Scandal of the month:
The Interior Ministry formally charged Russia’s former top representative at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development Yelena Kotova with attempted bribery for soliciting a kickback of over $1 million from a Canadian company operating in Russia.
Event of the month:
Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Savatyugin has been relieved of his post
Appointments of the month:
Elena Titova appointed head of Russian Regional Development Bank
Konstantin Kolpakov appointed management board member at Bank Uralsib
Lidia Bormashova gets appointed as acting Uniastrum Bank management board chairwoman
Full report is available in pdf. January 2013 Russian banking news.