Support The Moscow Times!

Anisimov Money in Escrow

Boris Berezovsky won a London court order placing $600 million from Vasily Anisimov's sale of a stake in Metalloinvest Holding into an escrow account, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

Anisimov can't touch almost a quarter of the $2.5 billion VTB Group paid for his 20 percent of the mining company after the British High Court ruling in December, the people said, declining to be named because the ruling isn't public.

Berezovsky filed a claim in 2009 to recover money he said he loaned Anisimov to buy a mining asset that became part of Metalloinvest, two of the people said. The trial will begin in October, a spokesman for the businessman said by e-mail, asking not to be identified.

(Bloomberg)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.