The quiet life of luxury, glamor, and elegance of Roman Abramovich, a Russian olgar, was abruptly interrupted by the Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24, 2017. The sudden downfall of the businessmanIt was authorized by British and European authorities Its close ties to RussiaMarch 14th, 2001. His attempts to save his wealth in recent weeks has brought together all the elements that make up an espionage story or a film about cold war: attempts at mediation at the highest level of conflict, suspicions and betrayal as well as luxury planes and luxury planes.
Born in 1966 to middle class Jewish parents in Saratov (about 850 kilometers southeast from Moscow). Roman Abramovich was three years old when he was left orphaned.Since his youth, he was passionate about business. In the 1990s, however, he fully dedicated himself to the oil trade during transition from Soviet Union and forging new capitalist Russia. He acquired Sibneft oil company in 1995 with Boris Berezovksi as his partner. –The tycoon would admit before the British justice to have carried out bribes in the operation- for 250 million dollars. His fortune is estimated to be 7,800 million dollars. Forbes magazine says he has become one of the most successful men on the planet.
Abramovich’s rise to prominence was marked by a decisive step in politicsThis was the reason he was able to significantly expand his Russian social circle, and most importantly, his relationship with Russia. Putin to show their loyalty In the early years, the ex-KGB agent in Russia was elected governor of Chukotka (a remote Russian region that has 51,000 inhabitants and covers 737,000 km with vast reserves of oil, gold, and gas). According to sources close to Putin, his relationship with the oligarch is not intimate. Russian President listens to businessmanOr (which is a significant feat considering the isolation and mistrust that the president has experienced over the years).
When the war began, Abramovich – father of seven children and partner of a young Ukrainian woman – was in one of his residences in the south of France (a luxurious castle located on the Côte d’Azur). On the day of the invasion, President Putin summoned the then-Chelsea owner, as well as other oligarchs. The Russian head of state was not able to arrive at the Russian capital on the private jet the tycoon flew. The Russian head of state however, arrived in time for the meeting. As mediator, he gave him his approval.He tries to fulfill the role of r every day.
His desire to end the war, which his closest relatives assure is genuine, and also to save his family’s heritage, pushed him to attempt to mediate. Your fleet of ships is always with you Your personal Boeing 787The businessman, who has lived on horseback in between Russia, Israel, and Turkey since the start of the conflict has pursued a frenetic career in personal and parallel diplomacy. The discreet Abramovich has also met in Ukraine twice in recent weeks with Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky, according to sources in the “Financial Times”.
The exact time was at the meeting in Kiev between Russian and Ukrainian representatives, according to information from the “The Wall Street Journal”, the “Bellingcat”, portal and theA tycoon, along with two negotiators of the Ukrainian delegation, felt unwell and had symptoms similar to poisoning. (mild reddening and irritation of the eyelids). Abramovich lost vision and was treated in Turkey. The truth is that the US and Russian intelligences agreed for the first time to attribute the businessman’s symptoms to environmental factors.
The negotiations in Istanbul were led by the oligarch. The businessman was not part the Russian delegation but had the chance to discuss his views with Turkish President Recep TAYYIP Erdogan. Can a man who has for many years supported and justified Russia’s regime in Europe be an independent mediator in Putin’s war in Ukraine? The time will tell if Abramovich’s fall is final or if it will be like other times in his history.