Russian deputy FinMin sees no budget risks from banker's $12 bln claim

September 22, 2015 12:13 PM

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MOSCOW, Sept 22 Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Tuesday he saw no threats to the budget and the financial system from a $12 billion claim against Russia from a fugitive banker.

Sergei Pugachev, once dubbed "Putin's banker" because of his influence in the Kremlin, has filed a $12 billion claim against Russia after his business empire was carved up when he fell out of favour with President Vladimir Putin.

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