SMP Bank


Gazprom Neft Supports the President’s Favorite Sport


The company became the general partner of the Russian judo championship.

Banker Andrzej Malchevsky died in prison


The founder and former owner of Mosoblbank, transferred to the structures of the Rothenberg brothers, died in a colony where he served time for the theft of 68 billion rubles.

Boris Rotenberg firmly established himself on the Cote d'Azur of France


The Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime (OCCRP) learned how deeply rooted in the French Riviera one of the most infamous Russian oligarchs, Vladimir Putin's childhood friend Boris Rotenberg.

"Gazprom" fed the SMP Bank of the Rothenberg brothers


Toxic Putin's oligarchs will be able to improve financial health at the expense of the gas corporation.

Kovalchuk and the Rotenbergs are admitted into the state budget


SMP Bank and Rossiya Bank, which are under sanctions, will be able to work with state-owned companies and the budget.

Profit of SMP Bank collapsed 37 times


The bank belonging to the oligarch Arkady Rotenberg stopped indicated in its reporting 169 billion rubles received from the DIA for the financial recovery of Mosoblbank.

The richest family clans in Russia


Forbes has been ranking the most successful entrepreneurial dynasties for four years consequently. The cumulative wealth of the ten richest families of Russia over the past year has increased by $2 billion, up to $27 billion. In three of them, newcomers appeared who received shares in business.

Whose protection are Rotenberg and Kovalchuk looking for?


A distant relative of the president together with the contractor of Russian Railways and the shareholder of the Bank of Russia want to build a racing track near St. Petersburg worth 11 billion rubles.

Secret booking of Ilya Kligman


Where did the banker Ilya Kligman hide 35 billion rubles from the double-entry bookkeeping in Arksbanka?

The Rotenberg brothers' bank places "eternal" bonds


Why the bank would need such papers and who could buy them is not clear. Previously, such papers were placed only by VTB, Gazprombank and Alfa-Bank.

Apothecary business: Rotenberg's partner will create pharmaceutical register


Chairman of the Board of Directors of SMP Bank, Artem Obolensky, has created a company that wants to keep track of all the turnover of medicines in Russia

Hitting the inner circle: how Putin's friends suffered from sanctions


On March 20, 2014 the US government first imposed personal sanctions against Russian businessmen and top managers of state-owned companies from the Russian President Vladimir Putin's entourage.

Martial arts master: how Arkady Rotenberg's companies actually work


In companies under Arkady Rotenberg's full control, the vertical of power is created by the master of martial arts and their teams.

"We are realists and understand that we cannot return all 70 billion rubles"


Artem Obolensky speaks on the strategy of the Rotenbergs banking group, new acquisitions and restructurization of Mosoblbank. 

Inherited sanctions: how Roman Rotenberg's business is organized


Working in the KHL and SKA, Roman Rotenberg built his own business. What role was played by his father and uncle?

The investigation reached out to the former executives of Mosoblbank


They were charged with a large scale fraud. 

Unprofitable Year: which banks have lost the most


Svyaznoy and Renaissance Credit showed the worst results among retail banks in 2014; their losses exceeded the capital. Russian Standard and Vostochnyy have lost more than half of their own funds.

Payment for friendship: how Rotenberg's bank is surviving the sanctions


US sanctions seriously hampered the business of SMP Bank. State support and tactical maneuvres help to overcome the difficult period.

Russia Bank and SMP Bank have $637 million blocked in the United States


Among the shareholders of these banks are the members of Putin's inner circle, reminds the WSJ.

Arkady Rotenberg divides assets with his ex-wife


Rotenberg's wife challenges the marriage contract in court and, if lucky, will get a half of Rotenberg's property acquired since 2005