RUSSIA’S multi-millionaire tycoons could afford themselves a sly grin as they sank into their leather armchairs during a break at the Russian Economic Forum in London earlier this year.
In a short time,the “magnificent seven” businessmen – the original oligarchs – had accumulated almost half the wealth in Russia. Their names were Boris Berezovsky, Mikhail Friedman, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Potanin, Vladimir Gusinsky, Alexander Smolensky and Vladimir Vinogradov.
From this larger list there were 7 Oligarchs known for their financial AND Political Power and connections SIX OUT OF SEVEN (THE SEVENTH COULD BE A CRYPTO) ARE JEWISH ———————–THE “MAGNIFICENT” SEVEN ———————
LATE BORIS BEREZOVSKY JEWISH
Boris Abramovich Berezovsky was born in 1946, in Moscow, to Abram Markovich Berezovsky , a Jewish civil engineer and, Anna Aleksandrovna Gelman (22 November 1923 – 3 September 2013).He studied applied mathematics, receiving his doctorate in 1983.After graduating from the Moscow Forestry Engineering Institute in 1968, Berezovsky worked as an engineer, from 1969 till 1987 serving as assistant research officer, research officer and finally the head of a department in the Institute of Control Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
His business strategy was simple He simply milked the Public Sector companies till they bled dry (by bribing and threatening the management) He did this with AvtoVAZ monopoly carmakers of the famous or infamous Lada He also did it with Aeroflot The goods and services the carmaker and airline required were all funneled through Berezovskys companies In short the kosher rat took a monopoly and became the monopoly backend producer/servicer and also the front end agency for selling the produced goods(Lada cars) and services (Flying in or to Russia) Since the loss was subsidised by the state all had a good time He set up holding /trading company
In 1996 and 1997, Sibneft was privatised through a series of loans-for-shares auctions. Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky acquired the company for US$100 million, after bidding through several front companies that had been set up for this specific purpose.Initially controlled by Berezovsky, Sibneft later came under the control of Abramovich.In 2011 Berezovsky brought a civil case against Abramovich in the High Court of Justice in London, accusing Abramovich of blackmail and breach of contract seeking over £3 billion in damages.This became the largest civil court case in British legal history. The court dismissed the lawsuit,
He was at the height of his power in the later Yeltsin years, when he was deputy secretary of Russia’s security council, and a member of the Yeltsin inner circle.Berezovsky helped fund Unity –the political party, which formed Vladimir Putin‘s parliamentary base
Berezovsky clashed with the new president soon after his election in 2000 and was a vocal critic for the remainder of his life. In late 2000, moved to the UK, which granted him political asylum in 2003. In Russia he was later convicted in absentia of fraud and embezzlement . Russia repeatedly failed to obtain the extradition of Berezovsky from Britain, which became a major point of diplomatic tension between the two countries. Berezovsky was found dead at his home, in Berkshire, on 23 March 2013.
VLADIMIR GUSINSKY JEWISH Most Bank,
In his twenties during the 1970s Vladimir Gusinsky started his business career as a cab driver,one without official sanction and thus called a gypsy-cap. He also engaged in black market trading. But by the 1980’s he developed some close ties in the Communist Party These included ties with the Mayor of Moscow Luzkhov
In 1989 or shortly thereafter Gusinsky created a bank called Most Bank,from the Russian work for bridge.NO ONE KNOWS WHO HELPED A TAXI DRIVER FUND A BANK(ROTHSCHILDS?) As result of the connection with Luzhkov,Gusinsky’s Most Bank was a very important institution in the Moscow economy and one of the biggest conglomerates in Russia. To protect his interest Gusinsky created a security division employing about 1000 people, many of them formerly employed by the KBG.Once Gusinsky had created the basis for his financial success he began to create a media empire. He created Media-Most holding company that included Most Bank, the NTVchannel, the newspaper Segodnya and magazines.
On 13 June 2000, Gusinsky was arrested in Russia on charges of stealing property , but three days later was released on bail. The case was halted and Gusinsky flew to Spain. An international arrest warrant was issued through Interpol, and on 12 December 2000 Gusinsky was arrested in Spain. However on April 2001 the Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon declined to extradite Gusinsky to Russia. Later, Gusinsky was stripped of his Russian citizenship.On 23 August 2003, Gusinsky travelled from Israel to Athens, where he was arrested under a Greek-Russian treaty for fraud amounting to millions in damages. Intense pressure from American leaders(mainly from US ambassador in Athens Tomas Miller),Israeli officials and the European Jewish Congress on the Greek government led to Gusinsky’s release within five days.
Gusinsky and fellow Jewish Russian businessmen Konstantin Kagalovsky launched on 17 March 2008 a Ukrainian TV station TVi. They split due to a business dispute and Kagalovsky controls and continues to fund TVi on his own.According to the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, Gusinsky was a very close friend of US Congressman Tom Lantos.(Jew)
MIKHAIL FRIDMAN JEWISH Alfa-Bank
Mikhail Friedman came from the western Ukranian city of Lvov, a formerly Polish city acquired by Soviet troops in the partition of Poland by Stalin and Hitler in 1939. Mikhail Friedman came from a Jewish family, He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in 1989.He begun his career as a ticket blackmarketer and then like the great Jews went on to bigger white collar crimes He turned the haphazard ticket black market into a proper business He not only acquired valuable business experience but he made business partners that joined with him in forming the Alfa Group, a conglomerate dealing in oil, finance, and industrial goods trading. He also learned to payoff the political establishment to get the things he wanted.
Along with German Khan, Alexei Kuzmichov (both fellow students of the Moscow institute of Steel and Alloys )and several other partners (Rothschilds?), Fridman founded the Alfa Group Consortium, an investment group which today controls
Alfa-Bank (opened in 1991), Alfa Capital Management, Rosvodokanal Group, AlfaStrakhovanie Group and A1 Group. Alfa Group’s portfolio includes stakes in oil and gas company TNK-BP, retailer X5 Retail Group, and several telecom companies: VimpelCom Ltd. and Turkcell. In 2013, Forbes assessed his wealth as $16.5 billion, making him the 2nd richest person in Russia.
MIKHAIL KOHRDOVSKY (HALF JEWISH) Bank Menatep
Khodorkovsky was born in Moscow, where he grew up in an ordinary Soviet family.His father is Jewish and his mother is Russian Orthodox. His childhood dream was to become a Factory Director The young Khodorkovsky was good student He became deputy head of Komsomol (the Communist Youth League) at his university, the Mendeleev Moscow Institute of Chemistry and Technology, where he graduated in chemical engineering in 1986. The .Despite his careful planning his foray into the Communist party wasnt too successful He would attribute it to his Jewish roots .
After perestroika started, Khodorkovsky used the help of some powerful people to start his business activities under the cover of Komsomol. Friendship with another Komsomol leader,Alexey Golubovich, helped him greatly His enterprise was named the Center for the Scientific-Technical Creativity of Young People, which was soon abbreviated to Menatep. .It first existed as a cooperative, the only officially sanctioned form of private enterprise, but later became a bank.Bank Menatep in 1989.
As one of Russia’s first privately owned banks, Menatep expanded quickly, by using most of the deposits raised to finance Khodorkovsky’s successful import-export operations. He was appointed as an economic adviser to the prime minister of the Russian Federation in 1990, in the days before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This was a prestigious position and one that gave him a web of relationships with government functionaries who could be called upon when Menatep needed bureaucratic approvals.
In 1995, Menatep acquired a major Russian oil producer, Yukos, which had debts exceeding $3.5 billion, for $300 million.The Yukos sale was without doubt his and maybe the “Privatisations”biggest bargain Immediately in true Jewish fashion Khodorkovsky got busy massive asset stripping of Yukos subsidiaries. and sought to transfer the shares of oil-producing companies to unknown offshore entities (ROTHSHCILD OWNED?? )”From 1997 to 1998, Yukos made the oil production companies it controls part with assets having a book value of some $3.5 billion,” the U.S. White House official wrote.
In April 2003, Khodorkovsky announced that Yukos would merge with Sibneft, creating an oil company with reserves equal to those of Western petroleum multinationals. Sibneft was created in 1995 by the transfer of state owned shares in Publicly held Russian Oil companies .In 1996 and 1997, Sibneft was privatised through a series of loans-for-shares auctions. Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky acquired the company for US$100 million In Oct 2003 Khodorovsky was finally arrested
IN 2003 KHODORKOVSKY’S SHARES IN YUKOS PASSED TO JACOB ROTHSCHILD UNDER A DEAL THEY CONCLUDED PRIOR TO KHODORKOVSKY’S ARREST.
VLADIMIR POTANIN (GENTILE OR CRYPTO ) Norilsk Nickel.
Vladimir Olegovich Potanin Born(1961) is a Russian billionaire entrepreneur and oligarch. He acquired his wealth notably through the controversial loans-for-shares program in Russia. His net assets are estimated at 17 billion dollars His long-term business partner was Mikhail Prokhorov until they decided to split in 2008. Subsequently, they put their mutual assets in a holding company, Folletina Trading, until their asset division was agreed upon.
Vlaminr Potanin came from a family high in the Soviet Communist hierarchy.His father belonged to the Communist Party Central Committee and served in the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Vladimir Potanin after his university training also joined the Ministry of Foreign Trade. About 1989 he and associates in the Ministry of Foreign Trade established a trading company and with support from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and elsewhere in the Communist hierarchy the trading firm succeeded. His story seems related to thechanneling of Communist Party funds into businesses. Since December 2001 he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (NYC Kosher ).(Has a whiff of crypto )
Potanin’s Interros owns 30% and controls Russian Nickel giant Norilsk Nickel.The key shareholders are Vladimir Potanin‘s Interros and Oleg Deripaska‘s Rusal: each reportedly owns over 25% of shares. In December 2010, Norilsk offered to buy out Rusal’s share for US$12 billion, but the offer was declined.
ALEXANDER SMOLENSKY (JEW) Bank Stolichny
Alexander Pavlovich Smolensky (born July 6, 1954) was the founder and president of one of the largest private banks in Russia – Bank Stolichny (later known as SBS/AGRO) which collapsed in the 1998 Russian financial crisis wiping out its investors’ savings.His mother came from an Austrian Jewish family
Smolensky began his business activities on the black market of the so-called “shadow economy”. For these activities he was arrested by the KGB in 1981 and charged with economic crimes. Subsequently he was sentenced to two years of hard labour although he only served one day.
Following the promulgation of the Law on Cooperatives Smolensky’s administrative superiors ordered him to form a cooperative. Smolensky was at first reluctant. But Smolensky did register a cooperative named Moscow-3.Smolensky then realized that the Law on Cooperative permitted the creation of banks as cooperatives. Smolensky then created his Stolichny Bank. SO WHO LENT A SMALL SHIFTY EX CON THE HARD CURENCY TO START A BANK IN 1990 ?
LATE VLADIMIR VINOGRADOV JEWISH Inkombank
Vladimir Viktorovich Vinogradov (19 September 1955, Ufa — 29 June 2008, Moscow) was the owner and president of Inkombank , one of the largest banks in 90s’ Russia. Considered one of Russia′s oligarchs, he was ranked 12th in the list of the top 20 richest Russians in 1996. His bank underwent bankruptcy following the 1998 Russian financial crisis.
Vladimir Viktorovich Vinogradov was born in 1955 in Ufa, Bashkiria. He lost his father when he was a child, and grew up in modest circumstances. He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. From 1979 until 1985 he worked at the Atommash factory in Volgodonsk as a construction engineer. He took a leading role in the Komsomol, the Communist Youth organisation, and was given the opportunityto continue his studies at the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, becoming the Soviet industrial bank Promstroibank’s chief economist in 1988.
In summer 1998, during the Russian financial crisis, when the government defaulted, the bank suffered huge losses, and was granted $100 million in credit by the Russian Central Bank, but only survived temporarily.Vinogradov resigned, and two days later, on 29 October 1998, the Russian Central Bank revoked the bank′s licence, The bank was declared bankrupt on 1 February 2000. There were accusations that the management had illegally transferred funds from the bank to subsidiaries outside of Russia. Inkombank used US accounts for money laundering
According to CBS Money Watch, Vinogradov HAD SOME IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS, SUCH AS LONDON′S ROTHSCHILD BANK,and US consulting firm McKinsey, which had devised a business plan for him. Inkombank also had an industrial portfolio that included a minority stake in jet-fighter maker Sukhoi and control of aluminum fabricator Samara Metallurgical. Inkombank was accused of having been infiltrated by Russian organized crime figures tied to Semion Mogilevich (Jew in case you were wondering) in 1994.
He died of a stroke after a long illness in Moscow on June 29, 2008, aged 52.