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    Rybin Eugeny Lvovich | 22 Jan 2007

    Entrepreuner, the head of the Austrian company «East Petroleum Handles». He was a target in Alexey Pichugins case as a victim. According to the information, published in mass media, till 1994 Eugeny Rybin during twenty years had worked in the structures of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Russian Federation. In 1994 the group of Swiss investment companies invited Rybin to head the Austrian company «East Petroleum Handles», where he got a post of a manager with signatory authority on financial documents.

    "East Petroleum Hendels" concluded a treaty with the enterprise „Tomskneft“, but in 1997, after the last one had been purchased by «Yukos», the treaty was dissolved.

    In 1998 «East Petroleum Handles» brought in an action to the Viennese Court of Arbitration against «Yukos» about alleged damage, caused to it as a result of the termination of the treaty. These were those actions that the General Prosecutors Office used in the second Alexey Pichugins trial, called them a motive for committing attempts at Eugeny Rybins life. Of the organization of these crimes there were accused Alexey Pichugin and Leonid Nevzlin.

    The first attack at Rybin happened in November, 24, 1998 in the Udaltsova street, 30, in Moscow where the entrepreneur, according to his words, was shot by the former Volgograd paratrooper Eugeny Reshetnikov. The second attempt happened in March, 1999 in the Moscow region. The businessmans car with body-guards and a driver, approaching his house (Rybin himself at this time was at the birthday of his nephew) was blown up. As a result, the driver died, and the body-guard Alexey Ivanov was seriously wounded.

    Alexey Pichugins lawyer Kseniya Kostromina in the course of hearing of arguments pointed out a failure to prove the fact of «Yukos» top-managements interest in Eugeny Rybins murder. As she reminded, the Viennese Court of Arbitration had taken a decision to satisfy the first Rybins suit only for 10%, and it had refused the second one. Thus, according to Kostromina, „Yukos“ had no motive to assassinate Rybin. At that, the lawyer added that the decision of the Court of Arbitration deprived Rybin of a possibility to gain super-profits, as it had been before because of unfair deals of «Tomskneft» (when the company was state) and of „East Petroleum Handels“. In November 2000 Eugeny Reshetnikov was established by court an executer of the attempts at Eugeny Rybin and sentenced to imprisonment. The customers of the crimes were not established then, the «Yukos» top-managements participation wasnt revealed.

    In July, 2004 Leonid Nevzlin accused Rybin of extortion. Nevzlin sent to the then General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation Vladimir Ustinov a letter, in which he stated that Rybin by the instrumentality of the employees of the law enforcement agencies had looked for false witnesses and had falsified the materials against the «Yukos» oil company, including  on Pichugins case, availed himself of that Pichugin had already kept in the detention facility «Lefortovo». In two days after giving by Nevzlin a statement to the General Prosecutor the Basmanny court of Moscow sanctioned his arrest (but by that time Leonid Nevzlin had moved to Israel to permanent residence).

    Some mass media expressed suppositions, that Rybin had tried to get money from «Yukos» top-management for reckoning with creditors, attempted at his life. Meanwhile, during the second Alexey Pichugins trial in July, 2006 Eugeny Reshetnikov suddenly «remembered» that attempts at Rybin had been allegedly ordered to him by Pichugin and Nevzlin. The analogous evidence were given by Gennady Tsygelnik.

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