A sanction mechanism that can harm the activities of the production enterprises of the Russian Federation, even in a pandemic, does not stop working. But this time, the news that passed almost imperceptibly in the information sea of events around the coronavirus, gave only a short respite to one of the largest domestic automakers.

It turns out that the US Department of Finance again extended the deadline for the completion of transactions with the GAZ Group. This time until July 22, 2020. This is reported in the office for monitoring foreign assets (OFAC) of the US Department of Finance. In addition, until July 22, the period is extended during which American investors should leave the GAZ Group securities, the RNS Agency reports.

Recall that the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and its key assets RUSAL, EN +, as well as the Gas Group, in April 2018 were included in the sanctions list of the US Department of Finance. However, the term of entry into force of sanctions against the «Gas Group» was repeatedly postponed — at first it was scheduled for November 8, 2019, then he was postponed March 31, 2020. Now the new Deadline appointed An July 22 of the current year.

This is the last asset of the Russian businessman, according to which negotiations about the withdrawal of sanctions, which have already completed success in the case of «Rusala» and En +. (Although it is unlikely that it can be called that American top managers have been introduced into the board of directors, because they are unknown whose interests they will defend).

Earlier, our channel reported that part of the assets of the GAZ Group managed

Recall that in December 2018, the GAZ Group signed with the Ministry of Industrial Development of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region a special kontraktract (SPIK). As part of this investment agreement, and its period is ten years, investments are planned in the amount of over 20 billion rubles into the creation of high-tech production of new vehicles — techniques with a high level of localization. It is planned to organize the production of new models of light commercial vehicles (LCV) and trucks of medium-room, localization of a modern light diesel engine for LCV (apparently there was a 2-liter unit from Volkswagen). The development of new models is conducted and in accordance with modern trends in the technological development of international automotive industry. In September 2019, GAZ introduced a light commercial car of the new generation «Gazelle NN», the mass production of which is scheduled for 2021. On the basis of «Gazelle NN» will be created even wider than on the basis of the modern platform «Gazelle Next», a model range of light commercial vehicles with a complete mass of 3.5 and 4.6 tons, with various types of body, wheelbases and options for special equipment.