Russian oligarchs have renounced their homeland due to sanctions. Among them are Durov and Milner


Pavel Durov asked not to call him “Russian billionaire”
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Sanctions against Russia in general and the Urals in particular

Several Russian-born and foreign-born entrepreneurs have asked Forbes magazine not to call them “Russian billionaires.” This is due to the fact that entrepreneurs came under Western sanctions.

Pavel Durov, creator of social networks VKontakte and Telegram, businessmen Igor Buhman, Nick Storonsky, Yevgeny Schwidler and Yuri Milner asked Forbes not to call them “Russian billionaires”. The article in the magazine said the request was linked to Western sanctions against Russian oligarchs for “links to the Russian authorities.”

It is noted that all these entrepreneurs were born in the USSR, but in the future they acquired citizenship of other countries and migrated. Some of them have never even received a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation.

EU countries, as well as the United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries, have imposed severe sanctions on Russia over Russia’s special operation in Ukraine. Sanctionary pressure on Russia has continued since the early 2000s and has intensified in recent months. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that their goal is to eradicate Russia, ban its culture, the taboo on the truth about Russia’s history and its role in major world events: “I am talking about progressive discrimination against everyone. in relation to Russia, on this trend, which is unfolding in a number of Western countries, with full agreement and sometimes with the encouragement of the ruling elite.

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Several Russian-born and foreign-born entrepreneurs have asked Forbes magazine not to call them “Russian billionaires.” This is due to the fact that entrepreneurs came under Western sanctions. Pavel Durov, creator of social networks VKontakte and Telegram, businessmen Igor Buhman, Nick Storonsky, Yevgeny Schwidler and Yuri Milner asked Forbes not to call them “Russian billionaires”. The article in the magazine said the request was linked to Western sanctions against Russian oligarchs for “links to the Russian authorities.” It is noted that all these entrepreneurs were born in the USSR, but in the future they acquired citizenship of other countries and migrated. Some of them have never even received a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. EU countries, as well as the United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries, have imposed severe sanctions on Russia over Russia’s special operation in Ukraine. Sanctionary pressure on Russia has continued since the early 2000s and has intensified in recent months. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that their goal is to eradicate Russia, ban its culture, the taboo on the truth about Russia’s history and its role in major world events: “I am talking about progressive discrimination against everyone. in relation to Russia, on this trend, which is unfolding in a number of Western countries, with full agreement and sometimes with the encouragement of the ruling elite.

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