Maxim Moroșan, the leader of the "Я бельчанин" (" I am Bălți resident") Association, has been elected president of the Balti territorial organization of the Socialist Party. Anticorptie.md revealed that the organization Moroșan leads has a questionable background, with leaders strongly influenced by Russian propaganda. Often, charitable expenses are directed towards the IFAVIS Association, led by Grigore Caramalac, also known as "the Bulgarian," a refugee in Moscow who has been included in the EU's list of sanctioned individuals. Additionally, a cross-border scheme of "Russian kindness" is being implemented in illegally annexed Ukrainian territories by the Russian Federation. Both Moroșan and Caramalac, who are Russian citizens with proper documents, pose as philanthropists and have thriving businesses in Moscow. However, they maintain a keen interest in the events unfolding in the Republic of Moldova, their country of origin, as well as in Ukraine.
Maxim Moroșan gained public attention through several controversial actions in the city of Balti. Although originally from the Republic of Moldova, he spent a significant amount of time in the Russian Federation and holds valid citizenship documents there. For many years, he entertained Muscovites as an entertainer under the stage name Максим Бельский (Maxim Belky). Information about him can also be found on the website www.acmodasi.ru, where an ongoing investigation is being conducted. He participated in various events organized by Russian governmental institutions, and the diplomas and medals he obtained serve as evidence of his close connections with them. Thanks to his influential contacts within the high-ranking structures, Moroșan managed to transition from his entertainment career and establish his own car servicing business.
The "Я бельчанин" Association was founded in 2013. Although Maxim Moroșan is the public face and leader of the association, he has never held an administrative role within the organization. Different individuals have been mentioned in official documents over the years, and the current president of the association is boxer Dmitri Galagoț. Galagoț assumed leadership in June 2022, following the resignation of Mihail Ahremtsev, a politician with radical pro-Russian views from the northern capital and president of the "Наши"("Ours") party. In 2020, Ahremtsev infamously set fire to a map of Greater Romania just before the visit of Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to Chisinau.
In 2020, Moroșan assumed the presidency of the Union of Moldovan and Russian Entrepreneurs, headquartered in Moscow's historical center. Since then, his visits to his homeland have become more frequent. His initial actions in the Republic of Moldova focused on the field of sports. Under the auspices of the Union, several sports schools in Bălți, Drochia, and Călărași were provided with free equipment. However, it becomes evident from the images that the donations actually originate from another source—the IFAVIS Foundation, led by the "thief in law" Grigorii Caramalac, with whom Moroșan maintains appropriate relations.
IFAVIS presents itself as a sponsor of various sports clubs and charitable events not only in the Republic of Moldova but also in Ukraine. In the neighboring country, the main contact person is Irina Andruh, and the association she leads is called "Мир Луганщине" ("Peace to Luhansk Region"), which, according to the information on its official website, boasts over 100,000 members. The association was established in 2014, following the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
Furthermore, a significant number of purported charitable or sports-patriotic activities are organized in Ukraine by Caramalac and Moroșan. The Russian press frequently reports on these events, which involve generous donations. However, the underlying intention behind these "investments" is highly questionable. The messages promoted during these activities aim to instill the idea of the "goodness of the Russian world" in the recipients, despite the ongoing war in Ukraine.
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