Putin awarded Vekselberg, Mordashov and Usmanov for charity

Russian businessmen Alisher Usmanov, Viktor Vekselberg and Alexey Mordashov awarded the distinction “For blessing”. The corresponding decree was signed by President of Russia President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the document published on the official Internet portal of the right information.

The order States that the founder and main shareholder of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renova group Victor Vekselberg and the Chairman of the Board of Directors Severstal” Alexey Mordashov awarded for “great contribution to charitable and social activities”.

Distinction “for benefactions” was also awarded the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Siberian coal energy company” Andrey Melnichenko Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Evraz” Alexander Abramov.

Usmanov, according to Forbes, has a fortune of $13.5 billion, He ranks third among Russian billionaires. Vekselberg owns a $10.5 billion (seventh place), Alexey Mordashov — $10.9 billion (sixth place). Melnichenko condition Forbes estimates in $8.2 billion (11-e a place, and Abramova — $3.6 billion (24th),