“Relations between Russia and Britain were facing fresh turbulence yesterday after a billionaire oligarch wanted by the Kremlin for tax evasion was reported to have escaped to London. Mikhail Gutseriyev – the former head of one of Russia’s largest private oil firms – disappeared from Russia last week. On Tuesday a court in Moscow issued a warrant for his arrest.
Last month Mr Gutseriyev stepped down from his oil company, RussNeft, citing “unprecedented bullying” by Vladimir Putin’s government. Mr Gutseriyev – whose personal fortune is estimated at $3bn – accused the Kremlin of “illegally” forcing him out of business using trumped-up tax claims.”
The full story in the Guardian…
Meanwhile Dinu Patriciu sold Romanian gas company Rompetrol to Kazakhstan state company for US$3.6 billion so maybe now It’s easier for Gutseriyev and Patriciu to meet and talk business. I guess It’s not easy being eastern billionaire 🙂