He graduated from the Department of Chemistry at Moscow University in the specialty "Petrochemicals" in 1988. In 1991, there is a postgraduate, and defended his thesis in 1993. Ph.D., thesis - "palladium and rhodium complexes with ligands in polietilendifenilfosfinovymi carbonation and hydroformylation."
C 1991 to 1994 he worked in the Moscow State University as a junior researcher.
In 1992, together with Alexander Mamut and Vladimir Gruzdev founded company "Slavyanka" on the basis of the store number 2 Oktyabrsky DEWA, which became the basis of the future network of supermarkets "Seventh Continent".
In 1993, after I started to trade oil, I met with Roman Abramovich, who was involved in the supply of oil products from the Republic of Komi.
According to the patronage of Roman Abramovich in 1994, he became Deputy Director General of "Komineft" and at the same time its general representative in Moscow. This led the company "mESC" - a joint venture "Komineft" and RAO "International economic cooperation", which at the same time was one of the key shareholders "Komineft".
In the same year on the basis of "Komineft" Ukhta refinery and "Kominefteproduct" holding "KomiTEK" it was created.
In 1995, he ran as an independent candidate for deputy of the State Duma.
In 1996-1997 he headed the Berezkin "Komi Energy - Moscow" (KTM sales structure "KomiTEK"), which on behalf of "Sibneft" has exported oil "Noyabrskneftegas".
In 1997, he consolidated in their hands the levers "KomiTEK" and became Chairman of the Board of Directors. In the same year it acquired "Evroseverneft" (38%) and "Security-Trust" (29%), providing a guarantee of "National Reserve Bank" (NRB).
He worked as chairman of the board JSCB "Ukhtabank" in 1997-1999.
From 1997 to 2005, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Evroseverneft" (UST).
In 1998-1999. - Member of the Board of Directors of JSC "Nobel Oil".
In 1998-2000. - Member of the Board of Directors of CJSC "North Energy."
In 1999 he organized the "KomiTEK" Holding the sale of "Lukoil". Experience "EuroNorthOil" (the company GV Berezkina) with "KomiTEK" showed that external control, carried out by specially attracted to this part of the company - the only way to bring the company out of the crisis and thus protect the rights of shareholders of companies faced with difficulties.
Since 2000, member of the board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
In 2000, it was decided to invite "ESN Energo" as the managing organization. The decision was adopted by the meeting of shareholders of JSC "Kolenergo" June 14, 2000 as agreed with the RAO "UES of Russia". By this time, "Kolenergo" was in the verge of bankruptcy: overdue accounts payable exceeded 1.3 billion rubles.
In 2003, the company "ESN Energo" managed not only to stabilize the situation, but also to prepare JSC "Kolenergo" for reform. Establish an effective financial accounting and budgeting system, streamlining of sales activity enabled the company to repay the overdue payables, improve financial performance.
In 2003 Berezkin acquired a 5% stake in RAO UES, and a year later resold at a profit of "Gazprom".
From 2004 to 2007, member of the Board of Directors of RAO UES.
In 2006, he sold 49% of the company "Rusenergosbyt" (Russian Railways), the Italian ENEL and more than 200 thousand clients, among which are the backbone corporation in Russia, small and medium enterprises, the population.
From 2006 to the present Chairman of the Board of Directors group of companies "UST".
Since 2008 - Member of the Board of RSPP Bureau.
In 2009, in partnership with the Railways, through the company "Energopromsbyt", in which 49% belongs to the group "UST", acquired 76.92%% of the energy company "TGC-14" (the company is located in Trans-Baikal).
In the ranking of the top leaders - 2010 "Kommersant" newspaper took II place in the nomination "Fuel Complex".
C 2010 is a member of OJSC "Russian Railways' board of directors, the Chairman of the Commission on the electricity of the RSPP.
The summer of 2012 Russian Railways sold its stake in TGK-14.
In December 2015, he became the winner of the "Director of the Year" (spend AED RSPP and PwC) in the category of "independent director" as a member of the Board of Directors of Russian Railways.
The ownership and control of Berezkin:
50.5% of the shares "Rusenergosbyt" (According to the company directory Business Portal www.vedomosti.ru: a group of UST Gregory Berezkin (51%), ENEL (49%));
"Rusenergoresurs" LLC (100%);
"Rusenergosbyt M" LLC (100%);
"Energopromsbyt" LLC (49%);
engineering companies "UES Engineering Center" and "Energoauditcontrol";
loading terminals in Uyar (100%) and Skovorodino (50%);
Among media assets:
Publishing house "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The newspaper "Metro";
Telecommunications Company "Rusenergotelekom" (75%);
Company "AWT Invest" (100% stake);
Magazine "Energy today";
PH "RZD-Partner" (80%);
Gregory Berezkin sponsored Russia's first exhibition of Italian artist Titian in the Pushkin Museum of Fine.
Gregory Berezkin owns a giant hangar in Moscow, where he keeps dozens of vintage cars and a trampoline, which sometimes likes to jump.
Order of Friendship (25 May 2015) - for outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, labor achievements, social activities and many years of diligent work.
He is married and has four children.
September 15, 1999, when Berezkin organized Russia's first merger of two Russian oil company NK "KomiTEK" and LUKOIL. According to media reports, the merger was part of a multi-pass operation redistribution of Russian oil. The operation was followed by the capture of "Transneft" by riot police under the direction of Semyon Weinstock (at that time, Vice President of LUKOIL), the transfer of control over Roman Abramovich "Purneftegas" and give the ubiquitous Boris Berezovsky large monetary compensation.
Gregory Berezkin, who played in that game, the role of a bargaining "pawn" for properly organized their vote of shareholders of JSC "KomiTEK" received $ 120 million. The largest oil and gas assets in the Komi Republic, the purchase is immediately increased LUKOIL's reserves by 25%, was "fused" Berezkin for a sum paltry even for dashing time - 500 million dollars.
Novaya Gazeta, 10. 01.2000
A similar competition was the second stage of the auction of collateral, which in May 1997, Berezovsky and Abramovich became the owners pledged them «Sibneft» package. Applications are real competitors - ONEKSIMbank structures and Alfa Bank - have been rejected because of "violations of the legal regulations." And to create the appearance of competition Abramovich asked his then-partner Gregory Berezkina - an application filed trader "KomiTEK" headed by him. Money for the necessary conditions for bidding deposit and depositor "KomiTEK" received from Abramovich structures.
Now about personalities. In the corridors of power are worn rumor that sounds most different names. From the president of "Transneft" Simeon Weinstock, who has allegedly been made a formal offer to head the Fuel and Energy Ministry, to well-known in the narrow circles of the Chairman of the Board of JSC "Evroseverneft" Gregory Berezkina. And if Weinstock, according to the same rumors, rests all the limbs, just to politely decline the offer, then ... Berezkin type thinking.
And there's nothing. According to the "MK" stand for Berezkin powerful rear. At one time he was considered an active member of the team, Abramovich Berezovsky. It was his company at the time Roman Abramovich - the whole year! - I give all exports of "Sibneft". Times were truly golden: the highest percentage of "shrinkage and shrinkage" of oil gave a good pellet exporter pockets.
Later, sensing the weakening of the positions of his friends over to the Gregory Berezkin Anatoly Chubais, in which at least found a powerful patron. It is quite possible that Anatoly Borisovich, concerned about the recent "attacks" on the president of RAO "UES", and is now pushing Berezkina in the Fuel and Energy Ministry.
"Moskovsky Komsomolets", of 07.02.2001
Since October 2003, a number of structures of "Gazprom" began to buy electricity on the wholesale market through the company "Rusenergosbyt" which recently controls all the same Gregory Berezkin. He does not penalize, but it takes a mediation. And this extra cost. Energy costs at the gas state monopoly rose by 60%. At the same time energy prices have increased by only 17%, and "Gazprom" gas got 3% more. Increase in costs of more than $ 125 million.
A garage Gregory Berezkina probably added vintage limousines. What sort of public interest, a doubling of the GDP and social responsibility! What are you speaking about?
It remains with the Forbes magazine to follow the transformation of a young Russian multi-millionaire to billionaire ...
"Novaya Gazeta", 13.09.2004
"KomiTEK-Moscow" was famous at that time the highest percentage of "shrinkage and shrinkage" during transportation of oil. "Shrinkage and outage" left a good precipitate themselves into the pockets of exporters.Clusters at the first stage of the capital later went to buy a controlling stake in "Sibneft". So, if Abramovich, as is commonly believed, was a "purse" of the Yeltsin "family", the Berezkin was a "purse" of Abramovich? Later, like Abramovich and Berezkin quarreled over that last over to the "LUKOIL" side.
«Novaya Gazeta», 13.09.2004
Last time Abramovich and Berezkina seen together in April this year at the 7th Annual Russian Economic Forum in London. They are about something nice conversation with each other in the shadow of the ancient vaults of London's Natural History Museum. Here, by the way, was attended by the former head of the presidential administration, Valentin Yumashev and his wife Tatyana Dyachenko. Baba said not allowed. What says former accomplices? About vintage cars, about the exorbitant prices on the London real estate or prospects of the power industry reform in Russia? Soon we find out.
, 23.09.2004 "B-F.Ru"
On the French Riviera ended Russian secular season. . A few hundred of their less affluent friends eminent artists - in hundreds of Russian entrepreneurs with a monthly income of $ 500 thousand As well as visited here during the summer.
... And now, in fact, for those who are vacationing on the Cote d'Azur more actively. Vice-president of the company "Norilsk Nickel" Dmitry Zelenin and his wife Alla invited his friends to a party rather chamber "Moonshine-party" in Saint-Tropez, in the village of Gassin, which is located in a mountainous area.
The party was stylized Russian folk festivals, followed by vigorous disco. We arrived to many well-known entrepreneurs: head of "Norilsk Nickel" Mikhail Prokhorov, businessman Alexander Mamut, a farmer Sergei Lisowski, the governor of Chukotka Roman Abramovich, president of the company "UST" Gregory Berezkin, head of the company "World Class" Olga Sloutsker, student Ksenia Sobchak and her friend, St. Petersburg socialite girl Ulyana Zeitlin.
AIF, of 02.10.2002
Last week, the media reported that in the coming days will be announced the initiation of a criminal case against the head of the group of companies "UST" Gregory Berezkina. According to BBC News source charge it is connected with the period when Gregory Berezkin was the manager of the company "Kolenergo" in the Murmansk region.
Parish in Murmansk Berezkina team turned an embarrassment, to be more precise - scandal and conflict with the local administration and the command of the Northern Fleet. Things reached the point that the shareholders of "Kolenergo" early suspended the contract and the powers of the general director Gregory Berezkina management company. By early 2004, the debts of consumers before "Kolenergo" amounted to more than 1 billion rubles. Due to lack of funds, "Kolenergo" could not pay with contractors who carried out the repair of equipment.
Promise Berezkina "implement an effective system of financial accounting and budgeting, streamline sales activity and improve the financial performance of fiction has appeared the worst happens:. Power company, is on the verge of bankruptcy, it has become totally bankrupt.
Attention to the supervisory authority Berezkin analysts (we take this word in quotation marks, correct to say PR manager) immediately linked to the struggle between the two factions in the Kremlin around the president - the siloviki and liberals. Like, in this case, it took the top group of liberals led by Deputy Prime Minister Medvedev. Berezkin lately really actively spreading rumors about its proximity to Medvedev, referring to himself in the close circle of friendly almost cashier deputy prime minister.
http://solomin.livejournal.com/ , of 19.02.2006
Annual Cup of millionaires also turned into a children's party. Organizers are considering for a long time, if not rename it into billionaires Cup and the representativeness of the year-on-year declines. Millionaire in fact can now consider yourself every owner of "treshki" on the Arbat. Oligarchs themselves participate in the Cup almost did not take, but their children led. Among the participants were two check-daughter of one of the largest power engineering Gregory Berezkina and daughter Anastasia Vladimir Potanin. This year it is, however, only took the second place - the summer Nastia injured his foot on the jetski and still not fully recovered from the injury. By the way, unlike other siblings she never appeared in nightclubs Courchevel.
"Moskovsky Komsomolets", 09.01.2007
In 2002, the government decided to tighten control over the Yakut diamond mining concern "ALROSA", but faced with the protest of the local authorities. Gregory Berezkin tried to capitalize on this situation, starting in talks to acquire a 5% stake "ALROSA" the Fund of social guarantees to servicemen at the Russian Government. In response, the Ministry of Property Relations has decided to completely liquidate the fund. The dispute continued until the end of 2002 and was resolved in favor of the state after the personal intervention of Alexei Kudrin.
slon.ru, on 18.05.09
Medvedev and Berezkin could meet in the pulp and paper soil. In the summer of 2001, the company "Continental-Invest" put up for sale a controlling stake in the Ust-Ilim LPK. On stock immediately found a contender - "Ilim Pulp", to represent the interests of which took Berezkin. But "Ilim Pulp" was able to purchase a share of the "Continental-Invest", the other moved to Oleg Deripaska. It was the start of a prolonged conflict between the "Basic Element" and "Ilim Pulp".
For a couple of years earlier, in 1997-1998., The legal service of "Ilim Pulp" headed by the future president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. He was co-owner of "Ilim Pulp" Prior to joining the civil service.
Berezkin not deny that he met with Medvedev in the early 2000s. "At work", but does not speak.
On Friday, the media holding "Gazprom-Media" announced that the negotiations with the "Prof-Media" to acquire 60% + 1 shares of the publishing house "Komsomolskaya Pravda" (KP), it is for the benefit of the UST group. Chapter UST Gregory Berezkin close to Russian Railways, say market participants. They believe that the decision to sell the KP group UST taken in the Kremlin, which thus creates another media consolidation center under the control of the second most important state monopoly.
The UST argue that the media - one of the priorities of business development. Last year, it acquired ID "RZD-Partner", which owns eponymous magazine, internet portal, advertising agency "Reklamotiv" and the magazine "Sac-NE". These assets were merged into holding "Media Partner". "The acquisition of CP - a new stage in the development of 'Media Partner', it will significantly increase its capitalization," - said in a statement UST.
The newspaper "Kommersant", 22.01.2007
Information about the fact that the license for the use of the frequencies allocated for the construction of a federal 4G network will be transferred out of the competition a little-known newcomer to the telecommunications market, has become one of the major sensations of the summer. According to representatives of the "Big Three", the frequencies for 4G (LTE technology) will be distributed out of the competition in favor of the "newly created small companies" that will "have negative consequences for the vast majority of the population of Russia, our companies and the state as a whole." The validity of these suspicions analysts convinced the events that occur around the latter-day players in the telecommunications market. First of all, we are talking about the activity of the Gregory Berezkina, which, apparently, decided with the help of administrative resources to become a key player in the 4G market.
Reporters quickly found out that a "small companies", which bypass tender procedures Communications Ministry officials have promised the coveted license, implied "Basis Telecom" and "Rusenergotelekom" ( "PET"), the second created a few months ago and is owned by Gregory Berezkin.
Berezkin told "Vedomosti" that will no longer fight for telecoms: "Subject is dead, perhaps with us as players in the 4G LTE». "Break through the blockade of the" big three "failed", - he explains: "The competition is not in the business field and in the political field, and likely the big three will win it easily. They all received frequencies without competition the same particular solutions. If the conditions were equal, the competition of the political plane would pass into the economic. And we, together with Rostelecom to build a 4G network. Here such competition is beneficial to society, we have to economic competition has not been reached. "
In 2007, through the right people at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Vodokanal of them. Moscow "Berezkin received contracts for the lease of two plots - 58 hectares of land in a protected area on the bank of the Moskva River (near the village" boatman "). According to estimates of market analysts at the time of 1 hectare of land worth 15-20 million dollars, and the company had to pay Berezkina State for only 400 rubles a year.
Having such amazing contracts Berezkina staff immediately began to evict the Muscovites, whose houses were next to donated their rental area. Berezkin planned to build up the bank of the Moscow elite houses. But residents deposited homes sent a letter to Viktor Zubkov, told about the threats and blackmail on the part of the latter-day developers, and soon mixed contracts were terminated.
02.08.2010 "Around the News"
Projects have Berezkina were many; most associated with state-owned companies - and were built on the same scheme: Berezkin came with the idea of becoming a partner, and he carried out the project. In conversations with the "Vedomosti" often referred to as the "seller of ideas", but he replies: "I'm not a salesperson, I implementer of ideas." Not all projects were obtained, but the score in favor of Berezkina: Forbes estimates his fortune at $ 700 million Berezkin this figure itself is not commenting and modestly consider themselves "middle business"..
... Berezkin angry bunch of businessmen, including quite influential in business is with reference to the president's orders, he was trying to integrate, says the source of Medvedev's entourage. "Talk about some of my special relationship with the president - is a fantasy" - retorted Berezkin. Presidential press secretary Natalya Timakova declined to comment.
In exile in London, the former head of Bank of Moscow Andrey Borodin in an interview with "Vedomosti" on Skype has decided to lift the veil of secrecy over how it took the deal to sell its stake in the bank
Is it true that before you Yusufov buy a blocking stake in the Bank of Moscow was trying to Gregory Berezkin? He even told, wrote a letter, which guarantee protection from persecution or also referred to Medvedev.
- Berezkin really showed such an initiative, but could not get approval at a level at which it was Yussufov. Berezkin tried to solve this question, but I could not. "We had to finish this rat race"
On Sunday, for the eleventh time held LUC Chopard Weekend Classic Rally. It's a very nice rally retro art with a pleasant metropolitan route ....
The most active participant was the owner of a group of UST Gregory Berezkin - from his very extensive collection in the race six cars took part. He himself led to victory in the championship, "the veteran» Mercedes-Benz G3 1933, and his wife, Elena, supported by navigator Alexander Lukyanenko ruled Oldsmobile 88 super Fiesta 1957.
Fourth landlord may be regarded as the owner of a group of UST Gregory Berezkina. He himself, Elena and Anna Berezkin belongs in Serebryany Bor 2.5 hectares. Another 1.57 hectares - owned company "Rusneftegazeksport" which CEO Konstantin Rebeca previously directed at least three companies close to Berezkin - "UST gas service", "ESN cars" and "Fortress Group". Berezkin refused to answer questions about Serebryany Bor, saying he did not consider it necessary to comment on the personal lives.
Director General of "newspaper" Metro "(group ESN) was the marketing director Anna Berezkina, Itar-Tass learned at the press service of the ESN Group is. She is also the daughter of the chairman of ESN Board of Directors Gregory Berezkina." The long-term success of media associated with innovative solutions . This requires new, creative approaches to the traditional media business, which is characteristic of a new generation of managers in this sphere ", - said the owner of the publication.
According to lawyers, the owner of "Interros" trying to transfer assets into an autonomous non-profit organization because of the division of property as part of divorce proceedings.
How do I find "News", the owner of "Interros" Vladimir Potanin, has created an autonomous non-profit organization "Club of development and support of sports Rose". According to the register, the club was registered in mid-March. Together with Potanin its founders are: the owner of the holding company "Sinara" and "Pipe Metallurgical Company" Dmitry Pumpyanskiy, president of "Transmashholding" Andrei Bokarev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESN Group Grigory Berezkin and managing development projects "Interros" Sergey Bachin ...
However, the lawyer Natalia Potanin Vladimir Potanin's wife - his wife at the end of last year, are in divorce proceedings - said recently that by transferring assets to the status of charitable projects Potanin is trying to hide them from his wife as part of the division of property ...
Chairman of the Board of Directors group of UST Gregory Berezkin refrained from commenting too.
The Finnish company Jolla, which developed the operating system (OS) Sailfish, sent on unpaid leave for more than half of its employees due to financial problems, said company spokesman Juhani Lassila. According to him, financial difficulties arose because the company has not received the promised time round investment by one of its investors. In Jolla has a debt to repay, and a decision was made to significantly reduce the staff, Lassila said. Neither the amount of the debt or the size of the shortfall of investments he did not disclose. According to the American base startups CrunchBase, December 11, 2014 Jolla attracted only round of investment in the amount of $ 12.4 million from an unnamed investor.
Jolla Management to address the Board of Directors carries out the planned optimization of personnel to reduce costs, knows Marianna Belousova, representative of the power of UST Gregory Berezkina (Votron his company owns 9,72% Sailfish Holding). Parallel to this, in September a group of investors from different countries Jolla is in talks with management Jolla (which owns a significant share in the startup) to increase its stake in the company, she said. The agreement on the assessment has not yet been reached on Monday scheduled the next round of talks, and the UST expects that satisfies all parties as soon as a solution is found, she said.
The included "Gazprom-Media" film company "Central Partnership" (Central Partnership) requires recognition of a bankrupt company "TV Shows" director and producer Alexei Uchitel. According TSPSH, the company has not fulfilled obligations has withdrawn back in 2010 the film "The Edge" and should remain a distribution unit TSPSH almost 30 million rubles.
... In the number of property owners, "Talk Show" earlier were listed TBA Ltd. (founders Ltd. "media assets" and OOO "Advertising agency" Vanguard ""), LLC "Media Partner" (included in the group of UST Gregory Berezkina and cooperates with Russian Railways), ZAO "Prime film "(controlled by the ID" Vagrius "Gleb Uspensky) and producer Alexander Maksimov. The company was incorporated in 1995, the last financial report in the database "SPARK-Interfax," dated 2009, whereas net profit of "Talk Show" was 247 thousand rubles, revenues -.. 315 million rubles.
As "Kommersant" wrote earlier, TSPSH recently initiated another case of bankruptcy, trying to recover 10.3 million rubles. Booker with "West". On TSPSH, according to "Film Business Today", accounted for 12% of all kinosborov in Russia and the CIS, excluding Ukraine this year. The company issued 34 paintings with a total box office of 5.76 billion rubles. ($ 95 million) and the audience 22.8 million. Spectators.
The company established Jolla come from Nokia. Gregory Berezkin - recently majority shareholder Jolla, and in addition, it also belongs to the set up in April 2016 the company "Open Mobile Platform" (WMD), register in Innopolis - innovation city in Tatarstan. It is known that Jolla licensed for WMD issue of the Russian system Sailfish on their platform. Programmers for a new project gained himself Nikolai Nikiforov, who said on his Twitter, that the Russian Centre for development of the new mobile operating system opened vacancies, and gave a link to a recruitment agency. According to him, the domestic operating system (OS) should serve as a platform for the BRICS countries. In 2015, this operating system development cost was estimated at 2.2 billion rubles., Of which 1.89 billion rubles. - The means of the state budget. But while money is not found the hero, although Jolla entered the priority plan of the Ministry of Communications.
What Gregory Berezkin Jolla and ready to make money for the budget? Himself the new owner of the company elaborates: in Innopolis finalize Sailfish for the needs of Russian users - for example, translate into Russian language interface, will bring to mind the ecosystem and ported to the Sailfish popular applications. Meanwhile, market participants are reminded that the operating system interface is already Russified, and the existing cooperation with the store Sailfish "Yandeks.Store 'applications proves that anything new coming up is not necessary in the field of porting.
It hopes for a national strategy to allow Gregory Berezkin make loud statements that smartphones Russian OS will appear before the end of 2016 specialized publications Roem.ru analyst Ivan Ilyin said that announced the start of sales of the phone Berezkina on Sailfish OS coincides with the release of the domestic telephone market Aqua Fish, produced by Indian company Intex Technologies. According to media reports, the owner of Intex Technologies Keshav Bansal actively sought Russian distribution partner and are presumed market players found. Do Berezkin Can a jingoism sauce establish in Russia the sale of Indian phone OS on the Finnish, only time will tell.
Now "UST" group develops venture capital investments: in 2014, together with Almaz Capital funds and InVenture Partners it has invested $ 5 million in Russian developer of mobile payment systems 2Can. This service allows you to pay for goods and services by credit card via mobile card readers. In 2014, 2Can acquiring turnover grew 8.5 times and reached 1.07 billion rubles. In the summer of 2015 the project has teamed up with its competitor iBox and attracted another $ 1.3 million.
The owner of the group of UST Gregory Berezkin denied the information about participation in the negotiations for the purchase of RBC media holding the holding "Onexim" Mikhail Prokhorov.
Earlier RNS sources reported that "Onexim" Mikhail Prokhorov has suspended negotiations with potential investors for the sale of the media holding RBC. Among the potentially interested investors in the media (in particular, according to the portal Meduza) also called the owner of the timber holding "Ilim" Zahar Smushkin and owner of ESN Group Grigory Berezkin. His daughter Anna Berezkina, CEO of Metro newspaper, said the RNS, which is not aware of this. Berezkin himself had not responded to the request for RNS.
Rambler News Service, 02.06.2016
ESN Group Grigory Berezkina and Italian Enel say the interest in renewable energy sources (RES) in Russia. For several years, a joint business partners - "Rusenergosbyt" - specialized in the supply of electricity RZD, in which the Board of Directors includes Mr. Berezkin. But it is possible that renewable energy prospects in Russia is now less rosy: Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich on Friday actually refused sector for greater support. Mr. Dvorkovich said that while investment in renewable energy sources do not allow returns, but "for the economic benefit the consumer pays." "Why be in a hurry, it is better to pay a lower rate, to develop these technologies, invest in them and then pay a lower price for their implementation, so that consumers do not suffer," - he said.