Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

12/17 20:46   'Non-citizens' issue remains in Estonia - Russian ambassador
 
12/17 20:45   Armenia says honors commitments in biological laboratory researches
 
12/17 20:40   Volker's statements on Kerch incident reveal who are its 'authors' - State Duma's Slutsky
 
12/17 20:32   Oreshkin to participate in WTO Ministerial Conference on WEF's sidelines
 
12/17 20:29   Rappers have right to perform their music - Russian human rights commissioner
 
12/17 20:14   ORESHKIN TO PARTICIPATE IN WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING ON SIDELINES OF DAVOS FORUM
 
12/17 20:07   Conniving with extremists leads to chaos - Putin
 
12/17 20:00   Putin tells human rights council he has nothing against Network extremists' advocate Ponomaryov
 
12/17 19:56   Ruble little changed against dollar, euro in evening trading
 
12/17 19:53   Melnichenko's SUEK Group interested in running Siberian inter-regional grid co (Part 2)
 




 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Arkady Rotenberg hopes for victory of his lawsuit...


News headlines


October 30, 2014 10:47

Arkady Rotenberg hopes for victory of his lawsuit against Western sanctions

MOSCOW. Oct 30 (Interfax) - Russian businessman Arkady Rotenberg has said that sanctions imposed on him by the West are not having any "dramatic impact" on his life and he is ready to contest the lawfulness of these sanctions through the courts.

"On my life, the sanctions do not, in principle, have any dramatic impact. Although psychologically this is difficult - I am not a politician, my rights have been violated, why can't I do something, go somewhere because of some nonsense," Rotenberg told Interfax.

Rotenberg said he does not have "rosy expectations" that these sanctions may be lifted soon and he is prepared to contest the restrictions imposed on him personally and his businesses through the courts.

"I'm disputing the illegal restrictions imposed against me through the European Court of Justice. We want to find out on what basis the EU came to the conclusions that are laid out in the decision to impose sanctions," he said.

These court proceedings will take a long time, Rotenberg said, adding that he was hoping "more for a moral victory."

"But if it is confirmed materially, I won't refuse," Rotenberg noted, adding that "if money is awarded by the court ruling, I'll spend it on some good project in Russia."

When asked how his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin affects his business, Rotenberg said: "Our friendship doesn't affect the business in any way. First of all, Vladimir Vladimirovich never picks up at all the phone and does not give any instructions to anyone related to anyone's business. Secondly, I genuinely value our relationship."

"Speaking about business, at times, on the contrary, it's been harder for me than for competitors. I can't use those, let's say, questionable methods of doing business and competition that are common here. Otherwise, I'd let down a person with whom I am genuinely friends. Therefore, for me this relationship is above all a huge responsibility," he said.

When asked about the "Rotenberg law," the businessman described it as "another absurd situation".

"I have nothing to do with this law. I, by the way, am a strong advocate of observing copyright and would not want to appropriate the achievements of others. Since I was not the initiator of the bill, giving it my name, to say the least, is inappropriate," Rotenberg said.

"Furthermore, I will never compensate my own personal losses at the expense of the country's budget. This is my personal position as an entrepreneur and a citizen," he said.

The full version of Rotenberg's interview will appear on www.interfax.com website.

tm ap

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

December 17, 2018
 
20:40
Volker's statements on Kerch incident reveal who are its 'authors' - State Duma's Slutsky
 
20:32
Oreshkin to participate in WTO Ministerial Conference on WEF's sidelines
 
20:29
Rappers have right to perform their music - Russian human rights commissioner
 
20:14
ORESHKIN TO PARTICIPATE IN WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING ON SIDELINES OF DAVOS FORUM
 
20:07
Conniving with extremists leads to chaos - Putin
 
20:00
Putin tells human rights council he has nothing against Network extremists' advocate Ponomaryov
 
19:56
Ruble little changed against dollar, euro in evening trading
 
19:53
Melnichenko's SUEK Group interested in running Siberian inter-regional grid co (Part 2)
 
19:49
Russia follows int'l stock markets down
 
19:44
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for December 17
 
19:38
Aggregated results for trading of shares in Moscow Exchange
 
19:37
Dispute around Cirque du Soleil purely business issue - Kremlin
 
19:33
Results of Interregional Trading for OFZ & OBR
 
19:32
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
UNHCR Middle East and North Africa Bureau Director and Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Iraq and Syria Situations Amin Awad has visited Moscow for consultations with representatives of various Russian agencies and given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the humanitarian situation in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, as well as the migrant crisis in Europe.

more
.
.
Head of the EU Delegation to Russia Markus Ederer has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about prospects of normalizing relations between EU and Russia, the EU readiness to take part in the post-war reconstruction of Syria, and about how the EU is going to protects its companies working with Iran in the light of new U.S. sanctions.

more
.
.
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has given a press conference at Interfax in the wake of his visit to Russia, in which he speaks about results of his visit, U.S. President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty, plans for a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and others issues.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2018   "Interfax News Agency" JSC. All rights reserved.
Contact information   |   Privacy Policy   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100