Europe, Montenegro, Russia
Exiled oligarch Ismailov's hidden assets rekindle Russia-Montenegro tensions

Russian businessman Telman Ismailov in 2009.
Russian businessman Telman Ismailov in 2009. © Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images via AFP
Moscow has reminded Podgorica that it wants to extradite disgraced tycoon Telman Ismailov, wanted for murder and a debtor to VTB bank, itself now under Western sanctions. Despite having sought asylum in Montenegro, the oligarch has managed to maintain a business empire in Europe while keeping one foot in Russia. [...]
Published on 14.09.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

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