Amid the resonance of the detention of the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who is suspected of receiving a bribe in the amount of two million dollars for issued a positive assessment of the Department, which allowed Rosneft to buy back the state of 50.08% of shares of “Bashneft”, in a verbal argument that was joined by official representatives of “Rosneft” and “LUKOIL”.

Before the press-Secretary of “Rosneft” Mikhail Leontyev commented The Insiderin which, as he himself said, spoke as a private person. “I don’t know what’s going on, he (the speaker – Approx. take any money for that, that’s chutzpah. A lot. Picks for nothing, just because this is beautiful! Perfect rudeness! I understand there Alekperov (President of LUKOIL – Approx. or other people! Quite insolent!”, – said the representative of the company.

The next day, in an emotional statement Leontief responded the head of the press service of LUKOIL Vitaly Matushkin. On his page on Facebook he posted an open letter to the CEO of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, in which he urged the latter “not to allow one employee to spoil the image of the whole organization.”

While my mother, as well as Leontyev, said that his position is not the point of view of the head of the press service of PJSC “LUKOIL”, as a private person and citizen of the Russian Federation. “Even a very superficial analysis of this statement g-on Leonteva speaks to the lack of the author not only of ethics but also of elementary logic. Thought is not completed, the phrase is not related to each other, the impulsive images. These symptoms usually are not observed in people who are professionally involved in PR and press work in the corporate sector. And on the contrary, they are widely distributed in the patients of the narcological dispensaries, prone to alcohol abuse,” writes my mother.

The representative of “LUKOIL” also appealed to the leaders of BP, the shareholder of PJSC “NC “Rosneft”: “Leontief farce deals heavy damage and your image all over the world. Really for the sake of your dividends you are ready to continue to endure such chaos, having nothing to do with global best practice in corporate governance?”

In conclusion, my mother urged the leadership of “Rosneft” to bring the behavior and statements of the press Secretary, “in line with the standards of professional communication and international requirements”. “Because the press Secretary is the face of the company, its mouth. Save image “Rosneft”! The country and the planet should be proud of her, and other companies should see it as worthy, and not just a big competitor,” – concluded the official representative of “LUKOIL”.

In a conversation with RBC’s mother said that did not write and does not prepare separate letters to BP. However, he did not comment on the question of whether the President of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov to go to court with the claim about protection of business reputation.

Journalists, however, managed to get a comment from the Leontief who, apparently, already familiar with the contents of the open letter to colleagues from LUKOIL. “My mother could not afford and their actions meaningless substitutes Alekperov. Around the situation with the arrest of the Minister there is a strong excitation. People allow themselves too much, what then will regret”, he said.

Answering the question about the reaction of the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin in a letter by Leont’ev noticed that it was not. “The head of “Rosneft” is not obliged to read the letters of individuals in Facebook. He’s too busy for this”, – explained the representative of the company.

In conversation with journalists, Leontiev admitted that his statement to the head of “LUKOIL” may have been misinterpreted. “My statement with a reference Alekperov was not elegant, but I meant in this comparison that would be understandable if I gave (a bribe. – Approx. interested in the transaction (the sale of “Bashneft”. – Approx. entity. And the speaker took for that clear,” – said Leontiev.

Image is nothing…: PR “LUKOIL” and “Rosneft” quarreled publicly as individuals 16.11.2016

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