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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

Igor Sechin

Igor Ivanovich Sechin

Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft; Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (2008-2012)

Date and place of birth
September 7, 1960, Leningrad, USSR
Russian Federation
Sanctions lists
Kremlin List, US Sanctions List
Why is he included in the list
Participation and complicity in the activities of the organized criminal community, established with the purpose of systematic commission of especially dangerous crimes, directed against the foundations of the constitutional system and security of the state, state power and interests of the state service, justice, as well as against peace and security.

On the basis of previously published materials, the media is suspected of seizing the assets of Yukos, initiating their appropriation by Rosneft, as well as organizing criminal prosecutions against the shareholders of Yukos. Thus, according to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Igor Sechin is the initiator of the defeat of Yukos and the organizer of criminal cases against former shareholders of the company.

According to the information in open sources, Sechin is suspected of a raider seizure using administrative resources, as well as instigating criminal proceedings against the head of Sistema Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Under the pretext of a lawsuit for embezzlement of funds as part of the illegal sale of Bashneft to Sistema structures, Igor Sechin’s Rosneft gained control of another oil asset in just one day. In 2017, Rosneft filed a lawsuit against Sistema for damages during the reorganization, which led to the depreciation of assets. The claim amounted to 170 billion rubles.

Allegedly, he was involved in dubious transactions for the sale of Rosneft shares, which caused damage to the state. In 2016, Rosneft sold 19.5% of its assets to a consortium of Glencore and a sovereign fund in Qatar. At the same time, Rosneftegaz transferred 717 billion rubles to the Russian budget as an additional dividend for the transaction, which is 2.6% less than the government prescribed.

Based on media reports, it is suspected that former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev initiated the criminal case. The investigation into Ulyukayev was conducted by Oleg Feoktistov, an FSB general who had worked with Sechin since 2004. Presumably, Ulyukayev’s arrest was also linked to statements in government circles about the possible transfer of Rosneft into private hands.

According to WikiLeaks, Igor Sechin is also suspected of using administrative resources during the negotiations for the purchase of TNK-BP by Rosneft. Thus, he is responsible for the harassment of Robert Dudley, the head of TNK-BP, who was forced to leave Russia in 2008 while British employees of the company had problems with obtaining visas and work permits.

Sechin was involved in stock market speculation, allegedly causing damage to the national economy. In 2014, in order to solve the refinancing problem of $18 billion, Rosneft issued ruble bonds, triggering the ruble’s collapse to record levels. The scheme was implemented with the support of the Russian government. One of the beneficiaries of this operation was Otkritie Bank, which bought Rosneft bonds when the ruble collapsed, doubling its assets overnight.

Vladimir Milov estimates that as a result of Sechin’s personal corrupt interests, Rosneft loses more than $2.5 billion annually on its oil exports to China, compared to what the company could have earned by supplying raw materials to Europe.

Igor Sechin may have used his official position for his own self-interest and given preferential treatment to business structures belonging to his relatives. According to media reports, Sechin’s former wife Marina controls Kosmosaviaspetsstroy, a company which was awarded multi-million dollar state contracts in the aerospace and defense industries.

Based on the information in open sources, the actions of Igor Sechin may contain indications of unjust enrichment; he is probably responsible for misuse of Rosneft’s funds and is suspected of misappropriation (embezzlement) of property entrusted to him. The cost of leasing 5 hectares of land on Kutuzovsky Avenue for the new office of “Rosneft” was 4.5 billion rubles, which, according to experts, exceeds the market price by several times.

The Center for Investigative Management (CIM) found out that in 2015 Rosneft allocated 170 million rubles to Mikhail Leontiev to support the magazine “However”, which ceased to exist before the contract deadline.

In March 2016, Shelf Support Shiphold Limited (SSSL), an offshore company affiliated with Rosneft and registered on the Isle of Man, purchased a Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft worth about $55 million, which, according to media reports, is used by Sechin for personal purposes. According to the state procurement website, Rosneft has drawn up a charter agreement under which it undertakes to pay its own subsidiary for flights. According to the LRC, it costs about $17,000 per hour to rent a plane.

In May 2017, it became known about the plans of Rosneft’s subsidiary to buy interior items for the helicopter for a total of 5 million rubles, in particular silver spoons for 15 thousand rubles, glasses for 11.7 thousand rubles, icornets for 83 thousand rubles and plaids for 124 thousand rubles.

According to the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, Rosneft, under the guise of building “Biosphere Research Center Landfill,” is in fact building a closed presidential ski resort on the western slope of Mount Fisht on the territory of the Caucasus Nature Reserve. According to the Center for Investigative Management, Rosneft spent $385 million on the resort. It cost Rosneft several hundred million rubles to set up a special communications line from the presidential residence Bocharov Ruchei to the ski resort.

According to the LRC, Sechin’s former deputy, Eduard Khudaynatov, purchased more than 200 hectares of land in the Tver region in 2016 to build a hunting estate for Sechin, while taking over the road and the bank of the Volga. In the immediate vicinity of the land with several hundred hectares of forest is leased by the hunting farm Profil LLC, owned by companies affiliated with Rosneft and Transmashholding of Iskandar Makhmudov and Andrei Bokarev.

Igor Sechin is suspected of being affiliated with criminal authority Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin), who, according to the Spanish prosecutor’s investigation, provided the head of Rosneft with money.

Allegedly, he could have used his official position to obstruct the work of the Russian media. Igor Sechin won five cases in a Russian court against the publication of information in the media about his company’s activities as well as his condition. During an investigation into the Zubr hunting farm, likely used by Rosneft employees and Igor Sechin, the vehicle of TSUR journalists was blocked by two black SUVs bearing Zubr LLC insignia. The actions of Zubr employees against the journalists, allegedly acting on behalf of Igor Sechin and Alexei Khudainatov, son of Igor Sechin’s close friend Eduard Khudainatov, probably have signs of violating Article 119 of the Criminal Code “Threatening to kill or cause serious harm to health”.

According to a report by analysts at Sberbank CIB, Igor Sechin is an ineffective manager of Rosneft; for example, despite Rosneft representatives’ claim that the company’s net debt is $37.5 billion, analysts estimate the amount of debt at more than $73 billion.

In 2017, Rosneft extended a $6 billion loan to Venezuelan state-owned PDVSA for future oil supplies. Despite the economic crisis and high inflation, Rosneft expects PDVSA to be able to repay the debt in advance by 2019. According to experts, the deal with PDVSA is not economically feasible, including due to the internal political crisis taking place in Venezuela. In 2017 alone, Rosneft invested 95 billion rubles in five Venezuelan oil production projects with PDVSA.

Igor Sechin may be suspected of criminal negligence. In 2017, Rosneft agreed with the Kurdish government to buy and sell oil on prepayment terms. The total amount of the deal exceeded $3 billion. The company was going to buy up to 70% of the oil, paying an advance of $2.1 billion. In the fall of that year, the Kurds lost their main source of income – the Kirkuk oil fields, which had come under Iraqi control. According to Izzat Saber, head of the Kurdistan Parliament’s Finance and Economy Committee, the Kurdish government is unable to meet its obligations to Rosneft. Despite the statements of official Baghdad about the illegality of the deal with Kurdistan and its lack of transparency, the Iraqi authorities were ready to settle the conflict on condition that Rosneft would coordinate its actions with BP, which has the right to develop the fields.

Possible violations of the law
Igor Sechin’s actions may contain indications of the following corpus delicti of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation:

  • Art. 210 of the Criminal Code “Organization or participation in a criminal association (criminal organization)”, i.e. participation in the activities of a criminal association established for the purpose of illegal retention of power contrary to the requirements of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and systematic commission of other crimes against the government, justice, interests of service and peace.
  • Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Appropriation or Embezzlement, i.e.
  • participation in the activities of a criminal association established for the purpose of the forcible unlawful retention of power contrary to the requirements of the Russian Constitution, and the systematic commission of other crimes against the government, justice, interests of service and peace.
  • Art. 160 of the Criminal Code “Misappropriation or Embezzlement, i.e. theft of another’s property entrusted to a guilty person.
  • Art. 185.3 “Market Manipulation”.
  • Art. 185.6 “Illegal use of insider information”.
  • Art. 285 of the Criminal Code “Abuse of Office”, i.e. the use by an official of his authority contrary to the interests of service and with mercenary or other personal interest.
  • Art. 144 of the Criminal Code “Impeding the lawful professional activities of journalists,” i.e. obstructing the lawful professional activities of journalists by forcing them to disseminate or refuse to disseminate information.
  • Art. 293 of the Criminal Code “Negligence”, i.e. non-performance or improper performance by an official of his/her duties due to dishonest or negligent attitude to service or duties in office, if this resulted in major damage or substantial violation of rights and legal interests of citizens or organizations or legally protected interests of society or the state.

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