The Russian oligarchs living in the UK you've never heard of

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal is still being investigated
​Yevgeny Chichvarkin
​Alexander Zhukov (Credit: Wikipedia)
Eugene Shvidler (Credit: Instagram - Jeremy Morton)
​Yelena Baturina
​Andrey Borodin (Credit: Wikimedia)

Scroll through the gallery to see Russian oligarchs living in the UK

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

As Theresa May prepares to retaliate against Russia over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, a clampdown on the oligarchs who have bought up vast swathes of London as been touted as the most likely reprisal,

The economic power wielded by Russian emigres, specifically the wealth which has allowed them to carve up Kensington, Mayfair and other fashionable districts of the capital, has long been a bone of contention. Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have long viewed these plutocratic arrivistes with naked hostility, and even before the Skripal scandal broke, there was talk of subjecting the oligarchs to greater scrutiny.

Yet relatively little is known about the Russian billionaires themselves. Everyone has heard of Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea, but what of the rest of them? Just who are these shady moguls, and how much influence do they wield? 

Take a look at the gallery above to see some of the lesser-known Russian moguls living in our midst.