Market Belonging to Regional ex-Head Burned. Details

Arson, terrorist attack or a way to get rid of an asset?
09.10.2017
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On October 9, the market Sindika, which is located on the Moscow Ring Road in the Strogino District, caught fire. The fire which spread upon ​​55 thousand square meters was only extinguished on Monday morning. As reported by the media, 3 thousand people were evacuated from the market. As of now, two reasons for what happened are under consideration – an arson and violation of safety rules. In the morning, another version transpired: according to a source of RBC in the Emergencies Ministry of the Moscow Region, the investigation verifies the information that shortly before the fire, on the parking lot near Sindika there was a booming sound. It was also established that the fire source was at the parking lot.

Sindika is one of the largest construction markets in Moscow. Its area was 160 thousand square meters. The market value estimated by Knight Frank is at 5.5-6.5 billion rubles.

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A pillar of smoke was seen from afar, photo – Zurab Javakhdze / TASS

The owner of the market is Arsen Kanokov, the former president of Kabardino-Balkaria. Now, he represents the Republic in the Federation Council. In the Russian list of Forbes, he is ranked 191st with a fortune of $ 500 million.

The JSC Kholdingovaya Kompaniya Sindika (Holding Company Sindika) was established in 1991 on the basis of the trade and purchasing cooperative Kodeks. Kanokov also owns the hotel and office complex Milan on the Kashirskoye Highway, the Interregional Clearing Bank, a sanatorium in Kislovodsk, the network of shopping and entertainment complexes called Gallereya, as well as hotels and other assets.

Konakova's structures also own the following markets: the Troitsky in Strogino, the Usachevsky in Khamovniki and the Bratislavsky in Marino. Additionally, they own the Pokrovsky consumer goods marketplace in Biryulyovo-Zapadnoye. The holding also owned the Tushino and Matveyevsky markets in Moscow.

Also, Arsen Konakov's companies built a Radisson Blue Spa Hotel worth 7 billion rubles for the Olympics in Sochi. In the spring of 2017, Vedomosti wrote that Sindika put up its hotel assets, including the hotel Radisson Blue, for sale. Among the sold items the hotels Intourist in Pyatigorsk and Stavropol, Spa Hotel Sindika in Nalchik, hotels in Tambov, Rostov and Nevinnomyssk were called. AFK Sistema was called the potential buyer.

Over the past two years, Senator Konakov has sold a lot of assets: in 2016, he sold the airports of Kaliningrad and Mineralnye Vody to Roman Trotsenko’s Novaport Holding.

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Senator Kanokov, photo – Mikhail Japaridze / TASS

These days, he is the founder of five active organizations. Among them – the charitable foundation of "The Kanokovs named after Bashir Khamzatovich Kanokov in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic". The director of the fund is Mukhadin Kanokov. Previously, he was the head of the CJSC Gallereya-Nalchik.

Kanokov's brother, Leonid, also works for the Fund. He also owns the Gespley shopping complex in Moscow, Sindika LLC, Kar-Trade LLC and Yachmenny Rostok LLC; the latter is registered in the Tula Region and produces malt.

Another founder of the Fund is Kardanova Lyudmila Bashirovna (probably Arsen Konakov's sister). She is the founder of the sanatorium Nart and three other companies in Nalchik. Also, Ruslan Kanokov is among the founders. He established Yablonevy Sad LLC; in addition to him 15 more people with the surname Konakov are listed among its founders.

In addition, Senator Arsen Kanokov is the founder of the CJSC Tradekon and Firma Tarussa LLC. The latter belongs to the investment company International Capital, which, in turn, is established by the international business company Authentic Equities Limited (British Virgin Islands).

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