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1.#YuriMilner funneled millions of Kremlin dollars into #Facebook and #Twitter, he is also a business partner of #Cadre partly owned by Jared #Kushner

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2.#YuriMilner´s tech company Digital Sky Technologies acquired a $200 million stake in #Facebook in 2009 and in #Twitter in 2011

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3. Digital Sky Technologies portfolio also includes #VKontakte, #Russia´s version of #Facebook, were #Trump has his own #Fanpage created by @parscale and was used during the 2016 election, both make money through Online Ads

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4.A month later, Digital Sky Technologies bought up to $100 million of shares from #Facebook employees, and in 2011, #YuriMilner invested an additional $50 million into #Facebook shares

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5.The "mother" company Digital Sky Global, and its companies holds 8% of #Facebook and 5% of #Twitter

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6. As was revealed in the #ParadisePapers documents, the money for the early investment in #Facebook came in part from state-backed #Russian companies, and the #Kremlin

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7. Through shell companies, #YuriMilner’s DST venture firm received money from #Gazprom Investholdings, a financial subsidiary of the #Kremlin-backed energy giant #Gazprom

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8.The director of the subsidiary was Alisher #Usmanov, an oligarch close to the Prime Minister of #Russia- #Medvedev, also known to be #YuriMilner’s close business associate.

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9.#YuriMilner was dubbed by @Wired in 2011 “the most successful investor in social media.” In addition to Facebook and the Russian social platforms, he has also invested in #Airbnb, #Groupon, #Spotify, #Zynga, and #Alibaba

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10.Behind #YuriMilner’s investments in #Facebook and #Twitter were hundreds of millions of dollars from the #Kremlin, #Twitter investment was backed by #VTB bank, controlled by #Putin for politically strategic deals.

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11. A big investor in #YuriMilner’s #Facebook deal received financing from #Gazprom Investholding

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12.Among #YuriMilner’s current investments is a real estate venture founded and partly owned by #JaredKushner called #Cadre

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13.Anyone including oligarchs who receive support from banks like #VTB, #Sberbank or #Gazprombank, needs to get approval from the very top

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14.#YuriMilner worked as an executive in the 1990´s at Bank #Menatep founded by Mikhail #Khodorkovsky,who was stripped of company, prosecuted and put in jail after confrontation with #Putin on tv

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15.#YuriMilner teamed up with #Usmanov close to #Russian Prime Minister #Medvedev and who also was a Goldman Sachs executive to build a large stake in Mail.ru , who trades on the #London Stock Exchange.

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16.For the #Facebook deal,it was #Gazprom that became the bridge.#Gazprom is a vital component of #Putin´s government,has employed its financial subsidiary, #Gazprom Investholding,to reclaim assets privatized during the 90s.

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17.#Gazprom Investholding is used for politically important and strategically important deals for #Kremlin, #VTB and #Gazprom Investholding’s parent, #Gazprom, are under #USA sanctions since 2014

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18.According to #PanamaPapers, #Gazprom Investholding and a subsidiary made hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to a company called Kanton Services

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nytimes.com/2016/04/05/wor…
19.Kanton, in turn,owned one of the DST investment vehicles used to buy shares of #Facebook.Kanton received $197 million of #Gazprom Investholding loans three months before #Facebook announced its first deal with #YuriMilner

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20.Kanton had numerous ties to #Usmanov
Kanton was owned by a longtime #Usmanov business associate, and was controlled by Matthias Bolliger,a director of numerous subsidiaries of #Usmanov’s main holding company, USM Holdings

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21. To complete the #Facebook deal,DST used a pair of lawyers based in #Cyprus and #Britain who have set up offshore entities for oligarchs close to #Putin, according to #PanamaPapers, and #UnitedStates securities filings

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22.#YuriMilner´s roughly $380 million investment in #Twitter was directly backed by another instrument of #Kremlin power: #Russia’s second-largest bank, #VTB.

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23.61 % of the bank is owned by #Kremlin, #VTB’s president Kostin, is a former #Soviet diplomat; Matthias Warnig of the board is a former #EastGerman spy who served in #Dresden while #Putin was stationed there with the #KGB

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24..#VTB has operations across the world, including in #USA, including a loan that financed the #Russian government’s privatization of 19.5 percent of the oil giant #Rosneft

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25.The #PanamaPapers revealed that a #Cyprus bank owned by #VTB was used to transfer hundreds of millions of dollars to accounts connected to Sergei Roldugin, a cellist and close friend of #Putin

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26. In July 2011, #VTB invested at least $191 million in exchange for shares of an Isle of Man company-DST Investments it was used to buy roughly half of DST Global’s stake in #Twitter that month

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27.The #Twitter deal had a notable feature: #VTB put virtually all of the cash into DST Investments 3, Kanton contributed almost none. It is highly unusual for investors in DST funds to get stakes without contributing cash.

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28.On May 7, 2014 — six months after #Twitter’s initial public offering — #VTB transferred the bulk of its stake in DST Investments 3 to Kanton

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28..DST had one other investment from #VTB, which #YuriMilner compared to a sovereign wealth fund. #VTB was an investor in the #Chinese internet company JD.com

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29. in July 2015, #YuriMilner was one of several high-profile investors in #Cadre, founded by #JaredKushner and #JoshuaKushner, Other investors and partners include #GoldmanSachs, #GeorgeSoros and #PeterThiel

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30.#YuriMilner invested $850,000 in #Cadre through a trust, which in turn controls DST Global Advisers, He was introduced to the company through an early investor whose name he did not remember

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31.#VTB Bank gave #YuriMilner $191 million to invest in #Twitter, according to the #ParadisePapers. The bank frequently embarks on "politically strategic deals."

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nytimes.com/2017/11/05/wor…
32.#Gazprom Investholding, the financial arm of #Gazprom, backed a company affiliated with #YuriMilner which owned approximately $1 billion in #Facebook stock shortly before it went public in 2012

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33.#Gazprom is one of Russia's largest energy companies and #Putin is said to wield significant influence over the firm, which is stacked with #Putin allies and associates

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34..Lawyers representing the two companies and #Google testified before the #House and #Senate intelligence committees about #Russia's election meddling

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