Erdogan cancels visit to Kazakhstan due to Istanbul terrorist attack - newspaperWorld December 11, 11:15
The deal of buying Rosneft's 19.5% stock is outside sanctions - sourceBusiness & Economy December 11, 11:12
Syrian military supported by the Russian aircraft repel IS attacks near PalmyraWorld December 11, 11:10
Five people die in fire in Tatarstan-emergencies ministrySociety & Culture December 11, 11:04
Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attackWorld December 11, 7:10
Turkish authorities impose media ban on coverage of Istanbul explosionWorld December 11, 3:01
Erdogan says Istanbul terrorist attack causes fatalitiesWorld December 11, 2:52
Istanbul explosions leave 15 dead, 69 wounded — TV channelWorld December 11, 2:38
Three settlements in Syria join cessation of hostilities — Russia’s Defense MinistryWorld December 11, 2:34
“Timchenko repeatedly said state interests were above personal ambitions for him, and wealth accumulation and building private capital were not among his priorities,” he said. “While choosing business projects, he is guided by social factors and importance for the national economic development. Mr. Timchenko has always invested in development, not short-term speculations.”
This mindset formed long ago, and Timchenko’s recent statements were not linked to inclusion of the businessman and his assets on the U.S. sanctions lists, Kurevin said on Facebook.
No concrete mechanisms were considered to realize the initiatives that Timchenko announced, he added.
“Mr. Timchenko remains an active player on the international business field. He is actively involved in a number of major business projects and he is keen to see their successful realization,” Kurevin said.
Earlier in an interview to Itar-Tass he said he was ready to give all assets to the state: “If you take me personally, I can tell you clearly and definitively that I’ll turn in everything to the state any time if this is needed. If only that were of real help. My wife and I have discussed this issue many a time. Neither she nor I need these billions.”
“One thing I’ll agree with Potanin [one of Russian participants of Giving Pledge] in that there’s no sense in leaving over too much to one’s children. We must give proper upbringing and quality education to children but the rest is up to them. This is how it was in our family. And all this talk that someone will give something to someone else sometime… well, I see an element of a game and craftiness,” he said.