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Alisher Usmanov

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NameAlicher Ousmanov · Alischer Burchanowitsch Usmanow · Aliser Uszmanov · Alisher Burhanovich Usmanov · Alisher Burkhanovich USMANOV · 38 more...[sources]
Other nameAlicher Bourkhanovitch Ousmanov · Alischer Usmanow · Alisher B. Usmanov · Alisher Burhonovich Usmonov · Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov · 39 more...[sources]
Birth date[sources]
Place of birthChust · Chust Uzbekistan · Chust, UZBEKISTAN · Chust, Uzbekistan · Tchoust, URSS · 3 more...[sources]
NationalityUnited Kingdom · Russia · Soviet Union · Uzbekistan[sources]
CountryMonaco · Russia · Uzbekistan[sources]
Country of birthUzbekistan[sources]
First nameAlisher · Alisher Burkhanovich · Alisjer · Ališer · АЛИШЕР · 2 more...[sources]
ID Number55 0314316[sources]
KeywordsКерівництво підприємств з видобутку надр · Фізичні особи під санкціями ЄС[sources]
Last nameUSMANOV · USMONOV · Usmanov · Usmonov · УСМАНОВ · 1 more...[sources]
Middle nameBurkhanovich[sources]
Passport number55 0314316[sources]
Second nameBurkhanovich[sources]
Tax Number1601108019[sources]
Wikidata IDQ503147[sources]
PositionFounder of USM Holdings · Homme d’affaires russe influent · Russian businessman, billionaire, founder of USM Holdings · Russian leading businessperson · chairperson · 5 more...[sources]
EducationAcademy of Finance (1997-) · Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation (-1997) · Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1970-1976) · Moscow State University (1976-)[sources]
AddressCurzon Square 4, W1J 7FW London[sources]
Source · · ·[sources]
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Metalloinvest Founder

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

Largest holding: steel giant Metalloinvest. Owner of business daily “Kommersant”.

Belgian Financial Sanctions,

Alisher Usmanov is a pro-Kremlin leading businessperson having interests in iron ore and steel, media, telecommunications and internet companies. His largest holding is the steel giant Metalloinvest, which, together with other companies, is operating in the mineral sector, providing substantial source of revenue to the Russian Government. Alisher Usmanov has particularly close ties to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. He has been referred to as one of Vladimir Putin’s favourite leading businesspersons. He is considered to be one of Russia’s businesspersons-officials, who were entrusted with servicing financial flows but whose positions depend on the will of the President. Usmanov has reportedly fronted for the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and solved his business problems. He also has close ties with Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia and former President and Prime Minister of Russia, who benefitted from the personal use of luxurious residences controlled by Usmanov.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Function: Russian Leading businessperson

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Therefore he actively supported the Russian government’s policies of destabilisation of Ukraine.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

When Usmanov took control of the business daily “Kommersant”, the freedom of the editorial staff was curtailed and the newspaper took a manifestly pro-Kremlin stance. Kommersant under Usmanov’s ownership published a propagandist anti-Ukrainian article by Dmitry Medvedev, in which the former President of Russia argued that it was meaningless to engage in talks with the current Ukrainian authorities, who in his opinion were under direct foreign control.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Therefore, he actively supported materially or financially and benefitted from Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine. Furthermore, he is a leading businessperson operating in Russia and a businessperson involved in an economic sector providing a substantial source of revenue to the Government of the Russian Federation, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Largest holding: steel giant Metalloinvest. Owner of business daily “Kommersant”.

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF),

Largest holding: steel giant Metalloinvest. Owner of business daily “Kommersant”.

EU Consolidated Travel Bans,

Alisher Usmanov est un homme d’affaires influent pro-Kremlin qui a des intérêts dans des sociétés des secteurs du minerai de fer et de l’acier, des médias, des télécommunications et de l’internet. Sa principale holding est le géant de l’acier Metalloinvest qui, avec d’autres sociétés, est actif dans le secteur minier et constitue une source substantielle de revenus pour le gouvernement russe. Alisher Usmanov entretient des liens particulièrement étroits avec le président de la Fédération de Russie Vladimir Poutine. Il a été désigné comme l’un des hommes d’affaires influents préférés de Vladimir Poutine. Il est considéré comme l’un des hommes d’affaires officiels de la Russie chargés de gérer les flux financiers mais dont la position dépend de la volonté du président. Usmanov aurait fait office de façade pour le président de la Fédération de Russie Vladimir Poutine et résolu ses problèmes dans le domaine des affaires. Il entretient également des liens étroits avec Dmitri Medvedev, le vice-président du conseil de sécurité de la Russie et ancien président et Premier ministre de la Russie, qui a bénéficié de l’utilisation personnelle de résidences luxueuses contrôlées par Usmanov. Il a donc apporté un soutien matériel ou financier actif aux décideurs russes responsables de l’annexion de la Crimée et de la déstabilisation de l’Ukraine, et a tiré avantage de ces décideurs. En outre, il est un homme d’affaires influent exerçant des activités en Russie ainsi qu’un homme d’affaires intervenant dans un secteur économique constituant une source substantielle de revenus pour le gouvernement de la Fédération de Russie, qui est responsable de l’annexion de la Crimée et de la déstabilisation de l’Ukraine. Lorsqu’Usmanov a pris le contrôle du quotidien économique “Kommersant”, la liberté de la rédaction a été restreinte et le journal a adopté une position manifestement pro-Kremlin. Sous Usmanov, le Kommersant a publié un article propagandiste anti-ukrainien de Dmitri Medvedev, dans lequel l’ancien président de la Russie affirmait qu’il était inutile d’engager des pourparlers avec les autorités ukrainiennes actuelles, qui, selon lui, étaient sous contrôle étranger direct. Il a donc soutenu activement les politiques de déstabilisation de l’Ukraine menées par le gouvernement russe.

French Freezing of Assets,

Founder of Metalloinvest

New Zealand Russia Sanctions,

Participated in Dmitry Medvedev's corrupt scheme with property donations to his "charitable foundations", which allowed him to quickly and conveniently register real estate without revealing the real owner. Involved in corruption schemes of PJSC Gazprom and its subsidiaries. Participated in the formation of corrupt sources of income for Vladimir Putin and his closest associates.

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers non-official source,

Mentioned in 2018 CAATSA report on Russian oligarchs

Russian Oligarch/Billionaires Database non-official source,

Uzbek-born Russian businessman and oligarch (1953–)

Wikidata non-official source,


Data sources

Forbes 2021 List of Russian Billionaires100

Based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Russia · Wikipedia · non-official source

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,321

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

Ukraine NSDC State Register of Sanctions17,122

List of individuals and legal entities subject to restrictive measures.

Ukraine · National Security and Defense Council

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,061

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

Ukraine NABC Sanctions Tracker39,890

A list of suggested Russia-related sanctions targets composed by the Ukrainian anti-corruption agency.

Ukraine · National Agency on Corruption Prevention

French Freezing of Assets6,273

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

Canadian Special Economic Measures Act Sanctions4,257

Sanctions imposed by Canada on specific countries, organizations, or individuals under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and JVCFOA

Canada · Global Affairs Canada

US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)18,945

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items.

United States · Department of the Commerce - International Trade Administration

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers7,942

A list of key Russian decision-makers from government and business composed by ACF/FBK, the anti-corruption investigative organization founded by Alexei Navalny

Russia · Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) · non-official source

UK FCDO Sanctions List4,430

UK sanctions collated by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

United Kingdom · Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

FBK Recommended List of Individuals for Sanctioning (Navalny 35)33

A list of suggested sanctions targets published by Navalny's FBK in a letter to Dominic Raab.

Russia · Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) · non-official source

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,093

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law

Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

New Zealand Russia Sanctions1,699

The New Zealand government's list of people and companies sanctioned in relation to the Russian attack on Ukraine.

New Zealand · Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes8,008

Switzerland manages a sanctions lists with a high degree of detail on the individuals that are subject to it's embargoes

Switzerland · State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Wikidata Entities of Interest3,928

Persons of interest profiles from Wikidata, the structured data version of Wikipedia.

Wikidata · non-official source

Japan Economic sanctions and list of eligible people3,483

Sanctions imposed by Japan under its Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law.

Japan · Ministry of Finance

US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List29,146

The primary United States' sanctions list, specially designated nationals (SDN) part.

United States · Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Russian Oligarch/Billionaires Database167

A list of billionaires and oligarchs from CIS countries, most notably the Russian Federation.

OpenSanctions · non-official source

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets5,929

The United Kingom's consolidated international sanctions list.

United Kingdom · Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

EU Consolidated Travel Bans3,894

Consolidated information about individuals who have been banned from traveling to the European Union, released as part of the EU Sanctions Map.

European Union · Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

External databases

The record has been enriched with data from the following external databases:

UK Companies House People with Significant Control671

The database of beneficial owners of companies incorporated in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

External dataset · United Kingdom · UK Companies House


Wikidata is the structured data project of the Wikipedia community, providing fact-based information edited by humans and machines

External dataset · Wikidata · non-official source

Russian Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL)135,593

Companies database of the Russian Federation as maintained and published by the Federal Tax Service.

External dataset · Russia · Федеральная Налоговая Служба

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