Igor Sechin

Igor Sechin

Current Status: Head of Rosneft, Russia's state-owned oil company, and one of the most powerful men in Russia. Sechin was sanctioned by the U.S. treasury in 2014 following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Former Status: Former presidential aide to Putin and former Deputy Prime Minister until 2012.

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Wikipedia - Rosneft

Allegations: Allegedly met in secret with Carter Page in Moscow to offer a piece of the $19 million sale of Rosneft in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against Russians. Although Carter Page denied the meeting, the sale of Rosneft did occur for $19.5 million to undisclosed buyers, likely representing a $19 million sale price with a $500K brokerage fee.

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Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft, is powerful as never before