Biography:

He was born in the city of Gubakha, Perm Region, married, two sons (Sergei and Andrei). Since 2005 he lives in London.

In 1992, TogliattiAzot became one of the first enterprises in Russia where privatization was conducted. The factory left the hands of the state in the hands of Vladimir Makhlai for a pittance and with obvious violations. In the future, full control over the unique enterprise allowed the former "red director" to hide tens of millions of dollars from taxation. Thus, it turns out that for the first time in an open violation of the laws, Vladimir Makhlai went 20 years ago.

Knowing that the federal law enforcement agencies were interested in tax fraud, Makhlai tried to cover up the tracks. In 1999, there was a mysterious fire in the building of the regional police department, which killed 16 people, and 36 received serious injuries. By a strange coincidence, the room where the documents on the Togliattiazot case and Vladimir Makhlai were burned out most of all.

Realizing that sooner or later the origin of money for shares of TogliattiAzot can be asked, the businessman acquired a Hungarian passport, which later allowed him to escape justice to Europe urgently.

In 2005, Makhlai left for London, hiding from the criminal prosecution - tax evasion on an especially large scale. He was put on the international wanted list, but the London court traditionally refused to extradite Makhlai to Russian justice. In 2005, the criminal prosecution of the "army" of lawyers and lawyers of Makhlai was stopped.

In May 2011, the post of president in the TogliattiAzot corporation, which Vladimir Makhlai was permanently and remotely occupied, was abolished. The businessman connected his sons (Sergei Vladimirovich Makhlai and Andrei Vladimirovich Makhlai) to Togliatti Azot also living abroad.

The eldest son of Sergei Makhlai, who lives in Northern California, took up the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of TogliattiAzot, and keeps records of American customers who purchase more than half of the company's ammonia. Also Sergey controls OJSC Togliattikhimbank (the only shareholder, 100% of shares), through which all financial flows pass.

Andrei Makhlai received an MBA from the American University of Duke, lives in Switzerland and controls the implementation of trade contracts for Togliatti Azot.

 

Source: Wikipedia.org, Forbes, Compromat.ru

Dossier:

London is better than prison

It can not be said that the flight abroad has somehow undermined the habitual way of life and the habit of luxury among the capitalist masters. They have lived for years in luxury hotel suites in the prestigious district of London. A monthly bill of tens of thousands of pounds can not undermine the well-being of a long-standing member of the Forbes list. Yes, and money from the Tolyatti chemical combine come in regularly - most of the plant's products are in demand abroad, and on very questionable schemes are sold abroad. And the profit, instead of returning to Russia in the form of taxes and investments in the maintenance and development of TogliattiAzot, settles on the accounts of offshore "laundries."

To live well "in exile" - you need to leave on the farm of an intelligent store manager. This was Evgeny Korolev, the trustee of the chemical family Makhlaev. The level of closeness to the body and involvement in all the most secret schemes of the family is proved by the fact that Korolev combines the prestigious position of the plant's general director with the position of the director of the depository, who keeps a register of the shareholders of TogliattiAzot. Those. In fact, Evgeny Korolev fully controls the entire enterprise and all decisions of shareholders. In Russian reality, stories were recorded more than once, not the most scrupulous registrars turned out to be richer when there were some changes in the shareholders' records. As, for example, this happened with the Irish company EuroToAs, which suddenly ceased to be the owner of an 8% stake in TogliattiAzot. This sudden unpleasantness (which, according to EuroToaz, only caused a loss of $ 200 million for unpaid dividends) is currently under close scrutiny by courts in Russia and Ireland.

And this is not the only trouble of profitable Toaz. Nature protection agencies tirelessly which year make claims to the chemical combine. The number of violations exceeded all conceivable norms, and the ecological situation in the city began to really disturb the townspeople. And at the plant itself there are a number of minor accidents and problems with collapsing equipment. No wonder - the plant was built in the seventies, and since then no single unit has been replaced or properly reconstructed. Occupational injuries and the growing mortality rate at the plant from year to year cause ordinary factory workers to murmur quietly. While they are trying to bully their brains with a manual union, but wages, however, since 2009, no one has raised.

This uneasy situation in a large and dangerous enterprise was attended by the federal government. At the end of March, a meeting of the Ministry of Industry and Trade was held, wholly and exclusively devoted to Tolyattiazot alone. Evgeny Korolev had to puff for the disastrous policy of plundering the enterprise for the sake of his own gain of the Makhlayev family. After the ministerial overtaking, Mr. Korolev immediately went for instructions to the owners in London. They say that the meeting was attended not only by the family of Makhlaev's companions, but also by his old Togliatti friend Boris Berezovsky. According to the existing information, BAB has its share of Toa's offshore profit for some scrupulous services since the time of its Russian reign, and helps in foreign lands than it can.

The results of the family congress are not known, but it is significant. After a series of negotiations in one of the most respectable hotels in London, Evgeny Korolev turned to the famous London real estate agency Knight Frank. According to the information available, Mr. Korolev wished to purchase an apartment or a house in London in the price range of 25-30 million pounds (40-50 million dollars). Apparently, the decisions taken at the secret meeting somehow became the reason for buying such a costly real estate. Considering that Evgeny Korolev received a five-year investor visa in the UK, we can conclude that after a while such an obedient and trusted asset manager will also settle in a foggy Albion. From sin and Russian justice far away.

 

Source: Vek-online, April 24, 12

 

 

Makhlai is a student of Berezovsky

Vladimir Makhlai at the same time, being the so-called "red director", nevertheless, perfectly understood that mineral fertilizers and ammonia are in demand abroad, regardless of what system in Russia is socialism or capitalism. To derive profits from the sales of this product, Makhlai used a similar scheme. In all likelihood, Berezovsky generously shared his talent with Makhlai, who impressed him with his entrepreneurial spirit. However, Berezovsky also had another talent: in time to discern and "tame" the perspective character, which would be useful to him in the future. And, as more distant events showed, with Makhlai he almost missed.

So, starting from 1992, the American company IBE Trade becomes the main buyer of Togliatti-nitrogen (ToAZ) products. To him, the ToAz sends the goods at the cost price and below, but the delta from the sale, free of ethical doubts, the partners sent again to Switzerland in the companies controlled by Makhla. The founders of IBE Trade are Hungarian Imre Pak and Alexander Rovt, a US citizen and partner of Boris Berezovsky for the above-mentioned Forus company.

 

Source: The newspaper "Our version", 16.04.12

 

The cases of Berezovsky and Makhlaya burned in the fire

In 1994, Radik Yakutyan, head of the Department of Investments of the Prosecutor's Office of the Samara Region, was killed. At that time, he conducted an investigation into the case related to organized crime at AvtoVAZ. In 1997, the Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted the operation "Cyclone", several services jointly organized an attack on organized crime of AvtoVAZ. This raid, during which 3,000 operatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, prosecutors and tax police simultaneously blocked all exits from the premises of the giant plant and seized all computer files, became the largest operation of law enforcement bodies of the Yeltsin era. As a result of the raid, evidence was obtained that the gangsters associated with AvtoVAZ committed at least 65 murders of company managers, dealers and competitors in the business sphere. Dozens of people were arrested, criminal cases were opened.

Simultaneously, as with leaps and bounds, the package of Vladimir Makhlai in Togliattiazot grew. Vseryoz for the Makhla State took only in the late 90's. In 1999, the Samara regional police department filed a criminal case against the owner of ToAZ. And then something terrible happened. As soon as the investigative actions began, Makhlai himself immediately went to the hospital. And about 5 pm on February 10, 1999, a signal came to the control panel of the duty officer of the Internal Affairs Directorate that a fire broke out in the building of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate, where the evidence collected for Makhla was kept. Despite the fact that there is very little time left until the end of the working day, there were many people in the regional GUVD.

That evening, firefighters evacuated from the burning control of about 200 policemen and 50 detainees who were in the detention center. If we consider that all this time in the building torn ammunition stored there, it was a real feat. In the fire, all documents on AvtoVAZ and ToAZ were destroyed. In this terrible fire killed at least 50 employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and investigators, including those who led the affairs of ToAz ... All papers, as well as the protocols of investigators, burned to the ground. And after a short time suddenly recovered Makhlai left the hospital ward and again actively engaged in business.

At the same time, Boris Berezovsky, in an interview with an English edition, said: "We are witnessing an unprecedented scale of property redistribution. Nobody is satisfied - neither those who managed to become millionaires in one day: they complain that they are not enough of these millions; Neither those who did not receive anything and, naturally, are dissatisfied. Therefore, I do not think that the scope of crime in its scale exceeds the level of this transformation ".

It is obvious that in times of "initial accumulation of capital" in Russia, and in Tolyatti in particular, not a single "businessman" could do without specialists in the enforcement of issues.

According to the information available to us, in the early 90's, when the sites and offices of Logovaz regularly fired from rival groups, its specialists in the security of a wide profile were also taken by Vladimir Makhlai.

And, according to our sources, Berezovsky and Makhla had one so-called "roof" to deal with the attacks of other OPG. And since 1997, the roads of Berezovsky and Makhlai dispersed: after the MVD operation in AvtoVAZ, the Chechen group began to unlimitedly manage, with which Berezovsky formed joint interests. Makhlai remained loyal to the "Slavic" roots. In addition, according to some information, the Berezovsky-Rovtov alliance IBE Trade for resale Togliatti fertilizers by the end of the 90s ceased to arrange greed Makhlai, and, in the best traditions of the partnership of those times, he tried to "throw" them. By that time Vladimir Makhlai had already ceased to be a "village pentyuhom", he changed into custom-made expensive suits and found new partners for transferring money abroad.

 

Source: The newspaper "Our version", 16.04.12

 

Dangerous production Makhlaya

Among the inhabitants of the London oligarchic reserve is a character truly outstanding. Despite his age, Vladimir Makhlai - not a couple of Antonov or Borodin. He made a lot of money when young "delovarians" walked on foot under the table. One of the few "red directors" of the late 80's, who managed to take away under him entrusted to him in the care of the Soviet power plant. It's not just a factory, but the flagship of the Soviet chemical industry is TogliattiAzot, one of the largest producers of ammonia, ammonium nitrate and fertilizers in the country.

The plant was brand new, built with the money of the American billionaire Hammer, with the latest technology and equipment - well, how can not I clean this one! Also has cleaned. Having seized shares, Makhlai hid the shareholders' register and still does not show it to anybody, even by the decision of the courts. Set up a scheme for disposing of assets through offshore, reduced to a minimum the taxes in budgets, refused investments in modernization, ecology and industrial safety. Life in London is not cheap! And what's there, in Tolyatti, - I crumble and there's no business.

Meanwhile, the situation in Tolyattiazot is heating up. Last year's inspection of Rostechnadzor revealed more than 500 violations of industrial safety. The violations detected at the enterprise signal a high probability of an accident, which in chemical and explosive production can lead to anthropogenic catastrophe in the entire Samara region. But Makhlaya worries about all this, apparently, it is not enough. Not for that money through the offshore output, to spend them on the salary of workers or the modernization of equipment. Neither lawsuits, nor criminal prosecution, because of which Makhlai fled to London and was wanted by Interpol, the result was not given.

Source: Newspaper "Arguments of the Week", 04/04/12

"Red director"

Until recently, the permanent steering "TogliattiAzot" was considered Vladimir Makhlai. He was appointed CEO of the enterprise in April 1985 and since then has not lost control of the plant. With him, the enterprise was corporatized, developed, expanded, mastered new technologies, new areas of activity, and satellite industries were created. The management of the plant quite successfully opposed the attempts of the state to interfere in the activities of the enterprise.

However, in 2006 Vladimir Makhlai was forced to leave the country, entrusting the management of the plant to Evgeny Korolev, who had been in the top management of the company since 2001, and since 2009 was the executive director. Nevertheless, according to Expert Online experts, the "red director" Vladimir Makhlai and his family still control more than 76% of Togliatti ammonium giant. "

Since the mid-2000s, TogliattiAzot has been in the midst of scandals more than once. He was accused of non-transparency, in understatement of product prices, in tax evasion, in violation of the rights of minority shareholders. Holders of securities of TogliattiAzot argue that they are actually deprived of the levers of real management of the company - even when they fundamentally disagree with the actions of the management of the enterprise, they have no opportunity to influence the situation. Shareholders also state that they do not have access to information about the company's financial and economic activities. Since the second half of the 2000s, minority shareholders of ToAz repeatedly tried to defend their rights in court. As a result, on February 10, 2012, a criminal case was brought against Yevgeny Korolev in connection with his violation of the rights of shareholders (Part 1, Article 185.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

 

Source: Rosbalt.ru, 17.02.12

 

 

They are wanted by the police

15 of the most famous Russian businessmen on the list of Interpol

Vladimir Makhlay, Togliattiazot

President of the TogliattiAzot Corporation, the world's largest producer of ammonia. In 2006, he was accused of tax evasion, fraud in especially large amounts and laundering of funds obtained by criminal means. According to the company, is abroad on treatment.

The maximum term of punishment on the charges is 10 years of imprisonment.

Source: Russian Forbes 01.03.2010

 

Image Interpol / www.interpol.int

 

 

Source: Kompromat.ru, 18.03.2005

 

Why persecuted Vladimir Makhla?

In 1995, an independent structure was set up from JSC "ToAZ" - Transammiak JSC. 51% of the shares of the new enterprise were transferred to TogliattiAzot at the disposal of the RF Ministry of Property, after which Toaz issued an additional issue of its shares for 6.1% of the authorized capital. The shares became state property, and in the autumn of 1996 they were put up for tender with investment conditions and the JV "TAFKO" (a company friendly to Vladimir Makhlai) was sold. According to the investigation's version, in 1997 Mr. Makhlai bought these shares from TAFKO without any conditions for fulfilling investment obligations, violating the provision on privatization and causing damage to the state in the amount of 3.2 billion undenominated rubles. In addition, according to the investigation, in 2001-2003, the company's managing director Alexander Makarov entered into an agreement with Nitrochem Distribution AG, controlled by Mr. Makhlai, and an exclusive seller of ToAZ's products on the world market. According to the investigation, the plant sold products at prices 20% below the world average, and Nitrochem Distribution AG, in turn, sold ammonia at world prices. The investigation believes that as a result of these actions, the income of the Togliatti enterprise was understated for more than 1.2 billion rubles and, accordingly, the plant underpaid 280 million 375 thousand rubles in taxes.

 

Source: Kommersant (Samara), April 29, 2006

 

The head of Togliatti Azot has nahimich with shares and prices

... the investigative committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation announced the search for the chairman of the board of Togliattiazot (ToAZ) Vladimir Makhla and plant manager Alexander Makarov. Mr. Makhlai is accused of fraud in a large amount, in addition, he and Mr. Makarov are accused of tax evasion. On ТоАЗе from comments have refused, having referred on absence of the information.

Gennady Melnik, the head of the press service of the Interior Ministry's Investigation Committee, told Kommersant: "Earlier, Makhlai and Makarov could only be brought in as witnesses in the case, but now, after making a decision to bring them as defendants (it was signed on October 31, , They were declared wanted. It is known that the accused fled from the investigative bodies abroad. " According to Kommersant's information, Mr. Makhlai now may be in Hungary.

ToAZ, Russia's largest ammonia producer, holds about 7.6% of its global market. In 2004, the production amounted to 2.156 million tons of ammonia, 361 thousand tons of nitrogen fertilizers, 387 thousand tons of methanol. In 2004, the revenue of the plant was $ 413 million, net profit - $ 62 million. According to the Federal Service for Financial Markets, OJSC "TogliattiAzot" has about a thousand shareholders. The largest of them are Nitrochem Distribution AG, Tech-Lord SA, PPFM SA, Chimrost AG and Togliattikhimbank, however each of them owns less than 5% of ToAZ's shares.

Recall, on June 29, a criminal case was instituted against unidentified persons on the fact of non-payment of taxes by ToAZ. During the investigation it was established that Vladimir Makhlai committed fraudulent actions with shares of the company. In 1995, an independent structure was set up from the ToAZ Company - Transammiak (an enterprise for the export of ammonia through the Togliatti-Odessa pipeline). 51% of the shares of the new enterprise were transferred to TogliattiAzot at the disposal of the RF Ministry of Property, in exchange for which ToAz issued an additional issue of its shares for 6.1% of the charter capital - the amount equivalent to the price of the controlling stake in Transamia. The shares became state property, and then in autumn 1996 they were put up for tender with investment conditions and sold to TAFKO JV (companies, friendships Vladimir Makhlai). At the same time, TAFCO committed itself within three years to modernize the ammonia pipeline and build two offsets from it, but the conditions were met only partially. As the investigation found out, in 1997 these shares were bought by Vladimir Makhlai from TAFKO without any conditions for fulfilling investment obligations, violating the provision on privatization and causing damage to the state in the amount of 3.2 billion non-denominated rubles. These actions of Mr. Makhlai, the investigation qualifies under Art. 159 h. 3. Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Fraud on a large scale"). In addition, as stated in the resolution of the Investigation Committee, in 2001-2003, manager Alexander Makarov (appointed in 2000), with the knowledge of Vladimir Makhlai, entered into an agreement with Nitrochem Distribution AG, controlled by Mr. Makhlai, which is the exclusive seller of ToAZ's products on the world market. In total, from 2002 to 2004, Toaz sold this company ammonia for more than 14.4 billion rubles. In this case, according to the investigation, the plant sold products at prices 20% below the world average, and Nitrochem Distribution AG, in turn, sold ammonia at world prices. The investigation believes that as a result of these actions, the income of the Togliatti enterprise was understated for more than 1.2 billion rubles and, accordingly, the plant underpaid 280 million 375 thousand rubles in taxes. In these episodes, Vladimir Makhlai and Alexander Makarov are accused under art. 199 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Evasion from payment of taxes in a particularly large amount.")

Source: Kompromat.ru, 06.12.2005

The head of Togliattiazot Vladimir Makhlay was thrown out of Krasnodar ... On March 15, 2005, at a meeting with Krasnodar Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev, Historical words. Tkachev said: the most important for the economy of the region, the port "Taman" will be built, despite the opposition from one of their contractors, the company "TogliattiAzot". Why historical? Yes, simply because they put an end to the attempts of the head of Togliattiazot, the Russian rich Vladimir Makhla, to seize control over the richest region of Russia. Man, obviously accustomed to the fact that any situation can be "razrulit" with the help of money, in fact, pointed to the door ... For Makhlaya, such an outcome was a shock. This person is called a "dinosaur of Soviet times". And we are not talking about the size - although the weight of the owner of TogliattiAzot has long gone beyond all reasonable limits, its growth in the people is usually estimated at "meter with a cap." Impunity for all past years and the belief that bribes are still deciding everything - that's what's let down. Fifteen years ago, Makhlai was sure that you can do anything with big money and "throw" anyone - everything will get away with it. And then suddenly it became clear that in Russia the thickness of the "purse" ceased to be a decisive argument. That the game by the rules became more important than talking "by concept." And that official authorities can make even a very rich man obey the laws. And yet - who is this person? Where did his enormous fortune come from? The director of the world's largest ammonia plant, Makhlai, became in 1985, exactly with the acceleration started in the country. After 7 years, the "red director" with classical methods of management - mate at meetings and threats to deprive the careless member of the party card - was able to "restructure." In 1992, TogliattiAzot became one of the first enterprises in Russia where privatization was conducted. Today it is clear that the plant is small, that it left the hands of the state in private hands for a pittance, so also with obvious violations. According to estimates, flickering in the press, in the future full control over the unique enterprise allowed the former director to hide from taxation tens of millions of dollars. Thus, it turns out that for the first time on an open violation of the laws Makhlai went 15 more years ago. The government took serious part seriously for the Makhla state only in the late 90s. In 1999, the Samara regional police department filed a criminal case against the owner of TogliattiAzot. And then something terrible happened. As soon as the investigative actions began, Makhlai himself immediately went to the hospital. And about 17 hours on February 10, 1999, a signal came to the control panel of the duty officer of the Internal Affairs Directorate that there was a fire in the building. Despite the fact that there is very little time left until the end of the working day, there were many people in the region's departments ... That evening, firemen evacuated from the burning control of about 200 policemen and 50 detainees who were in the remand center. If you consider that all this time in the building the ammunition stored there was torn, it was a feat. However, 16 people could not be saved. Another 36 - badly affected. By a strange coincidence, most of all the room burned, where documents were stored on the case of TogliattiAzot and Vladimir Makhla. All the papers, as well as the investigators' records, were completely destroyed by the flames. And after a short time much cheered up, Makhlai successfully left the hospital ward and again took up business. Pay attention: it was at this time surrounded by a businessman, a new man - a former officer of our intelligence in Germany

And Anatoly Bozhkov. According to some information, he was considered to be a great expert in the field of sabotage events - all kinds of explosions and arsons ...

 Source: Kompromat.ru, 18.03.2005

Human Persecution of MakhlayaVechet it became known that the investigative committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation announced the search of the chairman of the board of Togliattiazot ) Vladimir Makhlay and plant manager Alexander Makarov. Mr. Makhlai is accused of fraud in a large amount, in addition, he and Mr. Makarov are accused of tax evasion. On ТоАЗе from comments have refused, having referred on absence of the information. Yesterday, the head of the press service of the Interior Ministry's investigation committee, Gennady Melnik, told Kommersant: "Earlier, Makhlai and Makarov could only be brought in as witnesses in the case, but now, after making a decision to bring them as defendants (it was signed on October 31, "B"), they were put on the wanted list. It is known that the accused fled from the investigative authorities abroad. " According to "Kommersant", Mr. Makhlai now can be in Hungary. Tooz, Russia's largest producer of ammonia, occupies about 7.6% of its world market. In 2004, the production amounted to 2.156 million tons of ammonia, 361 thousand tons of nitrogen fertilizers, 387 thousand tons of methanol. In 2004, the plant's revenue was $ 413 million, net profit was $ 62 million. According to the Federal Service for Financial Markets, TogliattiAzot (ToAZ) has about a thousand shareholders. The largest of them are Nitrochem Distribution AG, Tech-Lord SA, PPFM SA, Chimrost AG and Togliattikhimbank, however each of them owns less than 5% of ToAZ. To remind, on June 29, a criminal case was initiated against unidentified persons on the fact of non-payment of taxes to ToAZ. During the investigation it was established that Vladimir Makhlai committed fraudulent actions with shares of the company. In 1995, an independent structure was set up from JSC "ToAZ" - Transammiak JSC (an enterprise for the export of ammonia through the Togliatti-Odessa pipeline). 51% of the shares of the new enterprise were transferred to OJSC TogliattiAzot by the order of the RF Ministry of Property, in exchange, Tooz issued an additional issue of its shares for 6.1% of the charter capital - the amount equivalent to the price of the controlling stake in Transamik. The shares became state property, and then in autumn 1996 they were put up for tender with investment conditions and sold to TAFKO JV (a company friendly to Vladimir Makhlai). At the same time, TAFCO committed itself within three years to modernize the ammonia pipeline and build two offsets from it, but the conditions were met only partially. As the investigation found out, in 1997 Vladimir Makhlai bought these shares from TAFKO without any conditions for fulfilling investment obligations, violating the provision on privatization and causing damage to the state in the amount of 3.2 billion undenominated rubles. These actions of Mr. Makhlai, the investigation qualifies under Art. 159 p.3. ("Fraud on a large scale.")

 Source: Kommersant newspaper, 06.12.05

Black ammonia schemes by Vladimir Makhlya Having concentrated in such hands a huge factory, Makhlai, not knowing the export market for ammonia and urea, using a cheap transport scheme for pumping through the pipeline and Without consulting with experts, with their ill-conceived decisions, causes enormous damage, which affects all producers of mineral fertilizers in Russia and the CIS. For example, the American firm Pi-Si-es, the owner of Occidental Petroleum and the largest ammonia producer in the US, producing more than 3.2 million tons per year, in April 1997, suggested that TOAZ be extended for another 5 years by Old conditions, a long-term contract in force from 1974 to December 31, 1997 for the supply of 1 million tons of ammonia to America annually. It would seem that we should seize upon such a proposal, which is beneficial not only to TOAZ, but also to other Russian producers of ammonia, but it is not profitable for Makhlai personally and his American adviser Alain Spiritus, former long-time employee of Occidental Petroleum, who misinforming Makhla About the real situation on the market, for personal gain, convinced Makhlai that he could sell ammonia produced by "TOAZ" in small lots without long-term contracts, getting a solid commission for it. On the basis of these promises, Makhlai rejects the proposal of Pi-Si-eS and four months later, in August 1997, confirms to the company Pi-Si-eS only 420,000 tons and then only for one year. It was already a blow to "mimic, and through the newly created company Nitrochem Distributions in Switzerland, whose president is the president of the same firm Amerope, and the company Altus is appointed as the agent in the US, owned by the well-known Mr. Alan Spiritus. Thus, violating the rhythmic work of the ammonia pipeline and the ammonia balance in the world market, Makhlai's actions lead to a sharp drop in ammonia prices, which is really beneficial for Western trading companies and is quite unprofitable for Russian producers. is the same Mr. Makhlai their collective ignorant that e Th action caused by intrigues of enemies that it seems that Ukraine does not allow him to pump at the port of Yuzhny, that ostensibly other Western firms seize the TOAZ markets, and shipowners with some contracts prevent him, he thinks up many other fictions. In reality, however, the real situation is different. The company "Pi-Si-eS" is not only a producer, but also a major consumer of ammonia. Only for the personal needs of P-C-ES is more than 600 thousand tons of ammonia coming from the port of Yuzhny, the remaining quantities of Russian ammonia P-C-eS sold in a single pool with its ammonia, trying to maintain the highest possible price for Market. So, after long attempts, not finding mutual understanding with Mahlay, at the end of December 1997 she was forced to conclude a contract with the traders firm "AIBI" for the supply of ammonia in the US in the amount of up to 420 thousand tons (by the way, the Russian And Ukrainian). So, on the first vessel in January 1998, under the contract with the IB-I, out of 35,000 tons, more than 23,000 tons of Russian ammonia was shipped, but not the production of TOAZ. Any, even a small trader will confirm how It is also important for all ammonia producers in Russia and the CIS. The rest of ammonia for the US Makhlai sells to the company Kok Industries, with the supply of only 35,000 tons per quarter, and the company Ai-M-Si with a shipment of 35,000 tons every 45 days. These firms are not producers of ammonia and are not interested in maintaining the market. Simultaneously, at the end of 1997, Makhlai sells ammonia in the markets of the Mediterranean Sea at a price of $ 5 less than other Russian and Ukrainian producers, causing a final blow to the market. This was officially announced by the Ukrainian producers at an expanded meeting at the Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine in December 1997. However, he continues to sell at dumping prices, as before, but not through the company "AMOTOAZ", which will be discussed below And which, after the beginning of the journalistic investigation in the American press, he hastily began to disband the tax and other state bodies. However, they did not do anything of the kind.

 Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, February 26, 1983.

Family RockKiss can initiate criminal proceedings against Vladimir Makhlai's "civil wife" on September 24 at the official website of the Samara Region Prosecutor's Office. There was information about the inspection of LLC Rodnichok on the fact of non-payment of wages to employees. One of the founders of the society is the "civil wife" of the president of OJSC "Togliattiazot" Vladimir MAHLAYA Valentina SEMENOVA (pictured). On the fact of non-payment of wages by the Investigation Committee (UK) a criminal case was opened. It can be assumed that after collecting and verifying information, a criminal case will be brought against the management of the organization. Rodnichok LLC is a fairly close structure of TogliattiAzot. The founders of Rodnichka are Tatiana Petrunina and the "civil wife" of Vladimir Makhlay Valentin Semenov (see Chronograph No. 30 (294) of September 14, 2009). Tatyana Petrunina, in addition to the participation in Rodnichok LLC, is also the founder of such supporting companies as Makhlai, OOO Vasma and OOO Kontaz. LLC Rodnichok, as a rule, is positioned as a construction company. However, according to the classification of OK-VED, you can also find such activities: the operation of road freight transport, packaging, wholesale trade in pesticides and other agrochemicals, wholesale fertilizers.

Source: Weekly Chronograph, 28.09.09

The court specifically stressed that the arrest is made In the framework of a criminal case initiated in 2012 on fraud in a particularly large amount (Part 4, Article 159 of the Criminal Code), which was later merged into one proceeding with a criminal case instituted in part 1 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code (abuse of authority). And the damage in the case is almost 100 billion rubles. According to the investigation, it was precisely this amount from Togliattiazot that ammonia and carbamide was stolen by its former top management along with "other persons". Five people are involved in the scandal: the owner of TogliattiAzot Vladimir Makhlay, his son Sergei Makhlai, who was the chairman of the board of directors of the company, as well as the general director of the company Evgeny Korolev and two Swiss partners of the chemical enterprise - the head of Ameropa AG Andreas Tsivi and the head Company Nitrochem Distribution AG Beat Ruprecht. All of them were charged in absentia, as they fled abroad.

 "Kommersant." 09/03/2015.

The opposition of the Voronezh regional authorities and law enforcement agencies with Transammiak around a serious accident at the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline in the village of Lypyagi in the Ternovsky district, after which two criminal cases were opened almost two months ago, was unexpectedly developed. Co-owner of Togliattiazot corporation Vladimir Makhlai (a criminal case on fraud is being filed against him, he is on an international wanted list), well, or a person who claims to be his own, accused Gordeyev of organizing an environmental disaster, In tandem with an influential businessman and former member of the Federation Council Nikolai Olshansky.

04/24/2015

 

In the morning in London's Hyde Park you can meet an elderly Russian. He strolls along the Serpentine lake, doing exercises. Then he returns to his apartment in a huge house, whose visitors are met by a butler in a cylinder and a pumped-up security guard with an earpiece. The apartments here can be rented for £ 2500 per week, but the respectable gentleman has an apartment in the property. This is a bit less than what the 78-year-old Vladimir Makhlai, who turned Togliattiazot (ToAZ) into one of the largest ammonia producers in the world, owns today ... Vladimir Makhlay managed the enterprise remotely for many years. While in February 2011, Sergei Makhlai and one of the managers did not inform him that he had no votes to be elected president, and the post was soon abolished. "Everyone distanced me from me - both children and managers and partners," complains Makhlai-father, almost like Shakespeare's King Lear. He reread old documents and wrote letters to the offenders, calling them "gangs", and what happened was "coup d'état by the Emergency Committee."

 "Forbes." 25.04.2016

Vladimir Makhlai headed Togliattiazot (ToAZ) in 1985 and retained control over him after privatization. By the mid-2000s, he led the company into the top ten largest ammonia producers in the world with revenues of $ 1.8 billion a year. True, he made the mistake of entrusting the execution of papers to the deputies, and his own children took his plant from him - in 2011 they seized from him the shares of ToAZ, stored in the Togliattikhimbank subsidiary and offshore.

 "The Secret of the Firm." 08/09/2016

Vladimir Makhlai in an interview with Forbes recalled that Sergei came to him from the US: "Dad, give me the shares, we will share with Andrei." Both brothers assured their father that they would honestly share the assets. "I signed something," Makhlai senior recalled. "But I did not formalize anything officially." It turns out that since then, Vladimir Makhlai has lost all rights to ToAZ. The main owner was Sergey. He also in 2011 headed the board of directors of the company.tltpravda.com. 13.11.2016no of these enterprises - JSC "TogliattiAzot". Its main owner Vladimir Makhlai, having obtained control of the enterprise 20 years ago with minimal costs, turned it into his own domain, in the territory of which neither the laws of the Russian Federation nor, of course, the norms of international law operate. Lawlessness occurs immediately on all counts. Since the factory was seized by the team of Makhlai, hundreds of facts of violations of the rules of tax legislation, industrial and environmental safety, malicious violations of the antimonopoly legislation were revealed, a lot of complaints from the workers of the enterprise on intolerable working conditions were fixed. And after numerous criminal cases against Vladimir Makhlai, he chose the best way - he just fled abroad and settled in London.

tltpravda.com. 11/16/201629

 

 

April in Togliatti should be the annual meeting of shareholders of the enterprise "TogliattiAzot". On the agenda of the meeting are mainly organizational matters - the new charter, the provision on the board of directors and the audit committee. But the most exciting issue is the problem of paying dividends for 2016. It is already known that the board of directors of the plant "recommended" them not to pay. The plant is not up to payment right now, as the company has been in a complicated and intricate corporate conflict in recent years. It is not clear, even who owns Togliatti Azot and who by law has the right to appoint managers of the enterprise-Vladimir Makhlai or his son Sergei. Both are now abroad, where they hide from the criminal prosecution of Russian law enforcement agencies. Vladimir Makhlai left Russia in 2005 after being instituted against him and the company manager Alexander Makarov of a criminal case on the fact of non-payment of taxes for 2002-2004. Sergei Makhlai disappeared in the US also after the institution of a criminal case on financial fraud with factory assets. Tltpravda.com has interesting documents directed by Makhlai-senior management of Togliatti Azot, in which he declares in writing that he did not give anyone the management and ownership of the enterprise, and up to Is still a shareholder. Perhaps in this way, Vladimir Makhlai tried to remove his son from the management of the enterprise, realizing that his actions lead to the actual destruction of production. And he was absolutely right. According to the latest criminal cases related to ToAz, funds are being actively withdrawn from it, which are illegally sent abroad. Russia is underreceiving millions of tax deductions, and the plant is slowly being destroyed allegedly because of a lack of money. Now they do not even have to pay dividends. To this we can add that at TOAZ there is a massive reduction in staff.

tltpravda.com. 03/30/2017

 

On closed sources it became known that in Zurich a meeting of associates and accomplices of the famous clan Makhlaev took place. Vladimir and Sergei Makhlai - father and son are the actual owners of OJSC TogliattiAzot, the largest in Russia For the production of nitrogen fertilizers. Both are involved in criminal cases on the facts of financial fraud and non-payment of taxes of several billion rubles in the treasury of the Russian Federation. Makhlai were declared an all-Russian and international wanted list at the request of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, but recently it became known that Interpol, for unknown reasons, stopped looking for them. Now they can move freely throughout Europe and not hide in the US. Recently in Zurich, Makhlayev's closest associates gathered to work out a "new tactic" for Togliattiazot and Russia. Sergei Makhlai, general director of Togliattiazot Vyacheslav Suslov, the financial director of the same enterprise Nikolay Neplyuev, owner of the firm MSA system Ozdimir Bulent, authoritative businessman Magomed Shishkhanov and a group of lawyers attended the meeting. Judging by the composition of the participants, it can be assumed that Sergei Makhlai discussed financial schemes and a radical change in the tactics of managing the enterprise. Financier Neplyuev, along with director Suslov, have long worked in conjunction with the citizen of Turkey Bulent and Magomed Shishkhanov on the withdrawal of assets of TogliattiAzot abroad. The last two through their firm LLC "ISA Story" are engaged and "washing" of the funds stolen from the TOAZ. Shishkhanov in the bases of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation is listed as a participant in one of the organized criminal groups, previously suspected of deliberate damage to property and rape.

rucriminal.com. 05/07/2017