Tsarizm
Kremlin Says No Oligarchs In Russia, Just ‘Big Business Representatives’
Eastern Europe News

Kremlin Says No Oligarchs In Russia, Just ‘Big Business Representatives’

Image by Zumlik

In an attempt to deflect and marginalize the recently-announced American sanctions against oligarchs connected to the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin denied this week there are any ‘oligarchs’ in the country.

“There are no oligarchs in Russia,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

“I think the phrase “Russian oligarchs” is inappropriate.” Instead, Peskov used the term “representatives of big business.”

US To Sanction Russian Oligarchs With Ties To Putin

“I do not know about any information coming from representatives of large Russian businesses on this matter,” he replied when asked about U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe which is reported to be questioning and looking into the finances of Russian business tycoons.

Forget Trump, What Did The Russians Have On Obama?

Several oligarchs have had their possessions searched when entering the United States recently. The Trump administration also announced a further round of sanctions targeting Russians close to Vladimir Putin as a response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Related posts

Turkmenistan’s Gas Gloom

Poland Quits IMF Credit Line

Tsarizm Staff

Albanian Constitutional Court Allows New Judicial Vetting Law To Move Forward

Irena Shabani

Thousands Protest In Bucharest Against Government, Many Injured

Tsarizm Staff

Poland: The Only Way To Stop Islamic Terror Attacks Is To Not Let Them In

L Todd Wood

Video: Thousands Protest In Pristina Over Possible Land Swap Between Serbia And Kosovo

Tsarizm Staff