The US imposed sanctions on Alexei Kudrin

The US has extended sanctions against Russia, including 17 people on the list, including Yandex Corporate Development Advisor, Alexey Kudrin, Former Head of the Accounts Chamber, reported Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the State Treasury.

State officials were also subject to restrictions: First Deputy Minister of Economic Development Ilya Torosov, Secretary of State of the same department Alexei Chersontsev, First Deputy Minister of Finance Leonid Gornin and First Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Vasily Osmakov. In addition, two deputy heads of the Ministry of Energy, Pavel Sorokin and Pavel Snikkars, were blacklisted.

Also under sanctions First Deputy Director of the FSB Sergei Korolev, Acting governor of the Smolensk region Vasily Anokhin i General Director of JSC “Concern” Kalashnikov “Vladimir Lepin.

On November 29, Kudrin submitted his resignation as head of the Audit Chamber to President Vladimir Putin, noting that he had spent a total of about 25 years in the public sector and now “would like to focus on large projects” that are related to the development of private initiatives, “but at the same time have a significant impact on people.”

December 5 Kudrin officially accepted Yandex’s offer to become a corporate development advisor. Previously, the media had reported for several months that the official was preparing to move to help the company split up the business. It was assumed that Kudrin could get 5% in Yandex for his role as a “super-roof” from the state, an experienced politician whom Putin trusts.

“Kudrin guarantees the Kremlin that Yandex with its technologies will not leak abroad, and Yandex that the company will not turn into another Rostec or Rostelecom,” one of The Bell’s interlocutors said.

Yandex co-founder Arkady Volozh, who is under EU sanctions, asked Kudrin for help in agreeing the division of assets. he wrote Bloomberg. Volozh decided to devote himself to Russian business and focus on the international direction.


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