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Опубликовано 21.3.2014 10:32:28
Author | Posted 21/03/2014 10:32:28
Re: Bank "Russia" declared about blocking Visa and Mastercard
Visa and Mastercard are not carrying out operations of the bank "Russia"
International payment systems Visa and Mastercard have stopped to carry out operations on the cards bank "Russia". Its chairman - Yuri Kovalchuk. On the eve of March 20, the US imposed sanctions against the bank and Kovalchuk, as well as against close to Vladimir Putin businessmen Gennady Timchenko, Boris and Arkady Rotenberg.
The report on the Bank's website states that the payment systems are no longer serve the credit card organization "without any notification." Bank customers will be able to get cash without any restrictions in the bank's ATM, "Russia", Sobinbank or "United Settlement System". "Management understands the difficulties that arose from customers in this situation, and assured that doing everything possible to address them," - said the bank. At the time of this writing, the bank's website does not open, and in the reported browser page load error.
Bank "Russia" was founded in 1990 in St. Petersburg. Traditionally it is considered close to the Russian political elite. Yuri Kovalchuk controls 38.45% stake in the bank.
On the eve of the US authorities completed the list of Russian officials and businessmen, who are banned from entering the US. It hit the face of "the next President Putin's entourage." The updated list published on the website of the Ministry of the Treasury, includes co-owner of bank "Russia" Yuri Kovalchuk, "Russia" the bank itself, the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, businessmen Boris and Arkady Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko.
The decision on the extension of the list of US President Barack Obama made after the article of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. It was published in the newspaper The New York Times. In it, he called for "pressure" on the West Putin's inner circle.
Earlier, the US and the European Union approved sanctions against Russia for its actions in Crimea. Washington and Brussels have called those foreign accounts and assets are to be frozen, and they themselves will be denied visas. In addition, the sanctions against Russia, and Japan also introduced.
The US list includes politicians, businessmen and public figures, including Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia, State Duma deputies Elena Mizulina, chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and the deposed President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov government. In the European list included 21 people - 13 citizens of Russia and eight Ukrainian citizens. Completely it is not yet released.
In response to these sanctions, the Russian Foreign Ministry today also published a list of American officials and legislators, which introduced a ban on entry into the territory of Russia. The sanctions list, published on the official website of the Russian authorities, were US deputy assistant to the president for national security aides Daniel Pfeiffer and Benjamin Ross. Also in the list were Senators Robert Menends, John McCain, Daniel Coates, Mary Landrieu, as well as the leader of the majority in the upper house of Congress, Harry Reid and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Beyner.