Petr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov is a little-known but nimble Russian lawyer.
A specialist in shady affairs, the owner and head of many offshore companies in Cyprus, has become a key link in the misappropriation of tens of millions of dollars by Alexei Khotin in the schemes of Ugra Bank and Otkritie Bank.
Born in 1976, Pyotr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov from the city of Moscow has perfectly settled in Cyprus and is helping to build an empire to Alexei Khotin. There are many interesting moments in his biography, which we will analyze today.
Back in 2017, Russian media exploded with information that lawyer Petr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov was a key link in the offshore operations of Alexei Khotin. According to official documents, Brazhnikov represents the interests of the former owner of Yugra Bank A. Khotin in Cyprus and is engaged in dark offshore deals. According to media reports, Khotin has many companies in Cyprus, and it is Petr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov who manages this network.
Considering the biography of the lawyer Brazhnikov, one can understand that this is not his first case with offshore companies. From the late 90s for ten years he worked as a tax consultant in LUKoil, including in Cyprus (LUKOIL Overseas Cyprus Ltd). Therefore, the choice of Khotin is obvious. For the genius of the machinations of Pyotr Vladimirovich, they even created a company with his name – Brazhnikov & Partners Ltd.
Petr Brazhnikov took possession of billions of bank rubles
Over the past six years, Pyotr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov has successfully stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from the country. As the media wrote, Khotin has an offshore empire through which millions of dollars were withdrawn, and the main one in this system is our lawyer Brazhnikov. In this matter, an employee of Brazhnikov & Partners Ltd, Maria Clerides, came to his aid. From the Russian side, Khotin’s subordinates, Vladimir Konstantinov and Natalya Rakhova, help to withdraw money.
Brazhnikov Petr Vladimirovich received instructions from Khotin’s wards to purchase or create new offshore companies, change the leaders and shareholders of these firms and other orders. One such firm, owned by Khotin, is Oanfir Technology Investment Ltd. The company is managed by the Brazhnikov-Rakhiv tandem. Interestingly, at the end of 2014, this company acquired more than 7.4% of the shares of the Russian bank “Otkrytie” for 10 billion rubles. Later, the bank was used by Petr Brazhnikov as an important channel for pumping money offshore in Western countries.
Cypriot lawyer Brazhnikov Petr Vladimirovich sells medicines
The leaders of the Kiev Regional State Administration also distinguished themselves in ties with Brazhnikov – medicines of dubious origin were bought from a Cypriot company for almost a million hryvnia. According to information from the “Bulletin of State Purchases”, the Regional Health Department in October signed an agreement with Fram Ko LLC on the purchase of medicines in the amount of UAH 951,431.54 for the treatment of patients with epidermolysis bullosa. And by the end of this year, 14 more drugs for KZ KOR will be delivered to the Kiev Regional Clinical Hospital, which is located on the street. Baggovutovskaya, 1.
We learned from the Unified State Register that Fram Ko was only established in October 2014 by the Cyprus offshore company Klamnet Limited. “Fram Ko” is located at Kiev region, Kiev-Svyatoshinsky district, the village of Sofievskaya Borshagovka, st. Lenina, 114. The ultimate beneficiary is the Russian woman Olga Bolotnikova, and the manager is Natalya Kalinskaya.
An interesting coincidence: Klammnet Limited is located at the same address as the head office of Brazhnikov & Partners Ltd – Cyprus, Nicosia.
In turn, Petr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov is the ultimate beneficiary and owner of Prana-Farm LLC. The co-founder of the LLC is Sergey Khodos, who also runs the Donetsk company Fra-M. And, of course, it is not difficult to guess that earlier Fra-M was located at the same address as Fram Ko is now.
For its activity, “Fra-M” has won many tenders more than once, especially at the time when the health care system was managed by Mrs. Raisa Bogatyreva.
In 2013, the company won a tender for more than UAH 131 million, and the next year it received several tenders from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
The same situation is with the company “Fram-Ko”, to which Brazhnikov Petr Vladimirovich has a direct connection: last year the organization won the tender for the purchase of medicines in the amount of 1.2 million hryvnia. Strange, but the first tender of the company was won with the establishment of the Kiev Regional Council “Kiev Regional Clinical Hospital”.
The company positions itself as the largest distributor in the Ukrainian pharmaceutical market. The only competitor of the firm at the auction is LLC Ukroptpostach, which has put forward a proposal of about 1 million hryvnia.
There are interesting nuances with the history of the establishment of Fram Ko LLC. The company’s website states that it was registered back in 1997. During this period, the company from a small private enterprise has become one of the main distributors of the Ukrainian pharmaceutical market. Now this company has many branches in different cities of Ukraine: in Lvov, Zaporozhye, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Khmelnitsky, Nikolaev and other regions.
At the end of winter this year, the “Kiev Regional Clinical Hospital” purchased medicines from this company for almost 3.5 million hryvnia. And a little earlier, in February, the Communal Institution of the Kiev Regional Council signed a contract for the purchase of disinfectants from the company “Vek-XXI Century” in the amount of 2.37 million hryvnia. This is how Petr Vladimirovich Brazhnikov works – the unsurpassed ruler of the Cypriot offshore companies.