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Russian media tycoon caught in $400M marital property split – reports

The owner and chief editor of one of the Russia’s leading tabloids has been taken to court by his wife who seeks division of assets, including shares in media companies, worth at least 27 billion roubles. On Thursday, the Presnensky District Court in Moscow will have the first closed hearings into the property division between Pavel Gusev, chief editor of ...

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Russian tycoon wins compensation from model and sex coach over ‘disclosure of private life’

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has won 1 million roubles in compensation from two people who disclosed details of his private life by describing a yacht trip with a former senior government official. On Monday a court in Russia’s Krasnodar Region ordered Anastasiya Vashukevich and Aleksandr Kirillov to pay Deripaska 500,000 roubles (just under $ 8,000) each as compensation for damages ...

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Tycoon who pushed Magnitsky Act warns EU minister of ‘career ruining’ opposition to Russia-bashing

Bill Browder, the financier convicted of tax fraud in Russia and the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, has taken aim at the Dutch foreign minister, warning him that opposing sanctions against Russia is dangerous. Foreign Minister Stef Blok should take note of what happened to his Canadian colleague, Stephane Dion, after he opposed the hard line on Russia, Browder ...

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Moscow court arrests billionaire tycoon Magomedov on suspicion of embezzling $44mn

Russian billionaire businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov, a co-owner of the Summa investment group, was arrested on Saturday on charges of misappropriating millions in state funds designed for infrastructure and energy projects. Magomedov was arrested in Moscow together with his brother and Summa co-owner, Magomed Magomedov, and the head of one of the companies involved in Summa, Artur Maksidov. The businessmen brothers ...

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Close associate of late runaway Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in London

A Russian businessman and an associate of the one-time billionaire Boris Berezovsky, Nikolay Glushkov, has died in London. Police treated his death as “unexplained” but said it was not linked to the ex-double agent poisoning case. Glushkov died in his home in London, the Russian Vedomosti newspaper board member, Damian Kudryavtsev, told the Russian Govorit Moskva radio station, citing some ...

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Russian tycoon Deripaska threatens lawsuit over rumors of corrupt ties to top official

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has dismissed “false accusations” and is ready to take the issue to court after a video of his alleged meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister on a luxury yacht sparked corruption allegations. The controversy erupted after footage emerged online, allegedly showing the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko vacationing with Russian aluminum tycoon Deripaska on his ...

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FBI releases heavily-redacted docs on death of Russian media tycoon Lesin in DC

The FBI has commented on the mysterious 2015 death of Russian media tycoon Mikhail Lesin in Washington, DC. The Bureau has chosen to release documents pertaining to the incident in heavily redacted form. The investigation’s reports – dated between November 2015, when the 57-year-old Lesin died, and October 2016, when the case was officially closed – were released on Saturday. ...

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‘Get lost please’: Moment Russian tycoon brushes off CNN reporter caught on camera

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 12:42 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 12:48 Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s encounter with a CNN reporter, who kept asking him about alleged ties with Paul Manafort , ended with the tycoon giving him a steely look and telling him to “get lost.” CNN’s Matthew Chance spotted Deripaska during the APEC summit in Vietnam and immediately ...

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Tycoon George Soros transfers $18bn to his Open Society Foundations

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 11:00 Billionaire investor George Soros has given away nearly $ 18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, transforming it into the “second largest” charity in the US after the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation. On Tuesday, the 87-year-old tycoon moved the hefty sum from his personal funds into his non-profit group, the Wall Street Journal ...

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Real estate tycoon went from dishwasher to ‘worst landlords’ list

The rags-to-riches developer who owns Alma Realty was once a penniless Greek immigrant who now controls a massive real estate portfolio — and donates to Mayor de Blasio. Efstathios (Steve) Valiotis, 70, came to Queens more than 40 years ago and started working as a dishwasher. He now owns and manages more than 120 buildings and 6,000 apartments in New ...

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