Roman Abramovich is Allegedly Linked to Crime and Money Laundering

The Federal Office of Police of that nation reported concerns about Roman Abramovich to the immigration office of that nation when he filed to become a resident. Abramovich submitted a residency application to the Swiss government in July 2016 in order to dwell at a ski resort in the Canton province in the country’s southwest.

Abramovich learned of the complaints last year and complained in writing to Fedpol chief Nicoletta della Valle in November 2017. Fedpol disregarded his objection and maintained their position.

Any claims that Mr. Abramovich has engaged in money laundering or has connections to illegal organisations are completely untrue.

SEM, the Swiss migration authority is in charge of deciding whether to award a residence permit. After considering Fedpol’s safety assessment, the SEM has declined to award residency permits in a number of instances.

Abramovich has a fortune of £11.17 billion largely from metals and oil, rose to prominence as one of Russia’s most well-known oligarchs in the UK after purchasing Chelsea Football Club for £140 million in 2003. He has the largest fleet of luxury yachts in the entire globe.

Together with his £2.2 billion investment in steel producer Evraz and his $152 million Kensington estate, he has a £1.22 billion stake in the club, making it one of his largest UK holdings.

Roman Abramovich Early Life

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich was born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, on October 24, 1966. His Jewish ancestors passed away when he was a small boy. Irina, his mother, was a music instructor who passed away when Abramovich was just a year old.

When Roman was three years old, his father, Aaron Abramovich Leibovich, who had served in the Komi ASSR’s economic council, went away. Vasily Mikhailenko and Faina Borisovna Grutman, who were both born in Ukraine, were Roman’s maternal grandparents. When World War Two first broke out, Roman’s maternal grandmother fled from Ukraine to Saratov. Irina was three years old at the time. Nachman Leibovich and Toybe Stepanovna Abramovich, Roman’s grandparents, were Jewish immigrants from Belarus.

Abramovich was reared by relatives and spent a large portion of his youth in the northern Russian Komi Republic after losing both parents before the age of 4. He is also a trustee for the Moscow Jewish Museum and the chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

Abramovich made the decision to create a forest of about 25,000 new and restored trees, as well as a virtual memorial and tribute to Lithuanian Jewry, allowing people from all over the world to honour the personal histories of their ancestors by naming a tree and including their name in the memorial.