Kirill Shamalov, Petr Fradkov, Denis Bortnikov, Yuri Slyusar and Elena Aleksandrovna Georgieva are just some of the Russians who now face travel bans and asset restrictions in the UK.
Britain today moved to cripple Russian banks’ access to British financial institutions and restrict the luxury lifestyle of the oligarchs in the capital.
More than 100 people, including five Russian “elites” closely linked to the Kremlin, face immediate sanctions.
Wealthy tycoons – major players in Moscow – are being targeted in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The UK instantly froze assets worth £154billion in VTB, Russia’s second-biggest bank, while Rostec, the county’s largest defense contractor with more than two million employees , will also face retaliation.
They were announced as part of measures Prime Minister Boris Johnson said were intended to curb Russia’s economy.
Russia’s youngest billionaire, once married to Putin’s daughter, and the chairman of a bank linked to the Salisbury Novichok poisoning are facing sanctions.
The son of the president’s longtime spy chief will also be punished.
Restrictions will be imposed on five appointees – Denis Bortnikov, Kirill Shamalov, Petr Fradkov, Yuri Slyusar and Elena Aleksandrovna Georgieva.
They cannot travel to the UK or interact with UK businesses.
The five will all be targeted by the prime minister’s “largest and toughest” sanctions against Russia.
Mr Johnson told MPs that ‘this hideous and barbaric enterprise of Vladimir Putin must end in failure’ as he revealed London would now target all major Russian banks.
Here’s everything we know about Putin’s cronies who now face tough UK sanctions.
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The 43-year-old was educated in London but will no longer be allowed to travel to the country where he grew up.
He is the Chairman and CEO of Promsvyazbank (PSB) and is also the CEO of the Russian Export Center.
Petr Fradkov is the son of Mikhail Fradkov, former Prime Minister of Russia.
Earlier this week, he was subject to US sanctions by the US Treasury.
The 39-year-old mega-rich is Russia’s youngest billionaire and the president’s former son-in-law.
He was married to Putin’s daughter, Katerina Tikhonova, for five years from 2013 to 2018.
Within 18 months of their marriage, he had acquired a large share of a major Russian oil and petrochemical processor called Sibur.
Shamalov was the former economic adviser to the Russian government.
Elena Aleksandrovna Georgieva
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Elena Aleksandrovna Georgieva is the patroness of Novikombank, a state-owned defense conglomerate.
Born in Moscow in 1977, she is credited with the rise of the company.
JSC Novikombank was established in 1993.
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The UK has placed the chairman of Russia’s United Aircraft Corp and its former deputy trade minister very near the top of the sanctions list.
Yuri Slyusar started producing helicopters 10 years ago and its recent rise has caught the attention of many in Moscow.
He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a law degree.
Now his company is one of the leading defense organizations that is also sanctioned as an organization.
Denis Bortnikov is the d vice-president of the financial institution VTB Bank.
Her father, Aleksandr Bortnikov, is the director of the Russian intelligence service, the FSB.
The Foreign Office said: “Bortnikov is the son of Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) who was responsible for the poisoning of political activist Alexey Navalny in August 2020 with a banned chemical agent of the Novichok group.”
Aleksandr Bortnikov is considered one of Putin’s most trusted henchmen.