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Dossier Center List
On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed new sanctions against 24 Russians, including businessmen and government officials from Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. We believe it would be wrong to rely solely on the opinion of a foreign government. The Dossier Center publishes its own list of possible organizers of the Kremlin OCG and their likely accomplices with brief profiles.
Probable organizers
Probable accomplices

Probable organizers
Probable accomplices
Alexander Bastrykin
Vladislav Reznik
Dmitri Rogozin
Yevgeny Prigozhin
Vladimir Yakunin
Gennady Petrov
Andrey Fursenko
Gennady Timchenko
Alexander Bortnikov
Yury Vorobyev
Andrey Skoch
Andrey Vorobyev
Alexander Zharov
Andrey Akimov
Vladimir Bogdanov
Victor Vekselberg
Timur Valiulin
Mikhail Fradkov
Sergey Fursenko
Alexander Torshin
Konstantin Kosachev
Igor Rotenberg
Alexei Dumin
Natalia Veselnitskaya
Sergey Bochkarev
Alexander Mitusov
Alexei Kuznetsov
Denis Katsyv
Boris Gromov
Petr Katsyv
Oleg Budargin
Maxim Liksutov
Ilya Eliseev
Dmitry Kiselev
Nikolay Nikiforov
Vladimir Puchkov
Viktor Kharitonin
Alexander Klyachin
Maxim Vorobiev
Sergei Sobyanin
Leonid Mikhelson
Igor Kesaev
Samvel Karapetyan
Yuri Chikhanchin
Olga Golodets
Alexander Tkachev
Nikolay Tokarev
Leonid Simanovsky
Igor Shchegolev
German Gref
Alexander Fomin
Eduard Khudainatov
Mikhail Murashko
Oleg Matytsin
Yury Trutnev
Yury Borisov
Dmitry Chernyshenko
Tatiana Golikova
Sergey Kravtsov
Olga Lyubimova
Oleg Feoktistov
Mikhail Mishustin
Marat Khusnullin
Maxim Reshetnikov
Victoria Abramchenko
Valery Falkov
Alexander Kozlov
Alexander Novak
Andrey Belousov
Vladimir Yakushev
Konstantin Chuichenko
Maksut Shadaev
Sergey Lavrov
Alexey Shaposhnikov
Svetlana Radionova
Alexander Beglov
Vladimir Potanin
Timur Ivanov
Andrey Alshevskikh
Natalia Sergunina
Sergey Kirienko
Mikhail Degtyarev
Alexander Gorbenko
Igor Levitin
Evgeny Shkolov
Vladimir Ustinov
Igor Shuvalov
Sergei Prikhodko
Arkady Dvorkovich
Vladimir Medinsky
Sergei Shoigu
Denis Manturov
Vladimir Kolokoltsev
Valentina Matvienko
Vyacheslav Volodin
Nikolay Patrushev
Rashid Nurgaliyev
Georgy Poltavchenko
Yury Chaika
Viktor Zolotov
Alexey Miller
Igor Sechin
Andrey Kostin
Oleg Deripaska
Suleiman Kerimov
Yuri Kovalchuk
Ziyavudin Magomedov
Alexei Mordashov
Iskandar Makhmudov
Arkady Rotenberg
Boris Rotenberg
Kirill Shamalov

Andrey Kostin

Andrey Leonidovich Kostin

President and Chairman of VTB

Date and Place of Birth
September 21, 1956, Moscow, RSFSR, USSR
Russian Federation
Why Listed
Participation and complicity in the activities of the organized criminal community, established for the purpose of systematic commission of especially dangerous crimes against the foundations of the constitutional system and state security, state power and interests of the state service, justice, as well as against peace and security.

Based on materials previously published in the mass media, he is suspected of the raider seizure of Bank of Moscow. In 2011 VTB bought 46.5% of shares in Bank of Moscow from the Moscow government, as well as a blocking share of Stolichnaya Insurance Group, which controlled 17.5% of the bank. Instead of conducting an open tender, the Moscow City Government contributed the Bank of Moscow shares to the authorized capital of the Central Fuel Company and sold them to VTB. According to Andrey Borodin, the assessment of the bank by the buyer (180-190 billion rubles) was understated – the shareholders themselves estimated the value of the bank at 240-270 billion. Mr. Borodin believes that VTB’s indicators at the time of the deal would not have allowed him to buy out the entire package of shares in Bank of Moscow due to the fact that after the agreement VTB’s adequacy ratio would have fallen below 8% and the Central Bank would have been forced to revoke the license of the bank on the same day. The former co-owner of Bank of Moscow also claims that he twice offered VTB representatives to buy out the block of shares at a price higher than the purchase price, but they refused.

According to the Anti-Corruption Foundation, in July 2007 VTB Leasing, a subsidiary of VTB Bank, was involved in an incident connected with the purchase of 30 units of drilling equipment, as a result of which the bank incurred multimillion losses.

According to the Kommersant newspaper, VTB put up 22.5 percent of its shares for sale to private minority shareholders in 2007. At the IPO, about 130 thousand people bought the bank shares at a price of 13.6 kopecks apiece. VTB sold a total of 8 billion dollars worth of shares, of which 1.5 billion were bought by individuals. In the summer of that year, the price of shares fell below the original selling price, and by March 2009 they were worth two kopecks. At the height of the crisis, private shareholders accused VTB of overstating the original share price, failing to act, and receiving disproportionate remuneration from the bank’s managers. In February 2012, just before the presidential election, Vladimir Putin ordered VTB to consider buying back shares. Within a week, the bank developed a mechanism of compensation for private minority shareholders. From March 12 to April 13, 2012, VTB offered a buyback of shares at the purchase price in 2007 (13.6 kopecks), which is much higher than the market value of the shares at that time (7 kopecks per share). According to Forbes, the non-market price of the bank’s acquisition of shares and the haste with which the buyback process was organized points to the political motivation of the decisions made by VTB managers, who acted not in the interests of shareholders, but in order to solve the current problems of the Russian authorities.

Between 2013 and 2014, three banks (VTB, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas) raised $2 billion in loans for firms owned by the Mozambican Ministry of Defense, which entered into contracts to purchase military equipment. Credit Suisse and VTB received $200 million in fees, according to a Kroll investigation. In 2017, the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI launched an investigation into the role of banks that lent to the Mozambique Ministry of Defense in facilitating corruption in the country.

Possible violations of the law
Andrei Kostin’s actions may contain indications of the following crimes under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation:

  • Art. 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Organization of a criminal association (criminal organization) or participation in it (it)”, i.e. participation in the activities of a criminal association established for the purpose of violent illegal retention of power contrary to the requirements of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the systematic commission of other crimes against the government, justice, interests of service and peace.
  • Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of the RF “Theft”, i.e. secret theft of another’s property. The object of theft is the state property.