MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov ‘sick’ as he denounces Russia over war

MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov denounces his native Russia for its role in what has been a brutal conflict with Ukraine over the past fortnight

Timur Sardarov - MV Agusta


MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov has doubled down on expressing his disgust at the grave military situation involving his native Russia following its invasion of Ukraine in February.

Sardarov called out President Vladimir Putin in a strongly worded post on Sardarov’s personal social media accounts, calling him a ‘paranoid liar’ for taking Russia into war against its neighbouring nation.

Though the post was deleted, it has now reappeared while Sardarov has taken to writing an open letter distributed through MV Agusta’s official channels to more eloquently express his disgust at the worsening crisis.

“Dear colleagues, 

“I would like to address you in these difficult times as I’m sure you are aware that there is a war inflaming between Russia and Ukraine. For me as a Russian it is the biggest tragedy of my 40 years of existence. I have never thought that I would feel so betrayed by the action of my own country. 

“I have a lot of friends in Ukraine and a lot of friends and family in Russia. During my upbringing and the upbringing of my parents we always considered each other as closest brother nations. 

“We had free movement between our cities, we never considered each other different. We supported each other, we fell in love with each other – before these horrific atrocities were conducted by the Russian regime. 

“All my family is shocked, all the people that I know are shocked, angry, and feel betrayed. The repercussions for Europe and the whole world are very unpredictable. 

“The rhetoric that is coming out from the Russian and Western media are so polarised that it is making me sick. I believe that most of Russians also feel the same. Russians are a very proud nation and in our history no one has ever betrayed us more than this regime led by Putin. 

“My thoughts and prayers are going to all the Ukrainian people and the poor Russian soldiers, young boys that have been thrown into this brother-killing conflict. 

“Sorry for emotions, but I don’t have many people to express them to and I consider all of you my family. 

“Sincerely, 

“Timur Sardarov” 

Sardarov is understood to come from a family of well-known Russian oligarchs, many of which hold an interest in MV Agusta since taking over from the Castiglioni dynasty in 2019.

Unofficial figures suggest more than 2000 civilians have lost their lives in the brutal conflict in little more than a fortnight, which has also led to scores of military casualties on both sides.