#Alfa Bank

Donetsk's master Rinat Akhmetov extends grasp after bitter consultants' battle

The sale of Idea Bank Ukraine, a subsidiary of the Polish Getin Holding's banking institution, has dragged on since 2019 and during that time many consultants and investors have attempted to make inroads into the sector. The powerful Dragon Capital, the ubiquitous Alfa Bank and the big winner, Rinat Ahmetov's FUIB, have all made plays for the market. [...] (542 words)
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Morning Edition - November 22

Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:. Those Georgia Tech "researchers" were out to get Trump. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2...
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Revealed: Who Was Behind The 'Russian Collusion'

“Do the f-cking alfa bank secret comms story, it is hugely important,” Fusion GPS’s Peter Fritsch forced a media contact in the last weeks before the November 2016 general election, emails obtained by an open records request revealed. “Call David Dagon at Georgia tech,” Fritsch would then maintain when the Reuters News investigative reporter countered that the difficulty with the story was an inability to verify the data.
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Russia's X5 Group Launches Financial Services Brand

Russia's X5 Group has announced the pilot launch of a financial services business, under the X5 Bank brand. The group, which operates the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel chains, as well as the recently-launched hard discounter, Chizhik, said that new services will include digital cards that combine the functionality of retailer loyalty cards with payments, money transfers and rouble-denominated cash back services.
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How a battle over Trump computer accusations is playing out in court

A long-running fight over accusations of computer links between Donald Trump and a Russian bank has intensified recently, shedding new light on how the government uses obscure Internet data to hunt for hackers and underscoring how the legal battles rage on regarding the 2016 presidential race. The computer data dispute...

X5 Group launches financial services

X5 Group, a food retailer, has announced the pilot launch of financial services under the X5 Bank brand. The first stage will involvedigital cards that combine the functionality of Pyaterochka and Perekrestok loyalty cards with banking services such as payments, money transfers, and rouble-denominated cash back, among others. The digital...

Trump threatens to sue Pulitzer Prize board if it doesn’t rescind ‘Russiagate’ awards

Donald Trump has threatened to sue the Pulitzer Prize board if it does not rescind awards for reporting on Russian 2016 election collusion.The legal threat comes after federal indictments against sources to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the infamous "Steele dossier", a series of allegations about Mr Trump collected by former British spy Christopher Steele. While the Steele dossier was referenced in some parts of the “Russiagate” reporting, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to The New York Times and The Washington Post for a series of 20 stories published between February and September 2017. The submission focused on...
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Top Biden aide Jake Sullivan under fire amid Durham indictments, botched Afghanistan exit

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, already under fire for his role in the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, is facing growing calls to resign amid questions about a suspected connection to debunked claims of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Multiple reports surfaced last week...
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Russian journalist’s affidavit denies involvement in Steele dossier

A Russian woman whom Igor Danchenko claims provided him with critical anti-Trump dossier allegations has signed a sworn affidavit declaring she never spoke to her childhood friend about any such reports. The statement under oath from Olga Galkina, a Russian journalist and public relations adviser, casts further doubt about the...

Steele Dossier Researcher Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To FBI

The Russian national arrested and charged as part of special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the source of the Trump-Russia probe, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to five counts of making false statements to the FBI. Igor Danchenko, 43, entered his plea in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...

‘Foreign Policy Advisor’ In Sussmann Indictment Is Biden Adviser Jake Sullivan: REPORT

Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, is the “foreign policy advisor” mentioned in the Department of Justice’s indictment of former Democratic National Committee (DNC) lawyer Michael Sussmann, according to Fox News. Special Counsel John Durham indicted Sussmann in September for allegedly making false claims to the FBI that...

Igor Danchenko, charged in Durham probe, pleads not guilty

Igor Danchenko, a Russian analyst who provided salacious, unverified rumors to British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of lying to the FBI in a 2017 meeting. Danchenko, 43, is charged with five counts of making false statements to investigators regarding information that he fed...