Veaceslav Platon

Veaceslav Platon
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born (1973-01-24) 24 January 1973 (age 47)
Căușeni, Moldovan SSR[1]
Political partyAlliance Our Moldova
Other political
Alliance for European Integration (2009–2013)
Spouse(s)Evgenia Tulchevskaya

Veaceslav Platon (born 24 January 1973 in Căușeni) is a Moldovan businessman[4] and former member of the Parliament of Moldova[5] from 2009[6] to 2010.[7] He also holds Russian citizenship.[8]

Platon is one of the wealthiest people in Moldova,[9] with businesses in the field of sugar and banking in Moldova, and atomic energy in Ukraine. In 1994, Platon became vice-president of the administrative board of the Moldovan private bank Moldindconbank, and later became vice-president of the board of another Moldovan bank, Investprivatbank. In 1998, he was elected as a member of the Municipal Council of Chișinău on the lists of the electoral bloc of agrarians.[8]

He was accused of economic crimes,[10][9][11][12][13] and nicknamed "raider No. 1 in the CIS".[14][15][16][17]

Platon is the alleged architect of the Russian Laundromat, a scheme to move $20–80 billion out of Russia from 2010 to 2014 through a network of global banks, many of them in Moldova and Latvia.[18]

On 20 April 2017, Platon was sentenced to 18 years in prison.[19][20]

Personal life and views

Veaceslav Platon is married to Evgenia Tulchevskaya, a Ukrainian women who at the age of 20 won the Miss Ukraine title in 2009.[21]

Platon is a native speaker of Russian. In a 2016 interview, he stated that the only way for Moldova to escape from the "disastrous situation in which it is" would be the unification with România.[22]


  1. ^ Moldova-Raider SRL, zdg.md (in Romanian)
  2. ^ Lista deputaților aleși la 29 iulie 2009 în Parlamentul Republicii Moldova, e-democracy.md
  3. ^ HOTĂRÎRE Nr. 2092 din 12.02.2009 cu privire la modificarea listei candidaților la funcția de deputat în Parlamentul Republicii Moldova din partea Partidului Politic „Alianța MOLDOVA NOASTRĂ”, înregistrată prin hotărîrea Comisiei Electorale Centrale nr. 2084 din 10 februarie 2009 (in Romanian)
  4. ^ Businessman-ul Veaceslav Platon, bănuit că ar fi comandat instalarea panourilor cu "judecătorii corupți", publika.md (in Romanian)
  5. ^ Ex-deputatul Veaceslav Platon a făcut scandal în Parlament (in Romanian)
  6. ^ HOTĂRÎRE Nr. 2092 din 12.02.2009, lex.justice.md, Chișinău, 12 februarie 2009 (in Romanian)
  7. ^ Businessmanul Veaceslav Platon neagă că și-a dat acordul pentru a fi inclus pe lista de candidați a PCRM (in Romanian)
  8. ^ a b Mafia lui Urechean, flux.md (in Romanian)
  9. ^ a b (in Russian)Вячеслав Платон – «идейный борец за денежные знаки»
  10. ^ (in Russian)Вячеслав Платон отмыв $18,5 млрд. создал крупнейшую в СНГ финансовую "прачечную"
  11. ^ (in Russian)Россия остановила молдавского рейдера
  12. ^ (in Russian)Украино-молдавский отмыв $18,5 млрд
  13. ^ (in Russian)Олимпийская отмывочная машина Путиных-Батуриной на $20 млрд
  14. ^ Milionarul Veaceslav Platon a rămas cu un pachet de doar 0,31% din acțiunile Moldindconbank, adevarul.ro (in Romanian)
  15. ^ Milionarul Veaceslav Platon a ramas cu un pachet de doar 0,31% din actiunile Moldindconbank, inprofunzime.md
  16. ^ Veaceslav Platon: „Nu mă ocup de atacuri de tip raider. Au făcut din mine o sperietoare“, 14 februarie 2012, Ion Preasca, Adevărul (in Romanian)
  17. ^ Nu am asemenea bani ca să cumpăr afacerile lui Plahotniuc, Adevărul, 16 februarie 2012 (in Romanian)
  18. ^ Harding, Luke (20 March 2017). "The Global Laundromat: how did it work and who benefited?". Retrieved 20 March 2017 – via The Guardian.
  19. ^ "Moldovan businessman Platon sentenced to 18 years in jail for laundering over $20 bln from Russia". interfax.com.ua. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Veaceslav Platon, condamnat la 18 ani de închisoare; Lista bunurilor care îi vor fi sechestrate // DOC". jurnal.md. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  21. ^ SRL, MLD MEDIA. "Cum arată soția lui Platon. E fosta Miss Ucraina (FOTO)". noi.md. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  22. ^ Interviu cu Veaceslav Platon: Afacerile din Moldova, relațiile cu Plahotniuc, Țopa și Usatîi, miliardul furat și Unirea cu România (in Romanian)

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