MOSCOW, January 21 (RAPSI) – Lenders including companies and individuals have filed claims with the Moscow Commercial Court seeking to add a debt of Asteros company, a former IT contractor for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, totaling to 33 billion rubles (about $500 million), to the list of creditors' claims, a temporary manager of the debtor has said in court.

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.