| Andrey Kostin |
(banker, deep state operative)
|Born||September 21, 1956|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1999|
Russian banker and deep state operative. WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1999 with extensive ties to the WEF.
Education and career
1973 — enters the Department of Economics of Foreign Countries, Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University.
1979 — graduates with honors from the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University with a degree in political economy which qualified him as an economist and teacher of political economy. He was immediately assigned to work abroad at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1982—1985 — Secretary of the European Department of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1985—1990 — employee of the USSR Embassy in Great Britain (London).
1990—1992 — First Secretary, Advisor to the European Department of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He is one of the most active representatives of the Russian banking sector and is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox News, CNN, BBC and Bloomberg TV channel. He has three times participated in the Charlie Rose show on Bloomberg television, as well as the Hard Talk programme on BBC.
In 1996, Kostin for the first time took part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, at that time the main platform for communication between Russian entrepreneurship and foreign colleagues. Since then, he has been a permanent participant of the forum in Davos. 
In December 2018, the organizers of the Davos Forum "virtually refused" Kostin, Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg to participate in the forum due to the imposition of American sanctions against them. The invitation to the three entrepreneurs was renewed only after the intervention of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev , who threatened in connection with the scandal not to send an official Russian delegation to Davos.
On April 4, 2019, the Vedomosti newspaper drew attention to the massive blocking of publications by Roskomnadzor on the Internet, most of which mentioned gifts from VTB bank president Andrei Kostin to Nailya Askerzade. In the interests of VTB, and by a court decision, Roskomnadzor blocked about 1000 publications.
On December 2, 2019, FBK’s Alexei Navalny released an investigation about Kostin's relationship with Naila Asker-zade on YouTube. In this video Alexei Navalny accused Kostin of making gifts to journalist Nailya Asker-zade (use of a business jet, yacht, house in the cottage village, two apartments, one of them directly from VTB, second from Kirill Zimarin, the head of a subsidiary of VTB in Cyprus) with proof from her Instagram account. Kostin, according to Navalny in his video clip, uses money belonging to the bank, 60.9% of which is state-owned, to buy luxurious real estate for his beloved. According to The Bell said that there is a link between VTB and the business jet, but not with the yacht, and that it is impossible to draw a conclusion about the owners of the plane and yacht, as well as who paid for the journalist's travels. On December 25, 2019, Kostin said that he would think about what actions to take about the investigation, and refused to comment.
According to official data, Kostin is married, has children and a grandson.
His eldest son Andrey (1978–2011), worked as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bank in Russia. He died on July 2, 2011 during a trip on an ATV while on vacation in the Yaroslavl Region.
Event Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2020||21 January 2020||24 January 2020||World Economic Forum|
|This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.|
- Russia Will Continue Bank Privatization: VTB's Kostin - CNBC
- Kostin: Russia Needs More Regulation - FOX News
- Russia's economic woes - CNN
- Роскомнадзор массово блокирует статьи о ВТБ и его президенте // Версия, 6 июня 2019 года
- Биография заместителя председателя правления Deutsche Bank Андрея Костина, Газета.ру, 04.07.2011
- https://iz.ru/news/493519%7Ctitle=Сын главы ВТБ Андрей Костин разбился на квадроцикле: 32-летний банкир погиб на отдыхе в Ярославской области