Forbes has made a rating of the 100 most influential officials, businessmen, top managers and Russian security forces. First place went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the latest Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Chairman of the liberal democratic party. How to allocate the remaining places in the material.

The authors of the rating said, who came close to them and how they were evaluated.

From 1,500 people participating in the list of the richest businessmen, CEOs of the biggest companies and banks, heads of power structures, officials, speakers of Parliament, their deputies, heads of factions and committees, representatives of regional authorities, has chosen 100 people . The participants were selected, taking into account the number of employees, size of revenue (the bankers assets, Forbes list of participants — state officials have a budget under control, governors, gross regional product), the ability to directly affect people’s lives, the ability to influence several sectors, proximity to Vladimir Putin or the ruling party.

The authors point out that Putin is automatically topped the ranking, because he has a second place in the ranking of the most influential people in the world by the American Forbes.

1. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
18 years in the top post of the country in 1999-2000 and 2008-2012 was Prime Minister, all the other years — the President of Russia. In 2017, Putin earned more than 300 thousand dollars. Recent years he is among the top most influential people in the world version Forbes and Times.
Photo: Reuters

2. Herman Gref, Chairman of Sberbank.
Sberbank is the largest lender to the Russian economy, accounting for about a third of the loans granted to legal entities. The Bank employs hundreds of thousands employees, covers 70% of the population and almost half of the population of Russia keeps deposits. Photo: Reuters

3. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Board of “Gazprom”.
“Gazprom” — one of the largest energy companies in the world, accounting for 11% of the world and 66% of Russian gas production. The rating’s authors point out that Miller directly affects many of their employees. Gazprom is a supplier of gas in Russia and other countries. Photo: Reuters

4. Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft.
Rosneft is a major oil and gas Corporation. Sechin holds the position since 2012, prior to that 7 years as head of the Board of Directors of OJSC “NK “Rosneft”. On the website of the Corporation also stated that it is included in the management bodies of a number of organizations. Photo: Reuters

5. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
Medvedev has headed the government since 2012 and is the second most influential politician in the country. And the influence on the masses, as noted by the authors of the rating, was one of the most important selection criteria. Photo: Reuters

6. Vladimir Bogdanov, CEO of Surgutneftegaz.
Bogdanov is the richest resident of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (according to Forbes, in 2018, his fortune is estimated at $ 1800 million). Surgutneftegaz is the third largest Russian oil company after Rosneft and LUKOIL. Bogdanov headed the company for 33 years. In 2017, was awarded the State prize in science and technology awarded by Putin. Photo:

7. Elvira Nabiullina, Chairman of Russia’s Central Bank — the monetary regulator of the country.
Previously held the post of Minister of economic development, was assistant to the President of Russia. Photo: Oleg Yakovlev/RBC

8. Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Federal security service of Russia.
Bortnikov, has been in office for 10 years, is a permanent member of the security Council of the Russian Federation. Photo:

9. Oleg Belozerov, President of JSC “Russian Railways”.
Russian Railways is one of the largest transport companies in the world, a major employer in Russia — more than 700 thousand employees. Photo:

10. Vagit Alekperov, President of LUKOIL.
LUKOIL is a major oil and gas company, which accounts for over 2% of world oil production and about 1% of the proven reserves of hydrocarbons. The company supplies its products to dozens of countries. The company employs about 100 thousand people.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called the rating of the magazine is very strange, RIA “Novosti”.

“It is unclear what criteria, based on what. Of course, don’t need to be a visionary to put Putin on the first place, it is simple enough,” said he.

By the way, most Peskov in a the rating set on 70.