Chubais joked about his involvement in “everything bad” in Russia – RBK

Chubais ironically says that “everything bad that happens to the country happens because of me.” In his opinion, he unwittingly became involved in what Russia has become in modern times.

The President’s Special Representative for Relations with International Organizations to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals Anatoly Chubais said that his perception of events in Russia is distorted by the fact that he is involved in what it has become, he played a certain role in its history, and therefore cannot evaluate everything fairly objectively. He spoke about his own role in the history of Russia in interview Ksenia Sobchak.

“The fact is that I have something to do with today’s Russia … Someone curses, someone has a different attitude. Therefore, I have a very special relationship with the country. I am involved in what she has become now, ”Chubais said.

He sarcastically that “everything bad that happens to the country happens because of me.” “It happens not because I am so great, but because I perceive it that way. It means that somewhere they misunderstood something, did not complete it, did not complete it, ”he said.

In the early 1990s, Chubais headed the State Property Committee and oversaw the privatization process in Russia. In this position, he developed a privatization program in the country together with Yegor Gaidar. As a result of privatization, most of the state-owned property went into private hands.

In 1994, Chubais was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister. From 1998 to 2008, he headed the energy company RAO UES. Since 2008, he headed Rusnano, when the company was still called the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. After the transformation of the state corporation into a joint-stock company in 2011, he took over as chairman of the board of JSC Rusnano, and then headed the management company Rusnano, created in 2013. In December 2020, he left post of the heads of “Rusnano”. His departure from the state corporation became known against the backdrop of plans for a large-scale reform of development institutions, which the government is engaged in.

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