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Angry over war in Ukraine, Russian billionaire renounced citizenship, says – it’s not acceptable to live in a fascist country



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Tinkov said – I decided to renounce Russian citizenship.
Tinkov said – I cannot and do not want to have relations with a fascist country.
Tinkov expressed hope that leading Russian businessmen would follow in his footsteps.

Moscow. Russian billionaire banker and businessman Oleg Tinkov has announced that he will renounce his Russian nationality following the imposed war on Ukraine. He has already expressed his opinion on the war in Ukraine and criticized this war. Tinkov said: “I have decided to renounce Russian citizenship. I cannot and do not want to have ties with a fascist country which has forcibly started war with its peace-loving neighbor and innocent people are being killed every day. This Russian billionaire is known as the country’s most famous and self-taught business tycoon, who founded the online bank Tinkoff.

He wrote on Instagram: “I hope the great Russian businessmen will follow in my footsteps, so that President Vladimir Putin’s empire and economy may be weakened and he may face defeat.” Tinkov also shared the certificate of termination of Russian citizenship. Tinkov said: “I hate Putin’s Russia, but I love all Russians who are against this madness. Tinkov sharply criticized Russia’s attack on Ukraine, calling it madness. He also called on Western countries to stop this massacre.

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Online Tinkoff Bank Bank is one of Russia’s largest lenders, second only to such giants as state-owned banks Sberbank and VTB. Currently, Tinkoff Bank has about 20 million customers. They were also targeted when British sanctions were imposed as soon as the war in Ukraine broke out in late February. Oleg Tinkov had already been arrested in the United States in 2020 for tax evasion. He was later released on bail and underwent treatment for leukemia in London. Tinkov resigned as CEO of Tinkoff Bank in 2020. However, Tinkoff Bank had already distanced itself from his comments against the Ukraine war.

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