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Is the theft at “Zenit Arena” directly connected with officials working for Matvienko’s administration?

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Is the theft at “Zenit Arena” directly connected with officials working for Matvienko’s administration?

Who is responsible for the financial theft at the construction site of the stadium on Krestovsky Island?  

The Deputy of the Saint-Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Boris Vishnevsky, blames officials in Matvienko’s administration for financial impropriety at the “Zenit Arena” stadium construction site. He is sure that at least 7 bln roubles (over $110m) of the 14 bln roubles (over $220m) allocated for the implementation of the project were stolen.


The sensational arrest of the former Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg, Marat Oganesyan, blamed for the theft of about 50m roubles (about $800,000) in 2014 while concluding a agreement on the video-tableau delivery for the “Zenit Arena” stadium on Krestovsky Island, caused controversy in the expert community and among the authorities’ representatives in Saint Petersburg.  

For example, the current Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg, Igor Albin, in a Twitter post, though reminding us of the presumption of innocence, appeals to the moral component of the issue. He writes in particular about the loss of the notions of shame and sin, and convinces his readers that despite everything the construction budget for the stadium will remain unchanged as everything has already been bought.  

We recently wrote about the problems of the construction site.  

Boris Vishnevsky then assured us that the latest tender for the stadium’s construction was a show, and the winner had been decided beforehand. We tried to phone the Deputy for a comment on the latest events, but did not manage to do so.  

But on his FB page Boris Vishnevsky asserts that in February, 2013, he presented the report from the Audit Chamber, according to which 7 bln roubles had been stolen.  

Vishnevsky remarks that the theft had been discovered long before Oganesyan was assigned the post of Vice-Governor, but the materials presented by him did not interest law enforcers at that time.

The Deputy is sure that the large-scale theft of the “Zenit Arena” construction finance is directly connected with officials in Valentina Matvienko’s administration.

“They all have moved to higher posts on a federal level, and the law cannot reach them”, the deputy writes. “Oganesyan’s arrest is only an attempt to chalk somebody’s crimes up to the first available person”.

The deputy stresses that the court will make a decision on Oganesian’s guilt. Vishnevsky is also going to address the RF Investigation Committee for measures to be taken against the theft of billions of budget roubles.




While passions run high in Saint Petersburg, the reconstruction of Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is being completed. According to Ilghiz Khairutdinov, Deputy Director General of the “Luzhniki” Grand Sports Arena, finishing work is being fulfilled and 6,000 chairs have been mounted. The main volume of work on the stadium’s reconstruction is planned to be fulfilled by the end of the year. 

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