Stuxnet engages Putin, and his friends.
Volga Group and Transoil, are linked to Gennady Timchenko, a prominent Russian businessman believed to be one of the most powerful people in Russia, with confirmed close connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Aleksei Pushkov, the head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia’s lower house of parliament. Companies on the list include those owned by Putin associates such as the engineering company Stroytransgaz, controlled by Timchenko; SMP Bank, owned by Russian billionaire brothers Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, and JSB Sobinbank, which has connections to Yuri Kovalchuk, Putin’s personal banker and largest shareholder of Bank Rossiya, who was included on the first list of sanctioned Russian government officials in March.
Igor Sechin, the president of Rosneft, Russia’s leading petroleum company.
EU has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on 33 Russians and Crimeans involved in Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in March.
Oleg Belavantsev -- Appointed Russia’s Presidential Envoy to Crimea on March 21, 2014, by Putin.
Sergei Chemezov -- CEO of Rostec, a Russian state corporation aimed at promoting development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and defense sectors.
Dmitry Kozak -- Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, a position he has held since October 2008, and to which he was reappointed by presidential decree in May 2012.
Evgeniy Murov -- Director of Russia’s Federal Protective Service, and an army general.
Aleksei Pushkov -- Deputy of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, since December 4, 2011.
Igor Sechin – President of Rosneft (MCX:ROSN), Russia’s leading petroleum company, and one of the world’s largest publicly traded oil companies. He formerly served as Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation from 2008 until 2012 and has shown “utter loyalty” to Putin, the White House statement said.
Vyacheslav Volodin -- First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office. Believed to be one of Putin’s closest advisors, who helped the president make the decision to move into Crimea in March.
InvestCapitalBank and SMP Bank -- Controlled by Russian billionaires Arkady and Boris Rotenberg.
Stroygazmontazh (SGM Group) -- A gas pipeline construction company owned or controlled by Arkady Rotenberg.
The Volga Group -- private investment group owned by Gennady Timchenko. Ten of the company’s entities have also been outlined in the latest list of sanctions:
Transoil -- Russia-based rail freight operator that specializes in the transportation of oil and oil products.
Aquanika (Russkoye Vremya LLC) -- a Russia-based mineral water and soft drink company.
Sakhatrans LLC -- a transportation company engaged in the construction of the bulk terminal for coal and iron ore exports in Muchka Bay near Vanino in Russia’s far east.
Avia Group LLC -- involved in ground infrastructure for the Business Aviation Center at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow offering aircraft maintenance services, including aircraft storage and organization support services for flight operations.
Avia Group Nord LLC -- provides management services for corporate aviation at Pulkovo International Airport in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Stroytransgaz Holding -- A holding company for construction assets.
Stroytransgaz Group -- A Russian construction group, comprising a number of business entities that specialize in different aspects of the construction industry.
Stroytransgaz OJSC -- An electricity construction company.
Stroytransgaz-M LLC -- An industrial construction company focused on oil, gas, petrochemical, and other civil engineering projects.
Stroytransgaz LLC -- An infrastructure construction company.
The Limited Liability Company Investment Company Abros -- Owned or controlled by Bank Rossiya and Yuri Kovalchuk.
CJSC Zest -- a leasing company owned or controlled by Bank Rossiya.
JSB Sobinbank -- a commercial bank owned or controlled by Bank Rossiya.
Air gaping doesn't work even "Russian Rules"
are ineffective AGAINST STUXNET.
TERMINATOR = MOVIE but SkyNet REAL
Cold war activated by Russia,
Ukraine, covert invasion
Russia and Iran Reported in Talks on Energy
Deal Worth Billions - http://goo.gl/news/pPkJ
Stuxnet is best know for blocking Iran from
enriching enough nuke material for a bomb,
something Pakistan mastered in two years.
But NSA hasn't been idle.
Stuxnet's original goals have grown,
Stuxnet 3.0 most powerful weapon EVER.
War in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan
has caused NSA to adapt new War domains
From cyber recon to nuke programs hacking,
to economic controls.
This evolution has moved Obama away from
use of Military for War to more effective more
War with Russia away from its homeland
would be just a little more difficult than beating
the Iraq Army. USA has the battle hardened troops
and weapons, Russia does not.
The wrecking of Iran's economy and devaluation
of the IRAN Rial was a surprise to NSA.
Sanctions have never lead to to this level
of devaluation before even when more harsher
sanctions were imposed.
Hedge funds were one of the keys, NSA
inadvertently supplied the key, the rest was
And not above assassination if Putin costs
them billions. Obama plans to hurt Putins