Moscow_ Russia might no longer attend the Davos International Economic Forum if its organizers refuse to lift restrictions on national entrepreneurs, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on Tuesday.

Rusal's president, Oleg Diripaska, and the director of the Skolkovo complex and the Renovo group, Viktor Vekselberg, as well as the head of the Bank for Foreign Trade, Andrei Kostin, are barred from accessing the Davos forum, according to the Financial Times, quoted in Moscow, Prensa Latina publishes.

Medvedev said that he talked about this controversial issue with Swiss President Alain Berset, who promised to investigate the subject.

If business people have no access to the forum, no one from the government will travel to Davos, warned Medvedev.

According to a statement by the Kremlin, by denying Russian business people the possibility of attending the economic forum in that Swiss city, the forum is destroying its own foundations.

Derepaska, Kostin and Vekselberg have become the entrepreneurs they are now not precisely because of the Davos Forum, but this event became what it is now, thanks to business people like them, Russian authorities said.

Rusal, one of the largest aluminum companies in the world, its president and Kostin and Vekselberg were blacklisted this summer by the United States.

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