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INSIGHT - RUSSIA - no one wants to be on Forbes List

Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 5486786
Date 2009-03-19 11:49:36
ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor sources in the Kremlin
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: One of the top within the Kremlin circle

It has now been deemed in Russia that if one flaunts their wealth at times
like these then they are "unpatriotic." Forbes has been inundated with
phone calls to not include them on the Billionairea**s list. In Russia it
is highly unfashionable to be on the Forbes list for 3 reasons. First off,
it is actually not really part of Russian culture/mentality originally to
flash the cash around. This is something that came with the Oligarchs
under Yeltsin. Secondly, as the mentality is shifting back to the former
(anti-flash) lifestyles, the Oligarchs are looked down upon. For example,
it is considered better to be like Putin who still drives his fathera**s
Lada from the 1970s (LG: *eye roll*). That is why the silovarchs are more
accepted now and the oligarchs are looked down upon. People are hurting
inside of Russia and so no one looks well upon unnecessary extravagance.
Third, those that are left with money inside of Russia dona**t want the
government to know about it, so the Forbes list is now considered an
impending death list.
Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
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