Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Gets Israeli Citizenship. Chelsea Football Club owner and high-profile Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has been granted Israeli citizenship, according to Israeli media.
Israel's Interior ministry told CNN that Abramovich had arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, but wouldn't confirm his citizenship status. Israel's Absorption Ministry, which is responsible for immigrants during their first three years in the country, also declined to comment on the case as it's a private matter. The Russian-Jewish billionaire would have been granted citizenship under the Law of Return which allows Jews to become citizens of Israel. A source close to Abramovich told CNN last week that the billionaire's UK visa had expired about three weeks earlier, and that an application was made for a new one but the process of renewal had taken longer than expected. There had been no indication about why the UK visa process had taken so long, the source said.
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