Former FIFA World Cup’s IT contractor owes $41 mln to Russia’s Sberbank - court
MOSCOW, March 12 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has included a 2.7-billion-ruble ($41 million) debt of Asteros company, a former IT contractor for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, to Sberbank in the creditors’ list, according to court records.
The court has therefore granted an application lodged by the Russian bank.
In January, several lenders including companies and individuals filed claims with the Moscow Commercial Court demanding to add a debt of Asteros totaling to 33 billion rubles (about $500 million), to the register of creditors' demands.
Moreover, earlier several other organizations and companies filed claims against Asteros. Sberbank demands 3.6 billion rubles ($53 million) from the debtors, Russian Capital bank seeks to recover 1.9 billion rubles ($27.9 million), MTS-Bank intends to collect 353.4 million ($5.1 million), LOKO-Bank seeks 298.4 million ($4.3 million), Russia’s Federal Tax Service demands 107.7 million ($1.5 million), Borlas Group seeks 51.7 million ($760,200), the United Basketball League seeks 14.8 million ($217,600).
On July 5, Sberbank filed a bankruptcy claim against Asteros. On July 12, the court initiated a monitoring procedure against the company.
The safety concept for one of Russia’s largest sports complexes Luzhniki along with its “clean zone” inside the object were developed by Asteros.