Tycoon Oleg Tinkov renounces Russian citizenship over Ukraine war

Oleg Tinkov, one of the first Russian tycoons to criticize Putin’s war on Ukraine, announced Monday he’s renouncing his citizenship.

“I have taken the decision to exit my Russian citizenship,” wrote Tinkov, who’s a citizen of Cyprus, Monday in an Instagram post. “I can’t and won’t be associated with a fascist country, that started a war with their peaceful neighbor.”

The London-based founder of Russia’s popular online bank Tinkoff is at least the fourth billionaire to renounce their Russian citizenship since the invasion of Ukraine began last February, per the Moscow Times.

Despite his public opposition to the war, the British government included Tinkov on a sanctions list in March.

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