The media has accused British MP in the enrichment at the expense of investments in close to the Kremlin company
Moscow. May 27. INTERFAX.RU — Member of the British Parliament, founder of investment firm Somerset Capital Management (SCM) Jacob Rees-Mogg made a fortune by investing in Russian companies associated with the Kremlin, writes in the Sunday Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, SCM, in particular, acquired the shares at least two Russian companies listed in the black list of the USA and some other under the control of oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In total, the Russian assets of the company amount to 217 million pounds (almost $300 million).
In particular, according to Daily Mail, the SCM has invested 84 million pounds ($112 million) in “Yandex”, 44.5 million pounds ($59 million) in savings, 16 million pounds ($21 mln) to LUKOIL, 16.7 million pounds ($22.3 million) in “NOVATEK” and almost 50 million pounds ($66,2 million) — X5 Retail Group.
The publication notes that the British company did not violate any laws, but remember Rice-Moggy him as saying that London doesn’t have to deal with the Kremlin for its alleged involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.