Elena Branson has been working as a Chair for the Russian Community Council of the USA. She currently resides in New York, United States, and also holds other positions in the private sectors including financial analyst, managing director, international research fellow, financial strategist, and advisor (according to her LinkedIn profile). Elena has also had volunteer experience in the field of the Russian Community Council of the USA, which she is serving since the start of June 2018. She has also worked as a president for Russian Center New York.
Elena Branson Early Life
Elena Branson, aka Elena Chernykh, was born in 1961 in the Soviet Union, and later emigrated to the United States in 1991, according to the complaint gathered from the Government. She received the citizenship of the United States back in 1999. Thereafter, she started working for Russian authorities back in the early year of 2011. Then, she was permitted to open Russian Center New York in Manhattan back in 2012. The Moscow government granted the permission and authorized Elena Branson to directly task herself for the Russian officials to arrange events and public messaging. She was nominated as the chairperson of the Russian Community Council of the United States (previously known as Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots), but, following the FBI investigations the group was terminated back in 2021.
The 61-year-old woman, Elena, has been accused of helping to organize the “I Love Russia” campaign, being operated illegally as a Russian Government agent and conducting business in the United States for almost a decade. Elena Branson, who is a dual US-Russian Citizen, was accused of the charges on 8th March 2022 for operating as a foreign government agent without any proper notice to the US government. Despite this, she has also been charged with the conduct of fraud with VISAs and lying to the FBI, and failing to register herself as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Following the FBI investigation, the group ceased operations in 2021.
Previously, while being in the position of a government agent, she conducted coordinating meetings between the US elected officials and Russian officials. On the other hand, according to the Justice Department, Branson claimed that she was never approached by the Russian officials back in 2020 for the conduction of meetings with US executives. But according to the complaints, the FBI agent seized 34 electronic devices (including 11 cell phones) from the headquarters of the Russian Center New York in Manhattan. Moreover, the announcement of all these charges was made public after hours when President Joe Biden announced the ban of energy imports from Moscow due to their involvement with the Ukraine war.
Elena Branson Biography
|Age (as of 2022)
|in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
|in Kilograms – 62 kg – in Pounds – 136 lbs
|Imperial College London
|Who is her husband?
Elena is supposed to be married, however, she has not given insights into her life story. For the moment there is no information regarding her marriage and children. She has been accused of the crimes being conducted while she withheld the position of chairperson with the Russian Community Council of USA.
Elena Branson Net Worth
It is for sure that Elena Branson must be earning a good luxurious lifestyle because of her involvement in various government positions. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has worked at different positions starting from the 1990s. She has mentioned her position with the Russian Community Council of USA in the section of “volunteer experiences” on her LinkedIn profile.