Biography Kantemir Karamzin

Cantemir Karamzin is a well-known Russian lawyer, human rights activist who specializes in high-risk cases - protecting business and real estate from raider attacks. In the past - an officer, businessman and politician.
Legal activity began in Kamchatka. He gained fame in Moscow in 2002, during the process of the so-called “Soros Foundation Case”, when he defended the interests of Nobel Technologies and Sector 1 companies in a property dispute with the Open Society Institute of billionaire George Soros.
Karamzin Cantemir FeliksovichKaramzin Cantemir Feliksovich
The reputation of an outstanding lawyer, firmly entrenched for Cantemir Karamzin in the capital's business circles, and the harsh customs of domestic entrepreneurship allow him not to worry about advertising. A lawyer with an anti-raid specialization will never remain without work in Russia.

Childhood Kantemir Karamzin

Cantemir Karamzin was born in a family of hereditary military.Cousin great-grandfather Cantemir has an ally of Skobelev, the legendary imperial general Danilbek Tsalikov. My father was an officer in the Navy, a primary school teacher mother.
Shortly after the birth of Kantemir, the father was transferred to serve from sunny Krasnodar Territory to the distant snow-covered Kamchatka Peninsula. The family went to "carry the service" to the distant frontiers with the head of the family. Kantemir's childhood passed behind barbed wire in the secret garrison village of Bechevinka, the base of diesel submarines of the USSR.
Kantemir Karamzin's childhood passed on the classified base of submarines Bechevinka (Kamchatka)Kantemir Karamzin's childhood passed on the classified base of submarines Bechevinka (Kamchatka)
Eight houses, a boiler room, a school, a shop, a post office, a kindergarten and 12 submarines. Once a week from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the bay of Bechevinskaya of the same name, where the 182nd brigade of submarines was stationed, a ship went. Land routes of communication with other settlements were absent.
After graduating from school, Cantemir Karamzin decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and entered the Dnipropetrovsk Higher Air Defense Missile Command School of Air Defense. He was a foreman company of cadets. He graduated from college with honors.Recalls this time with gratitude as a school of life.
Kantemir Karamzin - cadet of the Dnepropetrovsk Higher Military SchoolKantemir Karamzin - cadet of the Dnepropetrovsk Higher Military School

Starting an entrepreneurial and legal career

In 1992, after graduating from college as a lieutenant, Cantemir Karamzin arrived to serve in Kamchatka in the air defense division. Romance attracted to a distant land, remembered from childhood. However, the 90s were a time of the collapse of the armed forces of the country, and at the same time - a time of great opportunities for people with entrepreneurial skills.
After a hard reflection, Cantemir decided to leave the army and seek success in civilian life. “The army, which I dreamed of and which my father devoted to life, no longer existed. And I decided to leave, cut it alive, ”the former officer recalled.
He had to start first as a loader in the market, then as a bartender. However, the stars were formed for Kantemir Karamzin successfully and at age 23 he won the privatization auction, becoming the owner of a large deli on the street. Dacha in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. An acquaintance spoke about the privatization auctions to Kantemir Karamzin, but to participate in tenders along with "his" companies, for which the property was intended, and even more so for the victory, he needed great courage.
He took the money to pay for the grocery store. A year later, the young businessman won another store and in fact became a millionaire.
In the early 90s, Kantemir Karamzin began his career as an entrepreneur in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.In the early 90s, Kantemir Karamzin began his career as an entrepreneur in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
At the same time, the beginning of the legal career of Kantemir Karamzin falls. In 1993, the Session of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka City Council, at the request of the mayor's office, decided to recognize the results of the auction as invalid. Cantemir Karamzin, in response, filed a claim with the arbitration court declaring the Session’s decision illegal. And he won this process, and without lawyer support. He prepared himself for the court session, studying the necessary laws at night. According to Karamzin, this process laid in him faith in a fair trial and determined the future career of a lawyer.
The future lawyer Cantemir Karamzin prepared for the first process using textbooks and a civil codeThe future lawyer Cantemir Karamzin prepared for the first process using textbooks and a civil code

Political career Kantemir Karamzin

At 28, a young ambitious entrepreneur decided to go into politics. In 1998 and 1999 Under the slogan "Never give up!" Cantemir Karamzin made an attempt to get to the State Duma from the Kamchatka region, without using the support of any of the parties.
During the election campaign, he, a novice in the world of politics, faced fierce competition. The rivals, on whose side were the governor and the head of the regional ATC, did not disdain to use the most "black" methods, up to attempts at bribing, blackmail, direct threats and fabricated criminal cases.
Kantemir Karamzin election calendarKantemir Karamzin election calendar
In 2000, Cantemir Karamzin headed the election headquarters of Georgy Greshnykh, a businessman running for the post of governor. “Politics is a harsh school. If you withstand and do not break, then the skin is only dubeet from such tests, it becomes stronger, ”Cantemir himself later recalled.
At the crossroads of the three roads - "Business", "Politics" and "Law" - Cantemir Karamzin still chose the path of a lawyer.

Legal career and high-profile cases of Kantemir Karamzin

Kantemir Karamzin graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Law Institute, left the business and seriously engaged in jurisprudence. After 24 years of professional activity in his "portfolio" of more than 300 trials and 900 court sessions. The lawyer himself highlights 5 of the most notorious cases in his biography.
In the photo from left to right: Minister of Justice Konovalov A.V., Prosecutor General Chaika Y.Ya., Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Zorkin V.D., lawyer Karamzin KF, Senator Alexandrov A.I., State Duma Deputy Yarovaya I. .A.In the photo from left to right: Minister of Justice Konovalov A.V., Prosecutor General Chaika Y.Ya., Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Zorkin V.D., lawyer Karamzin KF, Senator Alexandrov A.I., State Duma Deputy Yarovaya I. .A.
  • In 1993, he, a 23-year-old young man without legal experience, single-handedly won a lawsuit with the administration of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
  • In 1997, Karamzin entered into an open legal confrontation with the authorities of Kamchatka, which turned into a series of lawsuits.
  • In 2002, the name of Kantemir Karamzin thundered to the whole world in connection with the “Soros Foundation Case”.
  • In 2009, a lawyer became the first human rights activist in the history of Russia, deported from Europe as a persona non grata. The reason was his anti-corruption activities in Greece. Subsequently, the decision on deportation was canceled.
  • Cantemir Karamzin (far right) was the organizer of the movement "Greece without corruption" in ThessalonikiCantemir Karamzin (far right) was the organizer of the movement "Greece without corruption" in Thessaloniki
  • In 2009-2014, the main rival of Kantemir Karamzin was the family of Yury Luzhkov, who at the time of the beginning of the business was still the mayor of Moscow. The tangled story of the machinations of Moscow's real estate revealed itself, in which Luzhkov's relatives, employees of the Bank of Moscow and the Main Administration of the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs of Moscow were involved, as well as the management of the capital's Military Construction Directorate.

Personal life of Kantemir Karamzin

With his future wife Tatiana Kantemir Karamzin met in Dnepropetrovsk, while studying at the Higher Military School. They had a daughter, who chose an advertising business as a specialization.
Kantemir Karamzin is famous for the fact that he often organizes enchanting parties in his house with many friends and acquaintances. He successfully dispels the myth that lawyers are supporters of a dull lifestyle.

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