Crimes of the Klyuev Organized Crime Group

The Klyuev Organized Crime Group has been committing crimes on a serial basis since the end of the 1990s.

Its crimes range from kidnapping to tax theft to murder. It is responsible for the theft of nearly $800 million dollars from the Russian people. It arranged the false arrest, torture and murder of Sergei Magnitsky when he exposed its crimes. In addition to murdering Sergei Magnitsky, the group has left many other dead bodies in its wake. The group is protected by the Russian government and Russian government officials comprise some of its key members. Its crimes are therefore state sanctioned and its members are untouchable in Russia.



  1. Klyuev’s first arrest (03.06.1998)
  2. Failed assassination attempt on Klyuev (16.03.2003)
  3. First tax refund in 2002 (not yet recognized as a crime by the Russian government)
  4. Attempt to steal $1.6 billion in Mikhailovsky GOK (December 2004 – January 2005)
  5. Investigator Karpov travels with Klyuev, joins the Organized Criminal Group and protects Klyuev (April 2006)
  6. The kidnapping of Fyodor Mikheev and attempt to extort $20 million from his boss (August 2006)
  7. The theft of $107 million in taxes paid by companies managed by RenCap (This theft has not yet been recognized as a crime by the Russian government) (December 2006 – March 2007)
  8. Attack on Hermitage and theft of the $230 million in taxes it paid (Tax theft has been recognized by the Russian government) (May 2007 – December 2007)
  9. Sergei Magnitsky links all tax thefts to the Klyuev Group and is arrested and tortured (2008 – 2009)
  10. The Interior Ministry protects Klyuev and all the corrupt officials (2008-2010)
  11. The Interior Ministry murders Sergei Magnitsky and tries to cover it up (16 November 2009 – Current)
  12. The Klyuev Organized Crime Group goes on to steal another $400 million in taxes (2009-2010)
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