Which Country is an Oligarchy/has oligarchs?
Who is named as an Oligarch?
His list of high-profile clients has included former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, tobacco company Philip Morris and, more recently, Ukrainian energy oligarch Dymitro Firtash.
The prosecutors had been pushing investigations into the gas company for which Mr. Biden’s son Hunter worked and the oligarch who owned it.
a Ukrainian oligarch had routed about $4 million in secret payments for the report through an offshore bank account controlled by Mr. Manafort.
catered to a clientele that included oligarchs as well as members of an
emerging middle class, offering them products by global titans like
Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton as well as young local brands like Vika Gazinskaya and Viva Vox, part of a domestic fashion industry that would soon flourish.Editors’ PicksIs My Millennial Co-Worker a Narcissist, or Am I a Jealous Jerk?A Popeyes Chicken Sandwich and a Tactic to Set Off a Twitter Roar‘American Girl’ & Me“Alla was the fairy godmother of fashion in Russia,” said Masha Fedorova, editor in chief of the Russian edition of Vogue.
Look at Vladimir Putin’s Russia, a place Trump surely sees as a role model. Putin certainly coddles an inner circle of oligarchs.
The investigations proved to be a model for Latin America. They reached high, eventually ensnaring many legislators, business oligarchs and Mr. Morales himself.
He did not indicate that the law firm had been paid more than $4 million by a Ukrainian oligarch,
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It is a reminder of what soccer looked like before image-rights deals and super agents, before its clubs sold themselves off to oligarchs and hedge funds and nation states.
Alexander Abramov, an ultra-wealthy Russian oligarch and fishing aficionado
The sections which described Russia as an “ideologically bankrupt country” where “oligarchs monopolize most of a country’s wealth and power” were removed, as was the description of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin as a leader with “no global worldview.”
On Wednesday, Mr. Mueller was asked about the Trump Tower meeting, WikiLeaks and the decision by Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, to share campaign information with a Russian oligarch, and whether such episodes were becoming typical for political campaigns.
The leading pro-Russia party came in second, and the party of former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko third. (The bloc headed by Mr. Poroshenko ranked fourth.) The newbie party Holos (“Voice”), which is led by a rock star and denounces the influence of oligarchs and established elites, is projected to win 20 seats; it is thought to be a natural ally of Mr. Zelensky’s. An estimated 70 percent of members-elect are newcomers.
Mr. Zelensky vowed to put an end to all that, but he has been scrutinized himself over his connections to one of Ukraine’s most powerful oligarchs, Ihor Kolomoisky.
While Mr. Zelensky has cast himself as an alternative to the
self-interested political factions that came before him, he has faced
increased scrutiny about his connections to one of Ukraine’s most powerful oligarchs, Ihor Kolomoisky.
Foreign observers do not doubt Mr. Reirs’s sincerity, but they are skeptical that a small, relatively poor country like Latvia can win a battle that essentially pits it against Russian oligarchs and organized crime figures who have been known to meddle in local politics
Even in the early 21st century, a growing number of people realized that America was becoming an oligarchy, with a hugely disproportionate share of income, wealth and power held by a small number of people.
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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson
These days the most outspoken apostles of the old space mysticism are the rocket oligarchs, all of whom hope to make a fortune from it: Elon Musk, of SpaceX, the engineer who has built rockets that return and land tail-first; Jeff Bezos, of Blue Origin, the founder of Amazon; and Richard Branson, known for his various Virgin businesses and his adventures as a long-distance balloonist and sailor.
Putin closed down independent TV stations, made regional governors his direct appointees and seized banks and industries, imprisoning their oligarch owners or driving them into exile. He embraced the Russian Orthodox Church as a power base, encouraging the traditionalists’ vision of Russia as a “holy nation” whose destiny owed nothing to liberal democracy
merican strategic adversaries on the list, including Russia and China, reveal some other relationships — like M.I.T.’s partnership with a technology incubator outside Moscow. Its president is the billionaire oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who was also an M.I.T. trustee until the Treasury Department put him on a sanctions list.
The American investor Andrew Intrater had his fortune frozen because of ties to a Russian oligarch implicated in the special counsel investigation
But for years it has been firmly in the control of Mr. Ivanishvili, an introverted, yoga-practicing oligarch who was born in poverty in Georgia and who, critics say, is now primarily interested in enhancing his considerable fortune.The lawsuit follows a contentious decision by the Trump administration to lift sanctions against some businesses of another Russian oligarch, Oleg V. Deripaska.....The lawsuit follows a contentious
decision by the Trump administration to lift sanctions against some
businesses of another Russian oligarch, Oleg V. Deripaska.
|Russia||Viktor Vekselberg, Oleg Deripaska.|
What had changed? For starters, the United States sanctions against Russia had swept up businesses with links to Russian oligarchs. Mr. Intrater and his firm are American and not directly subject to the penalties, but his cousin and biggest investor is the oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who was hit with sanctions in April last year...The lawsuit follows a contentious decision by the Trump administration
to lift sanctions against some businesses of another Russian oligarch,
Oleg V. Deripaska.....The lawsuit follows a contentious
decision by the Trump administration to lift sanctions against some
businesses of another Russian oligarch, Oleg V. Deripaska.
Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, responded on Twitter, saying: “I strongly disagree with President Putin that liberalism is obsolete. What I find really obsolete are authoritarianism, personality cults and the rule of oligarchs.”
It fell to other leaders gathered in Osaka to volunteer the rebuttal to
Mr. Putin’s worldview that Mr. Trump did not. “What I find really
obsolete are: authoritarianism, personality cults, the rule of
oligarchs,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council. “Even if sometimes they may seem effective.”......Following the interview, however, the
Kremlin pulled back Mr. Putin’s rejection of liberalism, saying he was
“still very close to the ideas of liberalism.”“We
agree completely that authoritarianism and the rule of oligarchs are
obsolete,” Dmitri S. Peskov, his spokesman, told reporters.
|Ukraine, Russia||Pavel Fuks|
A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump’s inauguration
filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he
paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event.The developer, Pavel Fuks, who once discussed a Moscow real estate project
with Mr. Trump, said in the lawsuit, filed in the United States
District Court for the Central District of California, that he had paid
the money to a firm at the direction of Yuri Vanetik, a prominent
Republican fund-raiser and sometime lobbyist....And a Washington lobbyist, in a guilty plea for violating foreign
lobbying laws, admitted to helping a Russia-aligned Ukrainian oligarch illegally purchase four tickets to Mr. Trump’s inauguration.
True, those public jobs pay very low wages, and Orban has also practiced crony capitalism on a grand scale, enriching a new class of oligarchs.
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Instead of a Marxist, Sanders likes to frame himself as a New Dealer — an heir to the party of Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt, Sanders said
last week, “led a transformation of the American government and the
American economy” and was “reviled by the oligarchs of his time,” who
attacked his New Deal programs as “socialism.”
But Ms. Sandu refused to back down,
arguing that the Constitutional Court, like much of Moldova’s judiciary,
was acting under the influence of Vladimir Plahotniuc, a powerful oligarch who leads Mr. Filip’s Democratic party.
“The government and the oligarchs around the government officials, are always looking for new resources and, in this business, they found one,” said Mr. Demszky, the former mayor.
The chaos has been compounded by the Constitutional Court, staffed in part by longtime associates of the Democratic Party leader, the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc.
|Ukraine, Russia||Oleg Deripaska|
While managing the campaign, Mr. Manafort told Mr. Gates to share
“internal polling data” private to the campaign with Mr. Kilimnik, so he
could share it with Ukrainian oligarchs and a Russian oligarch. ...Mr. Gates likewise told the special counsel that Mr. Manafort believed
sharing the polling data with Mr. Kilimnik, who passed it to a Russian
oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, would help resolve a financial dispute between
Mr. Manafort and the Russian oligarch. The report also states that Mr.
Manafort hoped his campaign work would help him recover money he was
owed by the other oligarchs.
None, but insinuates a named Azerbaijani banker is an oligarch
The wife of an Azerbaijani banker dropped
30,000 pounds on chocolate in one purchase, amassed £3.5 million of
designer French jewelry, and spent more than £150,000 on perfume.And that was just at one store.The
extravagant spending by the woman, Zamira Hajiyeva, at the luxury
British department store Harrods — which amounted to around £16 million
pounds, or more than $20 million, over a decade — and other purchases
made by her and her husband, Jahangir Hajiyev, raised one big question:
Where did all that money come from?....“London has long been the playground of the world’s corrupt kleptocrats
and oligarchs,” Duncan Hames, the director of policy at Transparency
International U.K., a nonprofit organization, said in a statement on
Wednesday.....They are also proceeding with caution, Ms. Bradshaw said, so as not be seen as targeting one specific group.“For
example, if they were to apply for unexplained wealth orders only
against Russian nationals then they might run into difficulties,” she
Trump hates to hear warnings about Russia, since they do sort of suggest that he truly lost the election. (Even as it was, all the Russian oligarchs and intelligence chiefs in the world weren’t effective enough to win him the popular vote.)
• Austria’s governing coalition of conservatives and the far-right Freedom Party has dramatically collapsed, after a video emerged showing the far-right party’s leader discussing an exchange of favors with a woman claiming to be a Russian oligarch’s niece.
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Varon’s main theme, offered in clear, straightforward prose, is that,
contrary to what many have maintained, the Union tended to see the war
as one of liberation — a mission of freeing a broad mass of poor deluded
whites (and, for some, enslaved blacks) from the thrall of a tiny elite of oligarchical slaveholders.
the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who had made his fortune in oil, aluminum and steel, bought Chelsea; in 2007
he was on a secretly filmed video making all sorts of shady offers to a woman posing as the relative of a Russian oligarch.
a woman claiming to be a Russian oligarch’s niece.
The fresh turmoil came as the governing
coalition collapsed this weekend, when a video was made public that
appeared to show the vice chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache of the
Freedom Party, promising government contracts to the niece of a Russian
oligarch close to President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Strache quit on Saturday.
The fresh turmoil came after the
governing coalition collapsed this weekend, when a video was made public
appearing to show the vice chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache of the
Freedom Party, promising government contracts to the niece of a Russian
oligarch close to President Vladimir V. Putin. Mr. Strache quit on Saturday.
In the leaked video, Mr. Strache is seen drinking champagne and eating sushi at a villa in Ibiza, Spain, where he was meeting with a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch with 250 million euros to burn.
The German newsmagazine Der Spiegel and the newspaper Süddeutsche
Zeitung released a video on Friday that depicted a conversation between a woman who said she was the niece of a Russian oligarch and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.
The country’s president called for snap elections in September after the government collapsed over a secretly filmed video showing the far-right vice chancellor promising government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
It showed Mr. Strache promising infrastructure contracts to a woman who claimed to be the niece of a Russian oligarch in return for support for his Freedom Party and her offer to invest 250 million euros, around $280 million, in Austria.
They included Mr. Strache; a woman who said she was the niece of a Russian oligarch; an interpreter; another Freedom Party official, Johann Gudenus, who seems to have set up the meeting; and Mr. Gudenus’s wife, Tajana.
The video showed Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the
far-right Freedom Party promising government contracts to a woman
claiming to be a prospective investor and niece of a Russian oligarch
close to President Vladimir V. Putin.
Ukraine: The return of an oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky, who owned a TV station that aired a show featuring the new president as an actor raised fears that he may now ask for favors.
Russia- 28, Ukraine- 7, Moldova- 2, Hungary- 2, Georgia, Guatemala, Azerbaijan, United States- 1,
Two other Russian companies and 13 Russians, including an oligarch named Yevgeny Prigozhin, are also charged in the case but have not appeared in US courts to enter their pleas.
Cohen's bank transactions became public last May when Avenatti posted a memo online outlining numerous payments to Cohen from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T, which owns CNN, and others.
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Trump has utilized sanctions frequently, but he came under some pressure after the Treasury Department removed sanctions from three Russian firms with ties to Oleg Deripaska, the oligarch who featured most prominently in the Mueller probe. Sanctions on Deripaska himself remain intact.
For Warner, Trump is likely referring to his lengthy text message exchange in 2017 with Adam Waldman, a lobbyist who was connected to both Christopher Steele, author of the infamous dossier, and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
The recording showed then-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache -- of the coalition partner the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) -- appearing to offer state contracts to a woman falsely claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Heinz-Christian Strache, of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)
-- appearing to offer state contracts to a woman falsely claiming to be
the niece of a Russian oligarch.
A secretly-filmed video emerged recently of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache -- of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) -- appearing to offer state contracts to a woman falsely claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Columbus Nova is an American company linked to Viktor Vekselberg, a prominent Russian oligarch
Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) -- appearing to offer state contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Strache's resignation followed the publication of an undercover video that appears to show him offering government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch.
Heinz-Christian Strache appeared at a news conference Saturday where he denied doing "anything against the law."Vienna, Austria (CNN)Austrian
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for snap elections after Vice
Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the far-right Freedom Party
(FPÖ) resigned over allegations of corruption.Germany's
Der Spiegel news magazine and Süddeutsche Zeitung daily newspaper
published video Friday of Strache appearing to offer government
contracts to a woman who claimed to be a Russian investor and niece of
The video of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, of the far-right
Freedom Party, appearing to promise government contracts to a purported
niece of a leading Russian oligarch was the last straw
The snap election decision was
sparked by the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache
on Saturday, after a video surfaced showing him appearing to offer
government contracts to a woman who claimed to be a Russian investor and
niece of an oligarch.
Partially helped by Pinedo's fake bank accounts, and with millions of dollars of funding from a Russian oligarch
What the Mueller report said: “Manafort instructed Rick
Gates, his deputy on the Campaign and a longtime employee, to provide
Kilimnik with updates on the Trump Campaign -- including internal
polling data, although Manafort claims not to recall that specific
instruction. Manafort expected Kilimnik to share that information with
others in Ukraine and with (Russian oligarch Oleg) Deripaska. Gates
periodically sent such polling data to Kilimnik during the campaign.”
But the strategy here was offered not by
the Russian government, but by a sort of foreign-policy entrepreneur: a
Russian company tied to an oligarch favored by the Kremlin, Yevgeny
The author of this strategy
was not the Sudanese government. According to documents seen by CNN, it
was drawn up by a Russian company tied to an oligarch favored by the
Kremlin: Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Zelensky's opponent, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, was painting the 41-year-old self-made entertainment businessman as weak on Russia, inexperienced, and as a puppet of the billionaire oligarch who owns the TV channel that airs Zelensky's show.
Patten also admitted to using a straw purchaser to provide Trump inaugural tickets to Kilimnik and a Ukrainian oligarch, and he helped the Justice Department following his plea.
Crowley subsequently worked for a Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk, according to a registration notice filed with the Justice Department's foreign agent registration office in March 2017.
The investment comes after the US Treasury Department in January lifted sanctions on Rusal, En+ Group and another firm with links to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
As part of his plea deal, Patten admitted to seeking tickets to Trump's
inauguration on behalf of a Ukrainian oligarch, according to court
documents, and ultimately paid $50,000 for four tickets.
Craig said in his video statement that
the third party was Victor Pinchuk, a Ukranian oligarch whom Craig
described as "pro-Western." Pinchuk did not immediately respond to a CNN
request for comment.
Waters separately pressed Mnuchin on his recent decision to lift sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
For his part, Patten asked for probation
instead of prison. His lawyers said he never intended to cover up
anything related to Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. When he
pleaded guilty, Patten admitted that he illegally funneled money from a
Russia-friendly oligarch to Trump's inauguration fund, and that he lied
about it to a congressional committee...Patten's foreign client was the Opposition Bloc, a Ukrainian political
party that favors close ties with Russia. The party was formed by allies
of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after he fled the country amid
unrest in 2014.
The law firm Alston & Bird, which has previously worked for a
Russian oligarch and a contractor of the Russian government, is
representing the corporation.
More broadly, in January, 11 Republican members of Congress joined their
Democratic colleagues to keep sanctions against a Russian oligarch with
ties to Vladimir Putin in place, offering a glimpse of bipartisan
national security consensus.
case, for illegal foreign lobbying that led to getting Kilimnik and a
Ukrainian oligarch tickets to the Trump inaugural, is related to
Manafort’s — though it’s never been primarily prosecuted by Mueller and
has always been handled by the DC US attorney’s office.
|Russia, Ukraine||Yevgeny Prigozhin|
The two had connections to Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs, ...One of those Russians directing the operation, Mueller alleged, was a
catering executive and businessman named Yevgeny Prigozhin, an oligarch
so close to Putin he's often described as "Putin's chef."
Vekselberg is an oligarch -- with ties
to Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who is under US sanctions
regarding election interference.
Viktor Vekselberg is an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, w
The Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who at one time had financial ties
to Paul Manafort, is suing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
The new dynamic pits Axe against his former protégé Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon), in a high-stakes chess match that has seen Taylor enter into an alliance with a ruthless Russian oligarch, toothily played by John Malkovich.
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On his demand that lawyers avoid using the term "oligarchs" to describe Manafort's patrons in Ukraine: "Well, Mr. (George) Soros would then be an oligarch by that definition and so would Mr. (Charles) Koch. I picked two people on both sides of the spectrum. But we wouldn't call them oligarchs. So I would suggest to you that you avoid the term."
But his spending sprees also led him to take a $10 million loan from a Russian oligarch close to President Vladimir Putin, a connection that has raised suspicions that he might have been compromised by Moscow.
Years later, Geovanis worked for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, whose ties to Trump's 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort have also been of interest to investigators.
Cohen created, and detailed "numerous suspicious payments" from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T -- which owns CNN -- and others
Or was he simply operating independently, seeking to curry favor with key Eastern European figures to mitigate his own plight and financial exposure, given his millions of dollars in debt owed to Oleg Deripaska, a Russia oligarch?
The US Treasury report, published shortly before a midnight deadline, listed every senior member of the political administration at the Kremlin, and every Russian oligarch with a net worth of $1 billion or more.
The bank transactions of Cohen became public last May when lawyer Michael Avenatti posted a memo online outlining numerous payments to Cohen from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T, which owns CNN, and others.
|Russia||Oleg Deripaska, Roman Abramovich|
96 oligarchs with a net worth of $1 billion or more, including the aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and the media and tech magnate Alisher Usmanov.The Treasury said the list was "based on objective criteria drawn from publicly available sources." The oligarchs' names matched exactly a list of 96 Russian billionaires compiled by Forbes magazine last year.
Russia is using mercenaries and arms sales to gain access to Africa's natural resources, the top general overseeing US military operations in Africa said Thursday."By employing oligarch-funded, quasi-mercenary military advisors, particularly in countries where leaders seek unchallenged autocratic rule, Russian interests gain access to natural resources on favorable terms," Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of US Africa Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee in prepared written testimony.
House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters says her committee is in talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to bring him in to testify on the lifting of Russia sanctions on companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.