Special mention should be made of the irkutsk region. En+ group, owned by the main owner of uc rusal oleg deripaska , which fell under the sanctions of the us department of the treasury, suffered serious losses. Probably, there were not one or two options for getting out of difficulties. But, perhaps, they decided to return the losses at the expense of citizens living in the irkutsk region.
For a long time, the companies of oleg deripaska ( who is also included in the forbes list ) subsidized the costs of residents of the region for electricity. For example, in 2017 alone, deripaska's company spent 3 billion rubles on electricity for the region. A lot of? Maybe you are right. This means that both companies and oleg deripaska himself need to express gratitude from the inhabitants of the region for almost free electricity.
In 2018, oleg deripaska was on the us sanctions list ( see the full list of sanctioned individuals and companies ). As is customary among billionaires, he turned to the russian authorities for help. For some reason, it is customary for rich people to believe that they should be compensated for their losses from the budget. Something went wrong. Therefore, a variant was proposed that provides for the refusal to subsidize the cost of electricity in the irkutsk region.