Opponents

Ilgam (Mamedgasan oglu) Rahimov

Legal scientist, doctor of jurisprudence, professor and at the same time the third senior partner in the business empire of God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev.



The actual co-owner and beneficiary of the Kievskaya Ploshchad group, although de jure in 2018 he formally resigned from the founders of the structures that own the Evropeyskiy shopping and entertainment center, the Ukraina hotel, Sadovod market, Autocenter on Kashirka and furniture shopping centers "Grandee". Ragimov's share in these structures varied from 12% to 15%. In 2012, Forbes estimated the value of Rahimov's assets at $ 500 million.


However, the Russian media knows Mr. Ragimov primarily as a fellow student and university friend of Vladimir Putin; they studied in the same year at the law faculty of Leningrad State University. In 2016, Ragimov admitted in an interview with Sputnik radio that he maintains personal relations with the President of Russia. In the investigation of Alexei Navalny, Ilgam Ragimov was named one of the nominal financiers of the project for the construction of an object in Gelendzhik known as the "Putin's Palace". Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, personally reviewed Ragimov's monograph "Crime and Punishment".