Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 189

A prominent U.S. banker, Boris Jordan, returned to Moscow yesterday on a one-week single-entry visa. At the beginning of the month, a Russian passport official had canceled his multi-entry visa in what First Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov says was an attempt by rival Russian banks to undermine Jordan’s business dealings. "This is a continuation of the banking war, using dirty methods," and it could deter other foreign investors from doing business in Russia, Nemtsov said. Jordan, who is of Russian descent, heads the Renaissance Capital investment house, which is allied with Oneksimbank and manages billions of dollars invested in Russia. In July, Renaissance Capital and Oneksimbank were on the winning side in the controversial purchase of shares in Russian telecoms giant Svyazinvest. (UPI, October 9)

Moscow Dismisses Reports of Russian-Colombian Arms Dealings.