14 Facts About Arkady Rotenberg


Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg is a Russian billionaire businessman and oligarch.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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