WHO’S WHO AMONG THE OLI­GARCHS

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RO­MAN ABRAMOVICH

is con­sid­ered the wealth­i­est of the oli­garchs, thought to be worth around $23bn. He is best­known in the UK, where he lives, for buy­ing Chelsea foot­ball club.

BORIS BERE­ZOVSKY

is a for­mer part­ner of Mr Abramovich in Rus­sian oil com­pany Sib­neft, but the two men have since fallen out. Mr Bere­zovsky now lives in Lon­don, where he has sought po­lit­i­cal asy­lum, and has an es­ti­mated for­tune of $1.4bn.

MIKHAIL KHODOR­KOVSKY

was once worth an es­ti­mated $15bn through his in­ter­ests in the Yukos pe­tro­leum com­pany. In 2005 he was con­victed of fraud and tax eva­sion and is cur­rently serv­ing a nine-year prison sen­tence af­ter a case many be­lieve was mo­ti­vated by his po­lit­i­cal dis­putes with the Krem­lin.

VLADIMIR GUSIN­SKY,

who owned prom­i­nent Rus­sian me­dia out­lets, now lives in Is­rael and Spain af­ter flee­ing Rus­sia in 2001. The au­thor­i­ties there had wanted to sue him for $250,000 of al­leged fraud in an­other case sug­gested to have been sparked by his po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion to the gov­ern­ment.

PHO­TOS: AP

Ro­man Abramovich

Mikhail Khodor­kovsky

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