Igor Sechin

Igor Ivanovich Sechin (born 7 September 1960 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally and "de facto deputy" of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a lobby gathering former security services agents. Until 21 May 2012, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet and he is currently the Executive Chairman of Rosneft, the Russian state oil company.

Igor Sechin graduated from Leningrad State University in 1984 as a linguist, fluent in Portuguese and French. In the 1980s, Sechin worked in Mozambique. He was officially a Soviet interpreter. From 1991 to 1996, he worked at St. Petersburg mayor's office, and became a chief of staff of the first deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin in 1994. From 1996 to 1997, Sechin served as a deputy of Vladimir Putin, who worked in the presidential property management department. From 1997 to 1998, Sechin was the chief of the general department of the main control directorate attached to the president, led by Putin. In August 1999, he was appointed head of the secretariat of the prime minister of Russia, Putin. From 24 November 1999 until 11 January 2000, Sechin was the first deputy chief of the Russian presidential administration.

In December 2014, a CNBC article noted that Sechin is "widely believed to be Russia's second-most powerful person" after President Putin.

Igor Sechin will crush to Leonid Mikhelson on the Northern Sea Route


Rosneft is lobbying the government of the Russian Federation to ban from 2019 the transportation of raw materials for export to the Arctic by foreign vessels. This will make it possible to load orders being built in the Primorye Territory of the SSC "Star" and strike a blow at Novatek company Leonid Mikhelson, who ordered gas carriers in South Korea.

Eni and Rosneft suspended another project in the Black Sea


The formal pretext - single drilling did not reveal the presence of oil. A more real reason - the Italian company does not want to conflict with the US, which imposed sanctions on all Russian offshore projects.

Rosneft must pay a huge debt in 2018


The state company needs to pay off a debt of 2.2 trillion rubles, which is more than a third of its revenue in 2017.

Rosneft requires from Sistema to return Bashneft's dividends


The oil company filed a new lawsuit against the AFC for 132 billion rubles.

Rosneft has fallen in price by 1.5 trillion rubles after the transactions with Venezuela


The market reacted negatively to Igor Sechin's brotherly financial assistance.

Rosneft is looking for an outlet to the Barents Sea


The company proposes to return to the idea of ​​an oil pipeline to Indiga.

Friends of Igor Sechin from Venezuela on the verge of bankruptcy


The Venezuelan partner of Rosneft - PDVSA - can not pay its debts.

Rosneft was subjected to frank analysis


Sberbank CIB experts were skeptical about the company's strategy.

The privatization of Rosneft was paid by the Russian government


The budget profit from the sale of 19.5% of Rosneft is exceeded by the tax benefits for the oil company by 700 billion rubles.

How much the consortium of Glencore and QIA earned on Rosneft


In addition to the proceeds from the sale of shares, they have already received 174 million euros of dividends and can receive more.

Zvezda shipyard needs incredible order portfolio


Entire Russia will have to fill up the order portfolio of the new Far Eastern "super shipyard". 

Oil India changed its mind on cooperation with Igor Sechin


The Indian company refused to buy five more deposits in Siberia from Rosneft .

Sechin's expansion: why Trump wants to prevent Rosneft from gaining control over Citgo


Washington is preparing for the possible Rosneft's control over the Venezuelan Citgo, which processes 5% of all US crude oil.

The end of the Vladimir Yevtushenkov's empire


AFK Sistema must pay Rosneft 136 billion rubles. The court's decision has a fateful negative impact on the Russian economy, Sistema believes.

Experts said that positions of Sechin, Volodin and Rotenberg may weaken


Positions of Igor Sechin, Vyacheslav Volodin and Arkady Rotenberg as the president's close associates may weaken after the elections of 2018. Dmitry Medvedev has the most stable position, a new report by "Minchenko Consulting" says.

Rosneft opened for the Chinese


Negotiations began to sell a stake in the Russian oil company.

Rosneft invested 6 billion dollars in Venezuela


This is the advance payment of Rosneft to the state company PDVSA for oil supplies.

Russia undermines the export monopoly of Gazprom


The Commission of the Russian Security Council suggests discussing the liberalization of gas exports.

Proved to be useful: why the ex-chancellor of Germany was invited to Rosneft


The ex-chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder was invited to the board of directors of Rosneft as an independent director. He remains influential in the West and is known for his friendship with Russia, experts recall.

New US sanctions can be disastrous for Russian energy companies


The industry is afraid of damage to investment projects worth billions of dollars.

Vladimir Putin did not support Igor Sechin


Vladimir Putin ordered Dmitry Medvedev's government to facilitate the dialogue between Gazprom and Rosneft.

Russian officials' swag life


Why Russian officials delete information about their way of life from the Internet (breaking world records in it).

Toxic Igor Sechin has led ExxonMobil managers to an impressive penalty


Communication with the odious head of Rosneft is a violation of anti-Russian sanctions, the US Treasury decided. ExxonMobil managers will pay $2 million for dealing with Sechin.

AFK Sistema complained about the judge and Igor Sechin to President Vladimir Putin


The company considers illegal the decision to arrest its property at a claim of 170 billion rubles.

Journalist Rinat Sagdiyev received news from Rosneft


The journalist was threatened with reprisals for publications about helicopters of the oil company.

AFK Sistema announced a technical default


The company explained the impossibility of fulfilling credit obligations worth 3.9 billion rubles by seizure of assets by decision of the Arbitration Court of Bashkortostan.

Why Rosneft and Sistema can't reconcile


"Sistema" asks the Prosecutor General to verify the legality of the actions of the bailiff, who has forbidden the company to receive income on the arrested shares, and Igor Sechin expects from Sistema specific proposals on the settlement agreement.

Black marketeers and investors flee from Russia


Geopolitics, corporate conflicts and a drop in oil prices have led to an outflow of capital from Russia.