May 23, 2014 / 4:50 PM / 4 years ago

Qatar commits $2bln to Russia - RDIF CEO

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 23 (Reuters) - Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is allocating $2 billion to Russia via joint investments with state-backed private equity fund the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of the Russian fund said on Friday.

The RDIF invests alongside foreign partners and has attracted money from Middle East and Asian partners.

Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk, writing by Megan Davies; Editing by Lidia Kelly

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