He is a real tycoon in real estate, his son, pop star and ambitions the size of trump tower. It helped him to hold the contest “Miss universe” in Moscow. But now the emergence of Aras Agalarov in letters published by the son of the President of the trump Donald trump Jr., got him into a scandal involving the alleged interference of the Kremlin in elections in the United States last fall.
The letter stated that in June 2016 Agalarov met with the “Royal Prosecutor of Russia” — apparently, we are talking about the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika who wanted to give Trump compromising information about the candidate in presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton. Son Agalarov, Emin, asked the assistant to arrange a meeting between the Russian lawyer and the younger trump said in a letter.
Agalarovy deny the allegations contained in the letters. “Data on how that Agalarovy somehow acted as intermediaries in the Russian government, or discussing the elections is wrong,” said Scott Balber, the lawyer representing the family.
The Kremlin also denied that they were involved in the alleged conspiracy. Donald trump Jr. said that the lawyer was not a Russian official, and had no information about Clinton.
Despite this, the publication of the emails reinforced the discussion about the possible collusion of the campaign trump with the Russian authorities in order to influence the election.
This again drew attention to the relationship of the tramp with the elder Agalarov who shares his interest in Golf, beautiful women, and his name in real estate.
Trump Agalarov met each other in 2013, when Moscow magnate, spent $ 20 million on the contest “Miss universe”, who then possessed the trump.
In an interview last year Agalarov said that he and his son Emin visited trump in Las Vegas in 2013 to discuss plans and then he took the future President in Moscow beauty contest in November. Senior Agalarov said that trump has discussed the construction of the trump tower — which would be called “Manhattan” — next to its main complex in the Western part of Moscow. Later Agalarov said that he has frozen this plan. It was caused by falling demand in Russia, and then — victory trump.
Trump even agreed to appear in one of the music video of Emin, and to utter his catchphrase “You’re fired”. A few months later, trump sent Emin, who is also the Vice President of the company his father, congratulations happy birthday on YouTube: “You’re doing great with real estate issues and really know how to entertain.”
“We had about five or six wonderful days together. He was very impressed,” said Aras Agalarov about the visit trump in a television interview in 2015.
From an interview given by a tycoon in 2015, it follows that the Aras Agalarov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, when the country was still part of the Soviet Union. He sold goods on the black market to support the family after the death of his father (Agalarov was 13 years old). He moved his family to Moscow in the 1980’s, and eventually established the Russian-American joint venture Crocus International, which hosted the first computer exhibition in Russia.
He advantageously used his success in real estate. His Crocus Group has built shopping centers, hotels and restaurants. Its businesses also include luxury brand watches, Bank and Golf course (18 holes) outside of Moscow. In 2012 Agalarov has built a campus in the far Eastern city of Vladivostok for the Asia forum, which was attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.Agalarov later complained that because of the project he lost a lot of money. He was also among the magnates elected for the construction of stadiums for one of the major aspirations of the Kremlin — the world Championship on football of 2018. But the budget was reduced, Agalarov said in an interview that he does not expect profits from the projects.
“Understand, our task is not to make money on stadiums. Their would be no money to lose, he said in an interview with Russian Forbes in 2015. Is the project status”.
Around the time of the visit trump Putin Agalarov was awarded the order of Honour medal for his contribution to business and charity. But Putin didn’t mention his name in his speech at the ceremony, unlike other well-known names fenced, including actors, religious leaders and the Italian judo coach.
In Russia Agalarov is not considered a member of Putin’s inner circle, which includes mainly business tycoons, whom the leader had met many years ago in his hometown of St. Petersburg.
“Agalarov is not included in the top ten or twenty most influential businessmen in Russia, said Mikhail Vinogradov, head of Fund “the Petersburg policy”. — Maybe he’s in the top 100″.
Despite his familiarity with the tramp, the Kremlin turned to Agalarov for advice about the President and Putin were skeptical to any of his recommendations, saying some Russian officials.
“Putin is a king who is above all, and I can’t imagine that he had a close connection with any oligarchs, which he did not know from the very beginning, — said Igor Bunin, head of Center for political technologies. — It is very unlikely that Putin has used Agalarov in such a delicate question.”
However, Agalarov publicly demonstrated the relationship with the Prosecutor Chaika, removing advertising in 2015, to protect it from allegations of corruption, in which he compared his accusers to Nazi propagandists. Charges Chaika did not show.
Seagull, in turn, actively helped the Russian government to counteract the Magnitsky act adopted in 2012 in the United States and imposing sanctions on Russian officials implicated in human rights violations.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald trump Jr in June 2016 after an exchange of emails, advocated its abolition.
Answering the question about the content of the emails published by trump Jr., the representative of the Russian Prosecutor General said he realizes international contacts exclusively legal channels.
In new Jersey
Political relations agalarovyh go into personal in their hometown of Baku. In 2006, Emin is married to Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the current President of Azerbaijan. Emin and his wife divorced in the year 2015.
Trump also has a relationship with Baku. In 2012 he collaborated with a construction company in Baku, associated with are known for their corruption by the ruling regime, working on a project that was never started.
Lawyer Te Trump Organization told The New Yorker magazine that trump played a passive role in the project in Baku and it was “just by the licensor”.
Family ties agalarovyh with America were established decades ago. In the 1990-ies, when Russia grew crime, Emin was sent to a Swiss boarding school. He then moved to new Jersey, where he was joined by his mother Irina and sister Sheila.
Emin — one of the graduates of Tenafly High School in 1997. He went on to study business at Marymount Manhattan College. His father convinced him to return to Russia to work in the family business in 2001.
Agalarovy remain in possession of multi-million dollar homes on Fisher island, in Miami and in the County of Bergen, state of new Jersey, outside of Manhattan. Their home in Alpine (on a plot of 2.5 acres) sold for almost $ 7 million.
According to the daughter Sheila, Agalarovy don’t live there anymore. “They live in Russia,” she said in an interview last month.
After the election, Agalarov said that he welcomes the victory of trump, even if it means that his plans to build trump tower will have to wait. “There was a kind of miracle,” he told state news Agency TASS.