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Viewing cable 06MINSK641, BELARUS’ TOP 50 OLIGARCHS

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MINSK641 2006-06-16 06:06 2010-12-17 21:09 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Minsk
VZCZCXRO1149
RR RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHSK #0641/01 1670608
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 160608Z JUN 06 ZDK ALL
FM AMEMBASSY MINSK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4560
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE
RUFOADA/JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK
Friday, 16 June 2006, 06:08
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 05 MINSK 000641 
SIPDIS 
SIPDIS 
EO 12958 DECL: 06/16/2016 
TAGS PGOV, PINR, ECON, ETRD, BO 
SUBJECT: BELARUS’ TOP 50 OLIGARCHS 
MINSK 00000641 001.3 OF 005
Classified By: AMBASSADOR GEORGE KROL FOR REASONS 1.4 (B, D)
1. (C) Summary: Econoff recently received a list purporting to show Belarus’ top 50 oligarchs and their net worth. An internet search found another, slightly older list that is nearly identical to the first. Post cannot confirm the sources or exact information in these lists, but rates the information as being highly credible. These lists read as a “who’s who” of the Lukashenko regime, past and present. Those listed had the opportunity to enrich themselves, and evidence indicates that many did so. End summary.

 Krol