Murov Evgeny Alexeyevich, Federal Protective Service director
«Russia's Power Families - 2011» / Murov Evgeny Alexeyevich, Federal Protective Service director
Employed at: RF Federal Protective Service (FPS)
Positions held: 1997-98: Deputy director of the FSB regional office for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region. 1998-2000: First deputy director of FSB’s economic security department. Since 2000: FPS director.
Business involvement: As military serviceman and government official, Evgeny Murov is barred from business involvement.
Influence on business: After Evgeny Murov became FPS director, the agency registered the “Official Kremlin Supplier” and “Moscow Kremlin Supplier” trademarks and leases them to businesses.
Being officially barred from commercial activity, FPS itself does not accept payment for the leased trademarks and certificates: payment is instead accepted by the so-called Kremlin Suppliers Guild LLC. The Guild was founded by Kremlin-9, an inter-regional public federal protection agency assistance foundation. According to the media, the Kremlin-9 foundation was established by a group of security service veterans. The foundation’s 2009 net profit was 21.335 Mln. Rub. According to the press, the Guild charges up to 1.5% of proceeds from the sale of goods it certifies. The “Official Kremlin Supplier” certificate costs 2.5 Mln. Rub., the “Moscow Kremlin Supplier” certificate costs 1.5 Mln. Rub., and the “Honorary Member of the Kremlin Suppliers Guild” costs 750,000 Rub.
Evgeny Murov supported the “Security, Defense and Law Enforcement Issues Academy” non-profit organization which sold awards that looked almost identical to government-issued ones. The Academy (which was later dissolved by RF Supreme Court decision) was headed by military counterintelligence Colonel (retired) Victor Shevchenko. The Academy’s interests were lobbied not only by Murov, but also by current RF Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) director Mikhail Fradkov, FSB Academy director Valery Andreyev, and FSB Border Patrol Service deputy head Vladimir Rozhkov.
Among those in Evgeny Murov’s favor are Ford Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz. In 2009, FPS bought 106 cars at a total cost of 290,586,691 Rub. 90 of the vehicles were Ford and Mercedes automobiles costing a total of 230,113,312 Rub. All the automobiles were purchased (with no bidding process involved) from Ford’s “New York Motors-Moscow” dealership. Nor does there seem to have been a bid to supply spare parts [to FPS], which were bought at 60.5 Mln. Rub. What’s more, Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler AG is accused by US authorities of allegedly paying €2.87 in bribes in order to get the contract to supply the FPS fleet with foreign cars.
Under Evgeny Murov, the Federal Protective Service became a major player in the construction business. Apart from residential and commercial construction, the FSO is involved in arranging various agreements. FPS’s investment partners include Intecho (previously owned by former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s wife Elena Baturina). In FSO’s a dispute with former senator Sergei Pugachev’s companies over Moscow’s Sredniye Torgovye Ryady area real estate complex, FSO won. The Sredniye Torgovye Ryady architectural monument development was to include a luxury hotel, residential apartments, a precious metal and diamond exchange, an auction house, boutiques and restaurants next to the Kremlin.
During the 2008-9 Christmas vacation season, Evgeny Murov was seen at the Courchevel alpine ski resort in France together with head of RF President’s administrative department head Vladimir Kozhin. Former Moscow Region finance minister Alexei Kuznetzov (who fled Russia after several criminal cases were initiated against him) was also at the resort. Kuznetzov’s main priorities at the time were believed to be his personal safety and guarding his US citizen wife Janna Bullock’s Russian assets estimated at over $1 Bln. Bullock took a significant part of the funds out of Russia; some of those included investments in the Courchevel hotel business.
A short while later, the Investigative Committee said Kuznetzov was never charged with criminal abuse of office for lobbying his wife’s company interests, and the case was deemed as having never existed.
Wife Ludmila Anatolievna Murova, retired, community volunteer. Member of Russian Curling Federation board of trustees together with RF President’s administrative department head’s wife Alla Yurievna Kozhina.
The FPS director officially owns two land lots – 0.45 and 0.19 ha.; two wooden 180 m2 houses; a 49 m2 apartment; a 29.8 m2 garage; two cars – a Porsche Cayenne and a Moskvich-412; two motorcycles (a Harley-Davidson and a Suzuki), and a Polaris snowmobile. His wife owns a 208 m2 apartment and a Lexus-504 automobile.
In 2004, Ludmila Murova worked at Telecommunications and Information Technologies (Sistema Telecom) CJSC, a division of Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s Sistema joint-stock financial corporation. Notably, Yevtushenkov’s business falls within Evgeny Murov’s area of authority. In particular, FPS’s officers are among executives of Svyazinvest OJSC, which Sistema planned to privatize while Ludmila Murova worked there. FPS’s authority was decisive due to Svyazinvest’s “strategically important enterprise” status.
According to his tax return, Evgeny Murov’s 2009 income was 5.84 Mln. Rub., while his wife’s was 77,000 Rub. These numbers were provided very late as the FPS intended keep income information confidential. The information was only disclosed under pressure from the RF President’s Administration.
Ludmila Murova founded Moscow’s Elgold LLC, which has a subsidiary called NVMK Holding LLC. The two companies share a telephone number. What’s more, the same telephone number was used to incorporate Alpha Invest LLC, Upravlenie nedvizhimym imushchestvom (Real Estate Management) LLC, Bavaria Tools LLC, Instroi-M LLC, RA Vitana LLC, TechResource LLC, and Regul APF.
Son Andrei Evgenievich Murov is an entrepreneur who headed EvroStroiKomplekt LLC, a construction subcontractor for St. Petersburg’s Vodokanal.
He founded several companies: Petrostroi Investment and Construction Company (ICC) LLC, Sigma LLC and Investitsionno-Stroitelnaya Gruppa (Investment and Construction Group) LLC. Petrostroi ICC’s other participants were several individuals as well as three Cypriot offshores: Imex Oil Ltd., Remdan Investments Ltd., and Naftrad Ltd. These three offshores are also listed as shareholders of large properties stretching from St. Petersburg and Moscow Region to Irkutsk. According to tax authorities, Andrei Murov received income from Remdan Investments Ltd. The three Cypriot offshores’ owner is unknown.
In 2004, Andrei Murov became deputy general director of St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport OJSC, and in 2005 he became the airport’s general director. In 2006, President Vladimir Putin decreed that Andrei Murov be awarded the medal of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, 1st Grade. In 2009, Murov was awarded the Order of Honor for “work achievements and long-term conscientious activity.”
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