Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 259 – Two good news
“Feng, I need to tell you about two news.” Kirilenko said excitedly over the phone.
“Brother Ki, don’t tell me that one is good news and one is bad news?”
“No, one is good news, and the other is better than good news. Hahahaha” Kirilenko sounds as if he was in an excellent mood.
Feng Yu was relieved as there was no bad news. But he wonders what sort of good news Kirilenko had, for him to call personally.
“The first news is the factory agreed to modified Ilyushin Il-76 according to your request, and they are doing it for free!”
Feng Yu smiled. This was indeed good news. If Ilyushin Il-76 was not modified before sending over, there might be some problems. Commercial planes and military planes had different procedures! Furthermore, the airline companies needed passenger planes and not military cargo planes. Feng Yu was also worried if the aircraft were sent over without modifications, and China’s aviation factories had to do the changes themselves. Even at Bing City Aviation Factory, the efficiency was too slow.
“That’s great. Don’t worry. This time it will be a big order, and we will be able to make lots of profits.”
“Hahaha. This time I do not want money. I want Chinese goods. Later I will give you a list of the items I want, and you can charge me accordingly. But this time the quantity will be considerable, and the military train might not be able to transport all of them. Will it be a problem?”
Now, Rubles had plummeted, and the necessities in the Soviet Union became more and more expensive. The demand for daily necessities was also higher. The Soviet aviation factories do not want money. They wanted goods. Kirilenko had known that the value of Rubles was falling, and goods will become more valuable.
“Absolutely no problems! I will settle the transportation.” Feng Yu was very confident that he could let the Civil Aviation Administration headquarters to help him settle the transportation. They will help to arrange for train carriages. It’s just a big order of daily necessities. Feng Yu had many partners, and he had the money. He was not worried about getting the goods.
Moreover, this time, the quantity was significant, and Feng Yu’s cost will be lower. He had already told Wu Zhigang to contact their suppliers and told them to stock up their goods. This deal will be the biggest in China’s history and will be recorded in the history books!
“The second news is better! I had contacted a few mining enterprises, and they were interested in selling their shares. The mine workers also wanted to sell their shares. This time we can surely acquire a few large mines!” One could hear from Kirilenko’s tone that he was very excited.
Hearing what Kirilenko said, Feng Yu also got excited. The mine owners in the future, especially in Russia region, were all tycoons. Furthermore, the Soviet Union’s mines were rich in minerals, and their mining technologies were among the best in the world. They could start mining once they acquired the mines. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union next year, the mines will rack in lots of profits!
China in the future had a high demand for minerals, and if Feng Yu could import these minerals from other countries, he would make profits and also do others favors. This way, his businesses in China will get some concessions.
“Brother Ki, you still remember what I told you? Sign the contract first and delay the payments.” Feng Yu reminded Kirilenko. The later the payments were made, the less they would spend.
“Rest assured. I had remembered everything. I will use my USD in the bank as a security deposit to negotiate with them. As what you said, we will offer higher prices, but I will not make any payments this year.” Kirilenko proudly said.
Signing contracts in the Soviet Union will be in Rubles. Now even if they offer the mine owners double the price, by next year, Rubles would have been depreciated by several folds. The real amount spent by Kirilenko would be much lower. If it were not for Kirilenko, many of these mines would be acquired by the Americans!
Kirilenko had several advantages when I come to acquiring these mines. First, he was a Soviet, and to those mine owners, he was one of them. Secondly, Kirilenko had offered higher prices. Those greedy Americans had purposely suppressed their offered prices as they saw the situation in the Soviet Union worsening. They wanted to take advantage of it. Kirilenko not only did not take advantage of the current situation and still offered more than what the mine owners expected.
Next, Kirilenko had USD in his bank and this assured those mine owners. Kirilenko was not conning them, and he could really afford to pay them. Lastly, Kirilenko’s father was now one of Yeltsin’s favorite. His father had given Yeltsin’s troops more military supplies than other armies. As such, Yeltsin became more powerful, and Kirilenko’s father had more authority. Kirilenko’s status also rises.
With so many advantages Kirilenko signed the letter of intent with several mine owners. He only needs to finalize the price and payment date. If it weren’t for Kirilenko wanting to delay the payments, he would have acquired all those mines now.
“Brother Ki, don’t worry about money. Contact more mine owners and buy every mine you can find. I promised you that we will not suffer any losses. You can trust me.”
Feng Yu was shouting in his heart: Brother Ki, why are you not telling me that you do not have enough money and let me be a shareholder? Hurry and tell me. If you tell me now, I will agree immediately. Even at a loss!
“I might not have enough money to do that. Didn’t you loan a lot of money? Can you lend me some?”
Feng Yu: “……”
I advised you to buy mines and told you that if you do not have enough money let me know. I want to cooperate with you. I want to be a shareholder. You want to borrow money from me?
“Brother Ki, I am also doing investment on my side. Why not you buy the mines and I invest in your company? I will only own a stake in your company and will not interfere with your mine business.” Feng Yu was speechless. He did not know if Kirilenko was pretending not to get what he wanted, or he was indeed a fool. He decided to be straightforward with him.
Kirilenko turned and look at his father for his advice. Senchenko nodded for Kirilenko to agree.
Kirilenko had called Feng Yu today was also Senchenko’s idea. Senchenko actually does not like Kirilenko because Kirilenko disliked being in the military and was hanging out with the other useless second generations. Senchenko felt that Kirilenko was not like him at all.
But after Kirilenko started doing trades with China and earned his fortune, Senchenko began to like this son. Senchenko felt that his military status can pass on to his elder son.
Kirilenko had told Senchenko about Feng Yu’s analysis of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and Yeltsin will be the future leader of Russia. Feng Yu also advise Senchenko to join Yeltsin’s faction for better opportunities. It was because of this, Senchenko like his younger son more.
Senchenko also analyzed the current political situation and found that it was really as what Feng Yu had claimed. He finds it surprising when some of Feng Yu’s prediction came true!
Feng Yu’s latest prediction of the Rubles depreciating had let Senchenko trust Feng Yu more than Kirilenko. He wanted to raise his ranks further in the military, and he needed Feng Yu’s analysis. He was more eager to have a closer relationship with Feng Yu than Kirilenko.
Feng Yu wanted a stake in those mines? This was nothing. Now many state-owned enterprises in the Soviet Union were reorganized into shareholdings. Feng Yu only wanted a stake and why can’t they agree? Senchenko had even told Kirilenko to accept even if Feng Yu wanted the controlling stake!
As long as Feng Yu could give him similar advice as last time, their family will have no losses!
With authority, why would he worry about not having enough money……