Elena Branson has served as Chair for the US Russian Community Council. She currently resides in New York, USA and also holds other positions in the private sector, including financial analyst, executive director, international research fellow, financial strategist and consultant (according to her LinkedIn profile). Elena also has volunteer experience in the US Russian Community Council, which she has served since early June 2018. She also served as President of the Russian Center New York.
Elena Branson, aka Elena Chernykh, was born in the Soviet Union in 1961 and later immigrated to the United States in 1991, according to the complaint collected by the government. She received US citizenship in 1999. After that, she began working for Russian authorities in early 2011. Then she was allowed to open the Russian Center New York in Manhattan in 2012.
The Moscow government granted this permission and authorized Elena Branson to hire herself directly for Russian officials to arrange events and public news. She was appointed chair of the Russian Community Council of the United States (formerly known as the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots), but following the FBI investigation, the group was disbanded back in 2021.
Ms. Elena, 61, is accused of helping organize the “I Love Russia” campaign, illegally working as an agent of the Russian government and conducting business in the United States for nearly a decade. Elena Branson, who is a US and Russian citizen, was charged on March 8, 2022 with acting as a foreign government agent without properly notifying the US government.
Despite this, she was also charged with visa fraud and lying to the FBI, as well as failing to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Following the FBI investigation, the group ceased operations in 2021.
Previously, in her position as a government official, she chaired coordination meetings between US elected officials and Russian officials. On the other hand, according to the Justice Department, Branson claimed that she was never approached by Russian officials in 2020 for conducting meetings with US leaders.
But according to the complaints, the FBI agent seized 34 electronic devices (including 11 cell phones) from the New York Russian Center’s headquarters in Manhattan. Furthermore, the announcement of all of these charges was made after hours, when President Joe Biden announced the ban on energy imports from Moscow for their involvement in the Ukraine war.
Elena Branson biography
|Real name||Elena Branson|
|Date of birth||1961|
|Age (as of 2022)||61 years|
|Place of birth||Russia|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 62kg – in pounds – 136 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (USA)|
Elena Branson Family
|University||Imperial College London|
|Who is her husband?||–|
Elena is said to be married, but she has not given any insight into her life story. At the moment there is no information about her marriage and children. She was accused of crimes committed while holding the position of Chair of the Russian Community Council of USA.
Elena Branson Net Worth
It is certain that Elena Branson must deserve a good luxurious lifestyle due to her involvement in various government positions. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has worked in various positions since the 1990s. She has mentioned her position at the US Russian Municipal Council in the Volunteer Experiences section of her LinkedIn profile.