17 Facts About Arkady Rotenberg


Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg is a Russian billionaire businessman and oligarch.


Arkady Rotenberg is a close confidant, business partner, and childhood friend of president Vladimir Putin.


Arkady Rotenberg became a billionaire through lucrative state-sponsored construction projects and oil pipelines.


The Pandora Papers leak implicated Arkady Rotenberg in facilitating and maintaining elaborate networks of offshore wealth for Russian political and economic elites.


Since 2014, following the Russian annexation of Crimea, Arkady Rotenberg has been subject to sanctions by the United States government.


Arkady Rotenberg was born in 1951 in Leningrad, where his father, Roman, worked in management at the Red Dawn telephone factory, allowing the family to avoid living in a communal apartment.


In 1978, Arkady Rotenberg graduated from the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health and became a judo trainer.


In 2008, Arkady Rotenberg formed Stroygazmontazh with five companies he had purchased from Gazprom for $348 million.


Arkady Rotenberg is the president of the Hockey Club Dynamo Moscow.


Those leaked legal documents show Arkady Rotenberg sent $231 million in loans to a company in the British Virgin Islands in 2013.


The Russian State Duma then proposed a bill, known as the Arkady Rotenberg Law, allowing sanctioned Russians to get compensated by the state, but it was declined.


Arkady Rotenberg is one of many Russian "oligarchs" named in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, CAATSA, signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2017.


In 2022, Arkady Rotenberg was sanctioned by New Zealand per the Russia Sanctions Act 2022, which was a response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Arkady Rotenberg used to own a 2009 Bombardier Global 5000 however was forced to sell it due to the sanctions placed upon him.


Arkady Rotenberg owns a 2011 Benetti 65 meter yacht named Rahil.


In 2005, Arkady Rotenberg married his second wife Natalia Arkady Rotenberg, who is about 30 years his junior.


Arkady Rotenberg's older three children include Igor, who is a Russian billionaire businessman, Liliya, who is a doctor and since 2014 has been living in Germany and co-owns the TPS Nedvizhimost, and son Paul, who is a competitive hockey player.