Rotenberg called the deal Roldugin commercial offshore


Loans structures Arkady Rotenberg company Sunbarn, much less mentioned in the media amounts and are repayable, the representative of Arkady Rotenberg.

According to report published April 3 by the International consortium of investigative journalism (ISIJ), “close friend” of Vladimir Putin, famous cellist Sergei Roldugin, was the owner of a chain of offshore companies, through which allegedly took place hundreds of millions of dollars.

Roldugin was the owner of two offshore companies — Sonnette Overseas (British virgin Islands) and International Media Overseas (Panama). In the first the interests of the musician was represented by the businessman from St.-Petersburg Alexander Plekhov, associated with the Bank “Russia”, in which Roldugina belongs to 3.22%. Plekhov was a shareholder Sunbarn Ltd (registered in the British virgin Islands).

In 2013, the company made loans to three of the offshore structure of another acquaintance of President Arkady Rotenberg and his son Igor, says “Novaya Gazeta”. They all dated one day (25 April 2013), based on their conditions Sunbarn Ltd could get from Rotenberg $185 million for ten years at 2% per annum. The BBC notes that the amount of loans — $231 million

According to a representative of Rotenberg, loans were provided under the implementation of the specific transaction and on commercial terms. The term of repayment will be due in 2023, said a spokesman for the billionaire, but what a deal provided the loan is not specified.

The ICIJ report argues that people “from the inner circle” of Russian President Vladimir Putin was transferred through offshore companies at least $2 billion In the investigation into journalists refer to the leak of millions of documents from the database Mossack Fonseca, the fourth biggest in the world offshore law firm: about 11.5 million documents were obtained by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and provided to ICIJ and the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime (OCCRP). According to the authors of the investigation, the documents reveal the extent of the shadow economy, which brings together leading world politicians and businessmen.

The name of Vladimir Putin is not included in any of the documents, but the data obtained show that the “friends of the President” earned millions, according to the investigation. According to ICIJ, offshore way chains begins in Panama and goes through Russia, Switzerland and ends in Cyprus.