28 May 2015, Thursday, 2:53

Dzima Lukashenka’s big business

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The construction of a largest business-center Green City in Minsk is being led by a company belonging to Dzmitry Lukashenka.

TUT.by reports about that. According to the web-site’s information, Dzmitry Lukashenka’s presidential sports club is a cofounder of the EuroStepGroup company, which is the business-center’s builder.

According to the company’s web-site EuroStepGroup’s partners are Russian trading companies EuroTrade and Trade House RB; Eurostep, which deals with cargo transportations in the European part of Russian and Belarus; a construction company Zlatastroy and a Belarusian construction company MAGNUS Group.

EuroStepGroup is headed by a former judge of Minsk city court Viktar Vusik.

The Green City business-center occupies the total area of 83 000 square meters and costs over 110 million dollars. It is located in Kamennaja Horka district at the crossroads of Prytytskaha Street and Kuncaushchyna Street. The construction is scheduled to be finished in the first quarter of 2014.

The construction site already attracted attention due to a fire. The building went on fire on 4 July. Then this construction was called an oligarch Jury Chyzh’s project, because the building was being constructed by the MAGNUS Group company, created on the basis of an affiliate of the Triple Constructions Department and Lithuanian building organizations. Formally the MAGNUS Group and Triple have not been linked together for around two years after the introduction of the EU sanctions.

Now it turns out that Dzmitry Lukashenka has shown himself as a ‘social investor’ in the project.

The presidential sports club is a republican state-public association, created in July 2005 for supporting the fitness and health care movement in the country. In practice the organization only exists for employing Dzmitry Lukashenka, Belarusian ruler’s middle son, under the roof of which he and his companions make business. For example, the management of Belgospishcheprom had to deal with the advertisement of the First Sample Print Shop, belonging to the club.

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