In the past, we've written about Hunter Biden's Russian connections, and that the company he co-founded, Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC, allegedly received $3.5 million from the spouse of the former Mayor of Moscow, Elena Baturina. We also noted how funny it was that when Joe Biden was communicating with his son and other family members, he utilized the pseudonym “Peter Henderson” — the name used by the fictional Soviet secret agent from the Tom Clancy novels — an intriguing choice of names considering the Russian connections.
But that's not all. Hunter was involved in numerous meetings and business transactions with a Russian Oligarch who was close to Vladimir Putin: Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Hunter and his associates tried to convince Yevtushenkov to buy shares in the real estate firm in 2012 and 2013. Hunter had dinner with Yevtushenkov in Moscow in February and visited his firm, Sistema, on the 16th of February, 2012. Journalist Vicky Ward allegedly has further calendar entries from Sistema that show that Yetushenkov had a meeting with Hunter Biden in New York on March 14, at the Ritz-Carlton. He then went to morning breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton with Rosemont Realty on March 15 in Texas.
Hunter Biden’s partner, Devon Archer, said in an email that they had additional sessions with Yevtushenkov.
“I will be meeting with Evtushenkov for dinner on Sunday night on January 27 in DC at Cafe Milano and then I will be meeting at my DC office on Monday, January 28th at 10am” Archer wrote using the alternative spelling of the oligarch’s name.
“We will review our investment program for commercial offices with him and his colleagues. Then, we'll go to look at some of our property later in the afternoon, which is Dulles View, a $110mm office property located in the DC submarket, which is an illustration of our portfolio of holdings.”
“I am looking forward to having an individual of mine Partners in Rosemont Seneca and an Advisory Board member of Rosemont Realty, Hunter Biden.”
Archer's email went addressed to Kazakhstan banking guru Marc Holtzman, a key fixer for Archer and Hunter.
Holtzman replied: “Vladimir said the matter. I have praised you, and I'll be seeing him next week in Davos and will reiterate this.”
Archer forwards the response to Hunter in the wake of Holtzman's close ties to Yevtushenkov.
“FYI…Marc Holtzman was in the IT company's PGRX Board with me before I quit in December. He is also the Chairman of the Finance Committee on Evtushenkov's, Sistema Board of Directors, which is beneficial to us in many ways,” Archer wrote to Hunter.
And then Hunter Biden had a follow-up phone call with Sistema on the 29th of January.
It's unclear what agreements they may have made. A Russian spokesperson stated that they did not follow up.
The reason for raising concern is that Yevtushenkov has a business which is believed to supply drones being used to bomb Ukraine and also to operate the assets of a Russian defence contractor.
In addition, Yevtushenkov has now been sanctioned by the U.K and Australia.
An audio recording was leaked to the public this week of an alleged discussion between Yevtushenkov and a Georgian Oligarch over ways to bypass international sanctions resulting from the Russian military invasion in Ukraine.
A US State Department spokesperson refused to verify the audio recording during a briefing to the press on Tuesday, or US discussions on sanctions against Yevtushenkov and said the evasion of sanctions is something “We are taking on a careful look at all over the globe.”
However, he's not been sanctioned by the Biden Administration yet.
Republicans have also asked questions about the reason why Baturina isn't banned.