Boris Rotenberg

Boris Romanovich Rotenberg (born in Leningrad on 3 January 1957) is a Russian business man and oligarch. He is co-owner (with his brother Arkady Rotenberg) of the SGM (Storygazmantazh) group, the largest construction company for gas pipelines and electrical power supply lines in Russia. He was listed by Forbes as Russia's 69th wealthiest person in 2016 with a net worth of $1.07 billion. He is considered a close confidant of president Vladimir Putin.

Based on his friendship with Vladimir Putin, his company became closely aligned with Gazprom. Mr. Rotenberg is a member of the St. Petersburg Connection, a powerful energy lobby under the leadership of Mr. Putin.

He was involved in 20 construction projects for the Sochi Winter Olympics worth 5 billion Euro. The largest site was the coastal highway to Adler, where the Olympic Park was constructed for the numerous sport arenas.

Rotenberg was named in the Panama Papers. 

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.

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.

Alexey Navalny found the Rotenbergs' real estate in Russia and Italy


The Anti-Corruption Foundation of Alexey Navalny has published an investigation into the "business" activities of the brothers Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, as well as other members of this family.

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?

Why FC Dynamo lost property and investors


After 12 years, FC Dynamo returns from VTB to the Dynamo society.

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.

How Vladimir Yakunin's resignation influenced the change of contractors of Russian Railways


The entities of Arkady Rotenberg's son Igor and friends of top-managers of Russian Railways now work for the state monopoly. 

Rotenberg's competitor: new projects and new conflicts of Marina Sechina


Marina Sechina, former wife of the CEO of Rosneft Igor Sechin, continues to collect assets.

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.

Loyal hands: what assets Timchenko and Rotenberg disposed of amid the sanctions


Sale of part of the property to partners and relatives didn't spare the billionaires, close to the Russian President, from international prosecution.

US accused Timchenko and Rotenberg of systematically bypassing the sanctions


The US authorities give no peace to "Putin's friends": Gennady Timchenko and the Rotenberg brothers. The US Treasury blacklisted ten companies through which these businessmen allegedly evade sanctions.

"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. 

Gennady Timchenko moved to Khrushchev's residence before sanctions


For ties with the Russian businessman his friend,  Finn Kai Paananen, fell under the sactions. 

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?

Rotenberg's factory: who Nike and Adidas entrust their goods to


The eldest son of billionaire Boris Rotenberg buys one of the leading Russian manufacturers of sportswear and souvenirs.

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.

Restorer of the Kremlin: who and what helps Victor Smirnov to get state contracts


Petersburg company Intarsia restored the Kremlin and a church in the village of Putin's parents. This business is so successful that Boris Rotenberg became its co-owner. What is the phenomenon of Intarsia?

The Rotenbergs left everything to the children


Arkady and Boris Rotenberg transferred the assets to their sons: Igor Arkadevich got 26,4% of Mostotrest, Roman Borisovich — control over Finnish Arena Events.

Tatler as a mirror of life of the Putin's elite


Reading about the life of Russian officials' children is more useful than studying their income declaratons.