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C. told The New York Times It is a “powerful political and economic instrument” VTB is also known as a player in Russia’s political system VTB’s chairman Andrei Kostin is a Putin ally “On the one hand it’s a bank on the other it’s an instrument of the Kremlin” Sergey Aleksashenko a Russian banking expert with the Brookings Institution who served on VTB’s board of directors in the 1990s told ICIJ “Whatever the Kremlin wants VTB is ready to do” In response to questions from ICIJ and its partners VTB confirmed that it had invested in Twitter through Milner’s firm DST Global VTB said it had “sold its stake in the company with a profit making it a successful transaction for us” VTB called itself a “solely commercial bank” asserting that “we have never had any politically motivated deals” Milner emphasized that VTB is traded on the London Stock exchange and has previously had public investment partnerships in Silicon Valley In an emailed statement a spokesperson for Gazprom Investholding confirmedthat it had provided loans to an offshore company named Kanton Services which records reviewed by ICIJ show was a shareholder in investment vehicles used by DST Global in the Twitter and Facebook deals The spokesperson said that no “Russian officials were involved in these loans” RESPONSE TK FROM KREMLIN Rising Star or years Milner has been known as a businessman with a knack for connecting big investors with a wide range of promising tech companies — and he has earned billions for investors who have joined his deals trusting him to make smart bets with their money Milner 55 was born in Moscow and studied business at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in the 1990s eventually returning home to launch a series of investments that would vault him to the top of Russia’s entrepreneurial elite In 2001 he seized on the dot-com bust to become CEO of the struggling internet firm Mailru Under Milner’s leadership the company grew into Russia’s primary email provider and the country’s most prominent tech firm In 2005 Milner formed tech firm Digital Sky Technologies Three years later he partnered with Usmanov one of Russia’s richest men Usmanov became a major shareholder in DST Global the investment fund Milner established in 2009 Soon Milner set his sights on bigger deals in America Facebook Investments While assessing the Facebook investment in early 2009 Milner befriended Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg His investment in Zuckerberg’s firm later that year launched him to fame in a Silicon Valley still reeling from the financial crisis Milner has said that his strategy of refusing to accept board seats or voting rights at companies in which DST Global invests allows him to put money into competitors without creating conflicts of interest When it came to investing in Facebook Milner told Forbes this strategy “sent a strong message that we are not seeking any influence over Facebook’s operations” Between 2009 and 2011 Milner managed a series of investments in Facebook using both his tech firm Mailru and his investment fund DST Global to buy a growing chunk of the social networking platform Usmanov’s investments in Milner’s ventures made him a key partner in these deals DST Global and Mailru’s stake in Facebook reportedly grew to roughly $7 billion making Milner’s firms Facebook’s second largest group of outside shareholders During Facebook’s record-breaking initial public offering on May 18 2012 the dazzling returns investors made off the social network made headlines Four days after the IPO a DST Global subsidiary sold more than 27 million Facebook shares yielding roughly $1 billion according to SEC filings In an interview Milner confirmed that Kanton Services was an investor in one of the DST Global vehicles that bought shares in Facebook Milner said that his firm subjected Kanton to rigorous screening before taking it on as a partner Even if Kanton received Russian government money Milner said it wouldn’t be possible to know whether that money found its way into Facebook because Kanton could have used other sources of funding for the investment In response to a question from ICIJ and its partners about Kanton Services’ ties to the Facebook deal Gazprom Investholding stated that its loans to Kanton “were provided for general corporate purposes” “Kanton was being backed by Gazprom” said David Zweighaft a New York-based forensic accountant who has worked for the accounting firm Deloitte and as a contractor for the US Department of Justice[24] Zweighaft reviewed key documents at ICIJ’s request A spokesperson for Facebook emphasized that DST Global had no control over the company “It is worth noting that as a passive investor DST themselves had no voting rights or board seat” Facebook said in a statement “The investment was made eight years ago and DST Global has since sold all their holdings in Facebook — their stake ended five years ago when we went public” Kanton Services is a company with several links to Usmanov The leaked records reviewed by ICIJ indicate that all of Kanton’s shares were owned was recently as 2009 by an investment manager named Leon Semenenko who is known as an Usmanov business associate Rollo Head a spokesperson for Usmanov said Usmanov “has been a highly successful investor in Russian and international assets utilizing a combination of his own and borrowed funds” Head said none of Usmanov’s investments in Facebook and JDcom used money borrowed from state institutions As a passive investor in Milner’s deals the spokesman said Usmanov had no control over DST funds or their underlying investments Twitter Deal In addition to its presence in Milner’s Facebook deal Kanton Services also played a role in his investment in Twitter In July 2011 VTB invested at least $191 million in exchange for the vast majority of shares in DST Investments 3 an investment vehicle based in the Isle of Man according to public records in the Isle of Man’s corporate registry That same month Milner used DST Investments 3 to finance nearly half of DST Global’s stake in Twitter Kanton Services was also a shareholder in DST Investments 3 but appears to have contributed little money to the deal Yet records show that several months after Twitter’s IPO in late 2013 VTB transferred the bulk of its shares in DST Investments 3 to Kanton Services A spokesperson for DST Global declined to provide specific information about arrangements Kanton Services may have had with VTB In a statement a spokesperson for Twitter said DST Global is “a well known entity in Silicon Valley” and that the social media firm had reviewed all of its investors Kushner Start-Up Milner’s investments in American firms haven’t been limited to big Silicon Valley ventures In 2015 Milner was one of several high-profile investors in Cadre a New York-based real estate technology firm co-founded by Jared Kushner Donald Trump’s son-in-law and an adviser to the president The company was founded in 2011 by Kushner and his brother Joshua along with another entrepreneur Milner said he invested $850000 of his own money None of the funds came from DST Global he said With major rounds of funding from outside investors Kushner’s business grew in value to a reported $800 million Kushner responded TK Milner said he met Jared Kushner once at a conference and has made no additional investments in Cadre He said his stake in the presidential son-in-law’s company is “no different” from other investments he has made — it’s about business not political connections When he was young he said his father warned him: “Please don’t get involved in politics” “And as I spent most of my life in the Soviet Union” Milner said “it was my principle back then and still now” Click here for full coverage on Paradise Papers For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News with strong winds, His visit came just two weeks after al-Abadi said he was assured by the president the US will accelerate its support for his country’s struggle against the Islamic State group. a presidential assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism,we need to ascertain where the encroachment starts before taking action against the perpetrators, said Sarai Khwaja SHO Brahm Singh The survey will continue on Friday IAF officials said that the plotknown locally as the Tilpat rangewas being used for air-to-surface target practice The IAF had reportedly stopped activities there after rampant construction in the area encroached upon a buffer zone that was to be maintained between the boundary of the range and civilian buildings We approached the police and lodged an FIR after it came to our notice that some unscrupulous elements were duping people?and they told us to move out in two days.and has compiled evidence running into several thousand pages.Written by Sukanya Shetty | Mumbai | Published: February 6

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