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Born March 8, 1963.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Management named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze (now - university).
In 1982-1989 was a research assistant in the Institute of economic problems of integrated national economic development of Moscow; chief specialist in Commission on cooperatives and individual labour activity.
In 1991, Baturina and her brother Victor registered a company (cooperative) «Inteko», which became involved in the production of polymer products.
In the same year Baturina married Yuri Luzhkov, who in 1992 became mayor of Moscow.
In autumn 1999 Baturina ran for the State Duma from Kalmykia, but lost the election.
In 2001 transformation of Inteko into a major investment and construction corporation began. She managed to take control of about a quarter of the capital market of panel housebuilding.
In 2002 a division of monolithic construction as part of Inteko appeared. Since mid of 2002 the company acquired a number of cement factories, thus became a major supplier of cement in the country.
In 2003 Inteko announced plans to release its own bond issue. Shortly after Inteko announced the creation of their own realtor structure "Magistrate".
In 2005 Inteko sold all of its cement business, and after a while a Housebuilding plant #3 (DSK-3), which had been acquired in 2001. After the sale of the plant Inteko left the market of panel construction.
In spring 2006 Inteko returned to the cement market by buying from the Group SU-155 Verkhnebakansky cement factory in the Krasnodar Territory.
In July 2006 Baturina was elected to the Board of Directors of OJSC JSCB "Russian Land Bank».
Baturina has two daughters of marriage to Luzhkov Baturina: Alena was born in 1992, Olga - in March 1994.
In July 1999 Baturina was appeared in a scandal center on the illegal export of capital abroad. According to FSB officers of Vladimir region, her firms «Inteko» and «Bistroplast» led by Viktor Baturin cooperated with structures engaged in money laundering. Those structures transferred abroad $ 230 million. FSB officers of Vladimir region drew their attention to the activities of “Aleksbank» registered in Alexandrov. It served the firms "Vigor" and "STELS-INFO", which turnover on the accounts grew unexpectedly quickly. It turned out that the funds had been transferred from the "Aleksbank" for conversation to Moscow banks, and then abroad.
In "Aleksbank" funds came from Moscow bank "Sunrise", to which they came from more than a thousand different companies including “Inteko" and "Bistroplast», which transferred the funds from their accounts to the Russian land bank.
In the Russian Land Bank FSB officers seized numerous documents of «Inteko». However, later the official position changed: ostensibly, Baturina had nothing to do with the millions trafficked, and the documents returned to Inteko.
In the late 90's the company Inteko also became general contractor in the construction of Chess City (City-Chess) in the republic of Kalmykia under agreement of Baturina and the President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Some budgetary funds might have been used in a building, which actually meant a misappropriation of funds.
Years later Baturina argued that Ilyumzhinov had not paid her money for the construction. While Ilyumzhinov argued that she had received the money in full.
In 2003, Inteko acquired in the Belgorod area cement and plastics factories, a milk canning plant, several hog-raising and cattle-breeding farms. In May 2004, the Governor of the Belgorod region Yevgeny Savchenko accused Inteko of "using" gray schemes" in property acquisition and buying land at low prices for resale. There were several lawsuits initiated to recover the purchased by Inteko land to its previous property owners. In March 2005, Inteko-Agro - a subsidiary of Inteko - refused to transfer its land to the authorities which needed it for railway construction to the Yakovlevsky deposit iron ore.
In April, Inteko-Agro scaled back its activities in the region. In response, the deputies of the Regional Duma formed a commission to investigate activities of Inteko. Among the claims of the authorities were the following points: an illegal purchase of land, arrears of budgets, and closure of enterprises.
In the summer of 2005 the conflict turned from economic sphere to a political one: Inteko supported in the elections to the provincial authorities the current Duma opposition Liberal Democratic Party. However, the Regional Election Committee refused to register the party list because of the delay in the documents filing.
The conflict had criminal consequences also: in the same year executive director of «Inteko-Agro» Alexander Annenkov was attacked in Belgorod. «Inteko» associated it with disagreements between the company and Belgorod authorities. Viktor Baturin called the attack on Annenkov an attack on the entire company «Inteko».
The next day in Moscow a lawyer of “Inteko» Dmitry Steinberg was killed.
However, investigators did not rule out the possibility of an accident.
After a partial roof collapse of the Moscow water park "Transvaal-park" on February 15, 2004 which killed 28 people, it became known that the water park business had been indirectly funded by Baturina and her brother Victor. "Terra Oil» company controlled the business, while Baturina financed the deal on its purchase from the company "European technology and service». It became known from the documents found by the newspaper «Kommersant». Although legally «Inteko» was not one of the company promoters which had been managing the water park.
At the end of December 2007 conflict flared between Baturina and her brother Victor. Being co-owner of the «Inteko” shares he filed a lawsuit against the company as soon as he learnt from the media that he had been dismissed. The businessman accounted on obtaining compensation in case his dismissal was legal.
Originally Baturina and her brother each owned 50% stake of “Inteko». Victor had 51%, but then he sold 1% , and 25% left to his wife after divorce. In 2002, his share fell to 1%. After her brother dismissal Baturina became the sole owner of “Inteko».
In February 2007, the Tver Court of Moscow dismissed the claim of Baturin for his reinstatement in the company «Inteko» and denied him any compensation. In response to that Baturina filed four complaints against her brother and his companies. The first one challenged the right of Viktor Baturin to own the company «Ivan Kalita». Another three cases contained proprietary claims to «Inteko-Agro-Service" and "Inteko-Agro».
But soon after that brother and sister entered into a settlement agreement and refused of the mutual claims. In media interviews Viktor Baturin said that nevertheless he was going to receive compensation from his sister. It remained unknown who had been the initiator of the arrangement, but litigation was clearly disadvantageous to both parties.
At the end of June 2009 the Main Investigation Department at the Moscow police opened a criminal case on tax evasion against the company of businessman Shalva Chigirinsky «Sibir Energy».
And in early July, London's High Court began to adjust a claim of Chigirinskiy for an oil businessman Ruslan Baisarov, with whom he contested for the actions of “Sibir energy». In July 2009, Shalva Chigirinsky unveiled documents showing that company «Inteko» along with Baturina were co-owners of that company. This could make Baturina defendant in the criminal case.
Documents showed that Chigirinsky and Baturina were co-owners of an offshore company «Rossini», whiche main asset was a controlling stake in «Sibir Energy». Later the nominal owner of the company became the oil businessman Ruslan Baisarov, but Baturina participated in the business in 2003-2006. Chigirinsky asserted that behind Baisarov was Baturina, who according to a secret agreement owned shares in exchange for a promise of victories by Chigirinskiy companies in the government contests. Baturina denied any connections with Chigirinsky, however she asserted Chigirinsky owned her 42 million dollars.
They believe that the partnership between Chigirinskiy and Baturina made Chigirinsky win the contests of the Moscow government; the most famous of them was for the reconstruction of hotel "Russia" (won by the firm of Chigirinskiy and Baturina, "ST Development"). In January 2007, the Arbitration Court declared the contest null and void. Despite this decision, Luzhkov still allowed to demolish the old hotel building. Construction implementation did not succeed.
Generally, it is believed that the majority of "Inteko» activities flourished because of the patronage of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov. This is evidenced by numerous facts, including a contract for the manufacture of utensils for Youth Olympic Games in Moscow, seats for the Luzhniki Stadium, saying nothing of the numerous construction projects, which compliance with the current legislation is often questionable.
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