Potanin donates $5M to Kennedy Center

Potanin donates $5M to Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington says it has accepted a $5 million donation from Russian philanthropist Vladimir Potanin.

Oligarch says inheritance can be harmful

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanin qualified his intention to give his entire fortune to charity, saying huge inheritances do more harm than good.

The price of Putin

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Russians are starting to count the costs of Vladimir Putin's policies in a way that may yet return to haunt them.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

George Michaels equipment up in flames

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- British pop star George Michael received bad news after playing a $3 million gig in Russia on New Year's Eve -- his equipment had gone up in flames. The musical equipment, which was worth a lot of money, should be covered by his huge paycheck from the sho

George Michael does a $3 million concert

MOSCOW, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A Russian billionaire paid British pop star George Michael $3.3 million for a special New Year's Eve performance at a party outside Moscow. Mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin, thought to be the ninth richest person in Russia, flew the 43-year-old musician to

Gazprom confirms newspaper buy

MOSCOW, June 3 (UPI) -- Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom confirms it has purchased the liberal newspaper Izvestia.
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Rumors lower value of Norelsk Nickel

MOSCOW, May 3 (UPI) -- Rumors of a new state probe have slashed the value of Russia's biggest mining corporation by $4.5 billion, the Business Day newspaper reported Monday.

Putin determined to finish off Yukos

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Yukos oil has just informed a giant global banking consortium it may be forced to default on a $1 billion loan. Is this the end of Yukos? Not quite: But it is l
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Khodorkovsky case must end soon: oligarch

MOSCOW, April 20 (UPI) -- Russia must resolve the Khodorkovsky tax evasion case quickly, billionaire Vladimir Potanin said in an interview published Tuesday.

Norilsk buys stake in Gold Fields

MOSCOW, March 30 (UPI) -- Russian precious metals producer Norilsk Nickel has bought a 20 percent stake in South Africa's Gold Fields, the Financial Times reports.


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BP invests big in Russian oil

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- British Petroleum PLC announced Tuesday a $6.75 billion investment in Russian oil, obtaining 50 percent of a merged company producing 1.2 million barrels a day. The new company will be Russia's third-largest oil and gas business.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Vladimir Olegovich Potanin (Владимир Олегович Потанин in Russian) (born January 3, 1961, Moscow, former USSR), is a self-made Russian oligarch. His partner has been Mikhail Prokhorov. He acquired his wealth through the controversial loans-for-shares programme in Russia.

In 1978 Vladimir Potanin attended the faculty of the International economic relations at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), an elite school that groomed students for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Upon graduating MGIMO in 1983, he followed in his father's footsteps and went to work for the FTO "Soyuzpromexport" with the Ministry of Foreign trade of the Soviet Union

At the period of perestroika Vladimir Potanin quits the State’s structures of Foreign trade and creates in 1990 a private Association “Interros” using his knowledge gathered at Ministry of Foreign trade and previous professional network.

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