Russia's richest man owns 12.5 percent of TNK-BP, a Russian oil venture he controls with BP and four Russian billionaires, through his closely held company, Renova Group. He also owns a stake in Energoprom Group, a construction, utility and industrial materials venture, as well as shares in United Co. Rusal and Swiss companies Sulzer and Oerlikon.
Viktor Vekselberg, Russia’s fourth richest man, will give a three-room apartment to the country’s Olympic pair-skating champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, billionaire’s Renova Co. said today in an e-mail.
Billionaires Leonard Blavatnik and Viktor Vekselberg were sued by a Russian businessman and lawmaker who claims he’s owed more than $2 billion from the sale of his country’s third-largest oil and gas producer.
United Co. Rusal slid the most in a week in Moscow after Victor Vekselberg resigned as chairman of the world’s largest aluminum producer, saying the company controlled by billionaire Oleg Deripaska is facing a “deep crisis.”
OAO Rosneftegaz, a Russian state-run holding of which President Vladimir Putin’s ally Igor Sechin is chairman, may buy power assets from billionaire Victor Vekselberg’s ZAO Integrated Energy Systems, Vedomosti reported, citing industry officials it didn’t identify.
Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg will name Conor Lenihan, former Irish science minister, as a senior adviser for his Renova Group investment company, according to two people with knowledge of the move.
OAO Gazprom and Russian billionaire Victor Vekselberg scrapped the plan to merge their power assets after failing to agree on price, Vedomosti reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.