bids on the distribution sites on the Black Sea, next to the "Putin's Palace". They "Southern Citadel" won two plots with total area of ​​422,1 hectares intended only for production of mussels and oysters. For them, the company paid RUB 2,36 million.

Thus, the total area of ​​all areas, go to the "Southern Citadel», 966,9 hectares. Their border runs along the coastline from the village up to the Cape Divnomorskoe Idokopas, on which is "Putin's Palace".

According to SPARC, CEO and sole owner of the "South of the citadel", established in July 2015 years, Alexei Vasilyuk. He confirmed RBC his victory at the auction, but the project for which the needed areas, would not comment, citing trade secrets.

As at October 2015 years Vasilyuk also served as CEO of the registered in Moscow, OOO "UK" Investbud ", which, according to SPARK, was the management company" Complex "LLC (" Putin's Palace owns ") to 29 October 2015 years and« Azure berry "(owns the nearby wine farm).

Asked whether linked in any way "complex" and "Southern Citadel" Vasilyuk said: "I do not know." Get a comment representative of RBC "Complex" failed.

Chairman of the Board "Abrau Durso" (distributes wines "Azure berry") Pavel Titov told RBC that the UK "Investbud" Now is not related to the wine project.

Import substitution shellfish

The minimum volume of harvest at the sites of the "Southern Citadel", where it is allowed to harvest only oysters and mussels, is 263,3 tons; in the areas where it is planned to catch pilengas, beluga and sturgeon - 12,7 tons. In this water area, it would be most correct to organize plantations for growing mussels and oysters, says Alexander Fomin, President of the All-Russian Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters (VARPE) : "The costs of organizing such a production are not very high, but there is demand." In his opinion, investments in such a project could amount to several hundred million rubles, with a payback period of 5-7 years. Restaurateur Kirill Martynenko, co-owner of Boston Seafood & Bar and Torro Grill, notes that after the food embargo was introduced, the demand for Russian seafood has grown significantly.

Seafood from the European Union, the main supplier of oysters and mussels on the Russian market, are on the list of prohibited for import to Russia in August 2014 years. In June of 2015-government lifted the embargo with trout fry, fry oysters and mussels, without the supply of which is impossible to develop import-substituting production.

According to the president of the Association of industrial and commercial enterprises of the fish market Vitali Kornev, shellfish consumption in Russia amounted to thousands 2015. 5,8 tons per year, the majority of (5,5 thousand. Tons) accounted for imports. The volume of mussel production in Russia totaled 2015 119,3 t in 2016, he will remain the same, and by the end of the year should grow 2017 200 to t, said RBC representative of Federal Agency for Fishery. The volume of production of oysters in 2015 30 totaled tons, 2016 year is projected to rise to 50 tons, he added.

Chairman of the Bar Association "Starinsky, Korchago and Partners" Eugene Korchago notes that the receipt of a plot of water area may be associated with the desire of the owner of the adjacent territory to restrict access to its site from the sea. "In fact, this is the only legal way to close access to the object from the sea," he says. - Having permission documents for conducting economic activities in certain areas of the water area, the company can provide a ban on the presence of foreign boats. Get a certificate that finding boats, boats, etc. can have a negative impact on business, for example, lead to the death of juvenile mussels or oysters, it will not be difficult. "

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