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SPI head Yuri Shefler cuts the check and heads to the Red Square 7-11 to buy a lottery ticket.
October 2001: A bright Russian government official, apparently with dual degrees in Business and Bureaucrapitalism, figures out that Russia made a bad deal.
The Russian government finds a judge to declare the original spin-off illegal, thus nullifying all future agreements made by the now non-existent private company.
January 2002: Russia's Prosecutor General launches a nationwide search for Yuri Shefler.
Shefler is accused of threatening the life of a top government official.
He reportedly escapes to Switzerland.
Yuri Shefler, one of the ...
Yuri Shefler, one of the leading players in the global vodka industry, was accused in Russia of fraud and trade mark offences.
Louis defended Yuri Shefler, the owner of the leading global spirits company SPI, in extradition proceedings brought by the Russian Government.
Yuri Shefler is shareholder and founder of the 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.
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.
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
SPI's decision is part of an ...
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 ...
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.