The head of VTB Andrey Kostin appeared at a reception to mark the completion of the investment forum in Moscow at the suit of Joseph Stalin, writes The Financial Times.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
The publication gives a picture Kostina, sent by one of the readers. The first Deputy President-Chairman of VTB, Yuri Soloviev, was also dressed as one of the General secretaries of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev.
Your Halloween costume has nothing on this outfit from Stalin Andrei Kostin, who runs VTB, a top Kremlin bank https://t.co/2FkKHXwO0I pic.twitter.com/ku26DqwdWf
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VTB had to comment on the behavior of its leader at the party, held under the slogan “Investors of all countries, unite!” The Bank said that Costin and Soloviev were simply dressed in costumes typical of the 50-ies.
The similarity of the suit jacket Kostin VTB Stalin explained the associations of private party guests: “moreover, the stories themselves and the performances at the gala night was a joke, in the spirit of the era 1950-ies. But, apparently, with a sense of humor has everyone in different ways,” said the Bank.
The theme of the reception they have explained the 100th anniversary of the October revolution.
The party itself was held for a few days before the opening in Moscow of a memorial to victims of repression: participation in the ceremony participated the President of the Russian Federation.
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