Russian billionaire, entrepreneur, owner of DST Global and former co-owner of Mail.Ru Group Yuri Milner renounced Russian citizenship. It is reported by Forbes with reference to the representative of Milner.
Milner himself said on Twitter that his family also withdrew from Russian citizenship.
“My family and I left Russia forever in 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea. And this summer we have officially completed the process of renunciation of Russian citizenship.”
In 2022, Milner took 15th place in the Russian Forbes rating, his fortune was estimated at $ 7.3 billion. In 1999, he received Israeli citizenship and lived in the country for several years, after which he moved to the United States.
The publication notes that this is the third businessman who has renounced Russian citizenship since the beginning of the war. In the summer, Timur Turlov, the founder of the Freedom Finance investment company, announced a similar decision. For more than 10 years, the businessman has lived in Kazakhstan and this year received a passport from this country. His fortune is estimated at $2.4 billion. In early September, businessman Ruben Vardanyan also decided to renounce his Russian citizenship and announced his decision to move to Artsakh ( Nagorno-Karabakh ). In 2021, Forbes estimated Vardanyan's fortune at $1 billion.
In September, the Financial Times reported that sanctioned oligarchs who remain outside Russia after the outbreak of war in Ukraine regularly receive calls from the Kremlin urging them to return home.