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SPI's decision is part of an ..., 7 Oct 2013 [cached]
SPI's decision is part of an overall global strategy to focus attention on its key international portfolio - at the core of which is Stolichnaya Premium Vodka - by divesting non-primary assets in line with the vision of SPI's owner, Yuri Shefler.
SPI owner Yuri Shefler, who ..., 26 Sept 2013 [cached]
SPI owner Yuri Shefler, who is said to have a "tremendous passion for super-premium wines" and frequently travels to key winemaking regions, is spearheading this initiative personally.
The Russia Journal Daily::Business - Company says it wins international recognition in trademark dispute, 26 July 2003 [cached]
Also last year, with both SPI Group and Soyuzplodoimport claiming the right to export the vodka brands, Russian prosecutors accused SPI Group chairman Yuri Shefler of threatening to kill a top agriculture official.
Latvian Mailer - May 7, 2006, 7 May 2006 [cached]
The deal wasn't sanctioned by the government, and S.P.I's founder, Yuri Shefler, also headed the company that sold the other brands. In 2002, a Russian court overturned the transaction. Shefler, who lives in Switzerland, faces arrest if he returns to Russia.
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Yuri Shefler
Yuri Shefler is shareholder and founder of the SPI Group. SPI Group is a leading spirits company and one of the most important drinks groups in the world. After leaving the Russian army in September 1987, Shefeler studied at the Russian Academy of Economy before starting a business career which has included running one of Moscow`s leading shopping malls and heading Vnukovo Airlines. Yuri Shefler had a vision of building an integrated spirits business - controlling everything from production to distribution and sales. Through a series of deals he added distilleries, a retail network in Russia and the Baltic states and significantly developed an international distribution arm. In 1997 he bought a company that became the heart of what has grown into SPI today.
Yuri Shefler's net worth is estimated between US$ 500 million and US$ 1.6 billion. Given the estimated cost of the yacht Serene (US$ 300 million), his net worth will probably be more than US$ 1 billion.
Motor Yacht Serene owned by Yuri Shefler
Yuri Shefler's yacht Serene
Yuri Shefler's US$ 300 million yacht
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