McFaul urges US businessmen to leave Russia after Calvey's arrest

McFaul urges US businessmen to leave Russia after Calvey's arrest
Former US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul

According to the diplomat, the charges against Calvey prove that the Russian authorities "are not afraid to arrest anyone."

Former US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul called the arrest of Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund, a signal for all American business in Russia.

According to the diplomat, the charges against Calvey prove that the Russian authorities "are not afraid to arrest anyone."

“If they can arrest Calvey, they are not afraid to arrest anyone. To my Americans friends still doing in business in Russia, it’s time to come home,” he tweeted.

Recall, Calvey is suspected of particularly large-scale fraud. According to the investigation, he was involved in the theft of 2.5 billion rubles ($37.7m) from Vostochny Bank. On February 16, the court arrested Calvey until April 13.

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