Georgy Sergeyevich Poltavchenko (born on 24 February 1953, in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union (today Azerbaijan) was the Russian Presidential Envoy to the Central Federal District. He was assigned acting governor of Saint Petersburg in August 2011.

On March 2012, Poltavchenko drew the ire of the LGBT community in Russia after he approved a controversial law penalizing the propaganda of homosexuality.In retaliation, the LGBT community in Russia sent letters to the United States, the European Union, Australia and Canada asking them to ban entry for city officials behind the controversial gay propaganda ban.

In May 2013, according to examination of his doctoral thesis made by Dissernet, Poltavchenko was accused of plagiarism: an overwhelming part of the text had been copy-pasted from several other doctoral theses and books.

The Taras Bulba principle: how the government brought up and killed a private bank


Over the last nine years, the Otkritie Group with the governmental help has become the largest player in the banking market.

Customers' raid: what happened with Interkommerts Bank


Having faced the troubles, Interkommerts Bank can become the largest insured event in the history of ACB, if the Central Bank decides to revoke its license. The volume of the bank's deposits is 68.4 billion rubles.

Hipsters' mistake: what lessons one should learn from the story with Roketbank


Cardholders of Roketbank service will now have to withdraw their money out of troubled partner bank Interkommerts, which suspended operations. What should know the users of such services?

"Bank for hipsters" which was estimated by Tinkoff at 1 ruble will be bought for $4.5 million


KhMV Otkrytiye Bank will be bought by online banking service Roketbank. The deal will be finished in the following days, and the bid price is about $4.5 million. Before that, Oleg Tinkoff was willing to buy the project, offering 1 ruble.