Sergei Millian, a Belorussian immigrant to the US, was founder of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce. Millian is alleged to be one of Steele’s sources (Source D) in the Steele Dossier.
Millian told Russian state-operated news agency RIA Novosti that he met Donald Trump at a Miami horse track after mutual associates had organized a trip for Trump to Moscow in 2007. After they met, Millian indicated he helped market a Trump-branded Florida condominium complex to international investors. A 2009 newsletter from the Russian American Chamber of Commerce said the group had signed formal agreements with the Trump Organization, “to jointly service the Russian clients’ commercial, residential and industrial real estate needs.” Millian further indicated that Trump had introduced him to his attorney, Trump Organization executive Michael Cohen.
In 2011, Millian traveled to Moscow with a Russian government cultural group that was later investigated by the FBI for allegedly recruiting spies.
In 2016, Millian claimed to have ties to George Papadopoulos, whom Donald Trump identified as part of his foreign policy team. That June, Millian traveled to Russia and attended a Russian government-sponsored summit in St. Petersburg, where he met Russia’s minister for energy and Russian oligarch and close Putin ally Oleg Deripaska, posting pictures of these meetings to Facebook. Later in 2016, Milian told ABC News that he was an official broker for the Trump condominium complex.
Millian posted photos to Facebook showing himself at VIP events for Trump campaign supporters, and also attended Trump’s inauguration ceremony in January 2017. On August 18, 2016, Sergei Millian was one of about 100 people that Michael Cohen followed on Twitter, and Cohen replied to one of Sergei Millian’s tweets.
.@SergeiMillian have you seen the polls that were announced formally today?
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) August 19, 2016
However, despite all the above, Trump campaign officials have flatly denied any knowledge or contact with Millian.
In January 2017, Millian stated on Russian Television, “I want to say that I don’t have any compromising information, neither in Russia nor in the United States, nor could I have… Without a doubt it is a blatant lie and an effort of some people — it’s definitely a group of people — to portray our president in a bad light using my name.”