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Arkady Aleksandrovich Gaydamak

Date of Birth: 8 April 1952
Place of Birth: Moscow


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Neutering UNITA

This passion for secrecy is inspired by judicial investigations in Europe into the multibillion-dollar web of debt and oil, involving France's Elf Aquitaine (now part of Total) and Société Générale, businessmen Pierre Falcone and Arkady Gaidamak, and Geneva-based trader Glencore (see Pointer)...


Going for Glencore

Russian financier Arkady Gaidamak, sought earlier in the Angolagate enquiries, is believed to have evaded a similar arrest warrant while in London and now spends much time in Israel...


Whose peace bonanza?

Oil-backed lending has for years been the key to the Angolan market, public and private, with Pierre Falcone and Arkady Gaidamak as the intermediaries par excellence...


Russian roulette

The most mysterious deal of all is a multi-billion dollar scheme to buy back Russian debt, negotiated in 1996 under the auspices of Arkady Gaydamak...


Lev Leviev takes on De Beers

Leviev is in business with Arkady Gaydamak, also based in Israel since France issued an international arrest warrant for him last December, in connection with the Angolagate investigation (AC Vol 42 No 3)...


Winners and losers in Angolagate

The two principals in the affair are Franco-Angolans - Pierre Falcone, in French police custody since 1 December, and Arkady Gaydamak, based in Israel since the French authorities issued an international warrant for his arrest on 6 December...

Leviev also holds Gaydamak in the highest esteem, asking British journalists last year to check his own business credentials by speaking to Arkady Gaydamak...


Ciao João

Arrest warrants have been issued in France for two foreign nationals who were granted Angolan citizenship - Pierre Falcone (detained) and Arkady Gaidamak - and who were the principals in a US$130 million arms deal in 1993...


Cleaning diamonds

Marketing must now all be done through the Angola Selling Corporation (Ascorp), a joint venture owned 51 per cent by a new state diamond marketing company, the Sociedade de Comercialização de Diamantes (Sodiam); the rest belongs to Leviev and others, including Sylvain Goldberg of Omega and, reportedly, Arkady Gaidamak, a Russian with a reputation for extremely robust business tactics...


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