ALEXANDER ABRAMOV, ALEXANDER FROLOV, ALEXANDER VAGIN, Bakken, Camrose, Canada, Cyprus, DAPL, DAPL pipeline, Dasha Zhukova, employment, Eugene Shvidler, Evraz, GENNADY KOZOVOY, India, Ivanka Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone XL, Make America Great Again, Make India Great, Make Russia Great Again, Mumbai, NAFTA, oligarchs, Putin, Regina, ROMAN ABRAMOVICH, Russia, Russian oligarchs, Stock market, TransCanada, Trump, UK, water protectors, Welspun, Wilbur Ross, Zhukov
Evraz is controlled-owned by Putin friend and King-maker Roman Abramovich, along with other Russian oligarchs. Some of the other owners appear to be or to have been close to Putin, as well. Evraz makes large diameter pipe in Canada, as seen below. Trump’s daughter Ivanka appears to be friends with Abramovich’s wife and to have invited her to the inauguration.
Pipes by Russian company Evraz in Canada. The steel could be made in Russia. Evraz makes some products in the US, as well as Europe. If it were Made by Evraz in USA, rather than Canada, would it be American made or Russian? If it brings in foreign workers on temp permits? Made in Russia and imported to Canada?
“Keystone XL builders can use non-U.S. steel, White House says now
Posted:Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:55:30 -0500
(Reuters) – The Keystone XL oil pipeline does not need to be made from U.S. steel, despite an executive order by President Donald Trump days after he took office requiring domestic steel in new pipelines, the White House said on Friday.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/rHhfGT6dlKQ/us-transcanada-keystone-steel-idUSKBN16A2FC
“TransCanada has contracted with an India multi-national company, the Mumbai-based Welspun Corp Limited, and a Russian company, Evraz, to manufacture steel pipe for KXL. In fact, a significant portion of the $1.7 billion already invested in KXL by TransCanada has likely been used towards the manufacture and import of the pipe. Clearly, this is an investment that is for the most part generating economic activity and job creation outside of the US. TransCanada’s claims that US manufacturing would reap considerable benefits from the project need to be viewed in the light of these data.
Of this writing, TransCanada has not received the Presidential Permit that is required to construct the KXL pipeline, but has already signed contracts for almost 50% of the steel pipe for the project. The Russian company, Evraz, will manufacture about 40% of KXL pipe in its Camrose and Regina mills in Canada. This information is based on Evraz’s own contract announcements and their contracts with Bredero Shaw, the company coating the KXL pipes.
The Indian company, Welspun, is likely to be manufacturing the rest of the pipe for the KXL project. To date, Welspun has manufactured and imported almost 10% of the pipe for KXL. Shipping and customs records show that TransCanada imported over 70,000 tons of carbon steel pipe from Welspun through the Port of New Orleans since April” Excerpted from “Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL Cornell University Global Labor Institute“, which can be read here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/448/371 Emphasis our own. References at original. We replaced the original “Indian” in the first sentence with India so that it will not be confused with American Indian. They should say East Indian, Asian Indian, or from India.
“Welspun is one of India’s fastest growing conglomerates“. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welspun_Group Shalabh Kumar gave over a millions dollars help Trump become President, and helped raise over four million dollars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalabh_Kumar Is he tied to Welspun?
Steve Horn of DeSmog Blog pointed out in February that the Dakota Access pipes appear to be made, at least in part, by Evraz: “Much of Dakota Access Pipeline Steel Made by Russian Company Tied to Putin” Sunday, February 19, 2017. Steve Horn discusses Roman Abramovich. RT news in a 15 Oct. 2013 article entitled “Still struggling in America: Russia’s largest steelmaker plans to close US plant” says that Abramovich heads Evraz. Abramovich, believed to Putin’s kingmaker, is not the only Russian oligarch involved with Evraz, however. Evraz is majority owned by Cyprus registered Lanebrook Ltd., which is owned by ROMAN ABRAMOVICH 31.03%, former Putin advisor ALEXANDER ABRAMOV 21.38% – meaning that together they control Lanebrook, which then controls Evraz. There is also ALEXANDER FROLOV (10.68%) who appears to be Czech – homeland to Ivanka’s mother – Trump’s first wife. Then there are Russian coal barons GENNADY KOZOVOY (5.90%) and ALEXANDER VAGIN (5.84%) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspadskaya_coal_mine, along with Russian-American EUGENE SHVIDLER (3.09%) with ties to Abramovich and the Russian oil industry. Wilbur Ross, Trump Congress Secretary Nominee, just resigned as vice-chair of the Bank of Cyprus, as well as having had involvement in steel and coal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Ross
51% control of one company, which in turn controls 51% of another, is an intelligent trick which the Russian government often uses to maintain control of their state owned companies. In an earlier DeSmog Blog article by Steve Horn and Itai Vardi (“How a Russian Steel Oligarch and Putin Ally Is Profiting from the Keystone XL Pipeline“, February 13, 2017) the ties between Abramovich and Ivanka Trump have been rooted out, as found in a tweet: “DASHA ZHUKOVA, wife of Russian industrialist billionaire ROMAN ABRAMOVICH, is here for inauguration. Guest of IVANKA, per source.”
Zhukova’s father is Russian oil magnate Alexander Zhukov, according to Steve Horn.
Roman Abramovich is said to have introduced Putin into political circles and be a close friend. “Abramovich was the first person to originally recommend to Yeltsin that Vladimir Putin be his successor as the Russian president.” “The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession“, By Richard Sakwa, Cambridge University Press 2011, page 135, as cited in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Abramovich#Vladimir_Putin
According to Town and Country Magazine and some other newspapers, Ivanka and Dasha were at the US Open together last September: “Ivanka Trump and Wendi Deng Sat in the Most Interesting US Open Box This Weekend” by SAM DANGREMOND SEP 12, 2016 http://www.townandcountrymag. com/leisure/sporting/news/a7802/ivanka-trump-wendi-deng-us-open/
Picture said to be Ivanka with Dasha in Russia in 2014:
They both have clothing lines (or had) and both were born in 1981: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasha_Zhukova
Simply searching Ivanka and Dasha should turn up pictures and articles.
2013 directors of Evraz: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1303459/000087846713000518/npx811-21667_62.htm
Trump was also in Russia for the Miss Universe contest:
“The Day Trump Came to Moscow: Oligarchs, Miss Universe and Nobu
by Evgenia Pismennaya, Stepan Kravchenko, and Stephanie Baker
December 21, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT+1
Meeting with top group of Russian financiers, industrialists
They discussed a possible Trump Tower and inspected sites
The last time Donald Trump made an appearance in Moscow was November 2013 for the Miss Universe contest he famously owned. It was a glittering event filled with carefully choreographed photographs and parties. Then another, more private, invitation arrived: Come to Nobu to meet more than a dozen of Russia’s top businessmen, including Herman Gref, the chief executive officer of state-controlled Sberbank PJSC, Russia’s biggest bank“. Read the article here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-21/the-day-trump-came-to-moscow-oligarchs-miss-universe-and-nobu
“Kumar and his family memberspersonally donated over $1.5 million to Trump. In addition, Kumar bundled $150,000 in political donations to the Trump campaign. Many of these donations came from Indian Americans who had never before donated to political campaigns. Coupled with the RHC concert, the Kumar family spent over $4 million in the Trump campaign.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalabh_Kumar
Additional Information on the Dakota Access Pipes: