The Russian oligarchs that were included in the Kremlin report, which has been published by the US Treasury Department, have begun facing additional vetting, at least during certain transactions, Bloomberg reports.
One Russian oligarch, who wished to remain unidentified, has told the media he is afraid that one of his agreements, originally planned for the next few months may be at risk following his inclusion in the Kremlin report. Another source has told Bloomberg that the fact that his name ended up in the Kremlin report has had a huge hit on his business reputation.
Also, Financial Integrity Network, an organization that provides banks with consulting services, has suggested to treat those who were included in the Treasury Department’s list as individuals that expose banks to additional risks, and should, therefore undergo additional vetting procedures On 30 January, the US Treasury Department introduced the so-called “Kremlin report” consisting of people from the President Putin’s inner circle, as well as of Russian govern and officials and entrepreneurs. Altogether, he list consists of 210 names – 114 government officials and 96 businessmen.
Accoding to the data from the Atlantic Council, the expert work was ignored, while the list was compiled basis of the list of the wealthiest Russians. In the end, shortly prior to the publication decided to disregard the experts’ work and entered the names of the highest-ranking officials from the Presidential Administration and Russia’s government.
Among those included in the list there are the Head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vayno, the Russian president’s press secretary., the Parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, the Federation Council speaker Valentyna Matvienko, the Rosneft’ CEO Igor Sechin, Gazprom CER Alexey Miller, the Head of the Federal Secret Service Aleksandr Bortnikov, as well as some entrepreneurs like Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, Evgeniy Kaspersky, Suleyman Kerimov.