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Exclusive: Two top Trump officials are ex-lobbyists for a billionaire with deep ties to Russian oligarchs ... the Trump administration, the connection to Blavatnik, long in business with billionaire associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reveals yet another link between Russia and senior Trump officials.
Related: Did Russia make this ship disappear? More recently, Deripaska has become a subject of political intrigue in the United States because he has a longstanding relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is also a former business associate of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, ...

The Kremlin's claim that there are no oligarchs in Russia has resonated with only 3 percent of the population, according to a state-run poll that also named Roman Abramovich the most famous Russian oligarch. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov took offense at the term “oligarchs” last week ahead of a ...
MOSCOW — Compared to the sunny, palm-lined offshore tax havens where Russians typically stash their fortunes — think the British Virgin Islands or Cyprus — two chilly, windswept Russian islands would seem to offer little. Yet October Island, a glorified swamp in Russia's European exclave of ...
In February, special counsel Robert Mueller's team charged 13 Russians and Concord Management with pumping out pro-Trump and anti-Clinton messages through social media during the 2016 presidential campaign, pretending that the messages were coming from American individuals and groups.
The Trump administration's decision to hit dozens of Russian oligarchs, companies and government officials with sanctions on Friday took direct aim at those ... Robert Mueller and congressional investigators looking into whether members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the election.

But yesterday, the U.S. slapped new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials, including some close to President Vladimir Putin. ... So the goal is to make it difficult for those who are close to powerful Russians, Russian politicians and, of course, Russia's President Vladimir Putin so that they ...
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Sanctions are targeting certain behaviors of Russian oligarchs. 1:20 PM ET Fri, 6 April 2018. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin discusses the Trump Administration's message behind sanctions against Russian oligarchs and companies. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
Amber Rudd has suggested that the government could introduce tougher legislation to sanction dubious Russian businesspeople. The home secretary spoke out in the wake of a poison attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury this week. A nerve agent was deployed against Sergei and ...
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich sold off the last of his Ukrainian steelmaking business this week, as his business empire in Ukraine dwindles to one ... But Abramovich also faces a challenging political environment within Russia, where his close Kremlin ties place his extensive foreign holdings in ...
Escort Nastya Rybka, Who Claims to Have Information on Trump-Russia Ties, Is Still Looking for Work From Her Thai Jail Cell ... who you are now: a poor student, an oligarch, a janitor, a businessman, a miner, or an FSB agent,” reads the Instagram post in Russian, advertising a class on the art of seduction.
A Russian oligarch, a top Russian government official, and a high-end escort take a trip together on a yacht. ... For another, it wasn't just any top Russian government official who accompanied them on Deripaska's yacht — it was Sergei Prikhodko, Russia's deputy prime minister, a longtime Putin ally who ...
Mark Warner, D-Va., and a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch were reportedly leaked to Fox News by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee found. Two congressional offices told the New York Times the Senate Intelligence Committee's leaders, Sen. Richard Burr ...
“Are you otherwise aware of any business or financial relationships between Mr. Steele and Russian government officials, Russian oligarchs, or Russian businesses?” He has previously pressed a U.K. lawyer believed to represent Deripaska on the same issues. Separately on Wednesday, Grassley also ...
A model embroiled in a Russian oligarch scandal has asked the US embassy in Thailand for political asylum, promising information on Donald Trump's ties to Moscow if she can avoid extradition to Russia. Anastasia Vashukevich and nine other Russians were arrested for working illigally in Thaliand on ...
In the wake of the Trump-Russia “madness” and the recent BBC drama series McMafia—a show about the lives of Russian gangsters in London—“people think that all wealthy Russians are basically criminals,” says Alexei. He may be right. But over the past two decades, British banks and property have ...
Washington (CNN) Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the ... militia; despite an effort to establish communication through US-Russia deconfliction channels, the US airstrikes began, killing many of the Russians.

A lawyer who is the son-in-law of a Russian oligarch named in the controversial Donald Trump dossier pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to investigators in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. It is not clear to what extent Alex van der Zwaan may be helping Mueller, who is investigating Russian ...
PETERSBURG, Russia — Long before he was indicted by the United States in a case involving the troll factory that spearheaded Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 United States ... On Friday, Mr. Prigozhin was one of 13 Russians indicted by a federal grand jury for interfering in the American election.
Russia wants videos on YouTube and Instagram showing a senior government official cavorting on a yacht with an oligarch once close to Russian President ... Navalny found 2016 videos of Deripaska on his yacht with Sergey Prikhodko, Russia's deputy prime minister, and said Deripaska could have been ...
Russia's 50 richest men lost more than $16bn in value on Monday according to Bloomberg, with the biggest loser, Vladimir Potanin, not even on the ... Shares in Glencore fell 2% on Friday when US sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs and 17 top government officials were announced, and a further 3.4% ...
The sanctions are aimed at punishing Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for interfering in the 2016 US election and other aggression in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria. The White House said targeted sanctions would help to ensure that Russian oligarchs profiting from the Kremlin's destabilizing ...
Special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday charged a lawyer with making false statements to FBI agents conducting the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Alex Van Der Zwaan, the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan, made the statements in November 2017 when he was ...
The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday. Alex van der Zwaan, who worked at the law firm Skadden, ...
The Russian oligarch who owns the Brooklyn Nets is backing a lawsuit filed by three Russian athletes against the main whistleblower in Russia's doping scandal in hopes the whistleblower will be forced to make his accusations in a U.S. courtroom. The whistleblower, Grigory Rodchenkov, is now in a U.S. ...
A lawyer who is the son-in-law of a Ukranian-Russian oligarch named in the controversial Donald Trump dossier pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to ... GPS, the investigation firm behind a partly unsubstantiated intelligence dossier that alleged Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians.
Kommersant newspaper reported claims by sources in Mr Deripaska's companies that he was leaving the top posts due to his inclusion last month in the “Kremlin list” of Russian oligarchs, which the Trump administration issued under US sanctions legislation. But the list's impact has been called into doubt ...
Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is preparing for a London court battle with two other billionaire Russian oligarchs over control of Russia's biggest ... Abramovich won a £3bn battle against exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky in 2012, who was found dead at his multi-million pound home near Ascot the ...
PETERSBURG, Russia — Long before he was indicted by the United States in a case involving the troll factory that spearheaded Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 United States ... On Friday, Mr. Prigozhin was one of 13 Russians indicted by a federal grand jury for interfering in the American election.
One of the overarching questions about Russia's online campaign to destabilize the US election is just how effective those social media efforts really were. Well, according to special ... Their leader is Russian oligarch Egveny Prigozhin, who paid for the disinformation campaign. The event apparently took ...
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he will, "in the near future," issue new sanctions against wealthy Russians in retaliation for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "We are actively working on those sanctions," Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing on ...
Russia has threatened to block access to YouTube and Instagram if the sites do not remove video and photographs that show a senior government official sailing on a yacht with a billionaire oligarch, who has links with the former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Russia's state-controlled media ...
Trump Sold a $40 Million Estate to a Russian Oligarch for $100 Million—and a Democratic Senator Wants to Know Why ... potential money laundering or other illicit financial dealings between the president, his associates, and Russia," wrote Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, reported ABC Friday.
The woman, who calls herself Nastya Rybka, has written a book about her work as an escort and said in an interview on Russian television last year that she has been hired by a modeling agency to spend time at Deripaska's yacht, The Washington Post reported. Rybka posted several videos in 2016 ...
Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their luxury lifestyles in the UK, the security minister has said. As part of an organised crime crackdown, Ben Wallace told The Times officials could now seize suspicious assets worth more than £50,000. He added wealthy foreign criminals ...
114 senior political figures with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, including his chief spokesman, Dimitry Peskov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev. 96 oligarchs with a net worth of $1 billion or more, including the aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, Chelsea ...
The list, which the US administration had been required by law to release, includes 114 senior political figures and 96 oligarchs, all of whom rose to ... was required to name the companies and individuals and consider whether to sanction them under legislation meant to punish Russia for its interference in ...
Some U.S. lawmakers accused President Trump of giving Russia a free pass, fueling further questions about whether the president is unwilling to confront America's Cold War foe. Known informally as the "Putin list," the seven-page unclassified document is a who's who of politically connected Russians in ...
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says that Moscow believes a hotly anticipated U.S. list of rich Russians seen as close to President Vladimir Putin is an attempt to meddle in the ... Peskov shrugged it off, however, saying that "we are convinced that it will have no influence" on the Russian election. With the ...
The list “has caused more concern among wealthy Russians in Moscow, London and Geneva than there has been since sanctions were imposed on Russia post-Ukraine,” said Michael Caputo, a former campaign adviser to President Trump who is now a communications consultant to Russian businesses ...
That fervor has reached Washington, where oligarchs are desperately lobbying for information about the list and, if possible, to get their names off it. While the list is just an advisory ... Some Russians fearful of inclusion on the sanctions list have also appeared in person. “I've seen several of the big ...
A company controlled and funded by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has sued former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates for more than $25 million in damages over a failed business deal, court records show. Although Deripaska and the Americans have been ...
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his partner Rick Gates have been sued by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who claims the two men cheated him of $18.9 million following a ... The indictments against Manafort and Gates resulted from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
The sanctions bill also asks the Treasury Department to give Congress a series of reports by the end of this month, including one on Russian oligarchs who could face future sanctions and their connections to Putin, and another on the effect of expanding sanctions to Moscow's sovereign debt.
The oligarchs who decided to stay in Russia prefer investing in football clubs this year. Their spending was regular - yachts, jets and other items of "modest" oligarch life. So, the richest man in Russia (according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index) and main shareholder of Severstal, Alexei Mordashov, was ...
Recent media reports confirm that Deutsche Bank has been subpoenaed for records in relation to the ongoing Russia collusion investigation. ... immediately raises questions: Chiefly, what did a certain bankrupt but ambitious American real estate developer have in common with predatory Russian oligarchs ...
Many foreign investors appear to be using the last days of 2017 to pull money out of Russia amid concern that new U.S. sanctions next year may target Russian oligarchs and state corporations that are close to the Kremlin, media reported on December 26. The year-end market move away from Russia ...
On November 22, Russian oligarch and senator Suleiman Kerimov (net worth of $6.3bn) was arrested in Nice and now stands accused of money laundering ... In other words, approximately half of Russia's biggest oligarchs are having troubles abroad; the other half might start having them in February 2018, ...
Russia wants videos on YouTube and Instagram showing a senior government official cavorting on a yacht with an oligarch once close to Russian President ... Navalny found 2016 videos of Deripaska on his yacht with Sergey Prikhodko, Russia's deputy prime minister, and said Deripaska could have been ...
The EU should consider blacklisting more Russian oligarchs in line with a US sanctions review, a senior US diplomat has said. "It's important Russia sees that this isn't a static issue and every one is just moving on. It's a dynamic issue and the costs for Russia will continue to rise if they don't get serious ...


 

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