Alisher Usmanov, Russia’s richest person, moved control of most of his $20 billion fortune last year to a holding company based in the British Virgin Islands, a collection of more than 60 isles 5,600 miles away from Moscow.
OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, plans to start a depositary receipt program in London and New York this year to attract foreign investors and prepare for a possible share sale, according to the carrier’s head.
When Paul Heth showed up in Moscow after the Soviet Union disbanded, the former U.S. soldier had nothing more than $600 and a love of movies. Now he’s taking on some of Russia’s wealthiest men in a race for box office riches.
Boris Berezovsky was often portrayed as a ruthless mathematician who stayed several chess moves ahead of his opponents. He dutifully acted the part, saying famously in a 1997 interview, “I have never built an unreliable system.”
Arkady Rotenberg, the boyhood friend and former judo partner of black-belt President Vladimir Putin, already is collecting his winnings from what promises to be the most expensive Winter Olympics ever next year.
Boris Berezovsky, one of the earliest and best-known Russian oligarchs, who accumulated vast wealth and influence in post-communist Russia that he struggled in later years to retain, was found dead today at his home in Surrey, England. He was 67.
Boris Berezovsky, one of the first and best-known Russian oligarchs, who accumulated vast wealth and influence in post-communist Russia that he struggled in later years to retain, was found dead yesterday at his U.K. home. He was 67.