Remember this guy? The #1 character of all conspiracy-wise theories involving Ukraine in 2014. The story of another epic #JuntaFAIL. And more!
So, in this post I want to recap the story of the top minion of the Forces of Evil in Ukraine (ZOGNWOCIANATO etc), a powerful member of the so called Jewish Junta dictatorship in Kiev
. The mighty Ihor Kolomoyskyi
(BTW, unlike many other powerful and/or super-wealthy people in Ukraine, about whom such rumors are circulated, Kolomoyskyi *really is* a proven Jew and holds Israeli citizenship - it's on Wikipedia).
In 2014-2015, there wasn't a single anti-Ukraine mor ... err, I mean conspiracy-wise individual, who had not been obsessing with Kolomoyskyi on a constant basis. Kolomoyskyi became the poster boy for the "Jewish Junta" taking over Ukraine in order to genocide the goyim, build a second Israel, or second Khazaria and what not (second Khazaria - another (alleged) Kolomoyski's project
; reported on many other conspiracy-wise websites as well : "Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoysky through its apprentice voiced their ultimate goal and Chabad of Dnepropetrovsk — Ukraine build a new state, the promised land, the new Zion"
!). Just look at this sensational "art" from the 2014-2015 era
The premier Putin-worshiping, conspiracy-wise sites were full of stories about Kolomoiskyi, following his every move and fantasizing about the Epic Evilness of his plans (genocides etc), like at dailystormer.com
or at "brother" Nathaniel's realjewnews.com
. Even on Stormfront, the discussions about Ukrainian events were often turned into "Kolomoisky this, Kolomoisky that", by these obsessives (who tend to read such sites).
Conspicuously, most of the articles on such sites about this infernal emissary of Global Evil are from 2014. And very little, if any, from, say, the last 1-2 years. Why? Was there suddenly nothing interesting? How did Kolomoyskyi, this prominent member of the Jewish Junta dictatorship fare in 2015-now ? This is how:
2015: the Ukrnafta saga.
In 2015 Kolomoisky lost
the battle over control of some of the juiciest holdings, such as Ukrnafta
- largest Ukrainian natgas/oil company and a big cash cow.
Kolomoisky deprived of control over Ukrnafta - 13.01.2015
Until recently, Kolomoisky exercised control over Ukrnafta. Even though the state has controlling interest, Kolomoisky was able to use his 42 percent stake to block votes, typically by not showing up for shareholder meetings. On January 13, the Verkhovna Rada voted to reduce the quorum necessary for a vote, effectively taking away his control.
. Up until 2015 (and that apparently includes many years of the "pro Russia" government of Yanukovich
, who was deposed in 2014 by the "junta coup"), Kolomoisky was exercising this control for the gain of his PrivatGroup and other controlled companies. He hasn't been formally charged (AFAIK), but it's widely believed in Ukraine that Kolomoisky used this control to skim profits off Ukrnafta and bleed it dry
One of the most notorious examples is unpaid dividends and tax evasion at majority state-owned oil production giant Ukrnafta, the management of which Kolomoisky and partners controlled for years.
Authorities say it cost the state $600 million of unpaid taxes. (source)
Now, with Kolomoisky's executives kicked out, Ukrnafta is a source of the Ukrainian budget revenue
This Ukrnafta story wasn't, by any means, the end of Kolomoisky's problems though. Reportedly the new Ukrainian government also wrestled one or two other important assets out of his hands, like a related natgas/oil transit company Ukrtransnafta
2015: Loss of Dnepropetrovsk governorship, allies arrested.
Finally, as a result of these clashes with the Kiev government, Kolomoisky was FIRED
. Yep, he is no longer a governor.
Also, one of Kolomoisky's closest associates, Hennadiy Korban
(also Jewish), who went into politics, was arrested
2016: Loss of Privatbank.
used to be one of the key Kolomoisky's assets. It's the largest commercial bank in Ukraine, with big systemic importance, huge / near monopoly market share in some areas and "too big to fail" reputation. After wrestling with it for a year or two, finally the authorities nationalized it in December, 2016: Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank nationalised - BBC News
It is noted that these actions are "taking place in coordination with international financial institutions and with their support." "In the government they are proceeding on the fact that this is the responsible decision to preserve Privatbank, and the entire banking system."
On October 16 Ukrainian media reported that the businessman Igor Kolomoisky and other shareholders have agreed to transfer Privatbank to the government after December 20. It was noted that the NBU forced the nationalization process, with the support of the presidential administration and the International Monetary Fund. At the same time Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman spoke against such a scenario, in connection with which the nationalization of the bank by the end of 2016 was called into question.
Prior to that, in October, it was reported that Privatbank, if it did not comply with a program of recapitalization, could be subject to nationalization. Then the plans of the Cabinet to complete the process within two weeks became known.
In August, the Pechersk Regional Court in Kiev accused officials of Privatbank of embezzling 19 billion hryvnia (about 765 million dollars) which had been allocated to refinancing.
Last year, the German periodical Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten suggested that Kolomoisky could arrogate part of the IMF's financial assistance aimed for the development of the Ukrainian economy.
Privatbank is the largest Ukrainian commercial credit institution. The bank serves 22 million customers.
The takeover was coordinated with the International Monetary Fund and the government promised “a smooth transition and stable operations for the bank.” Ukraine has closed more than 60 banks in the past 1 1/2 years, citing inadequate capital buffers or illegal activities.
Ukraine's largest bank hits back at nationalization reports
Rumors about the nationalization of PrivatBank have been around since the summer of 2016. On a Sunday night, December 18, the government announced that the state became the owner of PrivatBank. It was a difficult decision both for the government and the shareholders because as much as half of Ukraine was serviced by the bank.
The "Private" story: the good bank, the bad shareholder, the ugly regulator
- Dec 14, 2016 ; UNIAN: Kolomoisky blames NBU and panic in PrivatBank nationalization
- Dec. 23, 2016
Although rumors abound that Kolomoisky and partners were milking and draining some of the funds out of the bank in this last "phase", but, nevertheless, the loss of such important asset and a household name in Ukrainian economy and business, is a significant reduction of Kolomoisky's empire's "footprint" in Ukraine. More information can be found on Wikipedia or via google
Addendum 1: Kolomoiskyi & the silence of websites which obsessed with Kolomoiskyi in 2014.
Ukraine - Russia comparisons I. Kolomoiskyi & PrivatGroup vs Fridman & AlfaGroup.
No, I am not saying that Kolomoiskyi is now a pauper in Ukraine. According to the last known Forbes estimates, he is still one of the richest people in Ukraine, and money equals influence. But, it appears that the list of his "prized assets" has shrunk significantly, rather than vice-versa. To put this in perspective, Putin's Russian Federation has more Jewish billionaires
, and their combined wealth is at least one order of magnitude higher.
Just imagine, if a Jew in Putin's Russia lost some of his key holdings and/or one of the largest private banks in the country, once owned by the Jews, was nationalized, their political allies put under arrest. We would hear no end of it, from the moro... err, conspiracy-wise individuals and websites, there would be a frenzy of stories about how Putin is "kicking out the Jews" and "fighting NWO". BTW, yes, there is a direct analogy to PrivatBank/PrivateGroup in Russia: Alfa-Bank
, largest private commercial bank in Russia and Alfa-Group
. These important holdings belong to the powerful group of "Russian" Jews: Mikhail Fridman, German Khan, Pyotr Aven. And, so far, they have been doing great.
Alas, not a squeak about such things from the premier conspiracy-wise sources. Nothing about the comparative fortunes of Kolomoiskyi/PrivateBank and Fridman/Alfa-Bank @dailystormer.com
. I see zero articles about Kolomoiskyi getting fired @dailystormer
or @"brother" Nathaniel's "realjewnews"
. Anything about how Ukraine nationalised PrivatBank on either? Nope (1 2
). What a pity...
They simply found new Jews to obsess about in Ukraine. Like Groysman
, who is currently serving as P.M. of Ukraine and ireally *is* a Jew... like Mihkail Fradkov who served as P.M.
of Putin's "White, Christian, conservative Russia
" in 2004-2007, with hardly a squeak about it on the putinophilic/conspiracy-wise websites. Kolomoisky sure was considered important to obsess about him in 2014 when he was appointed - Maidan Appoints Jew Billionaire, Other Billionaire to Govern East - Dailystormer
- but it's a non-issue when he is fired
(btw, Kolomoisky never governed the "east" in Ukraine - it was one Oblast
, which is more like 1/10 of the eastern half of Ukraine).
Addendum 2: Oligarch wealth review, the "old Ukraine" vs the new "Maidan" Ukraine.
Ukraine - Russia comparisons II.
This diabolical Junta Jew Kolomoyskyi
's fortune was officially estimated at $2.4 billion
in 2014, shortly after the victory of Maidan protests. None of this wealth was made by the Maidan "coup" btw - Kolomoyskyi possessed all of it throughout the years of the "pro Russia" government in Ukraine, a non-issue for the joo-obsessive, conspiracy-wise individuals and websites (just as the wealth of Jews in Putin's Russia
or Putin's legendary semitophilia
hasn't been an issue for them for ~17 years now).
In March 2015 The Economist listed Kolomoisky's net worth
as $1.36 billion
Real Time Net Worth As of 2/16/17
Current estimate as listed at forbes.com
This drop in net worth estimates in 2015-2017 is consistent with the loss of major assets covered previously in this text.
Some additional history of Kolomoyskyi's wealth estimates: 1.2 $bil (2007
), 4.2 $bil (Forbes 2008
), 1.2 $bil (2009
), 2.0 $bil (2010
), 2.5 $bil (2011
), 3 $bil (2012
). The "pro Russian" president Yanukovych
ruled in 2010-2014, until he was ousted by the Maidan protests.
In comparison, Fridman
, the Jewish oligarch and banking mogul in Putin's "White, Christian, traditional, anti-NWO Russia
", whose banking and investment empire is, in a way, comparable to Kolomoisky's PrivatGroup:
2006 Net Worth: $9.7 bil
03.08.07 Net Worth: $12.6 bil
03.05.08 Net Worth: $20.8 bil
Fridman's net worth was evaluated at $12.7 billion in September 2010, which at the time made him the third-richest man in Russia.
Forbes assessed Fridman's net worth in 2014 at US$15.6 billion, making him the second richest person in Russia.
Real Time Net Worth As of 2/16/17 $14.5 Billion
There is some up and down fluctuation, in correlation with the general state of Russian and global economy, its overall peaks and troughs, but, looking at his last few years, he is doing much better than Kolomoisky. Of course, it's also typical for conspiracy-obsessives and Putinophiles to argue that in Russia such money, magically, doesn't translate to political influence, but that's not true: see connections of Surkov - the "Grey Cardinal" of Putinism - to Alfa Group
(the info on Surkov is towards the end of this text). Surkov, previously an employee of Fridman, is particularly notable and, among many other things, seen by many as the "behind the scenes" architect
of Putin's policies in Ukraine and Donbass in 2014-now, including the management of rebellious "people's republics".
Of course, to see these fluctuations of net worth in the proper context, one must look at the general situation with the country's economy. Kolomoisky's officially estimated net worth has been about halved from its peak in 2010-2014. Its larger context though is the steep decline in Ukrainian GDP from 133.5 $billions to 93 $billions in 2015, and currently estimated at 98.7 $billions (sources: 1 2
). However, Russia's GDP has also experienced a comparable collapse: from 2052 $billions to 1331 $billions in 2015, currently expected to be 1390 $billions (sources: 1 2
Russian and Ukrainian GDP in USD terms: a comparable peak-to-trough decline.
And yet the net worth of Fridman and many other such rich Jews didn't make a matching dive. Why? Perhaps, because, instead of "harsh treatment" of Kolomoisky, in Russia they receive bailouts from the state (i.e. Putin)
when the overall economy puts them in a tight spot.
Or, perhaps, the cases of Kolomoisky and Fridman are outliers, atypical for the respective nations? Not really. Some more Jewish oligarchs from Russia:
's Net Worth: $10.4 bil (2007) --> $11.2 bil (2008) --> $12.7 (2010) --> $12.4 bil (2012) --> $15.1 bil (2013) bil --> $15.6 bil (2014) --> Real Time Net Worth As of 2/15/17; $12.5 Billion (source: Forbes
Putin's best friend, Arkady Rotenberg's
Net Worth: $1.1B (2011) --> $3.3 B (2013) --> Real Time Net Worth As of 2/16/17 $2.7 Billion (source: Forbes
). Rotenberg brothers have been making huge profits in government projects related to Crimea
(taken over by Putin in 2014) and elsewhere.
A more complete list : Who Rules Russia: known politics, businessmen, journalists, actors of Russia
, and with most of them there is a similar pattern with net worth estimates over the last 5-10 years.
Some more Jewish oligarchs from Ukraine:
Viktor Pinchuk: $2.6 bil (2009
) --> $3.3 bil (2011
) --> $4.2 bil (2012
) --> $1.11 bil (Forbes Real Time Net Worth As of 2/16/17
Henadiy Boholyubov: $4.0 bil (2008
) --> $1.7 bil (2010
) --> $3.3bil(2011
) --> $2.8 bil(2012
) --> $1.41 Billion (Forbes Real Time Net Worth As of 2/16/17
and Henadiy Boholyubov
are the most notable Jewish oligarchs in Ukraine alongside Kolomoisky. Both are confirmed Jews, although, unlike Kolomoisky, Pinchuk doesn't really seem to have been very "pro-Maidan" or an enthusiastic supporter of the post-Maidan Kiev government: at best, Pinchuk is more of a fence-sitter, and many see him as actually more pro-Russia than anything else (in Ukrainian media, Pinchuk is described as "known for his moderate pro-Russian stance" here
and accused of advocating "capitulation to Putin's R.F." here
). He warred with Kolomoisky
over some assets in recent years.
Another Ukrainian oligarch often accused of "Jewishness" by the conspiracy-obsessive individuals, although his ethnicity is unconfirmed, Dmytro Firtash
, seems to be even more embattled than Kolomoisky
in the post-Maidan revolution Ukraine.
Firtash, Kolomoisky, Boholyubov, Pinchuk - these were the
names in the richest oligarchs of Ukraine lists for the last ~10 years, as is easily verifiable on Wikipedia
or in articles like this
. The richest oligarch was (and maybe still is) Rinat Akhmetov, who is not a Jew, but has sustained heavy losses in the recent years with the rest of them. Therefore the picture of the change in net worth provided here is exhaustive and in no way "cherry picked".
as of 2017, it appears that Jewish oligarchs hardly got any richer or more powerful in post-Maidan Ukraine (2014-now), in comparison with the "pro Russian government of Yanukovich" years. On the contrary, their net worth has decreased dramatically, people like Kolomoisky and Firtash have lost some key assets and can only be described as "embattled". Although the government policy is not necessarily what has been responsible for this decline - at least, not for the entirety of it. Some of it ought to be simply related to the general woes of the Ukrainian economy: the extent of the decline in their net worth more or less matches the decline in Ukrainian GDP from the peak values found in 2008-2013 ("fat"/"bubble" years). However, in Russia the GDP has suffered a comparable dramatic decline, and yet the year-over-year trajectory of Russia's top Jewish oligarchs' net worth looks favorably in comparison to their Ukrainian counterparts (at least as of Feb 2017). This divergence may, to some extent, be related to the policy of generous bailouts and assistance
from Russia's "White, Christian, conservative, anti-NWO
" government, as opposed to the "evil Jewish Junta of Ukraine". But it's the pro-Russia/pro-Putin crowd that's been obsessing with some rich or powerful Jews in the Ukraine's elites ever since the Maidan "coup" of 2014, although the situation in the R.F. elites
has been "under their radar" for ~17 years, just like the more than considerable wealth and influence of these "Ukrainian" Jews wasn't notable in 2010-2014 (under the "pro Russia" government). This is most peculiar.
Recommended related materials (Jews in Ukraine/Russia):
It's likely that I'll copy this text to that thread as well, later.