Who are the oligarchs behind the Sheriff Tiraspol football team and what business they have in Transnistria

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 08:27

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Sheriff Tiraspol defeated Real Madrid, right at home, detonating the bomb in the Champions League.

A team with a cumulative market value of players of 12.5 million euros, consisting mainly of foreigners is sponsored by the company “Sheriff”, which is the main holding company in the so-called Dniester Republic of Moldova and consists of private Transnistrian companies.

Founded in the early 1990s by Victor Gușan and Ilia Kazmali, former members of the special services, as wikipedia writes, the company has grown strongly, including almost all profitable private business areas in this region, also involving significant in Transnistrian politics as well.

Sheriff owns a gas station chain, a supermarket chain, a television channel, a publishing house, a construction company, an advertising agency, a spirits factory (“KVINT”), two bread factories, a network mobile phone (Interdnestrcom), a football team (FC Sheriff Tiraspol) and the stadium of the same name, is also the official dealer of Mercedes-Benz in reg. Transnistrian.

According to the anti-corruption.md investigation site, the small Transnistrian empire Sheriff is umbilically linked to European countries. The business of Transnistrian employers Viktor Gușan and Ilya Kazmaly in Germany, Cyprus and Russia is run by a number of employees, friends and partners.

Although international independent reports and Interpol operations confirm the status of a regional smuggling platform for Transnistria, this has not prevented local oligarchs from continuing their illegal or even legal activities in the heart of Europe for 30 years. More details HERE

At the same time, according time.md, the oligarch from the Transnistrian separatist region, Viktor Gușan, one of the leaders of the Sheriff holding company, has business and a real estate empire in Ukraine, it is shown in an investigation of Free Europe. The separatist businessman is considered the number one beneficiary due to the existence of the enclave on the left bank of the Dniester and even holds Ukrainian citizenship. Victor Gușan’s properties in Ukraine are located in the city of Vilkovo in the Danube Delta, Odessa region, in Odessa and Kiev. More details HERE

Source: Breaking News – Cele mai importante stiri – Ziare.com by ziare.com.

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