The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials.
Below are the names of the most prominent businessmen targeted along with their main assets/connections and extracts from the U.S. Treasury statement.
DESIGNATED RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS
OLEG DERIPASKA, main owner of En+, co-owner of Rusal and Norilsk Nickel.
Deripaska is ranked by Forbes magazine as Russia’s 19th richest businessman with a net worth of $6.7 billion. Deripaska holds regular meetings with Putin, invested heavily in Russia’s 2014 Sochi winter Olympics, and has said his own interests are indivisible from the state’s.
En+ has a 48 percent stake in Rusal, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers. Rusal is listed in Hong Kong and counts Glencore among its shareholders.
Rusal has assets in Italy, Ireland, Sweden, as well as Nigeria, Guyana, Guinea, and a stake in Australian QAL, the world’s top alumina refinery. Over 10 percent of Rusal’s total sales go to the United States.