British Politics Live: Boris Johnson says government will continue to tighten ‘economic noose around Putin’s regime’ | Politics

Roman Abramovich holds stakes in steel giant Evraz, Norilsk Nickel and owns Chelsea FC. He sold a 73% stake in Russian oil company Sibneft to gas titan Gazprom for £9.87billion in 2005. His net worth is estimated at £9.4billion. He is one of the few oligarchs of the 1990s to retain his notoriety under Putin. None of our allies have sanctioned Abramovich yet.

Oleg Deripaska holds stakes in En+ Group, a major mining and energy company that owns UC Rusal, one of the world’s leading aluminum producers. He has a multi-million pound property portfolio in the UK. His net worth is estimated at £2 billion. The United States nominated Deripaska in 2018.

Igor Sechin is the managing director of Rosneft, a Russian state oil company and a particularly close and influential ally of Putin. Sechin has been sanctioned by the US and the EU.

Andrei Kostin is President of VTB Bank, the second largest bank in Russia. VTB Bank was designated by the UK on February 24, 2022. Kostin is a close associate of Putin and has long supported Kremlin goals through VTB Bank. His net worth is estimated at £379 million. Kostin has been sanctioned by the US and the EU.

Alexei Miller is CEO of the energy company Gazprom, making him one of the most important executives supporting the Russian government. Miller served under Putin in the 1990s when Putin was deputy mayor of St. Petersburg. Miller was sanctioned by the United States.

Nikolai Tokarev is chairman of the Russian state-owned pipeline company Transneft. He first met Putin when they were both KGB officers in Dresden, East Germany, in the 1980s. They have remained closely associated ever since. Tokarev has been sanctioned by the US and the EU.

Dmitry Lebedev is Chairman of the Board of Bank Rossiya. The UK designated Bank Rossiya, widely seen as the Kremlin’s private bank, on February 22, 2022. Lebedev was sanctioned by the US in 2016.

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