The founders of one of Russia’s largest banks have accused Russia’s business elite of refusing to speak against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Oleg Tinkov has become one of the few influential Russian business owners he has protested against the war. Blame Conflict as a “genocide” in an Instagram post on April 19th.
He said later New York Times The Kremlin ordered a senior manager at his company, Tinkoff Bank, to break his relationship with Tyred shortly after it went live.
But Post to Instagram again On Tuesday, Tinkoff seemed to have no regrets.
“I lost everything, but I didn’t lose my soul. In a country where you’re at war with your neighbors and killing civilians and children, you can’t easily make money,” he said. Wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
“I don’t know how long I can survive, but I definitely don’t want to die for billions of dollars, but I live as a bastard, coward, and Schmack, like 90% of Russia’s emerging conglomerates. Coward: You have a life and you need to live it as a person. “
Tinkoff sold out Last week, it transferred a 35% stake in TCS, the group that owns Tinkoff Bank, to Interros, a company of Russian mining giant Vladimir Potanin.
A businessman told the New York Times that if Tinkoff Bank did not sell its shares at just 3% of the estimated value, it would be under threat of nationalization.
The final price has not been confirmed, but the London Stock Exchange last year valued Tinkoff’s stake in the company at over $ 20 billion.
To Duke Tinkov publication He suffered from leukemia in March 2020 and was away from Russia while receiving treatment. In his post he said his last farewell to Russia.
“It’s a shame that my country has finally fallen into archaism, paternity, and slavery. Russia doesn’t exist. It’s all gone,” he writes.
“I take the Tinkoff and La Datcha brands out of the country. They belong to my family. I don’t want to insult them with the blood of Russian soldiers or Ukrainian citizens. Good always wins evil. , Ukraine wins. We were taught it at school. “
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