It appears that President Joe Biden’s sanctions against Russia have begun to pay off. One targeted oligarch, Oleg Tinkov, is a billionaire and founder of a major digital bank in Russia. He advised Americans to help his President Vladimir Putin find an exit plan and “stop this massacre,” according to CNN’s Edition.
Tinkov owns 35 percent of the bank’s umbrella organization, TCS Group. In addition, his wealth is valued at approximately $3.5 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He founded the Tinkov Bank in 2006 and wrote on Instagram:
‘Ninety] percent of Russians were against the war and that Kremlin officials were in a state of shock thaT they would no longer be able to spend their summers in the Mediterranean. I don’t see a single beneficiary of this insane war
This oligarch has been described as a “serial entrepreneur,” according to BBC:
‘He has been described as a “serial entrepreneur” whose career has seen him go from bike racing, to importing electronics, flogging frozen food, brewing beer, issuing credit cards and then back to bike racing as owner of cycling’s Tinkov-Saxo team.’
The United Kingdom sanctioned 65 people and organizations for supporting Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, Putin’s sheer terrorist activities, war crimes, and atrocities. As a result of those sanctions, Russia’s economy is in a serious recession. And the people of Russia have watched as major international businesses closed down, many permanently. The European Union (EU) has even closed down Russia’s airspace:
‘The Kremlin’s civil servants are in shock that not only they but also their children won’t go to the Mediterranean this summer. Businessmen are trying save what’s left of their property.’
Then, the oligarch pled for peace and for the West to:
‘[G]ive Mr. Putin a clear exit to save his face and stop this massacre. Please be more rational and humanitarian.’
Oligarchs Mikhail Fridman and Oleg Deripaska were against Putin’s war. One of these men was born in Ukraine, Fridman. He wrote a letter calling for the “bloodshed to end.” Deripaska posted this on Telegram:
‘Peace is very important! Negotiations need to start as soon as possible! [He wanted the] bloodshed to end.’
Deripaska said in a post on Telegram:
‘Peace is very important! Negotiations need to start as soon as possible!’
Tinkov pointed to the rough “Z” that marks the Russian’s military equipment and said:
‘[They were] idiots that write the letter Z but there are about 10% idiots in all countries. 90% of Russians are AGAINST this war.’
And so the great “Z” mystery ends.
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