The general public is led to believe that Gusinsky is a “good guy” oligarch, because he criticized Putin long ago (ca 2001). But, scratching under the surface suggests otherwise. He had an important Bank, Most Bank, Construction, and Real Estate, in Moscow from ca 1989-97. He was connected to the powerful Moscow Mayor Luzhkov. There may be a connection to Trump, through Luzhkov, for instance. NY AG Schneiderman accuser Tanya Selvaratnam’s lawyer brother, Troy, has worked for Gusinsky. Recall that Schneiderman was supposed to make sure that Trump didn’t get pardoned at the state level. Schneiderman was helping to protect the environment, too. Almost everyone seems to have forgotten that based on mere accusations made in the media. Almost everyone seems to have forgotten innocent until proven guilty, and allow a couple of journalists to takeover the functions of the court system and jury.
This 2018 article https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/moscow-detains-banker-suspected-of-attempt-on-oligarch-gusinsky , as well as the article below, suggest that Gusinsky may have mended fences with Putin: “Gusinsky called Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin a “decent man” and stressed that he does not consider President Dmitry Medvedev to be “Putin’s puppet.”
“Former Russian Oligarch Praises Putin, Medvedev
October 10, 2009 09:26 GMT
With what appears to be a conciliatory message to Russia’s leadership, former oligarch and media tycoon Vladimir Gusinsky has announced he is ready to return to Russia, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.
Gusinsky, who fled Russia for Israel eight years ago after investigations into his business activities were launched, made his comments to “The Marker Week” in Israel on October 8.
Gusinsky called Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin a “decent man” and stressed that he does not consider President Dmitry Medvedev to be “Putin’s puppet.”
He also said that Russia’s current justice system is much better than it used to be, adding that the authorities seem to be interested in strengthening the judiciary’s independence.
Nathan Lipson, the journalist who interviewed Gusinsky, told RFE/RL that Gusinsky initiated the interview. He said Gusinsky was definitely sending a message to the Russian leadership. The following text somewhere in the article: Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036. ” https://www.rferl.org/a/Former_Russian_Oligarch_Praises_Putin_Medvedev/1848458.html
See information including a quote from the pre-Murdoch Wall Street Journal on Gusinsky’s real past: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/soc.culture.ukrainian/78CEUc0lG6s
The Encyclopedia Britannica has a good article, too: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vladimir-Gusinsky