GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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An Azeri billionaire who has won several Russian state contracts and been honored by Russian president Vladimir Putin.Referenced by...
A Russian pop musician and businessman.
He is the son of Aras Agalarov.
For more on Emin Agalarov, read this Atlantic article.
A Russian oligarch.
He founded the Russian aluminum company Rusal.
Deripaska was a business associate of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. He is suing them - claiming they defrauded him out of millions of dollars he invested in their company.
Ukrainian oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He is under indictment for bribery and racketeering, but has been fighting extradition to the United States.
He also has alleged involvement with corruption in the Ukranian energy company Naftogaz.
For more, read the Washington Post story.Referenced by...
A persona that was used to hack into Democratic National Committee computers in order to steal confidential emails, which then were published on WikiLeaks.
Guccifer 2.0 was later revealed to be an officer in the GRU - Russia's military intelligence agency.
Chief executive officer for Columbus Nova - which is owned by Russian company Renova Group.
On the day that U.S. intelligence agencies announced that the Russian government deliberately attempted to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Intrater donated $250,000 to Donald Trump's inauguration fund.
Intrader is a cousin of Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, Renova Group's owner.
For more, read the Mother Jones article.
Kaveladze, Irakly (Ike)
Khusyaynova, Elena AlekseevnaReferenced by...
Kilimnik, KonstantinReferenced by...
Russian ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2017.Referenced by...
Russian weightlifter. He won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympics and the gold medal at the 2015 World Championships.
In 2015, he offered to introduce presidential candidate Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Lavrov, SergeyReferenced by...
Leviev, Lev Avnerovich
Russian-born Israeli billionaire in the real estate and diamond businesses (he is nicknamed the King of Diamonds).
Leviev was involved in real estate deals with Prevezon Holdings - the subject of a Russian money laundering scheme - and Jared Kushner.
He is a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
For more, read the Haaretz story.
A Russian lawyer who investigated a money laundering scheme by Russian officials in 2007.
He was imprisoned by the Russian officials, and later died in prison under suspicious circumstances.
The 2012 Magnitsky Act, which barred these Russians from the United States and access to U.S. banks, was named for him.
A professor and foreign policy expert with ties to Russian government officials.Referenced by...
A Russian lawyer and anti-Putin activist.
For more on Navalny, visit The Guardian.Referenced by...
Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary.Referenced by...
A businessman with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Because he is a caterer, his close relationship with Putin has led him to be nicknamed Putin's Chef.
For more on Progozhin, read the Washington Post story.Referenced by...
President of the Russian Federation.Referenced by...
A longtime Trump associate, Felix Sater has close ties to U.S. organized crime and to the Russian government.
He has served time in prison for assault. He has been charged with racketeering - pleading guilty and testifying against his co-conspirators.
From 2003 - 2008, he worked for the Bayrock Group - becoming the chief operating officer. During that time, Bayrock worked to develop several properties for the Trump Organization.
He later went on to work for the Trump Organization.
Sater is a longtime friend of Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.
For more on Sater, read this article in The Nation.Referenced by...
Timofeyev, IvanReferenced by...
A reputed Russian mobster - wanted in the U.S. after he was indicted in connection with an illegal gambling ring run out of Trump Tower in New York.Referenced by...
van der Zwaan, Alex
Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in the investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.
He was the first person sentenced to prison in the investigation.
A Belarusian sex worker who goes by the professional name of Nastya Rybka.
In addition to her other work, she authored a book titled The Diary of Seducing a Billionaire - allegedly highlighting a yacht trip with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
She has been involved in several sexual pranks and protests. In 2017, she served a week in jail for a sex prank instigated by her colleague and self-proclaimed Belarusian "sex guru" Alexander Kirillov - who goes by the professional name Alex Lesley.
Kirillov was running for the Russian presidency at the time against President Vladimir Putin. His slogan was "A country led by a military man will fight. A country, led by a scientist, will develop. A country that is run by a sex guru will multiply!"
A Russian oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vekselberg owns Renova Group, a Russian holding company that owns companies involved in construction, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and banking.
One of those companies - Columbus Nova - is run by Vekselberg's cousin Andrew Intrater.
A Russian lawyer with close ties to the Russian government.
Veselnitskaya founded the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative (HRAGI) that is working to repeal the Magnitsky Act - which is preventing certain wealthy Russians from accessing their wealth stored in the United States. HRAGI is based in the United States but funded by Russia.
One of Veselnitskaya's clients is Denis Katsyv, who owns Prevezon Holdings. Prevezon was named in the scandal uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky - which resulted in the Magnitsky Act.
Veselnitskaya was one of the key participants of the Trump Tower meeting.
For more, read the CNN story.Referenced by...
President of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014.
Initially popular, he used his presidency to enrich himself and jail his main political opponent. After he backed out of a partnership with the European Union, violent protests in 2014 - in which many protesters were killed by government snipers - forced him to to flee. He ended up in Russia.
For more about Yanukovych, read this BBC story.Referenced by...