The daughter of ex-mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov and Russia's richest woman Elena Baturina - Elena Luzhkova - received Cypriot citizenship. This follows from the data of the British register of legal entities. Earlier a series of publications showed that island passports (Cyprus and Malta) are for many wealthy Russians. For example, the billionaire Oleg Deripaska and the founder of "Yandex" Arkady Volozh. These are "golden visas", with which it is easier to travel around the world.
Elena Luzhkova 25 years old. She lives in the UK. The girl graduated from the University of London, specialty - the policy of Eastern European countries. As Yury Luzhkov said recently, now his daughter Elena works in London "in one of the structures connected with the hotel business."
Elena also tries to do business on her own. In 2016, she registered Whip Limited. The profile is "other business support activities not included in any categories" (registry data). And earlier at Elena there was another company - Claredron education (its profile was no more distinct).
The cards of both companies state that Elena has Cypriot citizenship.
- Whip company I do not have, I recently closed it, - Elena Luzhkova told Lifu. - She does not plan anything, I registered her so that no one took her name, but this is no longer relevant to me. Clarendon also did not do anything and was also registered to have the right to use the name. Yes, it is also closed. As for the business in the future: I do not want to talk about anything beforehand, so that if suddenly it does not work, then it was not necessary to report on it.
In conversation with Lyif, the girl did not deny that she has a Cypriot passport. Confirm and tell the details - too.
"As for the passport, I'm afraid I can not answer you, it's personal," she said.
Elena noted that she goes to Russia on vacation, but she spends most of the time in the UK, because she works there.
In order to obtain a Cypriot passport, a foreign citizen needs to invest at least € 2 million in real estate in the country or € 2.5 million in Cypriot companies or government bonds.
At the same time, you do not need to give up your native country - but you can travel around the world making it easier to get visas. This program is therefore called the "golden visa".
The structures of Elena Baturina invest in real estate in Cyprus much more money than it takes to obtain citizenship. As reported, in the summer of 2018, it will begin to build a residential complex in Limassol (a city in the south of Cyprus). Investments will be € 40 million. By the way, Baturin herself in the British registry of legal entities is listed as a Russian citizen.
In early March it became known that billionaire Oleg Deripaska also has a Cypriot passport. This was reported by the British newspaper The Guardian and the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime. It turned out that Deripaska used the "citizenship in exchange for investments" program.
In January 2018, RBC reported that hundreds of wealthy Russians received Maltese citizenship. Among them - the founder and co-owner of "Yandex" Arkady Volozh and his family members, the owner of the investment-development company O1 Properties Boris Mints and his family members.
By the way, the younger sister of Elena Luzhkova, Olga, also lives abroad. She opened the bar Herbarium near the Baturina-owned Grand Tirolia hotel in Swiss Kitzbühel and runs it.
- Elena and I continue to consider Moscow as the main city of life, and children, unfortunately, treat it differently, although they also consider Moscow native. Studying abroad leaves an imprint, "the ex-mayor said in an interview with Layf.
He himself spends a lot of time at his farm near Kaliningrad, where he grows buckwheat, wheat, barley and breeds horses and sheep.