As a university lecturer, Anastasia Ignatova once taught a class on state corporations at her alma mater, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Outside her academic work, she has been more involved in the private sphere.
One of her companies, a real estate firm called AIS Development, owns a historic building in central Moscow with a listed value of around $1.95 million. The company regularly reports losses in its financial statements.
Another of Ignatova’s companies, Pharmapt, has fared better on paper, posting a net profit of $350,000 last year. Until 2019, Pharmapt held a share in businessman Alexander Vinokurov’s Mega Pharm pharmacy chain, whose pharmaceutical business is associated with Rostec.
Previous reporting has shown further commercial ties between Ignatova’s family and Rostec. Andrei Vatutin, reportedly Ignatova’s husband, co-owns a company called Vodakonsaltinggroup, which in turn co-owns the holding company RT-Vodokanal with a subsidiary of Rostec.
Lyudmila Rukavishnikova also ran a business connected to Rostec. In 2019, OCCRP detailed how Rukavishnikova acquired shares in two companies that own property used by Rostec and its enterprises and rents out commercial space in central Moscow to a Rostec subsidiary.
Journalists also found that Rukavishnikova owned an eight-hectare plot in the upscale Rublevka area west of Moscow, and estimated its worth at about 3 billion rubles (around $41 million), as well as a penthouse estimated worth some 2 billion rubles ($27.5 million) and an another apartment estimated to be worth 200 million rubles ($2.75 million) next door to her daughter. Meanwhile, Rukavishnikova’s companies — AFK-Service and Nikservice — reported losses for 2020.
After the details of the properties in Spain were reported in spring 2019, Sergei Chemezov said that his relatives were not living “on his support,” according to a statement from Rostec published by RBC, but later withdrawn on Rostec’s request.
They were themselves engaged in business, he said, and therefore they “receive a corresponding income.”
Additional reporting by Antonio Baquero (OCCRP).