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Tough Sanctions Against Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova 2023

Who Is Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova ?

On April 12, 2023 ,  the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions against Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova.

US Sanctions Against Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova

Cyprus-registered Almenor Holdings Limited (Almenor) , owned by Alisher Burhanovich Usmanov (Usmanov), designated on March 3, 2022 pursuant to E.O. 14024, who is one of Russia’s wealthiest billionaires, with vast holdings across multiple sectors of the Russian Federation economy as well as internationally was added to the sanctions list by US.

Cyprus resident Kostas Giannakou (Giannakou), Cyprus national Marilena Georgiou (Georgiou), and Russian Federation–Cyprus national Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova (Kocharova), who also has Uzbekistan citizenship, are directors of Almenor.

Alisher Burhanovich Usmanov
Alisher Burhanovich Usmanov

Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova is a Russian and Cypriot national with Uzbekistan citizenship, born on October 4, 1982, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Giannakou, Georgiou, and Kocharova were designated pursuant to E.O. 14024 for being or having been leaders, officials, senior executive officers, or members of the board of directors of Almenor.

Kostas Giannakou, Marilena Georgiou, who lives in Cyprus, and Gulnoz Zunnurovna Kocharova, a citizen of Russia, Cyprus and Uzbekistan, are also under sanctions. They work within Almenor Holdings Limited. The US government noted that this company was part of Alisher Usmanov’s “network in Cyprus”.

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