Chelyabinsk: The director of the RCC-Arena is a corrupt official with a criminal record

Russian oligarch Igor Altushkin appointed the head of the convicted for bribes and fraud

Mar 24, 2022 03:46
Maxim Rumyantsev
Editor in chief

In Chelyabinsk, the construction of a grandiose unprecedented project in the Ural Federal District - the multifunctional sports RСС arena is in full swing. The main investor of the project: JSC "Russian Copper Company", the owner of RСС - copper oligarch Igor Altushkin.

The owner of RСС - copper oligarch Igor Altushkin

Igor Altushkin appointed the director of such a large-scale social facility a person serving a criminal sentence - the former vice-governor of the Chelyabinsk region Nikolai Sandakov. It should be noted that on October 5, 2018, the Sovetsky District Court of Chelyabinsk sentenced Nikolai Sandakov under several articles of the Criminal Code to 5 years and 6 months of imprisonment with serving a sentence in a high-security penal colony with a fine of 7,000,000 rubles. Later, Nikolai Sandakov admitted his guilt in full, although he denied it during the investigation and trial, and was released on parole.

Nikolay Sandakov (on the right), convicted of fraud and bribery, presents the RCC Arena project to the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region

The sentence of the convicted former vice-governor Nikolai Sandakov expires only on April 5, 2022. It should be noted that Nikolai Sandakov committed a crime from the category of "against state power". Nikolai Sandakov's criminal record will be extinguished after ten years after serving his sentence. Thus, the repayment period of his criminal record will come no earlier than 10.07.2030, subject to the execution of an additional penalty in the form of a fine.

Boxer Roy Levesta Jones at the groundbreaking ceremony of the RCC Arena

Thus, Igor Altushkin stood on a par, even with a former criminal, but with an ex-official whose criminal record has not yet been extinguished. Apparently, the dollar billionaire did not find more worthy people or they themselves did not want to work for him. Maybe it is easier for Igor Altushkin to negotiate and manage people from the criminal contingent himself.

The construction of the grandiose sports "RСС Arena" is presented by the RMK Information Openness Service as a gift to Chelyabinsk. Obviously, this gift to the city, the region and the Ural Federal District will have to be accepted together with the ex-criminal director.

Rhetorical question: for his children, the father of many children Igor Altushkin also recruits coaches, managers or bodyguards from among those previously convicted?


Main photo: Vladimir Putin presents the Order of Friendship to Igor Altushkin. Photo source: and Copper Company, 




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