March 26, 2023

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The New York Times: Russian tycoon criticized the war and lost the bank

Businessman Oleg Tinkov, the founder of Tinkoff Bank, said in an interview with The New York Times that he sold his stake under pressure because of his anti-war position, receiving no more than 3% of the real value.

The former banker said that he was forced to sell shares because of his attitude towards the war in Ukraine and public statements on this topic: “I could not bargain. This is the state of a hostage.”

He said that on April 20, a day after the publication of the anti-war post he published, “representatives of the Kremlin” contacted the bank’s management. The businessman claims that they were allegedly threatened with nationalization if the founder of the credit organization did not leave it. He clarified that he received no more than 3% real value its stake in Interros.

In his interview

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