(RoyalPatriot.com )- While the Biden administration has been imposing personal sanctions on Russia’s wealthy oligarchs as part of its response to the invasion of Ukraine, one oligarch still hasn’t faced punishment from the US. And that oligarch just happens to be the one who met with Hunter Biden in 2012 when Joe Biden was Vice President.
Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov, who is among the Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the UK, has yet to be sanctioned by the Biden administration, leading some to question whether his previous relationship with the president’s son may be the reason he’s been spared.
In March 2012, Yevtushenkov made a three-day trip to the United States during which he had a breakfast meeting scheduled with Hunter Biden at the swanky Ritz-Carlton near Central Park in New York City.
According to an article from investigative reporter Vicky Ward, a Russian document stored on a server at Yevtushenkov’s business conglomerate, Sistema, revealed the meeting. The document was obtained by a former Sistema insider “concerned by what it shows.”
The New York Post reported that Sistema has confirmed that the meeting with Hunter took place, but Sistema maintains that since that time, Yuvtushenkov has had no contact with the president’s son.
The Russian oligarch, whose London mansion has been targeted by pro-Ukrainian protesters, was personally sanctioned by the UK on April 13. Afterward, he gave up control of Sistema by transferring a 10 percent stake to his son, leaving Yevtushenkov a 49.2 percent stake in the company.
According to online reports, including a secret government cable published by Wikileaks, Yevtushenkov is married to the sister of Russia’s second wealthiest woman, Elena Baturina, the widow of ousted Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov.
If her name sounds family, it should.
Baturina is the Russian oligarch who paid Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca $3.5 million for a “consultancy agreement” in 2014.
It just so happens that Elena Baturina is another Russian oligarch who, like Yevtushenkov, has not been sanctioned by the Biden administration.