"Vedomosti" and other Russian media outlets identify Kogan as the owner and president of IPD Capital, a company based in St. Louis, Missouri.
In the early 1990s, Noga signed with Russia a barter deal agreement under which it supplied food and other goods in return for oil products.
In 1997, the company won a court case it had filed against the Russian government for breaking the deal. During the long legal battle that followed, Noga repeatedly attempted to force Moscow pay its debt by seizing Russian assets abroad.
("Vedomosti," "Kommersant," newsru.com)
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