He also wanted to increase the stake in the agricultural holding "Econiva" of German businessman Stefan Duerr.
Andrey Kostin enters into a dubious deal to merge with pension funds of Boris Mints and Roman Avdeev, whose financial position is close to critical.
A large deal is being prepared in the pension market. It can include pension assets of VTB, the Rossium group and the O1 Group. The assessment was initiated by VTB, which may indicate the consolidation of non-state pension assets by the state bank, experts say.