Petr Aven is a Jewish Russian billionaire who headed Alfa Bank, the largest commercial bank in Russia. He was also a board member of the Russian LetterOne investment firm. He has been described as an oligarch who is a member of Putin’s “inner circle”. Avern has partnerships with other Zionist Russian tycoons such as Mikhail Fridman, German Khan and Leonard Blavatnik.
Notably, Aven – along with Fridman, Khan, Stan Polovets and Alexander Knaster – fund the Genesis Philanthropy Group, dedicated to assisting Zionist initiatives around the world with the participation of the Israeli government.