Who will represent Russia at the forum in Davos
The list of participants who fell under the sanctions of the US business.
Russia at the world economic forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland will present more than 50 people, reported on the website of the organizing Committee of the event. For the list of participants are in the program, which received accreditation to forum journalists. It is divided into two — the representatives of business and non-business organizations (governments, public, NGOs, educational institutions, etc.).
To represent the business in the Russian delegation will, for example, the owner of “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg, shareholder and the President of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov, co-owner of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov, the main owner of AFK “Sistema” Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Chairman of the Board of UK “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais, CEO of RDIF, Kirill Dmitriev, the President of VTB Andrey Kostin and Sberbank’s German Gref. In addition, Davos will go to founder and co-owner of “Yandex” Arkady Volozh, Chairman of the Board “NOVATEK” Leonid Mikhelson, the owner of NLMK Vladimir Lisin, the former owner of “Wimm-bill-Dann” David Yakobashvili, the owner “Power machines” Alexey Mordashov, CEO of PhosAgro Andrey Guryev and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMK Dmitry Pumpyansky.
The list of representatives of non-business organizations from Russia — a total of five people. Is the Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, the Minister of energy Alexander Novak, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt and co-owner of UC Rusal Oleg Deripaska.
At the forum he’s listed as Chairman of the charitable Foundation “Volnoe Delo”, which he created in 2008, follows from the document.
The forum will be held from 22 to 25 January.
NewsPutin left Russian businessmen the right to participate in the Davos forum
In November, the Financial Times, citing sources, reported that fell under US sanctions Deripaska, Costin and Vekselberg “actually refused” to participate in the Davos forum. This was the result of pressure of Washington, explained one of the sources of the newspaper. The organizers of VEF could be afraid of the consequences fall under the secondary sanctions of the USA, anxiety could also make the sponsors of the forum from among American companies, told “Vedomosti” lawyers who spetsializiruyutsya on sanctions. The forum organizers refused to comment.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev does not rule out boycott of the forum Russia if the organizers will invite Russian businessmen. “The decision is very strange, to say the least, as mentioned in the famous Soviet movie. I just spoke on this subject with the President of the Swiss Confederation and said that this is amazing for us, especially because we are talking about non-governmental organizations”, — he noted. Fund “Recongress”, in turn, has suspended the preparation of the project “Russian house” in Davos.