Contents tagged with Roman Abramovich

  • Zelensky advised Biden against placing sanctions on Abramovich

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly advised US President Joe Biden to hold off on placing sanctions on Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the Wall Street Journal reported. Zelensky feels Abramovich may serve as an intermediary with Moscow to help negotiate peace, according to the newspaper’s sources with knowledge of a recent call between Zelensky and Biden.

    The White House declined to comment on reports that Zelensky advised Biden against sanctioning Abramovich. “We are not …

  • Chelsea F.C. freezes the construction of the new stadium after Abramovich's departure

    The Chelsea Soccer Club, owned by Russian oligarch Abramovich, halted indefinitely the construction of its new Stamford Bridge Stadium in London. The official reason was an "unfavorable investment climate" but the club announced the extension of project's terms after Abramovich failed to get a UK visa.

    The stadium worth 500 million pounds was to be commissioned in 2022. It was to be built on the site of the old stadium, which was scheduled for demolition. The new stadium would have an …

  • Russian oligarch Abramovich becomes richest citizen of Israel

    On Monday, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich became the wealthiest citizen of Israel. This was reported by The Times of Israel, noting that he is worth $12.5 billion.

    According to the newspaper, Abramovich will live in Neve Tzedek, a prestigious district of Tel Aviv, in a hotel that he is converting into a private residence. He acquired the hotel from Gal Gadot, the actress from the blockbuster film Wonder Woman. As a new immigrant, the businessman will be exempted from taxes in Israel for …

  • Britain hasn’t renewed visa for Russian billionaire Abramovich

    According to British and Russian media, Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, was unable to attend the FA Cup final to watch his team beat Manchester United, due to the expiry of his British visa.

    The Bell Media cited an acquaintance of Abramovich and two sources from his inner circle, reporting that the visa expired three weeks ago and now he is waiting for a new one.

    The billionaire’s spokesman told TASS agency that he cannot comment on this information, …