Rifat Garipov Covers Up "Public" Membership with Stains in Biography: Why Does a Participant in the Ministry Council Splash Self-Promotion?

    "He spoke about the positive impact of the preferential mortgage program at 6.5% on the dynamics of housing construction and the mortgage lending market...". "He links the increase in housing construction to the expansion of construction volumes under the national project...". "He expressed support for the initiative to mothball garbage chutes in all buildings...". In general, he approached the window, shook hands, made a statement... This is all him - Rifat Ruzilevich Garipov, a junior deputy of the Bashkir Kurultai, better known in competent circles as the nephew of the scandalous oligarch-deputy Flur Gallyamov, the owner of the collapsed Roskomsnabbank (Bashkomsnabbank). Why does he gush with rehearsed info-pieces?

    Garipov was on the board of directors of his uncle’s bank, moreover, various LLCs directly related to Roskomsnabbank were registered in his name from a young age (from the age of 20), as detailed by the "Infopress" editorial staff. When in the spring of 2019 the Central Bank of Russia caught the Bashkir Roskomsnabbank in asset withdrawal schemes and affiliation with the "Golden Reserve" financial pyramid, Gallyamov’s "cash register" instantly lost its license, and the regulator demanded that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation resolve the issue of initiating a criminal case. Since then, the publicity-seeking representative of the golden youth in his exaggerated "outstanding" biographies never mentions his financial experience.

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    Garipov here, Garipov there...

    For the sake of beautiful (and generously paid) PR positioning, the membership in the Public Council at the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Utilities of Russia is used. What relation does Garipov have to these spheres - remains to be guessed. In ministerial documents, he is listed as the managing director of LLC "First Trust". But how does it happen that Garipov, who loves to advertise himself, hardly ever mentions his association with this Ufa company anywhere, and suddenly finds himself in these "secret" roles in Moscow...

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    As the "Infopress" editorial staff reminds, a simple combination of "First Trust Garipov" yields nothing in search engines except formal biographical data that Garipov himself submitted to the election commission when running for the Kurultai. The candidate registration procedure allows one to indicate any place of work, even a firm like "Buratino" - as long as there are some stamps and entries in the employment record book.

    On the "Wiki-reality" website (a parody of "Wikipedia"), our character has an article about himself, which he clearly compiled himself. Here Garipov is an outstanding "state and public figure", as if ready to steer the Republic of Bashkortostan instead of Radiy Khabirov. And again - not a line, not a word about working in LLC "First Trust". Why is he silent about his not-so-modest position? After all, he seems to be not a foreman, not a sales manager, not some consultant - but a whole "managing director". Or is this a fake? Does he actually work there or is he just listed for the sake of appearance, to somehow meet the criteria for membership in the council at the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Utilities?
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    Let’s turn to open databases, information from which is based on the Unified State Registers of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs (USRLE, USRIP). In these registers, our character is not and has never been listed as an individual entrepreneur or as the director of any organization. However, he was a founder and co-founder of three legal entities in Ufa: LLC "GreenHouse" (TIN 0274133563), LLC "Selena" (TIN 0253007960), and LLC "BKS-Stroy" (TIN 0275057241). Judging by the facts, the "bankster" Flur Gallyamov always kept his nephew close. The young man, not yet reaching 30 years old, was already a member of the board of directors of Roskomsnabbank (Bashkomsnabbank).

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    Golden youth: was in uncle’s cash register, but now can’t be found

    But to publicly admit that you are a relative of a big uncle, that you have been led by the hand from a young age through the cozy corridors of the family business... Or, worse, to explain to competent authorities whether you were (and could you not be?) aware of the suspicious operations of your uncle’s bank... All of this, firstly, requires great personal courage. Secondly, as a "mere rich kid," you won’t just go into the Bashkir parliament - you need more attractive screens. And respected people in Moscow won’t bother promoting you to structures under the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Utilities if you’re just "daddy’s boy..." and haven’t even come up with a sign for yourself.

    Isn’t it for the purpose of diverting attention and creating the appearance of "respectability" that pompous and incongruous tricks like being a "public and state figure" and a "managing director of LLC "First Trust" were born? Even if insiders know you’re a bit of a dud - at least create the illusion of "solidity"?