US not to strike on DPRK as it is aware Pyongyang has nuclear weapon - LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 13:32
US forces assist Syrian opposition force in crossing IS positionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 12:55
Putin discusses Russia’s economy growth with ministersBusiness & Economy September 24, 2:38
Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
MOSCOW, January 27. /ITAR-TASS/. A court in Moscow sentenced on Monday Yekaterina Alabuzhana to 4.5 years in prison after finding her guilty of a fraud, which cost a Czech company $15 million.
According to investigators, using a false name Alabuzhana promised Martin Schaffer, a top manager with Czech company PPF Investments Ltd, an involvement of top Russian government officials in settling a long-running commercial dispute between his company and Moscow-based Ingosstrakh insurance company.
Alabuzhana and her accomplice Vladimir Korovin subsequently talked Shaffer into extending a loan of $15 million and after the money was transferred they both disappeared.
Korovin was also found guilty on fraud charges and sentenced to five years in prison.
According to the company’s website, “PPF Investments is an independent, international private equity group with a specific focus on transitional economies such as those found in Central and Eastern Europe or Asia.”