Grigory Luchansky: 1990s. Nordex
In 1990 ADAZIMPEX established in Austria a company NORDEX. Grigory Luchansky became its President.
NORDEX was exporting metals and minerals from the CIS countries and bringing foreign investments for the modernization of post-Soviet industrial enterprises.
In 1993 in terms of turnover with the countries of the former USSR, Nordex outstripped its main Western competitors, and the company's annual revenue was estimated at billions of dollars.
NORDEX came into a spotlight – and unexpectedly became a target of a new witch-hunt. With the end of the Cold War a lot of Western secret services have thrown all their Soviet-oriented, and suddenly unnecessary, resources at the so called Russian Mafia.
While the actual organized crime groups of the CIS countries were hard to penetrate, NORDEX being an open and the most successful Western company established by Russians working on the ex-USSR market easily fit the stereotype of a mysterious Russian Mafia and became a convenient target for the new witch-hunt.
NORDEX successes were maliciously attributed not to its highly efficient management team staffed with top Russian experts and economists but to the fictitious clandestine schemes or secret pacts between Nordex and KGB, or alternatively former Soviet Communist Party and criminal gangs.
According to the TIME Magazine, in 1994 the US spy agencies have instructed law enforcement agencies of major EU countries to launch a joint campaign to discredit NORDEX and its head Grigory Luchansky.
Since 1994 Grigory Luchansky and his family members have been repeatedly harassed by consular offices of a number of EU states, which denied them entry or renewal of visas – always without giving any reasons.
After receiving certain “unofficial recommendations" from the US government bodies, a number of big US and EU companies and banks severed business relations with Nordex.
As a result of this aggressive campaign of besmirching in 1996 Nordex’s activities were almost frozen, and Grigory Luchansky was forced to concentrate entirely on protecting the good name of the company and its management.