The Bluebloods and
members of the Establishment go, few are more
heavyweight than this.
Take one former
'FOREIGN' SECRETARY who now sits in the House of
Lords. [Would this be the same Douglas Hurd who
after signing the treacherous Maastricht Treaty the
OPEN DOOR to the UNITED STATES OF EUROPE was
overheard after signing the treaty:
find out what we've just signed']
take the former
head of GCHQ, the GOVERNMENT' SECRET
INTERNATIONAL listening post and now a
Add in one-time
member of America's national Security Council who
advised three consecutive US presidential
And to give even
more gravitas to this already heavyweight gathering,
recruit a couple of figures who have played leading
roles in the European telecoms industry.
certainly. Blue-blooded? without a doubt.
These are just the sort of chaps whose names one
wants on a corporate letterhead, just the types to
open doors in corridors of power around the
And they are just
the types who have been recruited by the Russian
billionaire oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
secretary Douglas Hurd, Sir Francis Richards who
used to head GCHQ, Peter Watson who had the ear of
George Bush senior and Bill Clinton, plus Sir Julian
Horn-Smith who was a leading figure in Vodafone and
Kurt Hellstrom who headed telecoms hardware giant
Ericsson -ALL sit on the 'international advisory
Another part of
Fridman's empire, Alfa Capital partners, boasts as
one of its luminaries Lord Powel of Bayswater who ,
as plain Charles Powell was a foreign affairs and
defence to the Thatcher and Major governments.
this clutch of worthies find themselves fronting for
a business empire that:
1] has been
castigated by a judge for trying to wriggle out of
its legal obligations putting a number of its
businesses in CONTEMPT of COURT.
distributed FAKE DOCUMENTS as part of a campaign
against one of its business rivals; had the
documents been genuine they would have dealt A
DEVASTATING BLOW to the REPUTATION of ALTIMO'S
played a key role in the bitter dispute with
Britain's BP earlier this year, a dispute so
ferocious the BP's man in MOSCOW chose to go into
HIDING because he feared that HIS EVERY CONVERSATION
and PHONE CALL was BEING BUGGED.
And now, the
saga has taken a further ,curious twist.
has obtained a recording and transcript, of
what appears to be a speech by one of Fridman's key
According to the
transcript, the blue-bloods who sit as
to Russian companies are being used as little more
They need know
little or nothing about business they represent -but
can be useful in diverting the media's attention
from a Russian company's 'bandit' origins.....
[Well talking about
the political terminology so prevalent when
connected to those who gladly take on board the
Soviet Leninist line are described as
'useful idiots '
. There are a crop of them - in particular MEP's and
Government officials and past prime ministers and many others we identify as
WITHIN who ply their
misinformation with a straight face and
unfortunately they do fool people most of the time.]
These people... are
trading their name...the name does play a role and
does matter to the reporters and to any other
In a statement,
Altimo said: 'We are aware that various materials
are in circulation which relate to Altimo, its
executives and its International Advisory Board.
'We understand that
such materials may contain false information which
is intended to damage the reputation of Altimo and
its advisers through its publication in the media.'
Babaey issued a
further statement to the Daily Mail: 'We consider
this claim to be more of a PR nature than a
legal; nature, and we will defend ourselves
said that the account of this comments had been
given to the Daily Mail by a public relations
THIS IS UNTRUE.
Whether or not
Babaev's conference comments have been correctly
reported, do these 'international advisers' not feel
that THEY ARE BEING USED?
But will it be enough to put off the Establishment
figures who are still giving
Fridman THEIR SEAL OF APPROVAL?
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