Dvorkovich: Russia has no oligarchs, there are “socially responsible business”
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Bloomberg TV that in Russia nowadays there are no oligarchs, but there is a “socially responsible business”.
“I don’t think we have the oligarchs, it was the concept of the 1990s. Now we have a good hardworking socially responsible businessmen who care about the country and earn money doing responsible business”, — said the Deputy Prime Minister (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Thus he answered the question of what kind of mood are observed in the environment of oligarchs in connection with the possible introduction of new U.S. sanctions against Russian businessmen. “Sanctions make life difficult, but not impossible”, — said Mr. Dvorkovich.
By 29 January, the administration must submit to Congress reports in the framework of the implementation of a new package of anti-Russian sanctions. The document allows you to introduce restrictive measures against Russian citizens and companies in a number of sectors including Finance and energy. And be penalized — through the so-called secondary sanctions risks and working with the Russian citizens and business European firms.