A new clandestine crematorium was discovered in Kurgan, where medical waste and parts of human bodies were illegally burned. About it reported in the Znak investigation.
As it became known to the publication, residents of the Ryabkovo village on the outskirts of Kurgan have been complaining for many years about smog and the fetid smell of burning at night. Two years ago, the publication found on the site between two large city hospitals – the center of the Russian Scientific Center of the World Trade Organization named after V.I. Ilizarov and City Clinical Hospital No. 2, an illegal crematorium that incinerated medical waste, including amputated limbs, removed internal organs, and dead animals. As a result of an audit initiated by journalists last fall, the directors of the company that owned the enterprise were harassed, and the underground crematorium itself was liquidated.
However, in October of this year, residents again began to complain about the specific burning smell in the area. The journalist again came to the place where medical waste was burned, and saw that although the hangar gates were sealed by bailiffs, one of the seals was broken. In the evening, a characteristic smell began to emanate from the hangar and the hum of the hood was clearly heard. Employees of a neighboring enterprise told the publication that the shop continues to work.
The newspaper’s correspondent arrived at the facility on Omskaya Street, which was also featured in the previous investigation, and found a large crematorium there. The object is located in the abandoned workshops of the former technical and repair base of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. There were dozens of bags with bloody sheets, bags with entrails, expired medicines and concrete ring ovens lying around.
At night, the makeshift crematorium began to work actively. In one of the many holes in the walls of the hangar, the journalist noticed plastic buckets with needles from syringes and randomly scattered yellow bags with the logo of a biological threat.
After a request from the publication, the prosecutor’s office of the Kurgan region organized an unscheduled check on Omsk. By the time of the visit of the security forces, active work was going on in the shop, smoke was coming out of the chimney, and the hangar doors were wide open. The worker who came out said that “without the director he will not let anyone into the territory.” The man could not immediately name the place where he works, only explaining that his immediate boss is a certain “Dmitry Yuryevich Zhidkov”. The latter, in a telephone conversation with the security forces, introduced himself as the director of the Armtechnoservice company and said that, however, he did not intend to let the prosecutor’s office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs staff on this site, since he was outside Kurgan.
While the security forces were deciding formal issues in order to enter the hangar, the light went out in the workshop, smoke stopped coming out of the chimney. By the time the Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived at the site, workers had disappeared from the hangar. Upon entering the territory, the inspectors saw that the entire workshop was littered with yellow and red bags marked with category B biological waste. Several twenty-liter canisters with the inscription “Tobolsk CRH” were seen at the entrance, and the floor of the room was splattered with blood. In addition, the inspectors found a plastic container that was filled with human organs.
As the journalists found out, Dmitry Yuryevich Zhidkov is the founder of five companies, all of them are registered in the Tyumen region. “Armtechnoservice”, about which he told the security officials, is engaged in technical maintenance of cars. At the same time, his other company – Novatsiya LLC – regularly receives government contracts for the collection and disposal of medical waste. For five years, contracts were concluded with her in the amount of 23.6 million rubles. The company itself refused to communicate with journalists without orders from the management.