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To name but a few of the reasons: Russian and NATO war games; the Kremlin's involvement in the Syrian war; an emerging arms race between Russia and the U.S.; suspicious deaths of wealthy Russian businessmen in the West; the Skripal poisonings; Russia's cyber warfare against Western allies; the list ...
“It's a target-rich environment,” she says. “There's a broad array of rich Russians that could go on the list.” That adds a new risk factor to Russian stocks and corporate bonds. On the other hand, Russia is much better armored against financial attack than four years ago. Russian companies, cut off from ...

The more rich Russians who flocked to London, the better. But all that has hanged in recent months. The deliberate ramping up of Cold War 2.0 tensions, because of frustration with Russia's role in thwarting 'regime change' plans for Syria, has meant that wealthy Russians living in Britain are now in the line ...
Wealthy Russians are buying property in Cyprus to get European passports and are quickly gaining economic influence over Cypriot politics. CNN's Matthew Chance reports. Source: CNN. CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. HFR SEPTEMBER 13 ...
Economic sanctions have had a devastating affect on the Russian economy since they were imposed over the Kremlin's illegal annexation of Crimea. .... Small wonder that Russia's oligarchs, friends or foes of Vladimir Putin alike, plus the mega rich from around the world, have poured into a capital of luxury ...
Experts from the Moscow-based Metrium real estate agency said that among those trying to return to Russia were wealthy businessmen who left their homeland either because they were in conflict with the government or because of fear of economic stagnation after Putin won his third presidential term in ...

LONDON — The U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on several wealthy Russians with ties to the Kremlin on Friday, a move trumpeted as one of the most aggressive actions taken against Moscow by the ... "No one gets to be rich in Russia and not have a relationship of some sort with the Kremlin," Galeotti said.
Russia's third-largest state-owned bank wants to let its wealthy clients trade cryptocurrencies, an official said. Gazprombank deputy chairman Alexander Sobol said the bank may launch a pilot program this year, though it is early in the planning stages. As such, there are no firm details yet on whether ...
More than 2,000 Russians were granted entry under the scheme during a “blind faith” period before the system was tightened in 2015, experts said. The campaign group Transparency International said that there was a high risk that wealthy individuals were able to buy their way into Britain using the ...
Borisovich says London's Russian oligarchs should not be mistaken for conventional, self-made businessmen. “Their riches come from transactions with the Russian government. They either sold something for a fortune to the state of Russia or they bought something for pennies in some sort of privatisation ...
Follow the money! Wait, maybe don't follow the money! Rich Russians love sending their money to London. Many have invested in real estate there or have their money managed by the British banking system. “I'd say the bulk of Russian wealth goes through London in one way or another,” Timothy Ash, ...
Russia was given until midnight on Tuesday to explain to the U.K. government why a nerve agent — one of the "Novichok" family of deadly chemical weapons developed in Russia — was used to poison former Russian secret service agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in early March.
There are no oligarchs in Russia, or so the Kremlin said last week. Now the Russian people have spoken and their conviction is firm: 94 per cent disagree. A survey shows that respondents not only overwhelmingly believed in the existence of oligarchs but could name a few besides. Roman Abramovich ...
LONDON — For years, anticorruption campaigners have railed against Britain's openness to ill-gotten riches from overseas and the foreigners who invest them. After a nerve agent attack on British soil, and the resulting diplomatic showdown between Russia and the West, that may be starting to change.
Super-rich Russians could be stripped of their British visas as part of a Home Office review into the applications it approved over the past decade. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has ordered a retrospective investigation into past cases of "investor visas", which are open to people who stake £2m or more ...
The UK authorities are planning to look retrospectively at visas granted to wealthy foreign investors, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, responding to a question about Russians who ... The question touches upon 700 Russians who had reportedly received so-called Tier 1 visas between 2008 and 2015.
Vladislav Reznik lives in Russia but voluntarily attended the trial in Madrid because he said he wanted to prove his innocence. ... Prosecutors allege that money-laundering by Moscow gangsters in Spain started in the 1990s when wealthy Russians began buying luxury villas in the Costa del Sol and the ...

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 ...
But legal experts have speculated that Mueller, the former FBI chief who is leading the Trump/Russia probe, has continued to investigate both men. The Guardian reported in December that the FBI asked officials in Cyprus for financial information about FBME, a defunct bank used by wealthy Russians that ...
One of the world's richest men, Bill Gates, says he should pay more in taxes and urged the US authorities to require other billionaires to contribute “significantly higher” amounts. “I need to pay higher taxes. I've paid more taxes – over $10 billion – than anyone else, but the government should require the ...
The alleged gang bosses Gennady Petrov and Alexander Malyshev are still at large, believed to be in Russia. ... The money-laundering by Russian gangsters in Spain is said to have started in the 1990s, when rich Russians began buying luxury villas in the Costa del Sol and Balearic Islands. Spanish ...
PETERSBURG, Russia) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, ... It alleges that Yevgeny Prigozhin — a wealthy restaurateur dubbed “Putin's chef,” paid for the internet operation that created fictitious social media ...
Known mockingly as “Putin's cook”, Mr Prigozhin, one of 13 Russians charged in America for alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is accused of being the mastermind of a St Petersburg “troll factory” intended to poison opinion against Hillary Clinton. Russian activists and journalists have been ...
THOUSANDS of young girls and women in Russia are selling their VIRGINITY after finding rich men online who are willing to pay for a night of passion. Networks of specialist dealers and scouts actively recruit virgins and link them to wealthy businessmen, taking a slice of fees which can range between a ...
“We hold about six seminars a year promoting Cyprus across Russia,” says Antis Nathanael, head of the Cyprus Russian business association in Nicosia. “The 300 Cypriot companies in our directory have 90% of their operations in Russia and are worth around 80% of the wealth of Cyprus. We share the ...
Last week, the U.S. Treasury released a highly-anticipated list of wealthy Russians with close ties to the government of Vladimir Putin. It was intended to help policymakers decide on a new round of sanctions against Russia for both the country's meddling in the U.S. presidential election and its annexation ...
Future sanctions would mostly be on foreign governments and business entities that buy from Russia, not the Russian firms, the official said. More details were ... The list carries no penalties , but many wealthy Russians fear they could be sanctioned in the future and have their overseas assets seized.
RBK, a Russian newspaper, reported on Wednesday that the business people included on the “Putin list” had lost a combined total of $1.06bn (£750m) in the 24 hours after its publication. The biggest losses were reportedly incurred by Vagit Alekperov, the owner of Lukoil, Russia's biggest privately owned ...
26, the ex-lawyer inadvertently aided undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who posed as wealthy California developers looking to bring commercial real estate projects to Hallandale Beach. And he told them he would work with two different Russian organizations to disguise the ...
A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from a sanctioned project in Russia's Arctic has arrived in Boston Harbor, where it will be offloaded for American users. The giant tanker is carrying the first LNG exported by the Yamal facility, a $27 billion project whose majority owner is the Russian company Novatek.
Moscow (CNN) Russia said a US Treasury report that could extend sanctions against Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections is "a ... By the end of Monday, the Treasury must send Congress a list of rich Russian business figures and detail their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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 ...
As a tour guide for wealthy Chinese tourists, I have heard polar guides exclaiming, “We really don't understand why tourists want to go to the South Pole.” According to Russian “polyarniks” – the hardened “polar men” who work on Antarctic stations: “It is a nightmare to fly to the Pole, and there is nothing to ...
The Russia he actually saw was a very affluent country, but it was probably not as rich as he expected it to be. However, it was the individual freedom which impressed Mr. Lee the most. He was astounded to discover that all Russians could freely go to any place within their country without any kind of ...
The 23-year-old Nyashin from St. Petersburg had previously made known about his successes online while advising on how to become rich from cryptocurrency, according to NTV, which ran an admonitory headline “Millionaire blogger beaten and robbed for boasting.” According to Russian-language ...
But sanctions experts, Russian opposition activists, and Western lawyers and business groups have been trying to guess. Some wealthy Russians have also stepped up quiet lobbying campaigns in Washington, trying to persuade Congress or administration officials to keep them off the list, according to ...
Malta has just published a list of its newest citizens, and it's striking for the number of wealthy Russians on it. The list contains ... purchases. Rather, Russian critics argue, it amounts to a sad commentary on the confidence Russia's business elite is showing in President Vladimir Putin's economic leadership.
... common Maltese names and therefore likely to belong to naturalised citizens. From the remaining list of names looked into by MaltaToday – a relatively small sample when considering the total number of names on the list – it emerged that a majority are from Russia and other Eastern European countries.
Hearty Germanic Fare with a Russian Twist ... Five musicians assembled for the rich, polyphonic, rhythmic churning closer, Brahms's String Quintet No. 2 in G ... Heroic and flowing, the first movement announced itself as a windswept landscape, with a wonderfully played, rich cello solo from Mihail Jojatu.
Together with Fried and two other Russia experts, Andrei Illarionov and Andrei Piontkovsky, I have argued that the US should focus on people who have made their money on close connections with Russian president Vladimir Putin and other Kremlin leaders, rather than on rich Russians who have made ...
Its fictional portrayal of a family of wealthy Russians living in the UK is based on Misha Glenny's factual exploration of the global criminal underworld and its ... Mr Glenny, a former correspondent with the BBC, said the lifestyles of Russians living in London, many of whom were in enforced exile from Russia, ...
Russians, Russian emigres and people from other countries of the former Soviet Union made up a wildly disproportionate number of the buyers of units in ... laundering there's no question that a major part of Trump's business model was allowing wealthy Russians and oligarchs to get money out of Russia, ...
Some figures in Russia have become wealthy mainly through crony Kremlin ties. In 2014, following Russia's illegal seizure and annexation of Crimea and its armed assault in eastern Ukraine, America sanctioned a number of them. One is Putin childhood judo partner Arkady Rotenberg, whose firm has a ...
Both of these Russian destinations have acquired a glossy new allure, due at least in part to the “China Friendly” project launched by the government and industry in 2014. The project aims to accommodate more Chinese tourists through improved services, hotels, restaurants, tourist activities and – of ...
A wealthy Russian businessman told a High Court judge that his estranged wife could not divorce him in Britain because they had already divorced in Russia. The man, who works in the oil business, claims that the couple divorced in Russia 12 years ago but his estranged wife, who is also Russian, says ...
“The Russian rich all know each other, even if many have fallen out,” the photographer Valerie Manokhina, a former friend of the Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, told Mark Hollingsworth, the author of the book Londongrad: From Russia With Cash. “They are not especially confident in ...


 

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