Complaint to S.V. Kudeneyev, Prosecutor of the city of Moscow

To: S. V. Kudeneyev
Prosecutor of the city of Moscow

From: M. S. Dolomanov
Attorney, Dolomanov & Partners
Registry Number 77/922



When I was received at the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office on 12 March 2012, I handed over to the host party a statement dated 11 March 2012 by Andrei F. Borodin addressed to the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation to be considered on its merits.  The statement contained facts pointing to misapplication of budget funds and numerous legal violations during the so-called “financial restructuring” of the Bank of Moscow.

On 16 March 2012 Mr Borodin’s statement was groundlessly forwarded by the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office to the Investigations Department of the Russian Interior Ministry to check the arguments in the course of the investigation of Criminal Case No. 89816. I have lodged a complaint against that action. Because my complaint was granted, Mr Borodin’s statement was forwarded to the Russian Interior Ministry Main Administration for Moscow Economic Security and Corruption Control Directorate to organize a check under Articles 144-145 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. Continue reading

European Parliament resolution on the Political use of justice in Russia

The European Parliament,

–      having regard to its previous reports and resolutions on Russia, in particular its resolutions of 15 March 2012on the outcome of the presidential elections in Russia, of 16 February 2012 on the upcoming presidential election in Russia, of 14 December 2011on the State Duma election and of 7 July 2011on preparations for the Russian State Duma elections in December 2011,

–      having regard to the ongoing negotiations for a new agreement providing a new comprehensive framework for EU-Russia relations, as well as to the ‘Partnership for Modernisation’ initiated in 2010,

–      having regard to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which states that everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law, Continue reading

Navalny’s Foundation Criticized VTB in a Report

Russian opposition blogger Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and the British-based Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society published a criticizing report on VTB Group practices, which is the second in asset amount and client funds financial group in Russia with Russian government as its major shareholder.

VTB responded that the report was made-to-order and said that the corruption should be looked for among the authors of the report.

The authors of the document present a detailed list of the facts that in their opinion are indicative of the “mismanagement and questionable business practices by the VTB Group, and specifically VTB Bank.” Continue reading

Statement by Andrei Borodin

To Mr S.M. Ignatyev
Chairman, Central Bank,
Russian FederationMr A.V. Bortnikov
Federal Security Bureau (FSB),
Russian Federation
STAMP: Accepted,
Bank of Russia
06 Sept 2012 //signed//


It has become known from information that appeared in open sources in May 2012 that Mikhail Valeryevich Kuzovlev, President and Chairman of the Executive Board of OAO Bank of Moscow, has been a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus as of 2008.

I am bringing to your attention the fact that Mr Kuzovlev failed to disclose the information about his having foreign citizenship in the documents submitted for the position of Senior Vice President of OAO Bank of Moscow in February 2011. When he gave concurrence to his election to the Board of Directors of OAO Bank of Moscow, Mr Kuzovlev also failed to disclose the information about his Cypriot citizenship. Being well aware of the fact that work in the position of member of the Board of Directors and Senior Vice President of the bank involved knowledge of information amounting to state secret and having wittingly concealed his connexion with a foreign state, Mr Kuzovlev misled the bank’s top management in February 2011, including myself as President of OAO Bank of Moscow. As a result, when subsequently the candidacy of Mr Kuzovlev was considered for the post of member of the Executive Board of OAO Bank of Moscow by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the decision was made without taking into account the information about his foreign citizenship. Continue reading