Abramovich wants to obtain Israeli citizenship — media
Russian businessman Roman Abramovich will arrive in Israel today where he may apply for Israeli citizenship, the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom has said.
The daily speculates Abramovich decided to make such a move after facing problems with getting a British visa. Abramovich, the owner of the Chelsea football club, is currently building a manor in Tel-Aviv’s prestigious Neve Tsedek neighborhood, TASS reported.
Another Israeli newspaper, Globes, said in April 2015 that Abramovich had shelled out 25 million dollars for the Varsano Hotel in Neve Tsedek. So far, this has been his first real estate purchase in Israel. According to the newspaper, the tycoon also snapped up a 1,500-square meter plot of land adjacent to the hotel.