In an interview with the agency, Russian millionaire Fridman talked about leaving the UK and said, “I had no choice but to leave.” Apparently, we made a grave mistake when we invested in Britain.
Aven said that the police had interrogated him for three hours in the airport in London in July 2022. At some point the police asked why Aven and his business partners in the West had invested billions and had created their own office in England. “Because of a mistake!” Aven replied
Authorities in Europe and Britain imposed sanctions on Russian millionaires Fridman, Aven, and other Alfa Group co-founders shortly after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
European and British sanctions were placed on Russian millionaires Fridman, Aven, and the other Alfa Group co-founders soon after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
THEY WERE SUBJECT TO US SANCTIONS IN AUGUST 2023.
Russian millionaires Fridman left the UK in October because of the difficult living conditions brought on by the sanctions, which severely limited his ability to make purchases there. He first moved to Israel, but as tensions between that country and Hamas grew, he moved again, this time to Moscow. In the midst of ongoing inquiries into possible sanctions violations, Aven also left the UK in 2022.
NOW HE LIVES IN LATVIA.
The British government describes Russian millionaires Fridman and Aven as “pro-Kremlin oligarchs” with close ties to Putin. One of the oligarchs closest to Putin, Aven, is named in the EU sanctions as having provided financial and other support to Russian officials involved in the annexation of Crimea or the destabilization of Ukraine, and he has profited from these relationships.
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