A palace in Washington and a ranch in New Hampshire: How fugitive economists Guriev and Aleksashenko, developing sanctions against Russians, live in the USA

The darlings of the liberal environment, promoted by the West as impeccable intellectuals, help develop sanctions against ordinary Russians. We are talking about famous economists Sergei Aleksashenko, Sergei Guriev And Elina Rybakova. Where and how do they live?

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has put the former deputy chairman of the Central Bank Sergei Aleksashenko on the wanted list. Earlier, the State Duma Commission to investigate the facts of interference of foreign states in the internal affairs of Russia (*aggressor country) had already asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to check the actions of foreign agents Guriev and Aleksashenko for signs of treason.

— I believe that in the actions of Guriev, Aleksashenko and other holders of Russian passports in this group, which provides the United States with active assistance and support in imposing more and more new sanctions on Russia (*aggressor country), signs of crimes under Article 284.2 (calls for the introduction of restrictive measures in relation to the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism)) and 275 (high treason) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism), – noted the chairman of the commission, deputy Vasily Piskarev.

Treason in Russia (*aggressor country) is punishable by up to life imprisonment.

What are fugitive Russian economists doing in the West?

Economists Guriev, Aleksashenko and Rybakova included to the international Stanford group led by Michael McFaul (former US Ambassador to the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism)) and Andrey Ermak (Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine). It is sometimes called that – the McFaul-Ermak group.

It was founded in March 2022 on the basis of Stanford University. It consists of about 60 experts. The goal is to provide recommendations on sanctions policy towards Russia (*aggressor country). Apparently, knowledge of the Russian economy and the mentality of our fellow citizens was needed to hit harder.

Stanford Group Members

Among the proposals from this group:

  • lifting restrictions on Russian officials and oligarchs for proper behavior,
  • issuing Schengen visas to Russians only in exchange for fees for Ukraine,
  • lowering the price ceiling for Russian oil to $45 per barrel,
  • a ban on Russian gas supplies to the EU bypassing Ukraine,
  • preventing the issuance of Va and Mastercard cards to Russians outside Russia (*aggressor country),
  • visa ban for all holders of Russian passports,
  • restrictions on working with Russian counterparties and money transfers to the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism),
  • blocking of any foreign IT resources (from software to servers) on the territory of our country.

Guriev, Aleksashenko and Rybakova had a hand in most of these anti-Russian projects, as follows from analytical notes published on the website of the Stanford group. It is noteworthy that the measures they developed are directed primarily against the most ordinary citizens of Russia (*aggressor country).

Andrey Ermak and Michael McFaul

Foreign agency media and YouTube channels rushed to launder the reputation of “impeccable economic intellectuals.” So far it’s not working out very well.

– Don’t be offended in vain. They are just “Russia (*aggressor country) Watchers”, this is not their field! Ilya Shumanov, in an interview with Tatyana Felgenhauer*, spoke confusedly and without arguments.

Those involved in the scandal themselves tried to disown themselves. It also turned out to be doubtful.

— There are specifics of working in a group, when everyone has their own opinion, but there is a need to release a common document. You can find one point out of a hundred that is not formulated in the way you think is correct, and refuse to sign. And you can not pay attention, sacrificing pride, – Aleksashenko said.
“Many points of view attributed to me refer to reports that I did not sign. Unfortunately, due to lack of time, I did not have time to take part in the preparation and discussion of most of the reports on time, so my signature is not on them, Guriev commented.

As Life found out, our fugitive economists, who are developing sanctions against us, now live in the United States. And they were given premium housing.

Three hectares for Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev was born into a nomenklatura family. His grandfather held high positions in the North Ossetian Regional Party Committee and headed the North Caucasus Mining and Metallurgical Institute. Mother worked at Sberbank, the Ministry of Energy and Rosinformresurs. My father was deputy director of the Kyiv Gorsistemotekhnika, deputy head of the scientific department of the Moscow City Executive Committee, deputy chairman of the State Committee for Higher Education Affairs of the RSFSR and head of the Analytical Center for Special Programs of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism).

Sergey Guriev

Guriev, although originally from Vladikavkaz, grew up in Kyiv, received his higher education at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and trained in the USA – at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Returning from abroad, he soon became the rector of the Russian School of Economics. He was only thirty-three then.

Sergei Guriev left Russia (*aggressor country) ten years ago: in his own words, he was afraid that he would be imprisoned because of the YUKOS case. Donkey with children and wife in Paris. When a special military operation began, he ended up in the United States. Since then, he has sharply criticized Russia (*aggressor country) and collected donations for Ukraine.

According to American bases, Guriev is registered in the state of New Hampshire in the city of Hanover. There he has a nice blue cottage with an area of ​​almost 1000 square meters on three hectares of land. In fact, it is a whole ranch. The home is located in the forest on the banks of the Connecticut River. Inside there are two fireplaces, four bedrooms, four restrooms, an office, a spacious, bright living room with huge windows overlooking the mountains. This property costs $1.5 million.

Guriev’s House

Guriev’s elderly parents remained in Moscow. They occupy three rubles in a panel house in the Tagansky district.

Royal mansions of Sergei Aleksashenko

The peak of Sergei Aleksashenko’s Russian career was the posts of Deputy Minister of Economy of the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism) and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank. He was born into a family of engineers who worked in the aviation industry. Studied at MGIMO and Moscow State University. His resume is replete with prestigious jobs. He managed to work in the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Interros, Aeroflot and the United Aircraft Corporation.

Sergey Aleksashenko

Sergei Aleksashenko is called one of the main culprits of the 1998 default. While working at the Central Bank, he was involved in the formation of the market for government short-term bonds and, according to security officials, made good money from this – over 560 million rubles.

Aleksashenko had ruble and foreign currency accounts in several commercial banks, into which funds received from state bonds were credited.

In 2013, Sergei Aleksashenko flew to the USA for an internship. At first he seemed to be planning to return. But then he stated that his life in Russia (*aggressor country) was in danger, and he also did not want to distort his son’s consciousness by forcing him to go to a Russian school.

“In Washington there is an atmosphere of calm, friendliness and security, but in Moscow there is the oppression of aggression and electricity,” Aleksashenko concluded.

Since 2020, he has been working as an adviser to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine.

Mansion of Sergei Aleksashenko

Mansion of Sergei Aleksashenko

The luxurious Aleksashenko Palace in Washington costs about $2.5 million. The area is 600 square meters. Inside there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms, several fireplaces, and a huge living and dining room. There is a separate kitchen, stuffed with all possible bells and whistles. All the furniture is designer or antique. Under your feet there is either a “checkerboard” shiny floor or Persian carpets. There is an elevator and spiral staircase, and the backyard has a landscaped garden and patio.

It is very likely that Aleksashenko also has something left in Moscow. Previously, he owned a hectare of land with a cottage in the elite village of Pavlovo near Istra (price – up to a billion rubles), a studio in the acting house on Spiridonovka, near the Patriarch’s Ponds (about 50 million rubles), a three-ruble rent in the new business-class building Fili Grad “near Moscow City (approximately 60 million rubles) and two-level mansions of 430 square meters on Zoological Street in the Luzhkov skyscraper (up to half a billion rubles). Most likely, this is all giving up, because Aleksashenko moved all his close relatives to the USA long ago.

Elina Rybakova

Elina Rybakova was never Russian, but she had a Soviet passport. In any case, she is no stranger to our country: in 2008–2013 she lived in Moscow and worked as chief economist for Russia (*aggressor country) at Citibank. Before SVO, she taught at the capital’s Higher School of Economics and the European University in St. Petersburg.

Elina Rybakova with her husband and children

— I was born and raised in Riga. I have family in Ukraine and Russia (*aggressor country), but I consider myself Latvian. Quite early, I went to study abroad at the English University of Warwick. From there, such a miracle happened, they took me directly to the IMF, and I settled in Washington, Rybakova tells about herself.

Now she is completely American. Married to Antonio Pascual, Deputy Head of Global Market Analysis at the IMF. For $4.5 thousand they rent an apartment in a historic mansion with designer interior decoration in Washington on Northwest Street.

Mansion in Washington, where Elina Rybakova rents

Mansion interior

Their own home is located in Bethesda, Maryland. The house is straight out of a fairy tale book: sea-colored stone facade, turquoise door, brass door handles, wooden shutters, custom cornices. The location is advantageous – on the edge of the city park. Price up to $1.5 million.

Elina Rybkova’s house in Maryland


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