"Alfa-Bank is not considering entry on the Iran’s market or joint projects with Iranian companies, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian private bank Andrei Sokolov said on Monday. "The Iranian market is not of interest for us," Sokolov said. The bank is not viewing mutual settlements with Iranian credit institutions, he said." (Tass, "Russia's Alfa-Bank not considering entry on Iran's market - CEO," 7/18/2016).
"Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, 47 — who runs Alfa Bank, his nation’s largest private finance house — teamed up with developer Jack Rosen of Rosen Partners in December to invest $1 billion in US real estate from New York to Miami... 'He told me that Alfa never directly funded nuclear projects.' Fridman’s Alfa Bank provided financing throughout the 2000s to Atomstroyexport, the state-owned Russian nuclear vendor that installed the reactors at Bushehr, according to reports... Fridman, a self-made tycoon whose Alfa Group specializes in oil, banking and telecommunications, was ranked No. 57 on Forbes’ billionaires list. The Sunday Times of London in 2007 called his Alfa Group 'one of the most controversial business empires on the planet.'" (New York Daily News, "NY Jewish leader’s biz partner has ‘Iran tie$’," 4/9/2012)
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