Igor Makarov takes the 48th place in the ranking of 200 richest businessmen of Russia.

Expensive bikes, on which Alexander Lukashenko and his youngest son went in last weekend for a bike ride in settlement of bolbasovo, Orsha district, was the gift of a Russian businessman Igor Makarov. About it kp.by told the press Secretary of the dictator Natalia eysmont, writes tut.by.

The bike in question, Alexander Lukashenko gave his friend, businessman Igor Makarov. Making such gifts Lukashenko and his son, he wanted a way to introduce them to the sport, said Eismont. — I must say, it worked! Lukashenka can be seen at the Minsk racetrack. And in General, Cycling became a regular in the sports chart Lukashenko.

Eismont also noted that Makarov gave a lot of bikes and the Belarusian national team.

Than the well-known Igor Makarov?

Igor Makarov — President of the International group of companies “Areti”. It occupies the 48th place in the ranking of 200 richest businessmen of Russia. Condition Makarov is estimated at $ 2.1 billion.

In the late 90-ies of Makarov’s company ITERA was the largest gas producer after Gazprom, were engaged in the resale of Turkmen gas. But after the loss of the ability of supplies to Europe and Ukraine in 2006, its position began to weaken.

At the time, Makarov has supplied gas to Belarus. On this basis he was included in the trust to the Belarusian authorities, and began to develop several other businesses in Belarus. The biggest project was to be the construction site near the Minsk-1 airport. So, in 2007 started the construction of business center “Minsk-city”. The volume of investments was estimated at 5.1 billion dollars. However, to realize it did not happen. The reason is fallen because of the crisis, demand for real estate in Minsk, reported by Igor Makarov in a letter to Alexander Lukashenko. ITERA has built several prefabricated houses in Minsk and the skyscraper “Parus” at the intersection of Timiryazev, Kalvariyskaya and Maxim Tank. And the project “Minsk-city” (now “Minsk World”) became engaged to Serbian brothers Karichi.

Igor Makarov has for many years been the honorary Consul of Belarus in Moscow. In 2013, Bentley and Porsche with the Belarusian diplomirani across the Russian capital, caused a stir in the media. They have been “acquired by the honorary Consul of Belarus to Russia for personal funds for the needs of the Consulate,” said the foreign Ministry of Belarus.

In 2013, “Rosneft” bought “ITERA” for $ 2.9 billion. Of these, 1.8 billion went to the Makarov. After the sale of its gas assets, the businessman gave the company a new name, turning the word “ITERA” company was named “Areti”.

Currently, the group “Areti” develops the following lines of business: investment in oil and gas sector, the supply of oil and oil products, development, production and supply of foodstuffs to various countries of the world. The company website States that its offices are located in Switzerland, Russia, Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Belarus, data on specific projects no. The Belarusian office was in Novopolotsk. But the phone number listed on the website is incorrect. TUT.BY also sent a request to the Moscow office “Areti”.

Was the bike Canyon the national team of Belarus?

“Areti” in General, and Igor Makarov, in particular, have long been engaged in the development and popularization of Cycling in the world. The businessman is honorary President of the Cycling Federation of Russia and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Cycling Union. In addition, the Makarov is the founder and main sponsor of the team World tour “Katyusha” (now called “Katyusha – Alpecin”).

As told to journalists by sources familiar with the situation, Igor Makarov passed bikes Canyon the Belarusian side about five years ago. This technique uses stamps and “Katyusha”.

It is worth saying that at the end of 2015, Alexander Lukashenko tested the track in Ashkhabad (by the way, Makarov was born there) on Canyon. Soon Lukashenko were often seen at the racetrack in “Minsk-Arena”.

However, as journalists found out, the national team of Belarus bikes Canyon has never been used. More precisely, for the team they were only Alain omelusik and Aliaksandr Kuchynski, but it was the bikes that they provided for foreign clubs, with which they were then existing contracts. That is their technique to gift Makarova had no relationship.

Makarov gave a Bicycle to the President of Turkmenistan

On June 3, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received head of the International Cycling Union David Lapetina and Igor Makarov, who arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the events dedicated to the world day of the Bicycle. In honor of the holiday Berdimuhamedov even headed a mass bike ride and rode a distance of 15 km. But the main thing was not it.

According to Rosinformugol tdkh, Lapporten on behalf of the International Cycling Union Berdimuhamedov was awarded with a Certificate of appreciation and announced that the Union has delegated the right to host in 2021 in Ashgabat, the world championship for track Cycling.

The possibility of the 2026 world Cup road Cycling, the President of Turkmenistan discussed with Igor Makarov. The businessman also announced a proposal to create a team “Katusha — Turkmenistan”, which could help exports of Turkmen Cycling on a global level, TDH reports.

It is worth noting that in March 2019 Igor Makarov presented to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, “the Bicycle is the latest version” and had the opportunity to develop the oil field Usind in the Caspian sea, according to Chronicles of Turkmenistan.