Tobacco company Philip Morris fails to sell his business in Russia, the Deputy Finance Minister may become the general director of Alrosa, Bill Gates bought a stake in the brewer Heineken. These and other events of the day are in the RB summary.

Difficulties with the sale of Philip Morris in Russia, Bill Gates and Heineken, the new CEO of Alrosa: the main thing February 23


  • The G7 countries are preparing a new tool to monitor compliance with anti-Russia sanctions (Bloomberg).


  • The Ministry of Industry and Commerce proposes to cancel the simplified import of cars from “friendly” countries as of June 1, 2023.

  • The government of the Russian Federation intends to mitigate the punishment for a number of tax crimes. A law has been submitted to the State Duma to reduce prison sentences and reduce the statute of limitations for prosecution for tax evasion. Additionally, a number of crimes will be upgraded from serious to moderate.


  • Philip Morris can leave his business in Russia, since he does not want to sell it on unfavorable terms.

  • Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev has become a candidate for the post of CEO of the Alrosa diamond mining company. Since 2018, the politician has been a member of the company’s Supervisory Board (RBC).

  • Bill Gates bought a 3.76% stake in Heineken Holding, which controls the beer company Heineken NV

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Ahmed Sadulayev

Source: RB

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