Vyacheslav Yutkin builds hotels in Lviv with Russian money
Photo: Vyacheslav Yutkin
The fact that at the beginning of the nineties of the last century, employees of the special services began to actively retrain as businessmen is not a secret for anyone The very specifics of the work provided huge opportunities for mastering new areas of activity - the Chekists knew many secrets of the newly emerging nouveau riche, and the connections with their colleagues were not only on the territory of the former Union, but also all over the world. Vyacheslav Yutkin, who is currently actively working in Ukraine, was among such former Chekists. He is best known for building hotels, but this is not his only business. According to the youcontrol website, he is to one degree or another involved in the activities of 30 companies.
Photo: youcontrol Vyacheslav Yutkin
And it all started way back in 1995, when colleagues from Moscow approached him and offered to head the NRB bank in Ukraine. According to Yutkin, the proposal was made to him by Artemiy Lebedev, a former KGB member and Russian oligarch. However, friction later arose with Lebedev - according to Yutkin, he "abandoned" him after Yutkin built the "More" complex in Crimea - allegedly contrary to Lebedev's promises to transfer this complex to Yutkin's possession, it turned out that the latter's name is not among the owners. In addition, it is worth recalling that Yutkin once headed the daughter of the Russian Savings Bank in Ukraine and Prominvestbank with Russian capital.Yutkin does not hide that he worked and works in close connection with Russian colleagues and with Russian money. All these facts, however, do not prevent him from continuing to do business in our country even today. And, it seems, the domestic special services do not care at all.Although, if you analyze the data of the Youcontrol resource, it will turn out that almost all businesses in which Yutkin participates are on the sanctions lists of the national NSDC and international partners of Ukraine: