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The Kremlin on the background of data on new sanctions of the US declared the absence of oligarchs
The Kremlin does not yet see official confirmation of the introduction of sanctions against Russian entrepreneurs from the American blacklist. At the same time Dmitry Peskov doubted that in Russia there are "oligarchs" in general
The Kremlin is aware of reports in the media about the possible introduction of US sanctions against Russian businessmen, but does not believe that there are "oligarchs" in the country, as American media describe entrepreneurs. This was stated by the official representative of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.
'There are no Oligarchs in Russia,' Kremlin Claims Amid Reports of New U.S. Sanctions
The Kremlin has said that Russia has no oligarchs, following reports that the U.S. is preparing to enact a new wave of sanctions against Russian tycoons.
Sources told Reuters on Wednesday that Washington was planning to sanction Russian oligarchs as early as this week under a law targeting Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
“We deem the phrase ‘Russian oligarchs’ inappropriate. It’s been a long time since Russia had oligarchs. There are no oligarchs in Russia,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying on Thursday.
Kremlin says ‘no oligarchs in Russia’, just ‘big business representatives’
MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. The Kremlin rejected the use of the term ‘oligarchs’ when referring to representatives of Russia’s big business elite.
"There are no oligarchs in Russia," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
US to impose sanctions against at least half-dozen Russian oligarchs — media
When asked whether the Russian oligarchs informed President Vladimir Putin of the fact that US law enforcement agencies are taking a heightened interest in them, Peskov said, "I think the phrase "Russian oligarchs" is inappropriate." Instead, Peskov used the term "representatives of big business."
Times When Russia Had Oligarchs Long Gone - Kremlin
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow has not received official confirmation of reports in foreign media on the US possible plans to put Russian businessmen on its sanctions lists.
[Edit for brevity. --DJW001]
The spokesperson went on saying that the times when there were oligarchs in Russia are long gone. The word "oligarch" was often used to characterize businesspeople who acquired great wealth in a very short period of time after the break-up of the Soviet Union and for a while held certain influence on the politics.
"We consider the phrase 'Russian oligarchs' inappropriate. The time when there were oligarchs in Russia is long gone, there are no oligarchs in Russia," Peskov stressed.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Sublimecraft
There were no WMD’s lol...
That is the worst meme ever...
The guy wasn’t lying lol.
originally posted by: Cutepants
So 'oligarch' is no longer politically correct, it's 'big business representative' now. Alrighty then.
First fo all how dare you? Oligarchs implies they have power. PUTIN has power!
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: DJW001
"there are no ologarchs" just that they like "Nazis" "Mongole"(I don't compare them in size, or style, just as "the Genghis Khan is dead so should our image of Mongols, for big parts, be) the term should by now be a well defined part of the history books.