Finiko founder Kirill Doronin arrested by Russian authorities
Russian authorities have arrested Finiko founder Kirill Doronin.
According to Russian media reports, Doronin was picked up and detained in Kazan, Tartarstan.
As reported a few days ago, authorities in Tartarstan stepped up their investigation following Finiko’s collapse.
Tartarstan’s criminal case was launched last last year.
In December Edward Sabirov, Marat Sabirov and Zygmunt Zygmuntovich, Doronin’s co-conspirators, were picked up by authorities, detained and interrogated.
The overwhelming amount of Finiko victims are in Russia. Russian media have pegged Finiko losses at 7 billion rubles ($95.6 million USD).
Russian authorities have put forth a more modest figure of 8 million rubles (~$109,000 USD).
Given Doronin (right) claims Finiko had one million investors, I’d be inclined to lean closer to the $95.6 million amount.
Doronin’s arrest follows the deletion of his Instagram account earlier today.
Earlier this month Doronin took a trip to Turkey. Once he landed, Doronin requested his co-conspirators transfer what was left of Finiko investor funds out of Russia.
Whether anything comes of the Doronin’s arrest remains to be seen.
Zygmunt Zygmuntovich might be the Chaddest Russian name ever.
There’s a car dealership in Irving, Texas called
I have no idea what “Chaddest” means in this case, Oz, but the name Zygmunt is not uncommon in some Slavic families.
The English counterpart is Sigmund. Zygmuntovich merely means “son of Zygmunt.” Though Zygmuntowicz might be more common, given the derivation of the given name.
As I am not native English speaker, that slang/urban word “Chaddest” makes me confused too.
But if name “duplet” is what it is about… this is not uncommon in Russia.
Examples: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin , Fedor Fedorovich Fedorovsky, Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin…
Patronymics should not be confused with surnames. Examples in your comment are patronymics, Zygmuntovich is Zygmunt’s surname.
“My name is Zygmunt Zygmuntovich. I’m here to sleep with your wife.”
-daily life of Zygmunt Zygmuntovich, probably.
SNL sketch that’s on point, though rather cringe-inducing:
@Oz, math alert:
One of those numbers is off by a factor of 10, because a Ruble is only worth about 0.014 USD, which puts 8 million worth only $112,000.
I feel like I’m missing some context with that skit. Was it a commentary on how most contestants get screwed or just taken as is?
Within our context, kinda makes sense if you imagine the host as your typical MLM Ponzi admin and/or “leader”. Wives are funds and the contestants are the majority of investors.
I have no idea what happened with the figures. Both were off for some reason! Might have got lost in the zeros punching them in.
Thanks for catching it.
The phrase “I’m here to sleep with your wife.” reminded me of that game show spoof, is all.
I suppose I could draw a parallelism between scam victims and the cuckold contestants in the skit, dumbfounded by what goes on off stage. “Like, Dude, the show is called ‘I’m Gonna Have Sex with Your Wife’! What did you THINK was gonna happen, idiot?”
And then there’s the “returning champion,” played by Bill Hader, loudly asking himself, “Why did I come back here?” He’s kind of like serial scam victims who never seem to learn from their own mistakes.
But that’s giving me credit for far too much depth. I just think it’s a fun skit. And it’s in delightfully poor taste. Like me!
Oops, caught another one:
That one needs to change to $95.6 million also, to match the 7 billion Rubles conversion earlier on.
Ah I forgot I quoted it again!