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Russia’s Abramovich, Kerimov and Kaspersky on US Treasury Department’s 'oligarchs list'

The Treasury Department stresses that this list is not related to sanctions and no restrictions are slapped on the individuals mentioned in the document
Roman Abramovich Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Roman Abramovich
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WASHINGTON, January 30. /TASS/. The US Department of the Treasury has listed 96 names on the so-called Russian oligarchs roster, fusing them into the ‘Kremlin List’ submitted to the US Congress as part of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA).

The Treasury Department denies that this is a sanctions list and no restrictions have been slapped on the individuals mentioned in the document. The Americans won’t run any risks when concluding deals with these individuals provided that they are not on the sanctions list.

Among those named in the "Russian oligarchs" list are businessmen Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich, Suleiman Kerimov and also Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky, Pyotr Aven and Vladimir Potanin. The list also includes Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, Gennady Timchenko, Oleg Tinkov, Viktor Vekselberg and Vadim Yakunin.

The CEOs of Russian energy giants Gazprom and Rosneft, Alexei Miller and Igor Sechin, and the head of Russia’s Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov have been listed as well. The document also includes the CEOs of Rosatom, Aeroflot, Bashneft, RusHydro, ALROSA, Sakhalin Energy, the United Aircraft Corporation, Yandex and other companies.

Senior Russian bankers are also on the roster. Among them are the heads of VTB, Sberbank and Vnesheconombank (VEB) Andrey Kostin, German Gref, and Sergey Gorkov, respectively.

The individuals mentioned on the "oligarchs list" "have a net worth of $ 1 billion or more," the document says.