Exclusive: Dmitry Ananiev says his case shows how any businessman can fall foul of Russia’s authorities In 2017 Dmitry Ananiev was at the peak of his success. He and his brother Alexei owned a bank, an IT firm and an office complex overlooking the Moscow River. There was a Russian art collection (Alexei’s), a private plane and – of course – a yacht. Forbes put Ananiev’s fortune at $1.4bn. For seven years he served as a senator in Russia’s upper chamber. Three years on, Ananiev’s circumstances have changed dramatically. In late 2017 the authorities seized...
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