• God Semenovich Nisanov - biography of the entrepreneur

    God Nisanov was born on April 24th, 1972 in “Krasnaya Sloboda” in Azerbaijan, into the family of Semen Davidovitch Nisanov and Margarita Mordehaevna Nisanova (neè Abramova).

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  • The Order of Friendship of Peoples was awarded to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Kievskaya Ploshchad" company, God Nisanov

    In 2014 Vladimir Putin awarded God Nisanov with the Order of Friendship with the following wording: “For the vast contribution to the implementation of economic projects and the attraction of investments towards the economy of the Russian Federation."

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  • God Nisanov demonstrated ‘Food City’ to Sergey Sobyanin

    In September 2014, Sergey Sobyanin opened the first Russian agro-cluster ‘Food City’. It was then that the chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ company, God Nisanov, demonstrated the possibilities of the largest wholesale food center to the Mayor of Moscow.

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  • God Nisanov demonstrated the ‘Moskvarium’ to President Vladimir Putin and the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, together with the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, visited the ‘Moskvarium’ a day before its opening. Together with one of the founders of the center, God Nisanov, the guests appreciated the engineering solution of the project.

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MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

Forbes

God Nisanov on the largest commercial real estate empire in the country

Forbes, 28.09.2017
Год Семенович Нисанов встретился с Forbes

«Kievskaya Ploshchad» company appears in the first hundred of the largest Russian companies’ rating. In 2017 its co-owners God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev have for the 6th time also headed the rentier rating, their income for 2016 amounting to $1 billion 270 million. God Nisanov has met with Forbes and discussed the state of affairs with the group’s projects.

Россия 24

Hotel project for “Zaryadie” approved by international experts

vesti.ru 04.11.2017

"At the end of October the UNESCO delegation visited “Zaryadie” and confirmed that the park does not destroy the architectural ensemble of the capital’s center. The project of the hotel to be built in “Zaryadie” was also approved by international experts. The new building will not dominate over the historical ones. Besides, it will accommodate an exhibition of archeological findings discovered during the excavations in “Zaryadie”.

STMEGI

The 1st museum of Mountain Jews to open in Azerbaijan.

1news.az, 11.10.2017

The world’s 1st museum of Mountain Jews will be opened in Krasnaya Sloboda in the Guba region of Azerbaijan under the initiative of mountain Jewish patrons. According to 1news.az citing Eurasia Diary, this was announced by Pesakh Isakov, head of the executive power of the Krasnaya Sloboda township. According to him, the museum will open in the building of Krasnaya Sloboda’s historical synagogue “Karchogi”.

«The synagogue was not used for its original purpose in soviet times, then it was an agricultural produce warehouse. After the USSR dissolution the building became totally abandoned. So the idea to create the museum helped us both to find a place for it and restore the house of prayer. In this respect we have from the very beginning been tremendously supported by our patrons God Nisanov, Zarakh Iliev and German Zakhariaev. It was decided to restore the synagogue building to its original looks and with the same materials it was built with at the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century. – noted Pesakh Isakov.

STMEGI

Why Azerbaijan is important for American Jewish Lobby?

TheJerusalemPost, 21.09.2017

WJC Vice-President God Nisanov declared: "I am very pleased that this meeting with President Ilham Aliyev went very well. Its importance for the Jews of Azerbaijan cannot be overestimated. For us, it is a great honor that the president of the World Jewish Congress is paying a visit to Azerbaijan. I hope that the delegation will have a chance to see with their own eyes and appreciate that Azerbaijan is a prosperous and flourishing country, and that there is no place for anti-Semitism. All Jews are welcome here."

Россия 24

The legendary ‘Ukraine’ Hotel celebrated its jubilee

TV channel – Rossiya 24

One of the architectural symbols of Moscow - the famous ‘Ukraine’ Hotel - celebrated its 60th anniversary. After opening in 1957, it was recognized as the tallest hotel building in Europe. For several decades, ‘Ukraine’ Hotel hosted honorable guests and witnessed the most notable events in the life of the country. In 2005, the hotel was acquired by the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ group. In 2007 the owners of the holding, God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev started a large-scale restoration and modernization of the hotel. Since 2010, ‘Ukraine’ has been operating under the brand name ‘Radisson Royal Moscow’. Today, it is one of the leading luxury business hotels with a large number of rooms and a rich infrastructure.

Первый канал

‘Ukraine Hotel’ Anniversary

TV channel – Pervi

The legendary ‘Ukraine’ Hotel, known today as ‘Radisson Royal, Moscow’, celebrated its 60th anniversary. The hotel is owned by ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ group. This is one of the leading luxury business hotels with a large number of rooms and a rich infrastructure.

Канал НТВ

Hotel "Ukraine": 60 years in history

TV channel – NTV

The famous skyscraper on Kutuzovsky Prospekt – the ‘Ukraine’ Hotel (‘Radisson Royal, Moscow’) celebrated its jubilee. In 2005, the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ group became the owners of the historic building. The hotel went through a global modernization process, and had its historical interiors reconstructed. Today, it is one of the largest hotels in Moscow.

Первый канал

‘Radisson Royal Moscow’ celebrated its anniversary

TV channel – Rossiya 1

60 years have passed since the opening of Moscow’s iconic landmark - the ‘Ukraine’ Hotel. Since 2010, the hotel operates under the brand name ‘Radisson Royal Moscow’, and is part of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ group. The hotel’s modernization process lasted three years, and now, it is one of the largest hotels in Moscow and Europe.

Телеканал Россия 1

The Shchelkovsky bus station in Moscow is ready for reconstruction

TV channel – Rossiya 1

In the next two years, the central bus station located next to the metro station ‘Shchelkovskaya’, is awaiting global changes. The transport and transfer junction will begin its reconstruction. A new multifunctional complex is scheduled to be built. Works on the reconstruction of the facility will be performed by LLC ‘Expo Stand Montaj’, which is a member of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshchad’ group, belonging to God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev.

TV channel - 360

‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ is commencing its new project – the reconstruction of the Shchelkovsky bus station

TV channel - 360

The largest bus station in the capital - Shchelkovsky - stops working in its old building. The global reconstruction will last two years. LLC ‘Expo Stand Montaj’, which is a member of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshchad’ group, belonging to God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev, will be in charge of the reconstruction. At the time of reconstruction, all suburban routes will be transferred to a new bus station under the road pier on the ‘Shchelkovo’ highway.

Канал РБК

‘Food City’ – How to find a replacement for imports.

RBC TV channel, 6th of March 2017

The agrocluster ‘Food City’ is one of ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’s’ most ambitious projects, that is located in the Kaluga highway. God Nisanov presented the project to the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, in September 2014. It is the largest wholesale/retail food center in Russia and Europe. During its construction, examples and inspiration were taken from Madrid, Paris and Berlin. The produce gets delivered from 56 Russian regions and 40 foreign countries.

STMEGI

God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev purchased the Velozavodskiy market from VTB Bank.

Kommersant, 17th of February 2017

At the second attempt, VTB Bank has found a buyer for the Velozavodsky market located in the southeast of Moscow. It was bought by the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, belonging to God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev, for more than 700 million rubles. Now, the new owners have to develop a plan for the reconstruction and modernization of the facility. Such an endeavor may require more than 250 million rubles.

STMEGI

Owners of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company buy the Velozovodskiy market

L!FE.ru, 17th of February 2017

The holding company ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ purchased the Velozovodskiy market in Moscow. The sale of 100% of shares was announced by VTB Group. The new owners - entrepreneurs God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev - intend to reconstruct the market and turn it into a modern agricultural trading complex.

Телеканал Россия 1

God Nisanov’s new project – the Shchelkovsky bus tation

Rossiya TV Channel, 11th of January 2017

Reconstruction of the Shchelkovsky bus station will take place in Moscow. The renovated building will resemble a huge "glass ship". Moscomarchitecture approved the design project. The station is planned to be opened in autumn 2019. The project's investor is ‘Expo Stand Montaj’ LLC, which belongs to ‘Kievskaya Ploshchad’ owned by God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev.

STMEGI

The Kings of Russia’s real estate – 2017: Forbes rating

Forbes.ru, 26th of January 2017

The ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, belonging to businessmen Zarakh Iliev and God Nisanov topped the "Kings of Russian real estate - 2017” rating. In 2016, the income of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company from commercial real estate lease amounted to $ 1,270 million.

1. The Kiev Square

Zarakh Iliev, God Nisanov

Rental income: $ 1,270 million

Main projects: ‘Food City’ (930,000 sq. M.), ‘Evropeiski’ Mall (180,000 sq. M.) ‘Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow’ (535 rooms)

Retail area (sq. m): 1,238,000

Number of hotel rooms: 1,550

In a year: In 2016, "Kievskaya Ploshchad" bought the hotel-building projects in ‘Zaryadye’ and on ‘Novy Arbat’ and began to reconstruct the bus station near the ‘Shchelkovskaya’ metro station.

Первый канал

God Nisanov will build the largest oceanarium in St. Petersburg

Forbes.ru, 6th of October 2016

The largest center of oceanography and marine biology will be built in St. Petersburg. The oceanarium will be constructed in Kupchino by 2021. The project will be carried out by ‘Optima’ LLC, which is part of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshchad’ Company belonging to God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev.

Forbes

BIllionares God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev will build three hotels in the center of Moscow

RBC TV Channel, 13th of January 2017

God Nisanov told Forbes about the new projects of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshchad’ group: a five-star hotel on Varvarka, a book-house on Novy Arbat and a long-delayed construction on Nikitsky Boulevard.

In less than a year, on the site of the demolished hotel ‘Russia’ near the Kremlin, the ‘Zaryadie’ park should open. The investment volume of the park is estimated to be 20 billion rubles. The hotel will be adjacent to the park, built on the site of an apartment building at the very beginning of the Varvarka Street.

STMEGI

Modernity in history, or What Muscovites will see in the ‘Zaryadie’ park

L!FE.ru, 17th of October 2016

In three years and two months, a piece of history will return to Moscow, the legendary part of the capital – ‘Zaryadie’. An architectural park of the same name will be laid out, that will be restored according to the unique drawings of the XIX century, previously considered lost. Life talked with Moscow’s chief architect, who is also in charge of the park, about what the park will be like and how it will amaze the Muscovites as well as the guests of the capital.

STMEGI

President of Azerbaijan awarded the natives of ‘Krasnaya Sloboda’

Jewish Media Information Portal STMEGI, 3rd of June 2016

Natives of Karsnaya Sloboda, famous patrons God Nisanov and German Zakharyaev, were awarded by the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

God Nisanov was granted the Order of Service for the Fatherland of the 3rd degree, and German Zakharyaev was awarded the ‘Tereggi’ medal.

These high awards were given to the representatives of the Jewish community for their achievements in the field of strengthening friendship among peoples and the development of the Azerbaijani diaspora, as stated in the presidential decree of Ilham Aliyev.

Let us note, that in the present day, God Nisanov and German Zakharyaev live and work in Moscow, where, apart from their successful entrepreneurial activities, they also engage in extensive charitable activities.

Коммерсантъ

On April 24th, God Nisanov, the chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, will turn 44.

Kommersant, 23rd of April 2016

Congratulations from German Zakharyaev, President of the Jewish fund – STMEGI:

“Dear God Semenovitch! I heartily congratulate you on your birthday. I am sincerely proud of my long-standing friendship with you. You are not only a successful and talented entrepreneur, a bright representative of the Russian business community, but also a philanthropist, whom the mountain-Jewish people are very proud of. Your activity in Russia was highly appreciated by the President, who awarded you with the Order of Friendship. Your personal modesty and care for your neighbor are an example for young people who want to be like you. I want to wish you good health and longevity, happiness and wellbeing for your family, a lot of strength and joy, and most importantly - the blessings of God for you and your loved ones!”

Forbes

The Kings of Russia’s real estate – 2016: Forbes rating

Forbes.ru, 28th of January 2016

The rating includes both Russian and foreign owners of commercial real estate located on the territory of Russia.

1. Zarakh Iliev, God Nisanov

Company: ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’

Income from the lease: $ 1,115 million

Main Projects: ‘Evropeiski’ Mall (109,000 sq. M.), Hotel "Radisson Royal Ukraine" (535 rooms), ‘Sadovod’ mall (145,000 sq. M.), Wholesale market ‘Food City’ (610,000 sq. M)

Retail area (sq. M): 1,560,000

Number of hotel rooms: 1,550

Geopolitics: After Turkey shot down a Russian plane and Russia imposed sanctions against the country, Zarakh Iliev and God Nisanov had to close the Turkish center in the agro-cluster ‘Food City’, which was engaged in product delivery.

Телеканал Россия 24

God Nisanov and Sergey Sobyanin at the opening of the bus station ‘Southern Gate’

"Russia 24",7th of April 2015

‘Southern Gate’ is a new international bus station on the 19th kilometer of the Moscow Ring Road. The transport hub was opened by the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin and God Nisanov - chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya ploshad’ Company, co-investor of the project. The complex is ready to send up to 4,000 passengers a day, which adds up to about 200 intercity and international rides a day.

Известия

The President took part in the opening of ‘Moskvarium’ in VDNKh

Izvestiya, 5th of August 2015

Author: Egor Sozaev-Guryev

Vladimir Putin got acquainted with the sea creatures.

The first visitors to the oceanarium were children.

The opening of Europe's largest oceanographic center ‘Moskvarium’ was held on the territory of VDNKh. Hundreds of children from Moscow’s social institutions, together with the President of Russia, were the spectators of the marine show.

In the center’s 80 small and big aquariums, one can see a variety of marine animals such as: sharks, dolphins, killer whales, jellyfish, and sea horses. The river life of various continents is well represented as well, specifically: Baikal seals, Amazon piranhas, caimans, turtles, and sturgeons. The Oceanarium later promises to inhabit manatees.

At first, the President inspected the aquariums with seals and sharks. At the aquarium with seals, Vladimir Putin even touched the glass. Then, the head of state went to the ‘touch-pool-aquariums’ zone, where one can touch some marine animals. There were many children in the zone, Vladimir Putin greeted them and touched the water carefully, as if to check its temperature.

Известия

Vladimir Putin visited the ‘Moskvarium’ in VDNKh

L!FE.ru, 4th of August 2015

Vladimir Putin appreciated the work of Europe's largest center for oceanography and marine biology. The President attended the ‘Moskvarium’ on its opening day, inspected the aquariums and visited the show with killer whales. The new facility was presented to Vladimir Putin by God Nisanov, the chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company.

Первый канал

The ‘Moskvarium’ opening in VDNKh

Channel 1, 4th of August 2015

Vladimir Putin, together with the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, visited the ‘Moskvarium’. Together with one of the founders of the center - God Nisanov - the guests appreciated the engineering of the project.

Телеканал Россия 1

The ‘Moskvarium’ opening in VDNKh

Rossiya TV Channel, 4th of August 2015

Europe’s largest oceanographic center "Moskvarium" was opened in VDNKh. The new facility is the only center of this kind that is built far from the sea coast. God Nisanov, a Russian businessman, chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, presented the center to Vladimir Putin.

Известия

Syrian and Indian trading houses opened in Moscow

Izvestiya, 12th of November 2015

Author: Anna Zmanovskaya

Foreign suppliers will be able to sell their products in the agro-cluster ‘Food City’.

Syria, Iran, India and other countries opened trading houses in the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ in Moscow.As stated by God Nisanov, the chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kyivskaya Ploshad’ Company, which owns Food City, 26 foreign companies are already working in the agro-cluster. They sell various products, including olives, nuts, dried fruits, tea, rice, wine, cheese, condiments and many more. Before the end of 2015, a customs terminal will be opened in ‘Food City’, thus, foreigners will be able to store food free of charge before they declare them for further sale. On November 11, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, visited new trading houses, the customs and the largest fresh fish market in the city.

Foreign entrepreneurs opened their trading houses on the territory of ‘Food City’, they include: Iran, Mexico, Syria, Tunisia, Georgia, China, India, Morocco, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and many more.

Российская газета

Tangerines from ‘Food City’

Rossiskaya Gazeta, 12th of November 2015

Author: Sergey Zhukov

Vegetable warehouses give way to agro-clusters

“More than 50 regions of Russia sell their products in the agro-cluster ‘Food City’, which opened last year in the territory of New Moscow.” – Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow, told reporters during his visit to the complex yesterday.

According to the Mayor, the new center adheres to the format of civilized wholesale and small-scale wholesale trade for catering, restaurants and shops in Moscow. When it was created, the experiences of Madrid, Paris and Berlin were taken into account, where such complexes have been developing actively for a long time. Moscow’s version, located in the Kaluga Highway, has been operating for just over a year and has already proved itself in the market. The figures speak for themselves: almost a third of the fresh products supplied to Moscow are sold at the sites of this agricultural center.

“The format turned out to be in high demand” - Sergey Sobyanin emphasized. “The complex has reasonable prices and a strict sanitary control, soon, a local customs post will open. I hope that in the future ‘Food City’ will make the trade market in Moscow more civilized and will influence the formation and dynamics of prices.

According to one of the owners of the agro-cluster, God Nisanov, about 700 thousand tons of food passes through ‘Food City’ per year, which allows to cover a quarter of the city's needs for fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and meat. The businessman stated that the area is now filled by 60%.

“Over the year, we have managed to attract more than three thousand tenants” - said the businessman. “These are producers from 52 Russian regions and more than 26 foreign companies, that have opened their representative houses here. First of all, these were the countries of Latin America, Syria, and Iran”.

‘Food City’ is now the largest fish trade house in Moscow. Counters literally "burst" from abundance. Both foreign and domestic products are present on its shelves. Mainly, these are from Murmansk, Astrakhan, Russian Far East and Kamchatka.

FIGURE: 10,000 customers visit the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ daily.

ФУД СИТИ: Год Нисанов и Сергей Собянин

The agro-cluster turned out to be in demand among the citizens, Sergey Sobyanin stated. Photo: SERGEY MIKHEEV

Телеканал Россия 24

Presentation of the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ to the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin

Rossiya TV Channel, 11th of November 2015

Russian businessman God Nisanov presented the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ to Serget Sobyanin. The complex, located in the Kaluga highway, was created with the use of European capitals’ experience. This format was recognized by the Mayor’s office as optimal for the food supply of the metropolis.

ИА Росбалт

Russian and Azerbaijani businessmen invest in a mutually beneficial future

IA Rosbalt, 6th of August 2015

MOSCOW, August 6. An investment alliance between Azerbaijan and Russia is on the rise and has great prospects, experts believe.

They cite the example of ‘Moskvarium’ which was built by the company ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’, owned by two businessmen of Azerbaijani origin - God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev. The same entrepreneurs opened a new international bus station in Moscow – ‘Southern Gate’ in April 2015, thereby solving the problem of illegal buses arriving in the Russian capital from the southern regions of the country. The station connects Moscow with Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Elista, the cities of Crimea, and Azerbaijan.

As noted by the head of the Russian-Azerbaijani Friendship Centre, Natalia Krasovskaya, the creation of major infrastructure projects, as well as the amount of Azerbaijani businessmen’s investments in the development of the Russian capital, demonstrates the high level of interest in deepening the economic relations between the two countries.

ИА Москва

More than 3 thousand tenants have been attracted to the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ over just 1 year of work

IA Moskva, 11th of November 2015

More than 3 thousand tenants have been attracted to the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ over just 1 year of work. This information was reported to the journalists by one of the owners of the agro-cluster, the chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, God Nisanov.

"We are developing dynamically. We have managed to attract more than 3 thousand tenants this year, mainly from 52 Russian regions, and will continue to develop in the near future. 26 foreign companies opened their representative houses here, these are from the countries of Latin America, Syria, Turkey and Azerbaijan. We will expand further, in the near future" - God Nisanov noted.

He added that "Food City" is visited by more than 10 thousand customers every day. There is a parking lot accommodating more than 2 thousand heavy vehicles and more than 6 thousand light vehicles.

The agro-food cluster ‘Food City,’ located in the Kaluga highway, was opened in September 2014. Its annual turnover is about 700 thousand tons of food (meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and berries, dairy products and groceries). In the future it is planned to create several similar facilities in Moscow.

Российская газета

FEOR prizes awarded at the State Kremlin Palace

Rossiskaya Gazeta, 9th of December 2015

The State Kremlin Palace hosted the FEOR award ceremony (Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia). Entrepreneurs Zarakh Iliev and God Nisanov were awarded in the "Charity" nomination.

ИА Агентство еврейских новостей

Fiddler on the Roof - 5775

IA Agency of Jewish news, 9th of December 2015

The Kremlin Palace hosted the award ceremony of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia – The Fiddler on the Roof, for the year 5775.

Entrepreneurs Zarakh Iliev and God Nisanov were awarded in the "Charity" nomination.

The President of FEOR, who was awarding God Nisanov, stated that, given the scale of the businessmen’s charitable activities, such an award could be given to them annually.

"There are those who earn money to have a beautiful house, and there are those who make money to make the lives of others better. Educational programs, community projects, charitable programs - all this is realized thanks to God Semenovitch and his partner" - said Alexander Boroda.

God Nisanov, for his part, noted that benefactors "do not talk much, but do a lot."

ИА Агентство еврейских новостей

The Jewish museum will exist!

IA Agency of Jewish news, 21st of December 2015

As the correspondent of the Agency of Jewish News was told by the International Charitable Fund of Mountain Jews, STMEGI, the fears that the Jewish museum, created in the Krasnaya (Jewish) Sloboda - the area of residence of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan - will not be opened, are groundless.

As was later found out by the AJN, the museum is being created with the support of famous businessmen, natives of Krasnaya Sloboda, God Nisanov, Zarakh Iliev and German Zakharyaev.

The restoration of the museum’s building is to be completed in 2016, and the work on the exhibition is said to be completed by mid 2017.

Semen Charnyi.

Коммерсантъ

Humble beginnings of prominent Russian businessmen

Kommersant, 28th of January 2015

Author: Evgeny Fedunenko

Main Characters

During the 1990s, the current chairman of the board of directors of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, God Nisanov, together with his partner, opened a commercial store on the first floor of a residential building in the village of Krasnaya Sloboda, in Azerbaijan. They sold food and clothing.

Вечерняя Москва

Civilized product trade in Moscow to be provided by agro-clusters

Vechernyaya Moskva, 11th of November 2015

Author: Vasilisa Chernyavskaya

A customs post and a warehouse for temporary storage of products will soon be opened here.

On Wednesday, November 11, the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin inspected the first Russian agro-cluster ‘Food City.’ It is located in the Kaluga highway, one kilometer from the Moscow Ring Road. Over the year, ‘Food City’ has expanded – it has attracted a large number of Russian suppliers from nearby regions, as well as foreign suppliers. The area of the agro-cluster is already occupied by tenants by 60%. New departments are also expected to open.

“The agrocluster ‘Food City’ was opened just over a year ago” – Sergei Sobyanin noted. “The development of the complexes like those in Madrid, Paris and Beijing makes the wholesale and small-scale wholesale trade more civilized, this includes supplying Moscow’s restaurants and shops. This format turned out to be in great demand”.

Author: Vladimir Novikov, “Vechernyaya Moskva”.

According to Sergey Sobyanin, already a third of all food products in Moscow is sold at the agro-cluster in the Kaluga highway.

According to the Mayor. ...

Вечерняя Москва

Food City – an example of civilized wholesale trade

Kommersant, 28th of January 2015

Author: Olesya Petrova

On Wednesday, November 11, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin visited the wholesale trade center ‘Food City’.

During his visit, the Mayor noted that the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ is an example of civilized wholesale product trade.

"We started ‘Food City’ just over a year ago, taking into account the experience of similar agro-clusters in Madrid, Paris, and Berlin. We created civilized wholesale and small-scale wholesale trade for public catering, restaurants, small shops in Moscow. This format turned out to be in extreme demand, - said Sergei Sobyanin.

Over a very short time ‘Food City’ has managed to become a full-fledged replacement for old vegetable warehouses.

Such centers currently play a key part in supplying megacities with fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, dairy and other food products.

Thus, more than 800 thousand tons of fresh food from 52 regions of the country and 26 foreign countries came to Moscow via ‘Food City’.

Today, the agro-cluster receives more than 10 thousand customers a day, God Nisanov, the chairman of the board of directors of ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’, told the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin.

He also showed how the agro-cluster works: together with the Mayor of the city, they inspected the customs control zone and the temporary storage warehouse ‘Food Logistic.’ ...

Arendator.ru

Traders from all over the world came to God Nissanov’s agro-cluster

Arendator.ru, 11th of November 2015

Entrepreneurs from almost all over the world opened trading houses in Moscow’s agro-cluster ‘Food City.’

According to ‘Izvestia,’ 26 foreign companies are operating in the complex, selling various products, including olives, nuts, dried fruit, tea, rice, wine, cheese, seasonings and more.

Today, the trading houses of Iran, Mexico, Syria, Tunisia, Georgia, China, India, Morocco, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and other countries are located in the wholesale center.

Just over a year, the owners of Food City, that belongs to the ‘Kievskaya Ploshchad,’ Company, where the chairman of the board is businessman God Nisanov, have managed to attract more than 3,000 tenants. Mainly those are from Russian regions (52 regions).

For a full list of retailers and franchisees, click here ...

РИА Новости

Zarah Iliyev and God Nisanov top the ‘The Kings of the Russian real estate’ rating – Forbes

RIA Novosti, 28th of January 2015

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 - RIA Novosti. Zarah Iliyev and God Nisanov topped the ‘The Kings of the Russian real estate’ rating by Forbes.

Their earnings were estimated to be $ 1.115 billion.The main projects of the businessmen are: shopping and entertainment center ‘Evropeiski’ (109 thousand square meters), hotel "Radisson Royal Ukraine" (535 rooms), ‘Sadovod’ mall (145 thousand square meters), agro-cluster ‘Food City’ (610 thousand square meters).

The second place was taken by Ingvar Kamprad. His company, ‘IKEA Mos,’ received 680 million of income from the lease of real estate over the year. The main projects of the businessman are: ‘Mega Belaya Dacha’ (225 thousand square meters), ‘Mega Khimki’ (175 thousand square meters). At the same time, the total volume of the retail space is estimated to be 1.7 million square meters.

Samvel Karapetyan and his company ‘Tashir” took the third place in the rating with the rental income of $ 610 million. The fourth place went to Mikhail Gutseriev, Sait-Salam Gutseriev and Mikail Shishkhanov from the ‘BIN’ group, with the revenues of $ 430 million.

Sharik Tara and Sinan Tara from the Turkish company “Enka” took the sixth position in the rating, with the income of $380 million. Aras Agalarov (Crocus Group) took the seventh place with the income of $ 365 million. Yuri and Alexey Hotiny, with their company ‘Kompleksnie Investitsii’, became the eighth, earning $ 325 million, according to Forbes.

Amiran Mutsoyev, Alikhan Mutsoev, Amirkhan Mutsoev, Amirkhan Mori from the ‘Regions Group’ occupied the ninth line of the rating with the revenues of $ 250 million. Alexander Klyachin (KR Properties) closes the top 10, with the revenues of $ 245 million.

РИА Новости

Customs post to be opened at the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ located in New Moscow – The Mayor

RIA Novosti, 11th of November 2015

MOSCOW, Nov 11 - RIA Novosti. A customs post will be opened at the agro-cluster ‘Food City’ located in the territory of New Moscow, the Mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin told journalists on Wednesday.

According to Sobyanin, the agro-cluster was opened just over a year ago, and its format turned out to be in demand. Today, almost a third of all fresh food products in Moscow is sold at this site – Sergey Sobyanin said.

He also stated that a customs post is to be opened shortly.

Sergey Sobyanin also said that more and more regions are coming to the site. 26 foreign partners are already working on the premise.

As clarified to RIA, the customs post will be opened in mid-December.

According to God Nisanov, who is the co-owner of the ‘Kievskaya Ploshad’ Company, to which ‘Food City’ belongs, the site will simultaneously be able to hold 5 thousand cars.

"Food City" is the largest wholesale and retail food market in Russia with the area of 88 hectares, located between the Kiev and Kaluga highways, 900 meters from the Moscow Ring Road.

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Moscow: Agro-cluster ‘Food City’ becomes a complete replacement for old vegetable warehouses

Alliance Media, 12th of November 2015

Moscow: agro-cluster ‘food city’ becomes a complete replacement for old vegetable warehouses.

Via Russia’s first agro-cluster ‘Food City’ Moscow has received more than 800 thousand tons of fresh food from 52 Russian regions and 26 foreign countries.

"We started ‘Food City’ just over a year ago, taking into account the experience of similar agro-clusters in Madrid, Paris, and Berlin. We created civilized wholesale and small-scale wholesale trade for public catering, restaurants, small shops in Moscow. This format turned out to be in extreme demand, - said Sergei Sobyanin.

Over a very short time, ‘Food City’ has managed to become a full-fledged replacement for old vegetable warehouses. Such centers currently play a key part in supplying megacities with fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, dairy and other food products. Агрокластеры обеспечивают свежей продукцией несетевые магазины, рестораны и других некрупных потребителей (торговые сети, как правило, создают собственные логистические центры).

Moscow is the largest consumer of goods in the country. The city needs 33,000 tons of food products daily ...

Facts

  • In August 2015, God Nisanov personally presented the Moskvarium to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and to the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin. It is Europe's largest center for oceanography and marine biology, and was built on the VDNKh territory.
  • In Autumn 2014, God Nisanov and the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, opened the agroholding ‘Food City’ – the country’s largest wholesale food center, that plays an important part in the product import substitution.
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