Sanctions against Russia make Russian oligarchs give everything to obtain citizenship in the UK. According to Bloomberg, the number of people applying to the British Embassy for visas and citizenship has doubled. In the first nine months of 2013 their number was 96, for the same period in 2014 – there were more than 160 applicants, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Bloomberg.
Economic sanctions have led to the fact that there is the high intensity of not only capital outflows, but also the oligarchs.
British visa is issued for such people only in the case of their consent to become an investor, investing at least £ 2 million (more than $ 3 million) in the UK economy.
So far, more than 160 Russian citizens had filed a request for a visa (the so-called Tier 1 visa) in the first nine months of 2014.
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