Orthodox redistribution: how teams Alexy II and Cyril share financial flows

This week, the Central Bank revoked the license of the bank “Sofrino”, which was considered close to the structures of the Russian Orthodox Church. The official cause of revocation of the license was “risky credit policy” of the bank. Chairman of the Board of Directors “Sofrino” producer and head of the eponymous church utensils Eugene Parkhaev said that his company does not keep money in the bank. Prelates also do not show much regret because of the sad plight of their loved bank. And because the bank itself “Sofrino”, and the eponymous manufacturer of church utensils, and their owners - all outgoing nature, friends Alexy II. Patriarch Kirill missing their friends to let them through all the financial flows of the church. And the collapse of the bank “Sofrino” - is another element of this process.

Team Alexia

Prior to 2005, the bank “Sofrino” called the “Old Bank”. Its principal owner was businessman Dmitry Malyshev, who owned a company metallotreyderskoy “Alyuminkonstruktsiya” and engaged in the implementation of development projects of small type reconstruction Yacht Club on Klyazminskoe reservoir construction and modest shopping centers in urban suburbs. In the mid-2000s met with Yevgeny Malyshev Parhaevym. Parkhaev was head of the monopoly producer of church utensils for the temples of the Moscow Patriarchate - HPP “Sofrino” and at the same time served as adviser on economic issues then Patriarch Alexy II. In 2005, he headed the board of directors Parkhaev “Old Bank”. Soon, the bank received a new name, church domes on the logo and most importantly - part of the financial flows of the ROC.

Parkhaev considered a close friend of the previous Patriarch Alexy II, and one of the organizers of schemes mid-1990s, when the ROC earned on the duty-free import of tobacco and alcohol. When Parhaeve enterprise “Sofrino” become a monopolist in the production of church utensils and candles for the congregation appeared network of shops “Sofrino”. On his initiative, the ROC has also created a telecommunications company ASVT, own hotel chain for pilgrims “Danilovskaya” Orthodox and network pharmacies. But the most profitable area of ​​the church was the restoration of the economy and the construction of churches. In the early 2000s, he founded and headed Parkhaev Unified customer service of the Moscow Patriarchate, which started, according to SPARK, distribution of about 4 billion rubles annually allocated from the state budget for the rehabilitation of the ROC. Unified customer service also has hardened over the job with major sponsors donating to the restoration of churches.

After renaming the bank Dmitry Malyshev “Sofrino” became an authorized credit institution during the repair and restoration work at the facilities of the ROC, and most Malyshev appointed representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the state authorities of the Russian Federation on the financing of the project, repair and restoration work at the facilities of the ROC. Malyshev soon started building the company “Finzhilservis” and OOO “Housing and Construction Company” …

5 June 2014

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