Moscow has actually appointed a Chechen preacher as the new head of yoghurt maker Danone’s Russian subsidiary, according to the Spark-Interfax database.

Yakub Zakriev is listed as the firm’s basic director on the Russia-based specialist information system.

He is a deputy prime minister and also the farming priest of the Russian republic of Chechnya.

On Sunday, the Russian systems of Danone and beer gigantic Carlsberg were put under “short-term management” of the state.

Head of state Vladimir Putin introduced brand-new regulations this year enabling Moscow to seize the possessions of business from “hostile” countries.

It followed numerous significant Western companies halted their operations in Russia following the intrusion of Ukraine.

Before they were put under state control, Danone and Carlsberg remained in the process of selling their Russian organizations.

Danone’s operation in Russia is the country’s largest dairy company, with around 8,000 staff members.

It was estimated that the sale of business would cause a EUR1bn ($ 1.1 bn; ₤ 861.7 m) pinch hit the French company.

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Mr Zakriev is supposedly the nephew of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov – an essential ally of President Putin.

He was appointed to the leading job at Danone Russia on Tuesday, Russian media outlets reported.

It came as Taimuraz Bolloev was called as supervisor of the Carlsberg’s Russian unit Baltika Breweries, according to the Financial Times.

Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov did not right away react to a BBC request for remark.

On Sunday, an order authorized by Mr Putin placed the shares of Danone Russia as well as Carlsberg’s Baltika Breweries under the control of Russian property firm Rosimushchestvo.

Danone, which began the procedure to sell its Russian business last October, said as it was “exploring the scenario”.

Carlsberg stated it had signed an agreement to offer Baltika Breweries last month but had actually not yet finished the deal.

The Danish brewer also stated “the leads for this sales procedure are now very unpredictable”.

Carlsberg subsidiary Baltika creates a few of the most recognizable beer brand names in Russia, with 8,400 staff members throughout eight plants, according to Carlsberg’s website.

Danone as well as Carlsberg did not instantly respond to BBC ask for remark.