Russian Direct Investment Fund will receive the "independence"

After the head of Vnesheconombank (VEB) Vladimir Dmitriev dismissed, in this financial institution began "cleansing". In particular, his position as deputy chairman of the lost VEB Anatoly Ballo, and was previously arrested one of the former top managers of VEB Ilgiz Valitov.

Now from Vnesheconombank try to "distance themselves" Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which will become an independent structure and will be submitted to the Federal Property Management Agency. Experts believe that after the Russian Direct Investment Fund will be "reformed", his office could lose his head - Kirill Dmitriev.

Earlier the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund is not just linked to the financial scandals that took place in the leadership of the bank, because at the moment the fund founder and principal investor is the state Vnesheconombank.

"Feeder" for Dmitrieva

After the Russian Direct Investment Fund will be independent from the bank, Dmitriyev (or already the new head of Russian Direct Investment Fund) will be able to distribute the Fund's finances without regard to the opinion of management of VEB. Recall that the capital under the control of Russian Direct Investment Fund of $ 10 billion. Since its inception, Russian Direct Investment Fund has invested and approved for this purpose more than 760 billion rubles, including 70 billion rubles - means RDIF and more than 690 billion rubles - means of co-investors, partners and banks.

Most margin RDIF brought "sale" of assets, arranged Kirill Dmitriev lately. For example, the sale of shares in "Rostelecom" and part of a package in the Moscow Stock Exchange and "Alrosa" in the years 2014-2016 provided the ruble yield fund at 33, 23 and 35% per annum.

Experts fear that as soon as the Russian Direct Investment Fund will become an independent structure from VEB, it will turn into a real feeder Dmitriev and his subordinates.

"Notice" should be?

Experts point out that the public questionnaire from Kirill Dmitriev data available on the Internet, have recently become the data that he is a native of Kiev.

The place of birth and Ukrainian relations Kirill Dmitriev not written on the official website of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, or Wikipedia or other popular biographical resources.

As it turned out, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, not only spent his childhood in the Ukraine, but also received an influential Ukrainian politicians. For example, in the late 2000s, Kirill Dmitriev was president of private equity fund Icon Private Equity to assets in excess of $ 1 billion, which is the main investor in Ukrainian billionaire Viktor Pinchuk (in-law of ex-President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine).

This oligarch is a business partner (in the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant - Ed.), The owner of the group "Privat" Igor Kolomoisky, who is considered one of the main sponsors of the "euromaidan" and "investor" destroyer battalions conducting aggression against the population of Donbass.

A Ukrainian TV channels ICTV and STB belonging Pinchuk, constantly "throw mud" Russia, as a whole, and Putin in particular. And Kirill Dmitriev is often referred to as "manager Victor Pinchuk."

However, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and was able to "take". After all, when Dmitriev (during his work on the Ukrainian oligarch) was not implemented within the time near Kiev cottage settlement project in which investors have invested $ 60 million. Then, many Kiev residents seriously feared that the finances allocated for this project could be "sawed" .

Of course, after the deterioration of relations between Russia and Ukraine Dmitriev tried to "clean up" their biography. By the way, the relationship with the Ukrainian oligarchs can prevent him to retain the post of head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund after the "reform" of the fund.

How is the output of VEB's assets through Ukraine?

Previously, Kirill Dmitriev was involved in bank scandal in Ukraine, directly related to the Russian Federation. This is due to the activities of Ukrainian Prominvestbank, which from 2009 to 98.60% owned by the Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank.

Judging by the official website of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev is a member of the Board of Directors of Prominvestbank. In August 2014 Ukrainian portal «» appeared scandalous article about the Chairman of the Board of Prominvestbank Viktor Bashkirov (archive link).

It was written that Bashkirov allegedly have accounts in Austria in an extremely precarious foundation, which regularly withdraw money from the Ukraine (probably from Prominvestbank - Ed.), As well as accounts in Cyprus.

In fact, this kind of "common fund" to manage the funds that may himself a banker, and, according to the «», his friend - "Kremlin financier" Kirill Dmitriev.

Based on the information Ukrainian journalists, there is a version that the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund may be involved in the withdrawal of assets from the "daughter" VEB. It seems that this conjecture is already worth checking security officials.

Vladimir Dmitriev "spent" finances before retirement?

We draw attention to the fact that the day before the resignation of Vladimir Dmitriev as head of VEB became known that controlled VEB Prominvestbank increased its authorized capital twice. "Bank on February 25 completed all technical procedures in connection with the capital increase of $ 800 million", - said chairman Victor Bashkirov bank.

Due to what exactly happened in the capital increase of Prominvestbank $ 800 million -. It is not known, but it is said in the media that the money gave VEB.

It is interesting also that in January 2016 Chairman of the Board of Prominvestbank Viktor Bashkirov was in Moscow refusal to provide funds to increase the bank's capital by 1 billion USD, resulting in the continued existence of the Ukrainian "daughter" VEB was cast into doubt.

At the end of February 2016, there were rumors about the resignation of the head of the Board of Prominvestbank Viktor Bashkirov. However, he not only retained his post, but also received an additional $ 800 million for capital Prominvestbank just one day before the resignation Dmitrieva.

But what prompted the head of the bank, in January failed Bashkirov, in February, shortly before his retirement to help him in the capitalization of Prominvestbank? Perhaps this is evidence of the withdrawal of assets VEB through Prominvestbank. It is possible that this money then through offshore structures, attributed Bashkirov can return to Dmitriev.

Experts do not exclude that Kirill Dmitriev (in the interests of the former head of VEB) could "supervise" the process of withdrawal of Finance through Ukraine, with significant ties with Ukrainian politicians. It seems that it is necessary to understand security officials in this matter.