In the 1990s, the USSR disintegrated and numerous Russian oligarchs appeared on the block once privatization was introduced in Russia. The shrewd businessmen snatched the opportunity and assimilated huge affluences in no time! Many of them merge business with politics, which is often treated skeptically by the western world. This trend of blending has become extremely visible in recent months.
With the strengthening of the watershed between Russia & Ukraine, America and the European Union have retained strict constraints on oligarchs near Kremlin. We have created a line-up of the richest men in Russia, and the top spot has been captured by Vladimir Potanin.