Russia should set aside “false patriotism” and lure foreign specialists as it seeks to set up a high-technology center outside Moscow, said Vladislav Surkov, who’s advised the current and previous Russian presidents.
U.S. President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on seven senior Russian officials and four Crimeans and Ukrainians deemed responsible for the move to annex the Black Sea peninsula, selecting figures close to President Vladimir Putin or involved in crafting the Kremlin’s policy on Ukraine. The EU imposed sanctions on 21 Ukrainian and Russian individuals.
Ziyavudin Magomedov became a billionaire with the help of state contracts during the ascent of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, whose deputy was the businessman’s college friend. Now Medvedev is down, Vladimir Putin is up, and Magomedov’s fortunes are waning.
Sergei Guriev, an associate of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, has fled Russia to avoid possible prosecution in a criminal case, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
The European Union added 15 people to its list of those sanctioned to protest Russia’s actions in Ukraine, a day after the U.S. imposed sanctions on seven Russian executives and officials and 17 companies controlled by four of President Vladimir Putin’s allies.