Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev is a Russian businessman, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. In May 2008, he was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the richest Russians and as the 358th richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $3.1 billion.. He owns a third of Aeroflot airline, and is part owner of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. On 21 January, 2009, Lebedev bought the London-based newspaper the Evening Standard for £1.
Anikey Stroganov (1488 – 1570) was a founder of numerous salterns in Solvychegodsk and Perm, a colonizer of the basin of the Kama and Chusovaya Rivers. He was the progenitor of the family of highly successful Russian merchants, industrialists, landowners, and statesmen. Anikey Stroganov was the fourth and younger son of Feodor Lukich Stroganov. He was born in Novgorod but soon after his births Stroganov's migrated to Solvychegodsk.
Vladimir Alexeyevich Smirnov is a prominent Russian businessman, former Director General of the Petersburg Fuel Company (1997 - 1998), former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Petersburg Fuel Company (1999 - 2001), in 2002 - 2007 was the Director General of Tekhsnabexport (TENEX) which carries out export of goods and services, produced by Russian nuclear enterprises. During the 1990's, Smirnov was associated with gangster Vladimir Kumarin of the Tambov organized crime group.
Ziya Bazhayev (1960 - March 9, 2000) was a prominent Russian businessman of Chechen origin specializing in oil trading. He died in Moscow during a crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft shortly after take off on March 9, 2000, together with a Russian journalist, Artyom Borovik. Bazhayev's death is mentioned in many Nigerian 419 scam e-mails.
Pyotr Olegovich Aven (Peter O. Aven) is a Russian businessman and politician. From June – December 1992 he was the Minister of External Economic Relations of Russia. In 1993 he joined the Russia's Choice movement and was a candidate for State Duma. Since October 1994 he has been the President of the Alfa Bank. He and his family are currently resident on the Wentworth Estate in Surrey, England.
Andrey Igorevich Akimov is a former KGB officer and Russian businessman. He reportedly worked as an undercover KGB agent in Vneshtorgbank in Switzerland and for Donau Bank, another Soviet bank, in Vienna, Austria. He was involved in Imag GmbH (later renamed Dehel GmbH) in Vienna, an opaque company which had reportedly "bafflingly convoluted company structures and accounting problems". Since November 21, 2002 he has been the Chairman of the management committee of Gazprombank.
Alexey Ivanovich Alexandrov is a Russian lawyer, businessman and politician. In 1993 – 2003 he was a deputy in the State Duma. Since 2004 he has been the representative of the legislative assembly of Kaluga Oblast in the Federation Council of Russia.
Alexey Viktorovich Barinov is a Russian businessman and politician. Until 2000 he had worked in the petroleum industry. In 2005, he was elected Head of Nenets Autonomous Okrug. On May 24, 2006, he was arrested and on June 21 dismissed by President Vladimir Putin from his position on.
Georgy Valentinovich Boos is a Russian businessman and politician, the governor of Kaliningrad Oblast. Boos was born in Moscow into a Crimean German family. His parents were both engineers. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1986 and did his military service in the Soviet Air Force between 1986 and 1988 based at Spassk-Dalny. Between 1991 and 1995 he was a technical director at the Svetoservis lighting company.
Boris Antonovich Boyarskov is a Russian businessman and government official. From 1994 to 2004 he was a top manager of several Saint Petersburg banks From April to June 2004 he was the acting Director of the Russian Culture Ministry Licensing Department which registers and licenses mass media. Since 23 June 2004 he has been the Head of the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Compliance with the Legislation in Mass Media and Cultural Heritage Protection.
Gennady Vladimirovich Gudkov is a Russian politician and businessman. In 1982 – 1992 he worked for the KGB. Since 2001 he has been a deputy in the State Duma. He has been the Chairman of the People's Party of the Russian Federation since March 2004.
Mikhail Valentinovich Krotov is a Russian lawyer, businessman and official. On April 28, 1995, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Baltic Sea Steamship Company. On October 2, 1995, as the Chairman Ivan Lushchinsky had been shot dead, Krotov became the Chairman of its Board of Directors and held this position until summer 1996. In 2005 he was a First Deputy Director General of the Gazprom Media holding.
Yury Alexandrovich Komarov is a Russian businessman. In August 1996 – January 1999 he was the Director General of Gazexport, export subisidiary of Gazprom. In July – August 2002 he was the acting Director General of Gazexport. From January 21, 2002, until May 12, 2005, he was a Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom. Komarov is a member of the Coordination Committee of RosUkrEnergo.
Anton Alexandrovich Ivanov is a Russian lawyer, businessman and official. He was a fellow student of Dmitry Medvedev at the Law Department of Leningrad State University, graduated in 1987. In July 2004 he was appointed First Deputy Director General of the Gazprom Media holding. He was also a manager of several mass media included in the holding. On January 26, 2005 he became the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Arbitration of the Russian Federation.
Yury Yevgenyevich Zaostrovtsev is a Russian security services official and businessman. He is a son of Yevgeny Zaostrovtsev, former Chief of the Karelian KGB Directorate. Until 1993 Yury Zaostrovtsev also had worked in KGB and its successors. In 1998 – 2004 he served in FSB, in 2000-2004 as a First deputy Director and the Head of the Economic Security Department. Since August 2000 he has been a member of the board of directors of Sovkomflot.