Putin noted the contribution of Usmanov in the development of sport, science and culture

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotomodellen Usmanov. Archival photoPutin noted the contribution of Usmanov in the development of sport, science and culture© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the entrepreneur Alisher Usmanov happy birthday and noted his contribution to the development of sport, science and culture in the country, the corresponding telegram published on the Kremlin website.

The President called Usmanov a man of «outstanding professional and personal qualities,» which boldly brings to life the ambitious plans and ideas. The company headed by him take strong positions on the Russian and global markets that demonstrate high standards of transparency and business ethics, said the head of state.

«I have to emphasize that your active, active part in the development of national sports, science and culture, a valuable support that you provide to the popular educational and awareness-raising initiatives», — the telegram says.

Usmanov was born on 9 September 1953 in Uzbekistan. He is the biggest beneficiary of USM Holdings, which, in particular, controls metalloinvest, MegaFon and share Mail.Ru Group.

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