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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The head of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin: “the Kremlin list” sounds prestigious


The head of Russian mining giant MMC Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin commented on his getting into “the Kremlin list”. According to him, it would have no impact on its company, including the attraction of foreign financing.


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According to the Russian businessman, General Director of MMC “Norilsk Nickel” Vladimir Potanin into “the Kremlin list” will not affect the company’s ability to attract foreign investment, including funds from banks in the U.S. and Europe, according to “Vedomosti”.

“Someone in the Kremlin pool, someone in the Kremlin’s list. Sounds prestigious. Time was, you have to stay,” Potanin said, adding that “Nornikel” the difficulties do not complain, “Norilsk Nickel” works.

This review followed the publication of the US Treasury so-called “the Kremlin list”, which includes 210 close to Putin businessmen and officials. However, the fact of inclusion of a person in the list does not imply automatic application of sanctions against it, which at the request of the Minister of Finance of the USA Stephen Mnuchin will begin to introduce in the near future.

As reported by Bloomberg, published a list of already began to bring problems to the Russian oligarchs, who on condition of anonymity have reported reputational loss, as well as concerns about impending transactions.

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