Alexei Navalny Aeroflot
Alexei Navalny Aeroflot

- Recently Russian media all excited about the news that the Board of Directors of JSC "Aeroflot" became a well-known opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This decision was made at the annual meeting of shareholders. When you found out about it, and what is your attitude towards this fact? It's good for us or bad?


We have an open joint stock company. One of the largest holders of shares is Alexander Lebedev, who rightfully holds every year the two board members. In winter, he suggested that one of the board members will be Alexei Navalny. I'm personally not familiar Navalny, it's hard to comment on something. But as the classic: "People are different needs, different people are important." Alexei has his own experience, which may be useful company. We do not have negative or vice versa euphoria over the arrival of Alexei Navalny in "aeroflot».


 - And do the members of the board of directors receive certain benefitite? I understand correctly?


- Of course, this year, all board members earned money and Mr. Navalny also gets bonuses for work.


- It is a lot of money? You will not articulate?


- No, it's public data. I'm just afraid to make a mistake in the figures. It is about 80-100 thousand dollars a year. For the company "Aeroflot" is a lot of money, and the board of directors makes them really. Certainly, Mr. Navalny not "for the sake of Christ" will work, but for money.


- And how do you personally feel about what the board will be one of the most prominent opposition? In human terms, what is your position?


- The position is very simple. We are all different people. Someone like someone who does not like. It is important that the company was a normal atmosphere. I will work with anyone, if he tries. I hope that Navalny joined the company to work, not to settle personal scores with the authorities. In this case, we will be able to work successfully and to solve various problems.


General Director of JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" Saveliev Vitaly Gennadievich.