Yesterday Vladimir Putin signed a law on counter-sentences. Forbes estimated how much the richest people of Russia who were under sanctions in April lost, while the Duma and the Kremlin came up with the US response.
Rusal is considering re-registration in the Russian Federation.
Those who fall under American sanctions UC Rusal and En + plan to submit to the US Treasury by mid-summer a plan that will give the agency grounds to lift restrictions against companies.
The US Treasury gave US investors in En +, Rusal and the GAZ Group a delay until August.
EN + Group follows the advice of the US Treasury and replaces its representatives on the board of directors of the aluminum company with ordinary employees.
The aluminum oligarch, who was under United States sanctions, offered to increase the population's payments for electricity in Russia.
VTB took shares of the En + Group group on the pledge of the Chinese CEFC.
The businessman Oleg Deripaska, who has fallen under American sanctions, leaves the board of directors of UC Rusal from May 25.
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska may cease to be the main beneficiary not only of EN +, but also of the GAZ Group. It was such a version of the company's exit from US sanctions that the US authorities proposed the day before.
The whole blame is American sanctions: the head of VTB said that he would not give his companies new loans "until the sanctions have been lifted."
The US can withdraw from the businessman sanctions if he refuses control in the GAZ group.
Thus, the scandalous businessman plans to withdraw his business from under US sanctions.
The CNN television channel named En + Oleg Deripaska as lobbyist for the US the company of ex-assistant Donald Trump Brian Lanz.
The plan to lift sanctions with Rusal revealed a "family" obstacle: in addition to 68.5% of the shares of En +, owned personally by Oleg Deripaska, 11% belong to his relatives.
Ex-officials of the US Treasury advised Deripaska not to wait for the speedy lifting of sanctions.
The US authorities extended for a month the period of sale of assets of companies that fell under the sanctions on April 6, 2018: En +, GAZ and UC Rusal. Investors should get rid of them before June 6. Earlier, the Ministry of Finance demanded that it be done before May 7.
If mass cuts will begin at the plants in the Irkutsk region.
Scandalous businessman may refuse to control "Rusal".
At the same time, the team of the oligarch advisors did not prepare for sanctions against UC Rusal, because it expected that the US would not want to violate the balance of the aluminum market.
"Rusal" will be able to return to the world market, but only without Oleg Deripaska.
The companies extended the permission for interaction with the US until October 23.
The demand of the company Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg explained by US sanctions.
Oleg Deripaska paid 560 thousand dollars for the American visa, but eventually was deprived of it, as "connected with organized crime", writes the Wall Street Journal.
The Swiss trader will establish cooperation with the Russian aluminum company. Under threat will be up to a quarter of primary aluminum sales of "Rusal".
So far, the sanctions have not affected the business of Russian public companies.
The government of the Russian Federation has already expressed its readiness to help companies of oligarchs who fall under American sanctions. In financial terms, this could cost $ 13 billion.
Shares of En + Group on the Moscow Stock Exchange fell by 16%, VTB shares - by 10%. Rusal shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange have lost 50%.
The US imposed sanctions against seven Russian businessmen on the Forbes list. All assets of their assets in the US are frozen. Citizens of the United States are forbidden to enter into any business relations with them.