Who tops Forbes list of Russian billionaires?
This time the list was headed by owner of Severstal (vertically-integrated steelmaking and mining company) Aleksey Mordashov.
The Forbes magazine published a new rating of Russian billionaires. This time, owner of Severstal Aleksey Mordashov is on the top of the list with a fortune in $16.8 billion.
Previous leader of the rating Leonid Mikhelson has lost $2.2 billion according to the estimates of the magazine - his fortune is estimated in $16.2 billion at the moment and it is the second spot of the rating. Reduction of prices of Novatek’s (Russian gas company) stocks became the main reason of such a sharp recession, in comparison with February 2017 they have fallen in price almost by a quarter.
The main owner of NLMK (iron and steel company) Vladimir Lisin closes top three as it was in February, with the result in $16.1 billion. It is possible that next time he may force Michelson out of the second spot.
It is remarkable that according to Bloomberg both Mikhelson and Lisin are losing not only to Mordashov but also to Vladimir Potanin ($16.6 billion) and Viktor Vekselberg ($15.5 billion).
Investigative Committee General Nikandrov, accused of taking a particularly large bribe, married in jail
The Deputy Head of the Main Investigative Directorate (MID) of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) for Moscow, Denis Nikandrov, stated in court that he had married in 2017, although he has been in the pretrial detention center for over a year on suspicion of bribe-taking.
Maxim Lapunov - the first victim in the case on the persecution of gays in Chechnya who revealed his name and surname - opened up at a Moscow press conference on torture and unlawful detentions of people of nonstandard sexual orientation in the republic.