USA dispossessed Russian oligarchs

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Viktor Vekselberg and Oleg Deripaska Photo: Alexander Miridonov / Kommersant

American authorities put in priority complexity of the movement of Russian money in the world, by means of additional pressure on the most popular financial hubs — we are talking about the UK, Latvia and Cyprus. With pressure on the authorities of these countries, the US has managed to reduce the status of Russian businessmen Viktor Vekselberg and Oleg Deripaska to billions of dollars. It is reported by RBC with reference to the report of the U.S. Treasury.

According to American authorities, who themselves refer to the message “reliable media” as Viktor Vekselberg from the moment of inclusion in the sanctions list was reduced to three billion $ 16.4 billion to $ 13.5 billion. As examples of the negative for the Russian Ministry of Finance resulted in a reduced share of the Swiss group Sulzer and Italian Octo Telematics.

As told Deputy Minister of Finance of USA Sigal Mandelker, as Oleg Deripaska over the same period dropped a total of two times. “The impact of our decisions on sanctions dated April 6, are immediately apparent. According to public estimates, the combined wealth of the 27 richest men in Russia fell by $ 16 billion per day”, — quotes its words Agency “Interfax”.

Cyprus, according to the American Ministry of Finance remains a jurisdiction which the US government remains dissatisfied — through it is too much Russian money. After the imposition of sanctions against the Russians, the Cypriot authorities even issued a special circular, which explains how to eliminate the risks of illicit financial flows.

Sanctions against the Russian businessmen were introduced on 6 April. Then the list includes 24 Russian individuals and 14 legal entities. Restrictions are imposed in the framework of the law on counteraction to opponents of the United States (CAATSA), which means that under them are not the only players in the list, but all of their partners, counterparties and other persons acting on their behalf.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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