Wednesday 17th of April 2024

“TSIFROZDRAV” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did 100 million go?

In the Tsifrozdrav case, where the authorized capital was increased to 102 million rubles just before liquidation, a Ukrainian-Swiss trace has emerged. 

Liquidated at the end of 2023, Tsifrozdrav LLC, the creation of which was helped by people close to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, oligarch Alisher Usmanov, the family of State Duma deputy Andrei Skoch and investor from Ukraine Alexander Galitsky, left behind many questions. 

A MorningNews correspondent looked into why 102 million rubles were poured into an unprofitable legal entity at the end of the day, and where to look for these millions.

Established in 2019 for a pilot project of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Digital Development - the state register of medical supplies - Tsifrozdrav LLC burst on December 29, 2023. At the same time, in an asset that brought 74 million rubles in losses in 2022, a few weeks before the transition to liquidation, the authorized capital was increased from 100 thousand rubles to 102 million rubles. After a couple of months, the LLC was simply slammed. Although in March 2023, judging by the report, no one planned liquidation.

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If you look at the latest LLC reports, the most significant item of income in them is loans and borrowings. For example, in 2022, 153.16 million rubles were received in the form of loans and borrowings, and in 2021 - 27.98 million rubles. So one gets the impression that money was trivially swindled through Tsifrozdrav. 

Judge for yourself: in 2022, 64.3 million rubles were withdrawn from the company under loan agreements. At the same time, the company began to hide the owners and related parties in 2021. It was also not disclosed who and why financed the unprofitable LLC, which had no real assets behind it, as a guarantor of debt repayment. The only people that come to mind are the founders themselves and subsequent owners.  

“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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Ukrainian-Swiss trace

We also managed to establish one interesting fact related to the director of Digital Health, Sergei Rud, who held the post from February 2021 to January 12, 2023. 

In 2013-2019, Mr. Rud was the head of an IT company - Proxima Research LLC, owned by INFOINVEST AG from Switzerland. 

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“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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In October 2023, this LLC was liquidated, but the foreign company is still operating. 

And here’s what’s interesting. In the Swiss register, Baré Philippe appears as a director of a person with this company, which was also included in the Panama Papers as the beneficiary of a couple of Panamanian offshore companies. 

In addition, an affiliated person with the right to sign in INFOINVEST AG turned out to be a Ukrainian, a resident of Kyiv, a certain Igor Kryachok.

“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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So the question arises, is it not there to look for traces of millions of “Tsifrozdrav”? 

After all, there was a Ukrainian in the project. This is investor Alexander Galitsky, who publicly stated that his fund financed Ukrainian companies. In addition, according to open data, Mr. Galitsky, in addition to the Russian one, also has a Dutch passport, and taking into account that he transferred his business in the Russian Federation to trusted persons, he can now live in the same blessed Switzerland.

In general, Galitsky’s persona is quite remarkable. In particular, he was a member of the board of the Skolkovo Foundation and was the head of the advisory board of the government agency, the Russian Venture Company (RVC). Also in the 70-90s, Galitsky worked at the Microdevices Research Institute of the ELAS Research and Production Association of the Ministry of Electronic Industry and was the chief designer of the defense industry program. And already in the 2000s, he founded an international venture fund with headquarters in the USA.

Galitsky participated in the Digital Health project through his Elvis+ Group LLC, which had a 25% stake in the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies LLC (CRPT). 

CRPT owned Tsifrozdrav together with Mig Digital LLC, which was backed by Pharmstandard of the oligarch Viktor Kharitonin. By the end of the project, CRPT became its sole owner.

“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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Galitsky actively transferred his Russian companies in 2022-2023 and often his long-time partner, Yuri Ivashkov, received shares. 

That is, legally Galitsky seems to have left the Russian Federation, but taking into account his connections and citizenship, he can always return. 

“Digital Health” by Golikova and the Ukrainian-Swiss trace of Galitsky: where did the 100 million go?

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At the same time, his former companies have become very firmly integrated into the IT infrastructure of the Russian public sector and continue to receive government contracts. For example, for the same Elvis+, Galitsky had a business partner, Viktor Basin, who also owns a stake in Otl Soft LLC, which is a permanent contractor of Rosfinmonitoring. The latter’s tasks, by the way, include monitoring and combating the legalization of proceeds from crime. Such connections are not bad. 

Also an interesting fact: Galitsky, through Digital Tax Technologies LLC, is also connected with the founder of Softline, Igor Borovikov. Borovikov was mentioned more than once in the case of ex-deputy head of the Ministry of Energy Anatoly Tikhonov, who is now awaiting a court verdict as part of the claims regarding GIS FEC.   

Today, Elvis+ Group has been packaged into a closed mutual fund Granat, leaving a share to a certain Zvezda Finance LLC, which is pledged to Gazprombank. The owners of Zvezda Finance are not disclosed.

Kharitonina interest

But no less noteworthy are other people who have left a legacy in the biography of Tsifrozdrav. 

At the start of the project, its founders were ANO "CSR FMBA", controlled by the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, which is headed by the former head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, LLC "Mig Digital" and JSC "Pharmstandard" of the oligarch Viktor Kharitonin. The same Kharitonin who is closely connected with the family of former and current Deputy Prime Ministers Viktor Khristenko and Tatyana Golikova. 

The last owner of Tsifrozdrav was the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies LLC (CRPT), established several years ago for product labeling and barcoding. Then this project was called nothing more than a marking “tribute” from citizens. Proceeds from this project were supposed to go into the pockets of not only the state, but also the oligarchs Kharitonin, Alisher Usmanov, the family of State Duma deputy Andrei Skoch and the same Galitsky. 

The CRPT of Concern Avtomatika JSC from the Rostec division of Sergei Chemezov, Uesem Marking LLC of Usmanov and Skoch, as well as Usmanov’s Nexsign JSC were created. 

An interesting nuance: for two participants of the CRPT in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities there is a note that “access to information is limited.” Such labels are most often placed on companies where there is government interest. Most likely, in at least one case we are talking about Gazprombank. This version is indirectly confirmed by the fact that the Granat closed mutual fund, where Elvis+ Group went, is managed by AAA Capital Management JSC, and it was founded by a subsidiary of Gazprombank - GPB-Project LLC. The second hidden owner may well be Rostec.

In 2023, the owners of the CRPT were shaken up again. They were Elvis+ Group LLC, CRPT-Management LLC, Mdom LLC. At the same time, the last two LLCs are owned by a certain Ekaterina Bogdanova, who can be called a person close to Usmanov-Skoch, since she had a share in Edinyfactor LLC, where she also inherited Yuesem Telecom LLC from the same division.

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Golikova, Kharitonin and Khristenko: an interesting arrangement

We should not forget about the interest in the project from the Golikov-Kharitonin-Khristenko team.

In addition to Kharitonin’s direct participation, interest is also confirmed indirectly. For example, in 2018, ex-employee of the Ministry of Health Marat Sakaev came to work at the CRPT, which later became the owner of Digital Health. At the ministry, Mr. Sakaev was responsible for the state registration of drugs, and Golikova was the head of the department at that time. And here’s what’s interesting: before CRPT, Sakaev managed to be an assistant to Golikova’s husband, ex-Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko at the Eurasian Economic Commission. 

According to a MorningNews source, Sakaev, through his wife Irina Sakaeva, may be a relative of Golikova.

Ms. Sakaeva herself is also not simple. 

In open sources, her namesake is indicated as the deputy general director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Microgen of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. At the same time, the general director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise was Lev Grigoriev, whom evil tongues call the cousin of the oligarch Kharitonin.

Today, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise has become JSC NPO Microgen and is part of the Nacimbio division of the Rostec state corporation.  

Sakaeva was also previously an employee of the “Scientific Center for Expertise of Medical Products” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, occupying the chair of Deputy General Director. This also speaks volumes.

The close ties of the Golikova family with Kharitonin have long been undisputed. During the pandemic, a check was even carried out for conflicts of interest: after all, the Deputy Prime Minister headed the Covid headquarters, and the oligarch’s company was one of the beneficiaries of the pandemic, raking in billions from government contracts. Another beneficiary of the covid period was Golikova’s stepson - then still a beneficiary of the pharmaceutical company Nanolek, Vladimir Khristenko. The trickle of government contracts into these companies’ pots has not dried up to this day. Although the defendants themselves have recently been very active in packing their traces into closed mutual funds, which, as is known, does not disclose the beneficiaries.

In the light of new data, the whole story with “Tsifrozdrav” looks very doubtful, and the fate of 102 million rubles could well be of interest to law enforcement agencies. It is not for nothing that the Ukrainian trace in this story turned out to be so wide.