Sergei Millian is a Belarusian-born American citizen who has been reportedly identified as Sources D and E in the Steele Dossier.
In June 2016, Millian allegedly told an associate that “Trump had a long-standing relationship with Russian officials” who were feeding him “damaging information” about Hillary Clinton. This associate then reportedly passed the information to Christopher Steele, who documented it in the dossier. A version of the dossier obtained by the FBI reportedly names Millian as a source, and although the claims have yet to be verified, the dossier states that Millian’s information was corroborated by additional Russian government and intelligence sources. Millian is reportedly the source of the claim that the Kremlin possesses evidence that Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed previously used by the Obamas at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton and the allegations that Paul Manafort managed a relationship between Trump and “Russian leadership.” Millian, who has gone by several different names and has been described as a “self-promoter,” was born in Belarus and studied as a military translator. He worked in the real-estate business in Atlanta in the early 2000s, and founded the Russian American Chamber of Commerce. For many years, he publicly boasted of close ties to the Trump organization, although members of the Trump organization have publicly refuted these allegations. Millian claimed to have been in contact with George Papadopoulos during the 2016 campaign and attended Trump’s inauguration. Millian also has ties with the Russian government. Millian reportedly helped arrange and attended a 2011 trip to Moscow for U.S. businessmen organized by Rossotrudnichestvo, which promotes Russian culture abroad. The program was run by Yury Zaytsev; Zaytsev and Rossotrudnichestvo later found themselves under FBI investigation over allegations that the trips were attempts to recruit American assets. Millian has provided translation services to a wide range of customers, including the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He traveled to Russia in the summer of 2016, where he was photographed with the Russian Minister of Energy and with Oleg Deripaska. Since the release of the dossier, Millian has appeared on Russian television to deny having any damaging information about Trump, and he has defended Trump’s election on record.