Chelsea Owner, Roman Abramovich UK Visa Revoked Due To Russian Connection To Sergei Skripal

at 05:14 PM, 20/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich has not yet had his visa renewed after it expired last month, it has been reported.

The billionaire, who did not attend yesterday's FA cup final which his team won 1-0, is said to have returned to his homeland and can't now enter Britain.

Sources close to the oligarch said his request for a new visa had not been denied, but UK authorities were taking longer than usual to renew it without offering any explanation.

It comes amid mounting diplomatic tensions between Britain and Russia after former spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned in Salisbury in March.

Britain has accused Russia of being behind the poisoning, saying it was caused by a type of nerve agent known as novichok which was developed in the Soviet Union.

There have been calls for sanctions that would hurt super rich Russian oligarchs who have homes in the UK.

Mr Abramovich has a net worth of £9.3billion, and is the 13th richest man in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Two people close to him have told the Financial Times that his investor visa has run out three weeks ago.

Mr Abramovich made his fortune in oil and aluminium following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

He has since embraced a glamorous lifestyle, with vast private yachts, art deals and his ownership of Chelsea, which he bought in 2003. His club beat Manchester United in the FA cup final at Wembley yesterday.

 

 
slimber at 06:23 PM, 20/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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Okooo
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tonyigho at 07:34 PM, 20/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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Is country Russia are the cause of the delay of his visa.
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gogoman at 08:03 PM, 20/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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so wetin go come happen to him club Chelsea ... all na story
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ruthie at 08:42 AM, 21/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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hmmm
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angesco at 09:09 AM, 21/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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Wow.

 Even the POWERFUL who have CONTRIBUTED to the SPORTING greatness of the UK get their visas REVOKED!

A lesson for NIGERIA that ALLOWS WARLORDS from African nations to  LIVE and HIDE in Nigeria.
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nature7888 at 10:13 AM, 21/05/2018 (1 month ago)
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Hope this isn't affecting much?
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