No UK visa renewal for Roman Abramovich
The oligarch has been denied entry to the United Kingdom for more than three weeks.
UK authorities have not extended visa to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. This is reported by The Bell referring to sources in the businessman's entourage.
According to the publication’s interviewees, Abramovich’s visa expired more than three weeks ago. It is for this reason that the owner of the London football club Chelsea failed to attend the Wembley Stadium in London at the final match of the FA Cup against Manchester United.
At the same time, according to another source of the publication, Britain has not yet officially denied visa to Abramovich and continues to review the businessman’s documents.
Oligarch’s representatives have refused to comment on the situation. The Home Office (a department of the UK government responsible for immigration control) has neither provided any explanation.
On the eve of the tournament, some British media published provocative materials on the expectable behavior of local fans at the World Сup, and also referred to the challenging situation between two countries.