Help from Switzerland: how an oligarch circumvents sanctions

Switzerland makes it possible

Oligarch evades sanctions with tricks

Not all oligarchs have to divest their companies and shares to protect companies from sanctions. This could be the case of the Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko (50) and his wife Alexandra (45).


Andrei Melnichenko is the founder of…

Is Switzerland turning a blind eye to an oligarch? Many of the super-rich Russians are now on the EU sanctions list and are also being sanctioned by Switzerland. So that the companies they control do not suffer too much damage, some have sold their shares or entire companies. As in the case of Roman Abramovich (55), who had to sell his football club Chelsea.

Others seem to get away with it more lightly, as the “Tagesanzeiger” suspects. It could even be that Russian billionaire Andrei Melnitschenko (50) and his wife Alexandra (45) can circumvent sanctions with the help of Switzerland.

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