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Money loves silence: Russian patriots prefer Malta

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Vladimir Putin did not succeed in striving to make the country's business community truly patriotic. In the list of “new citizens” of Malta many names of rich Russians appeared. Apparently, Russia's elite, close to the Kremlin, have their own views on patriotism.




While in the US Treasury the work on a new list of “Russian oligarchs” close to Putin and his government is in full swing, the rich citizens of the Russian Federation are becoming citizens of Malta in droves. This is the new patriotic trend. “Bloomberg” has already appreciated it: Evil ridiculed Putin’s attempts to turn businessmen into patriots. Putin did not succeed: money prefers silence to loud slogans.

Malta passports are not cheap, especially if you translate crisis rubles into full-fledged euros. A passport needs almost a million euros!

Columnist Bloomberg View Leonid Bershidsky commented on the situation with Maltese passports and Russian citizens. More precisely, now the Maltese.

Why is Malta superior to Putin? Despite the growing hostility between Russia and the West, President Vladimir Putin clearly failed to convince the Russian business community that it should become “more patriotic,” writes Leonid Bershidsky. The list of "new citizens" of Malta, published recently by the government of this island country, includes quite a few well-known Russian names. And this is “inconvenient truth for the Kremlin”: the Russian elite does not feel an attachment to the “draft besieged fortress” cherished by Putin.

The so-called individual investor program in Malta allows a non-resident alien to actually acquire citizenship in the European Union. All you need to do is pay 650.000 euros (US $ 779.000) to the state plus invest 150.000 euros in government bonds. Also required to buy a property or enter into a long-term lease agreement. Still need to pay the expertise of a lawyer. Maltese citizenship is sold in a “family package”, and spouses and children pay no more than 50 thousand euros per nose.

Such transactions are not offered by any other EU state. Moreover, the European Parliament condemned the practice of Malta back in the 2014 year, noting that EU citizenship "should not be sold under any circumstances." Later, the European Parliament has repeatedly returned to this issue. However, things are still there: the Maltese government has not abandoned its idea.

In addition to allowing visa-free entry to more than 160 countries, a passport obtained in Malta allows its holder to live, work and conduct business in any part of the European Union. Not surprisingly, the demand for passports is high. So high that, according to 2016, he allowed Malta to go from budget deficit to surplus! The citizenship trade brought the island 163,5 million euros that year.

In its official newspapers, the country names all new citizens, regardless of how they achieved citizen status. The list of 2016 of the year, which has become known now, includes the Saudi sheikh, Pakistani magnates, Azerbaijani banker. And dozens of Russians.

The most famous and, perhaps, the richest of them are Arkady Volozh, the founder of Yandex. Putin, reminds Bershidsky, visited the Yandex office last September to learn about the company's achievements in the field of artificial intelligence. “Not all employees of the company were happy to see the president - one employee was even forbidden to be present after publication on the social network, where he spoke in the spirit that he“ doesn't care about Putin, ”the author reminds. Mr Volozh himself, in his letter to the staff, stated that he considers this visit important for the promotion of the company.

Yandex, further notes Bershidsky, “usually cooperates with the Kremlin,” since German Gref, the general director of Sberbank, has been on the company's board of directors since 2014. At the same time, Volozh, a key figure in the technological sector of Russia, "clearly does not feel completely safe." And he secured Maltese citizenship to "his whole family."

Other "new citizens" of Malta are several leading Moscow developers, one co-founder of Kaspersky, leaders of the largest Russian company producing gold, leaders of one of the largest energy companies, one of the leading owners of agricultural land in Russia, owner of a leading distillery in Russia and This is the "business elite of the country," concludes Bershidsky.

No, these people do not turn into emigrants at all. Their business interests inside the country do not allow them to openly express disloyalty to the Kremlin. But they do not want to "put all the eggs in Putin's basket." And the last is for him a "source of constant irritation."

Back in 2014, when the US and the EU imposed sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin offered businessmen an “amnesty of capital” to repatriate about 1 trillions of dollars that left Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Less than 2500 of these businessmen announced their foreign assets and came under an amnesty, which ended in 2016. In anticipation of new sanctions from the United States, which may affect the "oligarchs" close to Putin, the Russian leader "redoubled his efforts," the columnist reminds. During the December meeting with leading business figures, he reportedly offered special government bonds to investors who want to “return home.”

However, for many Russians, the Maltese passport is the best investment.

People whose names appear on the Maltese government list have several reasons to fear trouble. No, they are not part of Putin’s closest entourage and are not major government contractors who are threatened with American sanctions, but they would be more indiscreet if they had not thought about alternatives. Such options would be very useful to them if someone from Putin’s circle or “the terrible law-enforcement machine of Russia” went on the offensive against them. In the system that Putin built, Bershidsky believes, even now he himself “cannot completely restrain the greed of his friends and security officials.”

So, Putin failed to “sell” patriotism either to his country or to the whole world, a columnist believes. However, he will not do anything to the detriment of "insincerely loyal capitalists." Putin's system "depends on their cooperation, on their investments."

The Russian billions that still remain abroad are probably “the most vivid evidence that Putin’s system is weak in its essence,” the analyst sums up. Putin "can tolerate, even fear him, but you can not trust him." “If Maltese passports were cheaper, the Russians could have sunk this island, rushing there in a panic to get them,” the author sneers.

Newspaper list of "new Maltese" with a magnifying glass studied RBC. Among the defendants were people from the Russian list of Forbes magazine. And these people are not dozens, but hundreds.

According to the information, the citizens of Malta became “more than 730 people with well-known in Russia combinations of names, surnames and patronymic names”. In particular, Arkady Volozh, the founder of Yandex, his family members, the owner of the investment and development company O1 Properties Boris Mints and his family members, the full namesake of family members of the co-owner of ICT Holding Ltd Alexander Nesis and his the most. Maltese, RBC continues, were the namesakes of Alexander Mechetin, the largest vodka producer in Russia (co-owner of Beluga Group). The list also includes the name of one of the largest Russian landowners, Igor Khudokormov. The name of Alexey Marey, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Alfa Bank, was discovered (he left office in November 2017 due to the family moving to London). The list also includes the family of Vladimir Voronin’s owner of the FGC “Leader”, Pavel Grachev, the general director of the Polyus gold mining company, is listed, and the top managers of Kaspersky Lab and other persons are involved. The Russians mentioned received Maltese passports under the Maltese Citizenship for Investment program.

While some Russians are expanding the list of their citizenships, others send their representatives to the United States, panicking over the close publication of another list - the American one. This is not a list of new citizens, but a list with the names of "oligarchs" close to Putin and his government. His drafting ends US Treasury.

Sources of the same Bloomberg they report that the Russian rich, who admit their blacklisting, are now making predictions about their sad future. Others are frantically selling off their assets. Some people went further: he turned to the United States, to those individuals who previously worked in the Ministry of Finance and the State Department and were engaged in just sanctions against Russia. These rich Russians are now trying to do everything to avoid falling into the black list.

This publication was told by former State Department employee D. Fried. He knows what he is talking about, since he himself had to reject some of these requests.

The deadline for the blacklist is January 29. And the panic of other Russians is really great - others take “preventive” measures inside the country even before the list is published. For example, Alfa-Bank in January I refuse to service enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation because of the threat of new US sanctions.

Andrei Kolesnikov, head of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, believes that representatives of the Russian business elite rightly fear new discriminatory measures from the United States. His opinion leads "Voice of America":

“They are expanding the potential list of those who can fall under the sanctions at the expense of a circle of people close to Putin. It is not by chance that Alfa-Bank has already refused to serve the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the country due to fears that their activities may be limited by these measures. In general, it creates the feeling that the wave is coming very seriously, and this is a relative novelty compared to the usual sanctions, which are regularly extended and to which everyone is used as a routine. ”


Therefore, we note, one should not be surprised at the presence of other names from Alfa Bank in the Maltese list, as well as the presence of other people in London. Patriotism and money combined badly.

Probably, interesting speeches will soon come to Moscow from one island: they say Malta is feeding Russia ...

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Vard
    Vard 17 January 2018 15: 06
    17
    This is anyone ... But not the elite ... The elite of the country is first of all those who think about the country ... And these about their pocket ... I know some ... Unhappy people ... Their women do not like ...
    1. Svist
      Svist 17 January 2018 15: 18
      19
      Quote: Vard
      Unhappy people ... Their women do not like ...

      But they love their money. smile
      1. Vard
        Vard 17 January 2018 15: 22
        +2
        It’s not that their money is loved ... Everyone who moves abroad begins to get poor ... Of course, their poverty and ours are different ... But from billionaires to millionaires it is easy ...
        1. allaykbar
          allaykbar 17 January 2018 15: 35
          11
          Well, who is in Malta, who is in Liechtenstein. Who has any connections and depending on who walks under whom, apparently.

          Each patriot, as they say, has his own. And whose billions abroad still can not be found soldier
          1. andrej-shironov
            andrej-shironov 17 January 2018 15: 55
            19
            Why do you need your own billions if you have Rotenberg friends, etc.? Take off your helmet and think. wink
            1. allaykbar
              allaykbar 17 January 2018 16: 18
              +3
              I would have looked like you, Andryusha, his billion “friend” Rotenberg (or anyone else) gave. yeah

              So the candidate decided not to risk it and gave them to Liechtenstein in the central bank, and not to his "friends" laughing

              I know you did not wear a helmet, because the army and Andryusha ran from each other. So I don’t know what you need to remove, but try
              1. allaykbar
                allaykbar 17 January 2018 16: 36
                +1
                Why do you need your own billions if you have Rotenberg friends, etc.? Take off your helmet and think.


                or does it mean that there are no billions of them? belay don’t you whitewash know who?

                this is a turn, Andrey.
                1. andrej-shironov
                  andrej-shironov 17 January 2018 19: 06
                  +2
                  laughing Thoughts of your “daughter of a military officer” run like that! You cannot immediately formulate a thought. How did you pass the test psychological before the army?
          2. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 17 January 2018 16: 05
            12
            Quote: allaykbar
            Each patriot, as they say, has his own

            For many, the count has already poured all the tears.
            Quote: allaykbar
            And whose billions abroad still can not be found

            Where and whose people should be known for a long time is a mystery only to the people.
            1. allaykbar
              allaykbar 17 January 2018 16: 23
              +1
              Where and whose people should be known for a long time is a mystery only to the people.


              In the age of digital technology - 15 years to search for a secret and not find. He’s an inquisitive people.

              And besides the "people" there were enough those who were looking for their "service" by the nature. They would have found it - on tape.ru and other RBC would have been printed for a long time. And with pleasure. And they would not wait for the pre-election season.

              Yes, everyone is looking.
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter 17 January 2018 16: 31
                15
                Quote: allaykbar
                In the age of digital technology - 15 years to search for a secret and not find. He’s an inquisitive people.

                Duc found a long time ago! yes
                Are you an adult? Do you seriously think that a subordinate can receive 5 million a day, but you don’t know about it, don’t stop it and get less kanashnash wassat Are you cold?
                I mean, the only "angel" in hell!
                agree that this is at least funny, but at most ..... hi
                1. andrej-shironov
                  andrej-shironov 17 January 2018 19: 08
                  +3
                  Stroporez, what kind of adult is he? From the power of 30 years, judging by the lack of availability .. wink
          3. Maksus
            Maksus 17 January 2018 17: 41
            +3
            Just do not confuse patriotism and idiocy, they need to save money for themselves personally, and not give it to the state. He also earned a rest in a warm comfortable country.
            1. Pax tecum
              Pax tecum 18 January 2018 06: 28
              +5
              In the event of a war with Russia, these moral ... new EU citizens will also sponsor the enemy. Or does anyone have doubts about this?
              Enemies of the People and traitors, traitors to the Motherland must be preventively destroyed, together with their families. "Earned" in Russia, confiscated in the treasury from any country.
              But, for this, national leaders need a level of will above the present.
              Putin, if you remember, before the previous presidential election had a choice on what strength to rely on, what / whom to bet on (much was written about this at that time). Oligarchy / capitalists / commerce or People. The results of the “definition” have clearly shown themselves.
              It is a pity there is no hard labor; in our country the undeveloped North stand.
              1. Maksus
                Maksus 18 January 2018 07: 26
                +2
                I suppose you regret that there is no where and no one to write denunciations? So would you put things in order?
                1. Pax tecum
                  Pax tecum 18 January 2018 10: 19
                  +2
                  Comment silly, however. Comment for the sake of comment?
                  Why write denunciations ?! If this happens before the eyes of the whole country, the whole world.
                  Here the questions are more likely to the ruling regime.
                  I regret that the execution for treason was stopped and the concept of "enemy of the people" was removed.
                  1. Maksus
                    Maksus 19 January 2018 17: 53
                    0
                    It is not a matter of the death penalty as such, in China it is, but one devil is stolen. It is necessary to confiscate and drain the swamps, this can really scare. Only who will get the confiscated is again a big question. Definitely not to the people, but only its parts ...
        2. dSK
          dSK 17 January 2018 15: 47
          +1
          Quote: Vard
          billionaires to millionaires easily ...
          Spending there is always welcome, but they won’t let the aliens earn money.
          1. dSK
            dSK 17 January 2018 16: 02
            +3
            Malta is the abode of Masonic Maltese "noble knights", which Emperor Paul I regretted when France captured the island, warmed the "snake in the bosom" and they not only buried him, but also buried the whole dynasty in 1918. Gorbachev of the USSR also sold in Malta.
            1. Dzmicer
              Dzmicer 17 January 2018 16: 12
              +3
              I do not agree with you: Paul 1 was killed by the British just because he went against them: Malta was captured by the British, P1 took over the Order of Malta and became his master, planned an alliance with France and even a liberation campaign in India.
              Considering how close and "special" relations have been between England and Russia since the 16th century, how closely Russia was tied to commodity foreign trade with the islanders (there was only fur, hemp and wood instead of oil and gas), the snuff-box could not find its hero.
              1. dSK
                dSK 18 January 2018 00: 22
                0
                Quote: Dzmicer
                Paul 1 was killed by the British
                The English box worked. The Rothschilds and the Rockefellers sometimes clutch among themselves, but they rule the world together. Vorobevsky, Yuri Yuryevich - the history of the Masons - http://www.vorobievsky.ru/angel.html
                On December 2-3, 1989, against the backdrop of the collapse of communist regimes and turbulent changes in Eastern Europe, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev met with the new American President George W. Bush in Malta. In many sources, the meeting between Gorbachev and Bush in Malta is associated with the end of the Cold War.
    2. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 17 January 2018 16: 16
      +3
      "Money loves silence: Russian patriots prefer Malta"

      New Knights of the Order of Malta? The complete secret of deposits ...
    3. Antianglosax
      Antianglosax 17 January 2018 16: 29
      15
      Well, those who stole it from Russian citizens will not keep money in Russia, because it is clear that the results of the privatization by the population will never be accepted and the point of the thieves is bench press - suddenly the power will change and everything will be taken away ?! Therefore, they steal in Russia, because there is something to steal, and they drag it to the west, so that they beautifully protrude. In general, it will be difficult to remove this stinking liberal abomination from power in an evolutionary way. These rubbish to the majority of the population is a class enemy, and how to deal with them is experience and they can smell it.
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 19 January 2018 21: 46
        +1
        Quote: Antianglosaks
        Well, those who stole it from Russian citizens will not keep money in Russia, because it is clear that the results of the privatization by the population will never be accepted and the point of the thieves is bench press - suddenly the power will change and everything will be taken away ?!

        Kaspersky Lab and Yandex are thieves from 90's ??? Have you read the article at all? Not only thieves, but also minds flee from Russia!
    4. karabas86
      karabas86 17 January 2018 17: 44
      +1
      From the point of view of political science, they are the elite. And women love money.
    5. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 17 January 2018 19: 38
      15
      It's about the business elite ... That's right, many businessmen at the federal level, the regional, have long had a "spare" passport and real estate with accounts abroad ... I do not mind, let it be, but then RENT OUT THE RUSSIAN PASSPORT !!!
      It’s time to stop all this nonsense with dual citizenship, you are either a citizen of Russia or another country ... And then I’m doing business here at the expense of cheap resources, cheap tariffs, at the expense of inexpensive labor, due to the fact that the population is dating the purchase of housing, cars and other things, and if the war you don’t count on me - that’s what it is called!

      It should be like this:

      - received a passport of another country - automatically lost Russian citizenship !!!

      - for concealing the fact of obtaining another citizenship there should be an article of the Criminal Code, as this creates the prerequisites for both treason and sabotage against Russia !!!

      - and then everything, everyone who flew to give birth in the United States so that the children received an American passport, or immediately bought Malta or some other state, are not Russian citizens, with all the consequences, including taxes that will now be taken from them as non-citizens and non-residents RF ...
    6. SVD
      SVD 17 January 2018 21: 36
      +2
      I support the remark - the Russian elite is the best that Russia has among the army, scientists, engineers, writers, artists, workers, etc. And what came up in the 90s is not the elite, and the Kremlin administration is not the elite - these are the tops, as the classics say.
    7. Deck
      Deck 20 January 2018 16: 15
      +1
      Absolutely unhappy, I agree

  2. Conductor
    Conductor 17 January 2018 15: 19
    +3
    Yes, and where no one has. 650000 euros to go. ?
  3. Dzmicer
    Dzmicer 17 January 2018 15: 26
    36
    This is not the elite, but colonial managers. Houses, families, their accounts in the EU, Russia for them is a uranium mine, on which dwarves get bucks for 20 thousand rubles. per month.
  4. Radikal
    Radikal 17 January 2018 15: 34
    10
    Quote: Vard
    It’s not that their money is loved ... Everyone who moves abroad begins to get poor ... Of course, their poverty and ours are different ... But from billionaires to millionaires it is easy ...

    Because you have to work there - they don’t give to steal, unlike Russia! sad
  5. Pavil144
    Pavil144 17 January 2018 15: 54
    17
    Regarding the new list (sanctions) of oligarchs close to P. So there’s nothing wrong, we don’t leave our own. The court will decide to exempt from taxes, as it was in my opinion in 2016 and even retroactively, from 2014, and these taxes paid from 14-16 to return to them.
    1. Galaktionych
      Galaktionych 18 January 2018 00: 52
      +8
      Quote: Pavil144
      Regarding the new list (sanctions) of oligarchs close to P. So there’s nothing wrong, we don’t leave our own. The court will decide to exempt from taxes, as it was in my opinion in 2016 and even retroactively, from 2014, and these taxes paid from 14-16 to return to them.

      The most interesting thing is that these taxes paid will be "returned" to them from our pockets. Here is such stability ...
  6. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 17 January 2018 15: 54
    31
    As I wrote: the elite will throw it and the people will not support it! And there will be GDP alone or with your government. For such a fate awaits all those who want both ours and yours.
    1. Galaktionych
      Galaktionych 18 January 2018 00: 54
      +4
      Quote: andrej-shironov
      As I wrote: the elite will throw it and the people will not support it! And there will be GDP alone or with your government. For such a fate awaits all those who want both ours and yours.

      And how did such “yours" help Putin? Putin helps only his own and exclusively his own. And he doesn’t even cut you, but shaves you. Well, you bleat ...
      1. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov 18 January 2018 08: 56
        +1
        And you probably have zero arguments, but there is a desire to offend wink There are many of them, battle trolls.
  7. shura7782
    shura7782 17 January 2018 16: 01
    +6
    Oleg, thank you for the article.
  8. Gardamir
    Gardamir 17 January 2018 16: 20
    +5
    Everything is much more serious here. they take out the money that remains in Russia. Suppose Putin does not want to win the election. What will the next get?
    1. allaykbar
      allaykbar 17 January 2018 16: 37
      +1
      the situation is better than the one that went to Putin in 99. No?
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 17 January 2018 16: 43
        17
        Quote: allaykbar
        the situation is better than the one that went to Putin in 99. No?

        No, then the industry was intact, and now only fin. streams from natural resources or “soap bubble”, as you like.
        1. allaykbar
          allaykbar 17 January 2018 16: 54
          +3
          No, then the industry was whole


          goods were in demand in the market, factories killed in spite of? Could flood the capitalist world with goods, but Putin ruined everything?

          The markets have already agreed on the promotion and sale of goods. ZIL drove sought-after and modern cars, but Putin issued a decree what? We will not sell ZIL to the capitalists, but will we close the plant?

          But about the war, the militant’s campaign in Dagestan and other delights of the parades of sovereignty, you decided to keep silent, as well as about the default that was a year earlier.

          About the state of the army and other delights of life in conjunction with the state of the country's budget.

          About taxes that were not collected. Or about how our resources were sold for a cordon, and Khodorkovsky and a company without deductions to the budget had a walrus from this?

          Well this is not serious.
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 17 January 2018 17: 01
            13
            Quote: allaykbar
            But about the war, the militant’s campaign in Dagestan and other delights of the parades of sovereignty, you decided to keep silent.

            About Dagestan is better not necessary ....., Do you clearly know how the 6th company died?
            Quote: allaykbar
            Could flood the capitalist world with goods, but Putin ruined everything?

            I can say with confidence that civilian aircraft could certainly saturate the domestic, and foreign market.
            The government of Maslyukov-Primakov was, by the way, removed Putin, precisely at the moment when, after default, the economy began to recover, and the economy showed serious growth.
            1. wax
              wax 17 January 2018 20: 10
              +1
              ... filmed gr. Putin, at that very moment ...

              Well, not Putin, but EBNom with Berezovsky and Co.
          2. Sotskiy
            Sotskiy 18 January 2018 01: 15
            +8
            Quote: allaykbar
            Well this is not serious.

            Yeah, right?)
            Friend of Putin, Anatoly Chubais:
            "We did not collect money, but the destruction of communism. We knew that every factory sold was a nail on the lid of the coffin of communism. Expensive. Cheap. Free. With surcharge - this is all twentieth question.
            Privatization in Russia was not an economic process at all. September 1, 92nd, the first voucher issued, we literally wrested from the hands of the Reds "Decision to stop privatization in Russia"
            1,32 (minute of recording) Vladimir Putin: "We deliberately went to the loss of a significant amount of the Gold and Currency Reserve over $ 100 billion. It is precisely so that all market participants understand that Russia will not return to the previous regulation"

            Such are the revelations. And how is this consistent with the National Security Strategy, and where is Chubais now?
  9. forty-eighth
    forty-eighth 17 January 2018 16: 29
    +4
    Quote: allaykbar
    Yes, everyone is looking.

    Already found, if not all, so much of it.
    They just forgot to inform you. Or you yourself were badly interested.
    1. allaykbar
      allaykbar 17 January 2018 16: 56
      +1
      Yes? Why is there no information? Open Russia Khodorkovsky why not relish with a jellyfish?
      Moreover, such a thing is the pre-election season. Election on the nose - that would be a folder so a folder.
      Why didn’t Bulk or who else shot a beautiful video? Where is the video on euronews or radio freedom?

      Okay. They are bad. But do you enlighten?
  10. Strashila
    Strashila 17 January 2018 16: 50
    +4
    The rich’s history doesn’t teach anything ... everyone has forgotten to withdraw Russian money in Cyprus ... they drive the flock to one place to cover at a time ... like in a joke ... I’ve been collecting you for a whole year so you hit one ship.
    1. sapporo1959
      sapporo1959 17 January 2018 22: 44
      +6
      So why should they worry? In Cyprus, they took what they took, then they took twice as much from Russia. Prices slightly raised and repelled the costs incurred in Cyprus. It was not for nothing that Medvedev told pensioners that there was no money, but so far you are holding on .. So that the hope is that only oligarchs will suffer it seems to me slightly and baseless. Since the people and the authorities are united and should be divided, well, to our Russian realities this means that prices and services will tend to increase, and salaries and pensions, as usual, this trend, by no means they’ll catch up, because they don’t run at all and are not able to, unlike prices ...
  11. free
    free 17 January 2018 17: 03
    0
    finita la comedy ........... it's high time
  12. Some kind of compote
    Some kind of compote 17 January 2018 17: 32
    21
    Yes, Russians with Israeli surnames
    Almost Euros - and Malta’s citizenship in your pocket
    What you can’t blame them for is Russian patriotism good
  13. Odysseus
    Odysseus 17 January 2018 18: 58
    10
    The news, of course, is wonderful. As they say, this is all you wanted to know about life in Russia, but you were afraid to ask smile
    The funny thing is that numerous citizens who are confident in the “patriotism” of Mr. Putin and the Russian authorities as a whole do not even understand that in reality the whole point of their life is to have Mr. Rottenberg, Mr. Mintz. etc. were able to buy the citizenship that they want to acquire.
  14. groks
    groks 17 January 2018 18: 59
    0
    What does Putin have to do with it? What will give them the citizenship of Malta? If they wish, they will declare everything acquired intolerable - unrighteous and will be imprisoned. But probably any shushuery, such as functionaries of Casper and vodka, it does not threaten - to whom they surrendered.
    Well, they will publish another Amersian list. So what? Is there any doubt that everything has been invested in our elite?
    A strange picture - our oligarchs are already literally forced to do at least something useful domestically. In the sense - the West is forcing. And they continue to rest. What do all these tricks of the GDP with deoffshorization mean? Why do this so publicly? Why is it at all7 Who is stopping our oligarchs from organizing their offshore?
  15. wax
    wax 17 January 2018 20: 07
    +1
    Putin needs to re-read Lenin and Stalin and follow their conclusions, which are solely in the interests of great Russia.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 17 January 2018 21: 18
      12
      Putin came to power by the will of the man who destroyed the Union and the RSFSR. What does the interests of a certain Russia have to do with it? And he read Lenin and Stalin, outlined and even passed the tests / exams. laughing drinks
  16. demo
    demo 17 January 2018 23: 26
    +2
    Therefore, we note, one should not be surprised at the presence of other names from Alfa Bank in the Maltese list, as well as the presence of other people in London. Patriotism and money combined badly.

    Patriotism with money is generally combined. Although not always.
    But idiocy is not combined. That's for sure.
  17. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 18 January 2018 00: 45
    +3
    Russia's "Elite": Betrayal for the Money ?! (Guest - Valentin Katasonov)

    Gaidar Forum or Sabbath of the liberal wing of government,
    Gref “surrenders” Russia (Guest - Valentin Katasonov)


    Scandals on the so-called The Gaidar Forum continues. Today, one of the forum participants launched a bunch of leaflets in Mr. Chubais, which set out a protest against the privatization of the 90s and the policies that the main “nano-businessman” represents.
  18. Galaktionych
    Galaktionych 18 January 2018 00: 48
    +2
    "Vladimir Putin has not succeeded in making the country's business community truly patriotic."

    Where does this conclusion come from?

    for Putin and his “business community,” the homeland is the West. They dearly love this Motherland and are always ready to help.

    We Russians should learn from Putin the patriotism of loving Russia as he loves the West.
  19. midivan
    midivan 18 January 2018 01: 29
    +2
    [/ Quote]Money loves silence: Russian patriots prefer Malta [quote]
    No silencing then yes
  20. capitosha1rang
    capitosha1rang 20 January 2018 16: 23
    0
    What, nevertheless, well done our President, the skills of a scout affect!
    As the hero used to say in one of the films of the Soviet era: "Hands remember something."
    Owners of pets and other animals will understand what it is about. How to quickly and reliably rid your dog of fleas, for example? That's right - to submerge in the water and the whole bastard, which feeds on the blood and sweat of the unfortunate animal (metaphor, however!) In one motion sweep away from the tip of the dog’s nose.
    So, interestingly, to bloodsuckers what - has the sense of humor changed, or has the self-preservation instinct left them? Or did they believe that they caught the genitals themselves ...?
    Malta is like a dog’s nose in a sea of ​​water (by the way - this is so), from which it is easy to sweep and bring.
  21. Evgtan
    Evgtan 21 January 2018 12: 56
    +1
    It is difficult now for the Russian patriot! Peskov: Wife of a US citizen. Daughter is a citizen of France. The son is a citizen of Great Britain.