Interpol called the case of Orthodox oligarchs political and refused to look for them
Dmitry Ananiev (left), Alexey Ananiev (right)
Interpol called the case of the former owners of Promsvyazbank Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, who are accused in Russia of embezzlement and money laundering, political and refused to look for them. This was reported by Kommersant.
It is noted that the Interpol commission considered the 70-page complaint of the Ananyev lawyers, after which it considered their criminal case politically motivated. In addition, the General Secretariat of Interpol removed all data on Orthodox oligarchs from the organization's search base. Lawyers defended the position that prosecuting the brothers was necessary to take away a successful private bank in order to serve the defense sector under sanctions.
Earlier, the Limassol District Court in Cyprus at the suit of the Trust Bank arrested the assets of the former owners of Promsvyazbank, brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, as well as their wives in the amount of 267 million euros. Prior to that, the Investigative Committee of Russia accused the former owners of Promsvyazbank of causing damage to the credit institution for tens of billions of rubles. They were suspected of transferring abroad and laundering a total of 87.2 billion rubles.
The Ananievs are known for their close ties with the Russian Orthodox Church. Businessmen regularly donated money for the construction of temples and monasteries. Because of this, they are often referred to as Orthodox oligarchs.