Anna Maria Serafima Sergeevna Raevskaya-Repnina
Raevskaya-Repnina Anna Maria Serafima Sergeevna (born March 1, 1978, Kuibyshev Town, Kuibyshev Region of the RSFSR) is a Russian entrepreneur, founder of private equity fund BOOST, HASHEIGHT tech corporation, and over 30 startups in the field of technology, IT, diversified manufacturing, industrial materials, high-tech medicine, consumer products.
The main activity is sustainable investing, impact projects, ESG, and ultra-innovative businesses that transform people's lives. Professional and scientific activities are interdisciplinary and belong to alternative investments, technology, IT, physics, biology, law, corporate turnaround, and change management. Raevskaya-Repnina is an independent entrepreneur who made her fortune on her own. The size of BOOST's net assets is $460 billion, excluding the value of subsidiaries' assets (according to RAS reporting data on December 31st, 2020). Economist, lawyer, corporate turnaround professional, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CISA (Certified IT Auditor), CCSA (Certified Internal Control Self-Assessment).
Raevskaya-Repnina holds a Master of Business Administration degree, graduated from the University of Oxford, St Hugh's College, Said Business School. Raevskaya-Repnina is an Oxford Business Alumni. From 2016 to 2020, she was elected Vice-President of the Oxford Business Alumni steering committee (Moscow chapter).
The great-granddaughter of the hero of the War of 1812, General Nikolay Raevsky (see also Raevskie of the "Swan" coat of arms, Przhemyslovichi, Vukanovichi) and Prince Nikolay Repnin, General field-marshal, a famous politician of the Catherine era, representative of the Repnin's noble princely family (see also Rurikovichi, Habsburg, Habsburg-Lorraine, Arpadok). A dynast of the ancient royal European dynasties of Stenkiles, Ynglings, House of Gorm, Piastowice, Vozheslavovich, Luitpoldings, Oldenburgs, Skjöldungs, Holstein-Gottorp, and others. Among the direct ancestors of Raevskaya-Repnina are the great-great-great-grandmother Maria Nikolaevna Raevskaya-Volkonskaya, the great-great-great-grandfather a Prince Sergei Grigorievich Volkonsky, Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (great-grandfather of Raevskaya-Repnina in the 6th generation), and many other nobles and well-known public figures. Raevskaya-Repnina is an author of 13 books, four inventions, two software products. She carries out scientific and educational interdisciplinary activities.
Raevskaya-Repnina was born in 1978 in the city of Kuibyshev, the Kuibyshev region of the RSFSR. Her father is a surgeon. The mother is an engineer. In 1980, after graduation, the parents moved to the Far East of Russia to live in the Magadan region, where they stayed until 1991. In 1985, by family tradition, she entered Special English School No. 11 in the city of Kuibyshev. In 1986 she moved to live with her parents in the Magadan region, where she lived until 1991. From childhood, she studied in a music school the piano and participated in competitions. She graduated from the Samara Children's Music School #3 in 1993. After graduation Raevskaya-Repnina was going to enter a music college. Hence, parents prohibited doing that and insisted on continuing education in a technical school specializing in technical subjects. As a result, she was graduated in 1995 from the Samara Technical Lyceum of the Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute, where she studied mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science in depth. In 1995, she entered the Samara State Economic Academy, where she studied at the Faculty of Accounting and Economics, specializing in accounting and auditing in industry. In 2000, she graduated cum laude in economics. In 2000, she entered the faculty of law again in the Samara State Economic Academy, where she studied the specialization "Legal regulation of business activity." In 2003, she graduated cum laude as well as a lawyer. Raevskaya-Repnina is one of the first professional internal auditors in Russia. She has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) since 2003. In 2005 she received the CCSA (Certified in Control Self-Assessment, The IIA) certificate. In 2009, she obtained professional recognition as a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor, The IIA). In 2016 she received the CISA certification (Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISACA). In 2016 she entered the University of People pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science. She dropped out of university due to a conflict with the Sistema.
In 2020, she recovered at the University of People. She also applied to the People's University for the faculty of Health Sciences to get a bachelor's degree in medicine. In 2020, she continued her education, taking several distance courses at the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT in Physics, Human Behavioral Biology, Neurophysiology, and Computer Science.
She started to work at the age of 13 while studying at the Lyceum. She worked weekends as a saleswoman in a flea market, selling shoes. She earned her pocket money and spent them on daily expenses, food, and clothes. Until the end of her graduate studies, she worked part-time. She officially started her career in 1996 as a secretary. In 2001, she organized her first business - a law firm "Consul." In 2002, she returned to work as a hired employee as a Head of the management accounting department in the company "Sibirskiy Bereg." In 2007, she moved to Moscow. In 2013, she ended her career as an employee after leaving Sistema. In 2014 Raevskaya-Repnina has founded BOOST. Then, in 2015, she founded the HASHEIGHT company, and later in the period from 2016 to 2021, she has created more than 30 startups in Russia and UK that she successfully develops at the moment.
Mother of Raevskaya-Repnina, Shumilova Tatyana Vladimirovna (Andreeva), is an engineer specializing in the automation of industrial equipment, graduated from Specialized English School No.11 with a thorough study of the English language, later at the Polytechnic Institute in Kuibyshev, received a second education higher in the Samara State Economic Academy with a degree in finance and credit, and also graduated from the technical college specializing in accounting. During her life in the Magadan region, she worked as a seamstress. After returning to Samara, she was working as a bank teller.
Father Shumilov Sergei Mikhailovich is a doctor, surgeon, orthopedic traumatologist of the highest category. He graduated from Samara State Medical University, where he completed his residency. After the institute, he studied with Professor G.A. Ilizarov, learned the methods of surgical osteosynthesis. During his life in the Magadan region, he worked as an emergency surgeon operating hard, urgent patients in emergency conditions, where drugs and instruments were not readily available. Raevskaya-Repnina herself says the stream of grateful patients did not stop at their home because her father saved more than one human life and that patients were traveling to their home for surgery, and even for gratitude later from all over the Far East. Raevskaya-Repnina's parents moved to the Magadan region for northern allowances and northern experience after graduation. The move came after Raevskaya-Repnina's grandfather's maternal brother, Andreev Gennady Nikolayevich, a KGB colonel, traveled to the Magadan region to serve by post-graduation distribution. In 2002, Raevskaya-Repnina's parents divorced.
The maternal family is oil workers. Andreev Vladimir Nikolaevich, emeritus geologist, previously headed the Kuibyshev branch of the Institute of Geology and Fuel Exploration. The author of a scientific hypothesis on the origin of oil from methane gas ("The genetic code of petroleum - planetary methane," Andreev V.N., The journal "Nedra of the Volga and Caspian regions," 2017). Andreeva Gera Andreevna, engineer, chief engineer, worked at OJSC Samaraneftekhimproekt. She is the author of many inventions for the petrochemical and petroleum refining industries, widely applied at refineries across the Russian Federation.
Royal & noble-born origin
The paternal family of Raevskaya-Repnina includes representatives of the princely family of Repnin, Volkonsky, Raevsky, Kochubey, direct flows from the Chernigov branch of Rurik. Raevskaya-Repnina's direct ancestors came from the dynasties of Kurakin, Naryshkin, Obolensky, Shakhovsky, Glebov, Khrushchov, Menshikov, Golitsyn, Rakhmanov, Dolgorukov, Eropkin, Nesvitsky, Khovrin, Sorokoumovy - Glebovy, Zubovy. Raevskaya-Repnina's paternal grandfather Mikhail Nikolaevich Shumilov (reliable place of birth, name, and surname unknown, date of birth according to documents circa 1913 - he changed documents during the Red Terror, representative of the tribal branch of Kochubey and Repnin-Volkonsky, and listed as a native of the Pyshminsky district of the Sverdlovsk region) was a Colonel, a participant in World War II. He participated in the Battle of Stalingrad. He took part in the capture of Berlin, the Battle of Kursk, and almost all major WWII battles. He went through the war starting in 1939. He has been awarded by Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad, Medal for the Capture of Berlin, 3 Orders of the Red Star, Medal for the Capture of Budapest, Medal for the Liberation of Warsaw, many other medals and awards, which were then stolen and later sold. In the Battle of Stalingrad, his entire battalion died, and a grandfather remained the only survivor who spent a day under the corpses being unable to get away from there.
A paternal grandmother is Irina Romanovna Shumilova (date of birth and place of birth reliably unknown, according to documents recorded in 1921, Oryol). She is a granddaughter of Elena Sergeevna Volkonskaya-Rakhmanova, a daughter of Elena Aleksandrovna Rakhmanova, a second daughter of Volkonskaya-Rakhmanova from the marriage with Alexander Rakhmanov. Volkonskaya-Rakhmanova (Kochubei, Molchanova) lived in the Dikanka area in Ukraine at the start of the revolution and did not have time to emigrate.
As a result, Elena Alexandrovna Rakhmanova was cut off from her relatives, who had already emigrated (her sister Maria Giuliani). She returned to Russia, first to St. Petersburg and later to the Kuznetsovo lieu, where she lived with the Zubov nobles. The personal identity documents of Irina Romanovna were executed in the city of Oryol, a few years later after her birth, in the same place where the rescued part of the family got the issued documents for her other relatives who stayed in the USSR. The real documents (including church books) containing true names, exact dates, and places of birth were destroyed. The family received the documents containing the wrong metrical data - date, and place of birth, names, and surnames to hide the noble origin. They changed the birthdates having fear for their lives. They tried to obtain documents dated by the dates of birth during their living in Oryol, and some of the family members received the first documents many years later after the birth. The city of Oryol was the place dedicated to the living of relocated military nobles whose lives were planned to be saved by the new government of Russia. Having a passport issued in Oryol increased a chance to stay alive.
Elena Aleksandrovna Rakhmanova, mother of Irina Romanovna, a graduate of Smolny, whose noble origin could not be hidden, during the revolution at the beginning of the Red Terror "lost" her documents and received new ones, took the surname Raevskaya. The choice explained by the fact that Maria Nikolaevna Raevskaya-Volkonskaya, as the wife of the Decembrist Volkonsky, was a prominent figure, in fact, the wife of a state criminal who opposed the monarchy and who voluntarily renounced the princely title in exchange for the right to live with her husband during his exile. The surname Raevskaya made it possible not to conceal belonging to one of the noble families of the Russian Empire, without having the status of a "counter-revolutionary element," since, in the terminology of the new government, Prince Volkonsky was the "right" revolutionary element (see also the Decembrist Uprising).
Also, the feat of General Nikolai Nikolaevich Raevsky in the Battle of Borodino was widely known. Thus, Elena Alexandrovna hoped that Raevsky's surname would save her life since it was impossible to hide the origin. Rakhmanov's patronymic was replaced for the patronymic name by the "father in Christ" (Jacob, becoming Yakovlevna) to hide Rakhmanov's paternity. The Rakhmanovs is a noble family that owned many real estate assets in Moscow and the Moscow region. Mikhail Nikolaevich Shumilov, the offspring of the Kochubey and Repnin-Volkonsky branches, took his name based on the date of the passport receipt, on the holy day of Mikhail the Archangel, and did similar manipulations with documents. The reliable name at birth, a real place, and date of birth of Shumilov Mikhail Nikolaevich are still unknown.
In 1917-1924 Bolsheviki have executed mass cruel murders and extermination of nobles on the territory of the former Russian Empire. The new government of Russia and the Russian population, who supported the new order, have killed many people just because of their origin.
"Counter-revolutionary elements" (royal and noble-born dynasts) were struck in their rights and lived under the risk of being cruelly murdered at any time. The family was terrified of the Red Terror since the presence of a noble origin in the genealogy automatically meant a death sentence. The family didn't talk about the origin, relatives, and family, especially about the relatives who emigrated. These topics were forbidden.
Later, after the end of the civil war, the attitude towards the nobles did not change. Stalin's repressions were dedicated to complete the cleaning of the USSR population from "class enemies." The family also had dramatic losses associated with that. One of the awful and sad examples was the death of Daria Evgenievna Bogarne.
In addition to the probability of murder, Nobles went through a civil death included deprivation of voting rights, nobles were not allowed to enter the Communist Party, other restrictions applied. The family hid the noble origin in fear for life after observing previous murders of many close family mates. Giving up hereditary names and surnames was a way to save your life. The representatives of the dynasties who remained alive and did not have time to emigrate to Europe changed or lost their documents changed their surnames and names and took patronymics according to the fathers-recipients in Christ, and use protection provided by the Old Believers. However, the family witnessed brutal reprisals against its members. During the Great Patriotic War, Elena Aleksandrovna Rakhmanova, together with her daughters - grandmother Raevskaya-Repnina Shumilova Irina Romanovna, her sisters Maria, Zinaida, and brother Alexander were in Leningrad during its blockade. By the "Road of life," they were evacuated. When moving, all leftover documents and family archives were finally lost.
Change of the Name
At birth in 1978, Raevskaya-Repnina bore the surname and name Shumilova Anna Sergeevna. Parents could not agree on how to name their daughter - the father insisted on name Anna. The mother wanted to give the name Seraphima. According to family traditions, they should have given her the name Maria. Grandmother and grandfather were silent because it was taboo to talk about the origin of the family. As a result of a hidden history of the family, Raevskaya-Repnina got the given name "Anna," following the wishes of her father. According to the origin, Raevskaya-Repnina has the princely title and the titles of several ruling European dynasties, including Habsburgs, Luitpoldings, Oldenburgs, Stenkili, Skjeldungi, Inglingi, Przhemyslovichi, Vukanovichi, Arpadok, Holstein-Gottorps. In Russia, she's known to be a "princess from the Rurik dynasty." However, more than 80% of the ancestors of Raevskaya-Repnina are descendants of other equally famous Scandinavian and European royal ruling families. Raevskaya-Repnina herself comments on the change of name as a natural desire to wear a hereditary name and surname corresponding to the family rules. The rules prescribed to change the name when changing marital status, when moving from class to class, at baptism, and other conditions. Sometimes family members changed not only the name but also the patronymic. Patronymic was taken according to the name of the father in church. Raevskaya-Repnina said that she found guidance in the history of origin and the analysis of the family tree. That together restored the parts of the family lost during the revolution. She was obliged to change her name after the divorce and clarification of the origin. However, to avoid people shocking inside her immediate surroundings after the disclosure of all her names and titles assigned to her by origin, she left the minimum possible names keeping three, but even this triggered a lot of rumors and speculations. Without changing the first name Anna, which was familiar to all her friends and family, she added the name Seraphima, adopted in the second church, and taken the name Maria, which she should have been originally named, if the family traditions were not hidden. She left her patronymic after her father.
By origin, Raevskaya-Repnina succeeded in many dynasty assets, many of them still are illegally controlled by the Russian Federal Property Management Agency, the Russian Orthodox Church, and other private and state companies, private individuals.
The Holy Family
The direct ancestors of Raevskaya-Repnina are well-known representatives of the ruling dynasties, warriors, politicians, canonized in Russia and abroad. They are Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir, Holy Prince Dmitry Donskoy, Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, Holy noble princes Boris and Gleb, St. Sophia of Suzdal, St. II Olav, St. Michael of Chernigov, Saints Peresvet, and Oslyabya. The Hungarian dynastic house of Arpadok - the house of the holy kings - is also a part of the dynastic branches of Raevskaya-Repnina.
Entrepreneurship and career
Raevskaya-Repnina has been working since the age of 13. She sold shoes at a flea market, earned pocket money and money to buy clothes. Raevskaya-Repnina started her business in 2001, created her law firm "Consul." There was no start-up capital at all. The firm provided company registration and accounting services. The market was opaque, the services to liquidate companies without checking for bribes, money laundering, and other illegal activities were very popular. Hence Raevskaya-Repnina did not want to be engaged in that. She dismissed the employees, closed the office, and in 2002 accepted the first job offer that came from the Sibirskiy Bereg company. She became a hired employee. She worked as a Head of the management accounting department in the Samara branch of the company. Until 2006, she submitted “zero” reporting for the Consul company. When she moved to Moscow in 2007, she liquidated the company during the reorganization, effectively ending her own business.
In the period from 2002 to 2013, Raevskaya-Repnina worked as an employee in the following companies:
2003 - 2005 Branch of Volgotanker AMC LLC, Head of the Internal Audit Department. The company was liquidated as part of the Yukos case, and Raevskaya-Repnina was forced to look for a new job.
2005 - 2006 Alcoa Russia, Head of Compliance, was responsible for the project of the first application of SOX404 at the enterprises of the former Rusal flat rolling products division.
2007 - 2008 Eldorado, Audit Director, reporting directly to Igor Yakovlev.
She refused a job offer at the latest interview due to the "black salary" offered to her by Eldorado's HR, and didn't accept the offer to report to the head of security. 2 months later, Eldorado contacted her with a message that they walked through the whole market and didn't want to hire somebody else except her. They approved all her requests providing her with a "white" official salary and reporting to Igor Yakovlev, the company's major shareholder.
2008 - 2013 Investment Director, AFK Sistema PJSC, has reported to F.V. Evtushenkov and later to Uzdenov A.M. At Sistema, Raevskaya-Repnina was responsible for consumer assets, worked with F.V. Evtushenkov, and later in the Basic Assets business unit. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Bashkirenergo OJSC, MTS Bank PJSC (formerly MBRD), Detsky Mir, Medsi, Intourist, Mosdachtrest, and many other organizations. She was involved in the execution of Sistema Hals - VTB debt-to-equity swap. The size of the deal was about $ 1.6 billion. She has started to execute a transaction to purchase Investlesprom from PJSC VTB before the conflict in PJSC AFK Sistema (see the Conflict with Sistema). As a result of sexual harassment, and the conflict in Sistema due to the Investlesprom deal, she filed a resignation letter of her own free will, but she was forced to withdraw the application and sign a dismissal agreement, according to which she was deprived of bonuses 550 mln Rubles (see the Conflict with Sistema). Leaving Sistema, forcibly abandoning the required bonuses, with practically zero start-up capital, Raevskaya-Repnina founded BOOST, in which she invested $83k of her funds (see an Interview to the Rare Earth magazine).
Raevskaya-Repnina is the sole beneficiary of the BOOST private equity fund. The fund specializes in projects that yield the highest returns with the highest inherent risk: toxic assets, ultra-innovative early-stage seed startups, mature companies in distress, and startups in insolvency. The fund's core competencies are gaining control over toxic assets, corporate turnaround, impact investing, social entrepreneurship. BOOST's business model is to buy complicated toxic projects for minimal cash at the entrance, and the money that comes from the monetization of toxic assets is reinvested only in its startups. BOOST does not consider off-site projects.
BOOST buys the rights of shareholders and business owners whose assets loss was caused by hostile takeover and business capture. The standard deal structure is that BOOST pays 1 USD in cash and then works to return the assets and recover the business. Half of the collected assets shall be returned to the seller of rights.
In 2017, BOOST acquired from Oleg Yakovlev the rights to the Bananamama company. Later in 2018, BOOST purchased the rights to claim ownership for 50% of the company SLATER, which was the beneficiary of the household electrical appliances Eldorado holding that included Kaliningrad plant Baltmikst, Omskiy Sibzavod, Nizhny Novgorod flour mill, and many other assets in the Russian Federation and abroad. The acquired rights allow BOOST to turn around the sale of the Eldorado holding and the real estate business to PPF, which resold to the business structures owned by Mikhail Gutseriev later. The deal price paid by BOOST for Yakovlev's assets was 2 USD. Later in 2018, the BOOST has acquired from O.S. Martynov and Martynov K.O. the rights of ownership for the business of the Smart Heat. Also, the BOOST bought the rights of ownership for a 50% share of the Sunrise company that was previously owned by Sergei Bobylev.
BOOST owns a portfolio of well-known brand names that include Bananamama, Sunrise, and many others. The value of the assets acquired by the BOOST (a valuation of the purchased rights according to RAS data) is more than $56 billion. To buy these rights, BOOST paid 4 USD in cash. At the moment, BOOST owns the rights to such assets as Bananamama taken over by raiders and later destroyed, Eldorado, Omskiy Sibzavod, Sunrise, Teploservis, Smart Heat, and many other projects in Russia and abroad. The BOOST operates in the interest of A.F. Borodin in the case of the Bank of Moscow and Investlesprom. Toxic asset recovery, distress, and remediation are the first core business of the BOOST.
Many attempts were committed against the BOOST to take control over the acquired assets in the course of restoring the violated rights of shareholders that BOOST has acquired. Presumably, it was done for the purpose don't allow BOOST to execute the return of the captured assets and prevent BOOST from receiving loss indemnification - compensation for businesses ruined and destroyed by criminals. Four murder assaults were executed against Raevskaya-Repnina, numerous robberies and theft of documents, a burning attempt was made against her house, and 6 of her service dogs died due to poisoning. Also, her expensive Porsche 911 Turbo S car was stolen, her father's car was burned, and numerous other illegal actions were committed against Raevskaya - Repnina herself and her family. Organic toxic assets are the rights and claims arising from Raevskaya-Repnina, her businesses, and her family in connection with illegal actions performed against them in connection with the professional activities of Raevskaya-Repnina.
Early Stage Projects
BOOST's second focus is on ultra-innovative startups with global growth potential. BOOST creates projects with fundamentally new products or business models. Major industries - technology, IT, game development, industrial materials, diversified manufacturing, software, bio-robots, neurophysiology, rehabilitation, robotics, surgery and reconstructive medicine, consumer goods without animal ingredients (vegan food, vegan clothing, household chemicals, perfumery, cosmetics). At the moment, most of the projects are structurally disposed into the HASHEIGHT corporation. BOOST and HASHEIGHT own the rights to projects: HIRO Neuronet Connector, # 8 Plug & play business tracker, Crystal Ball, Pink Sapphire, Problematica, Prospector, Augmented People, Project 3000, Rare Food, Rare Apparel, Vision, Santa Fe, Happy Harry, RKY. The BOOST Group is developing its media holding, which is at an early stage of its development. It includes the brands Blek Sheep Digital Marketing and the #davnosti news outreach project.
BOOST manages the assets inherited by Raevskaya-Repnina. The aggregate estimate of the inherited mass of only Russian assets, excluding the valuation of losses caused during the illegal use of the property of the Raevskaya-Repnina family, is more than $ 370 billion. The estate includes more than 150 palaces, lieus, manor houses estates, land plots in the Russian Federation and Ukraine, religious objects, art objects. Among the assets to which Raevskaya-Repnina has rights are the Arkhangelskoye estate, the Vorontsovo estate, the Marfino estate, the Menshikov Palace, the Tsaritsyno estate, the territory of the Neskuchny garden park, the Volkonskys' buildings on Volkhonka, the Repnin courtyard and the Moscow State University building on Mokhovaya, Tretyakov gallery, Simonov monastery, Donskoy monastery, and many other assets of a similar nature.
Raevskaya-Repnina is the founder and sole owner of HASHEIGHT. It is a new-age technology corporation that produces products and services to transform people's lives. The main product is the development of immersive computer reality for business and everyday life. Besides, HASHEIGHT develops software for the game and interaction with it, equipment for players with augmented reality technologies, electronics artifacts, devices, and gizmos for use in the game and real life. The youngest HASHEIGHT project is the Augmented People project, which conducts research and development of the transformation mechanisms of the human body to improve the gaming experience and improve the physiological and intellectual abilities of the body (cyborgs, biorobots).
Turnaround Guide is an advisory company founded by Raevskaya-Repnina, which deals only with projects on corporate turnaround, business transformation, change management.
2R Law Firm
2R is a law firm founded by Raevskaya-Repnina, which represents the interests of Raevskaya-Repnina, BOOST, and all businesses of the group. 2R specializes in cases against organized crime, protection against raider seizures, and recovery of stolen assets.
Oxford and UK collaboration
Raevskaya-Repnina is a graduate of the Said Business School, Oxford University. During the period from 2011 to 2013, she studied at the EMBA program, which she graduated in 2013. The graduation ceremony took place in March 2013. Raevskaya-Repnina received a Master of Business Administration degree. During her studies at Oxford, Raevskaya-Repnina was a member of St Hugh's College. In 2016, Raevskaya-Repnina was elected Vice President of the Oxford Business Alumni Steering Committee in Russia (Oxford Business Alumni Steering Committee, Moscow Chapter), re-elected in 2018 for a second term (a candidate can hold a post no more than 2 times in a row), and remained in office until 2020, until the election of a new committee. Publicly supports the projects of Oxford University alumni and their classmates. She actively collaborates with alumni of Said Business School, Oxford scientific and business communities. Supports innovative social investment projects (ESG, impact investing), collaborating with #startedinoxford and the UK government initiative Innovate UK.
Conflict with Sistema
In 2012-2013 Raevskaya-Repnina was working under the management of A.M. Uzdenov, who led the transaction for the purchase of the Investlesprom business from PJSC VTB in the interests of PJSC AFK Sistema. In August 2013, she found out that PJSC VTB has no legal rights to do this and that A.F. Borodin is the legal beneficiary of Investlesprom. She began to insist on structuring the purchase transaction with Borodin and negotiations with him. As a result, she refused to continue the transaction to purchase Investlesprom from VTB. In response to her actions, Raevskaya-Repnina and her subordinates were bulling, and she was forced to leave the company. After her leaving, AFK Sistema has completed the acquisition of Investlesprom from VTB PJSC. When she was firing, Raevskaya-Repnina was punished to sign an agreement on the waiver of the bonuses. She signed that out of fears for her future career, reputation, life, and health. Ended to work for PJSC AFK Sistema on December 31, 2013, Raevskaya-Repnina has founded the BOOST, which in 7 years transformed into the largest private company with almost zero start-up capital, and only through her intelligence and contacts.
Earlier in 2011, she refused to have an intimate relationship with the married Evtushenkov F.V., the son of the largest major shareholder of AFK Sistema PJSC V. Evtushenkov, who from 2008 to 2012 was her direct manager. After the refusal, she lost in position and remuneration, and in 2012 she transferred to subordination on her initiative to A.M. Uzdenov, where she led the transaction for the purchase of Investlesprom until she left AFK Sistema PJSC. Assumes that corporate bullying was unleashed against her not so much and not only because of the Investlesprom project, but because she departed from F.V. Yevtushenkov.
In 2017, Raevskaya-Repnina submitted the claim to the law enforcement authorities against PJSC AFK Sistema. The claim was related to the health damage and non-payment of bonuses connected to other circumstances of the acquisition by PJSC AFK Sistema Investlesprom's business. She claimed that she didn't want to fight with the Sistema but could not allow her to oppose her in doing business anymore. She claimed PJSC AFK Sistema lured her friends and subordinates to work for, and also took many other unethical and illegal actions against her and BOOST to prevent Raevskaya-Repnina from running an independent business, while at the same time pushing Raevskaya-Repnina to return to PJSC AFK Sistema or to transfer the rights for her business. After filing a statement, she claimed that the conflict took on a "tough" character. Several murder assaults were organized against Raevskaya-Repnina, her personal and business documents were stolen from the office and home, and several robberies were committed against her and her family. That occurred after the negotiations between Raevskaya-Repnina and A.F. Borodin on the representation of his interests in the cases of Bank of Moscow and Investlesprom against PJSC AFK Sistema, and the purchase of claims in connection with the seizure of Bananamama and Eldorado.
The last robbery was executed by her former best friend Ramazanova (general director of Segezha Group OTSO LLC), with whom they were friends for almost 20 years.
In 2017 Raevskaya-Repnina has submitted the claim against PJSC AFK Sistema. Almost just after that, Ramazanova started to work for PJSC AFK Sistema (Investlesprom), reporting to a former direct boss of Raevskaya-Repnina Uzdenov. Despite Ramazanova and Raevskaya-Repnina had a friendship for 20 years, and that Ramazanova knew about the bullying of Raevskaya-Repnina by Sistema, Ramazanova accepted the offer and started her employment without talking about that fact to Raevskaya-Repnina. Being employed by Sistema, Ramazanova has stopped disclosing the name of her employer and didn't write about new employment on social media to keep that secret. At the same time, Ramazanova broke the communication with Raevskaya-Repnina and did not inform Raevskaya-Repnina about Ramazanova's job. In 2019 being at home, Raevskaya-Repnina has been robbed, her MacBook was stolen, and Raevskaya-Repnina was punished to transfer the rights of ownership for her business presumably to the benefit of AFK Sistema. Three weeks later, after almost two years of silence, Ramazanova wrote to Raevskaya-Repnina and invited Raevskaya-Repnina to her apartments to live temporarily just after the incident. Ramazanova didn't talk about her employment and that she is working for Sistema.
After the movement of Raevskaya-Repnina to the Ramazanova's flat, the documents confirming a title of Raevskaya-Repnina for the BOOST, HASHEIGHT businesses, and several other projects, were stolen. At this moment, a mother of Raevskaya-Repnina occasionally has discovered where Ramazanova is working now. Raevskaya-Repnina claimed against Ramazanova and required Ramazanova to return stolen documents, belongings, and stamps. Instead, Ramazanova organized a robbery against Raevskaya-Repnina and her mother, beat Raevskaya-Repnina committed grievous bodily harm to Raevskaya-Repnina, and also brought unknown men, neighbors of Ramazanova, mauled Raevskaya-Repnina and her mother with the grievous health damage as well.
Since the beginning of the conflict with Sistema, BOOST and other assets of Raevskaya-Repnina suffered non-stop attempts of business seizure and forcing Raevskaya-Repnina to sell or transfer her assets. In 2019, just after the robbery, Raevskaya-Repnina sent gift agreements for her entire business to F.V. Yevtushenkov, retaining the ownership rights for her to start-ups consolidated at the HASHEIGHT company. Later after Raevskaya-Repnina refused to transfer or sell the business in full, the subdivisions of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation acted in conjunction with the numerous people affiliated with Alfa Group and PJSC AFK Sistema, have committed fraudulent activities to illegally liquidate all enterprises in which Raevskaya-Repnina has been registered CEO or founder.
Bananamama and Eldorado
In 2017, BOOST acquired Oleg Yakovlev's claims against offenders who committed the hostile takeover and bankruptcy of Bananamama, the largest retail company specializing in children's goods in Russia. In 2008, Bananamama's revenue should be $685 million, according to the company's forecast. Bananamama was supposed to grow bigger than Detsky Mir, owned by AFK Sistema PJSC. Oleg Yakovlev made announcements in mass media that Alfa Group and its affiliates were directly involved in the Bananamama's destruction and its capture (see also Open letter to Mikhail Fridman). Yakovlev claimed that his brother Igor Yakovlev and the Alfa Group consortium employees worked for A1 and Alfa-Bank have forced him to rewrite the share in Bananamam's company to their affiliates. Oleg Yakovlev did not transfer the rights of ownership for his shares due to the fear for the life of his children. Instead, he left Russia. According to official data, he is currently living with his three children in the United States. The location is not reliably known. In addition to the rights to Bananamama, BOOST purchased the rights to claim former subsidiaries of the SLATER holding company. The most famous part of that was Eldorado, control over the company was captured by the start of a "customized" tax audit, the subsequent initiation of credit withdrawals by creditors, and the sale of Eldorado first to PPF and, later, to the Safmar group. BOOST is currently processing the litigation against Alfa Group, PJSC AFK Sistema, PPF, Safmar group, and many other defendants.
Control over the company passed to PJSC VTB as part of the Bank of Moscow Criminal Case. The General Director of ZAO Investlesprom Dmitry Maslov died in a plane crash over Petrozavodsk just after the appraisal of Investlesprom's assets has been completed. Later, Investlesprom was divided and sold out by parts. BOOST acts in the interest of A.F. Borodin, a former shareholder of the Bank of Moscow, to return him the rights to the assets of Investlesprom, which makes it possible to remove the charges against A.F. Borodin. in the case of the Bank of Moscow and the return of all other lost assets to it. Raevskaya-Repnina suggests the link among murder attempts committed against her and robberies with that litigation, and with the litigation thereupon Bananamama's case.
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At the age of 14, she Christianised in the Nikonian Orthodox Church in the Magadan region. In 2018, she moved to the Old Believers in the Intercession Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church. At the moment, she does not consider herself to belong to any religious confession and is engaged in the study of religion and natural law.
11/19/1999 Raevskaya-Repnina married Andreev Evgeny Vladimirovich. Later she discovered that the marriage was null and void, as well as the marriage documents. In 2003 Andreev E.V. initiated a "divorce," which on 16.12.2003 was supported again of no force documents. There were no children in an invalid marriage. Raevskaya-Repnina didn't know about the void of her marriage. Due to this fact, in the period from 1999 to 2017, she bore the surname of her former husband "Andreev." She says that she did not change her surname because she mistakenly considered that this name was her hereditary - the maiden name of Raevskaya-Repnina's mother is Andreeva.
Since 2014, Raevskaya-Repnina began to study the genealogical tree and found out her origin, as well as the name and surname that she should have had if the Great October Socialist Revolution had not happened in 1917 and there would have been no subsequent events (Red terror, War communism, Stalinist repression, the destruction of the nobility).
Since 2014, Raevskaya-Repnina has been dealing with the issue of restoring marital status, searching for remaining relatives, collecting documents from the family archive, reissuing personal documents, and entering into inheritance rights. Now the Presnensky Court of Moscow is hearing a case on recognizing the invalidity of the first marriage of Raevskaya-Repnina.
Raevskaya-Repnina currently isn't married, having no children, and lives a sheltered life capping of the communication with people inside the circle of Oxford University alumni and business relationships in the USA, Asia, and the UK, still be in contact with Jim Rogers. In 2008, there were rumors about her relationships with Igor Yakovlev. In 2018, after the start of negotiations with A.F. Borodin on the Investlesprom project, on her Facebook page, a publication was made about marriage to Borodin, but no further comments followed that. According to media reports, Borodin is officially married to Korsakova. In 2019, articles about relationships between Raevskaya-Repnina and F.V. Evtushenkov appeared in the yellow media, writing that Raevskaya-Repnina and Evtushenkov dated during the period of Raevskaya-Repnina's work at PJSC AFK Sistema. Raevskaya-Repnina categorically denies that.
Raevskaya-Repnina practicing in karate shitō-ryū, shōtōkan, and mainly kyokushinkai, a member of IKO trained by Valentin Gedz (black belt, V Dan). Since 2011 she practices Russian billiards. She is a certified alpine skiing instructor, practicing in auto and motorcycle sports, active driving. She is fond of music, literature, painting, fine art, collects contemporary art and literature, predominantly professional, business, and art-related. She reads a lot, speaks Russian, English, French, Spanish, German, studies Mandarin, Cantonese, and modern Arabic.