Russia / Everton

Are we in trouble?


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njligernj

Player Valuation: £15m
Incredibly this is something some on here wanted...I think there's going to be a few people rowing back from their standing with Ukraine rhetoric when we start falling through the divisions.

Wow. Kind of mind blowing after all those years of reading delusional nonsense in the Moyes/Martinez eras that I would come back to see something so delusional it tops it all.

The certainty that we are now doomed is not a fact that the people who disagree with you believe in right now.

The certainty that even if you’re right (which historically I know is not something we have to worry about) the fact you think we’d go back on it because of football is staggering and kind of sad. Licking Putins boots. Shocking. They’re supporting (financially) a literal war criminal committing war crimes right now in the real world. And you’re calling other people war mongers? Baffling.

We can survive this. We’re bigger than one recently arrived Oligarch scumbag. Everton mate.
 

Dublin blue 75

Player Valuation: £35m
Usmanov is one of three owners of USM holdings - it is Usmanov the individual rather than any/all of the USM companies that have been sanctioned, correct ?

If so, the currently active sponsorship deals continue unaffected for now ?
 

MisterJ

Player Valuation: £8m
According to Sky Sports, Usmanov now sanctioned:

Usmanov hit by sanctions​

The European Council have confirmed that Everton investor Alisher Usmanov has been hit by its latest round of sanctions in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Usmanov is currently a co‑owner of Russia's second-largest mobile telephone operator MegaFon and owner of Udokan copper mine in the country.

In 2017, Usmanov's holding company USM entered into a naming rights deal for Everton's Finch Farm training ground.

Usmanov is also president of the International Fencing Federation and a member of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel Commission.

"Alisher Usmanov is pro-Kremlin oligarch with particularly close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin," the council said.

"He has been referred to as one of Vladimir Putin's favourite oligarchs. He is considered to be one of Russia's businessmen-officials, who were entrusted with servicing financial flows, but their positions depend on the will of the President.

"Mr Usmanov has reportedly fronted for President Putin and solved his business problems. According to FinCEN files he paid $6 million (£4.5m) to Vladimir Putin's influential adviser Valentin Yumashev.

"Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia and former President and Prime Minister of Russia, benefited from the personal use of luxurious residences controlled by Mr Usmanov.

"Therefore he actively supported materially or financially Russian decision-makers responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine."

On Everton's website, on a USM Holdings page, it says: "Aside from the naming and branding of the training ground, USM also benefit from a set of global marketing rights including presence on media interview backdrops, LED advertising at Goodison Park on matchdays, VIP hospitality and player access for brands within the group."

The EU Council's announcement also said: "Restrictive measures, which now apply to a total of 680 individuals and 53 entities, include an asset freeze and a prohibition from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities. In addition, a travel ban applicable to the listed persons prevents these from entering or transiting through EU territory."

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said: "With these additional sanctions, we are targeting all who are having a significant economic role in supporting Putin's regime, and benefit financially from the system. These sanctions will expose the wealth of Putin's elite.

"Those who enable the invasion of Ukraine will pay a price for their action."
 

mikey 62

Player Valuation: £2.5m
Everton that
Bring in Moshiri with bags of money , have nothing to show but a fist full of Managers and disjointed squad of players , resulting us right in a relegation battle , now we have links to Putin and his Olg...... whatever mates !
When will we ever have the rub of the green , like that other lot ............................ !
 

anton66

Player Valuation: £40m
Only one man to blame for this murderess invasion. Yes these oligarchs have reaped the benefits off the back of Putins bungs but a very mentally unstable warmonger is in control of all this. The sanctions will hurt these guys in the pockets but I doubt they would much luck in stopping him.
 

indieman1

Player Valuation: £500k
We've known that this was coming for about 10 days yet it still appears beyond the wits of our Comms Team to have prepared so much as a holding/ distancing statement in advance.

12 hours after it was formally announced.......nothing.

We really are extraordinarily well run.
 
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