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Artyom Kuznetsov


Artyom Kuznetsov, 37, was a deputy division head in the Tax Crimes Department of the Moscow branch of the Interior Ministry before receiving a promotion to the ministry's Economic Security Department after Magnitsky's death. Kuznetsov is among the officials identified by Magnitsky as orchestrating and enacting the massive fraud scheme. He carried out the 2007 raid of Hermitage Capital and its law firm and later helped carry out Magnitsky's arrest. He also allegedly fabricated evidence to try to justify Magnitsky's nearly 12 months in pretrial detention. According to Hermitage Capital, Kuznetsov has spent $3 million on real estate and cars since Magnitsky's death. He is also allegedly a member of the Klyuev organized crime group.​
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