The operation was submitted on September 20, 2020 and is located at the Central Registry Office. According to the newspaper generalGavril Yoshvaev claims to be descendants of Sephardic Jews, who were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 15th century, to apply for Portuguese citizenship.
It has already been approved by the Porto Israeli community which, according to the law, has the authority to determine whether or not candidates for naturalization are of Sephardi origin.
Gavril Yushvaev has dual citizenship of Russia and Israel and is not the first oligarch approved by this society – the same thing happened with Roman Abramovich.
Born in 1957, in the capital of Dagestan, a federal district of Russia, he is known for his connections to the Kremlin and organized crime. Therefore, it was approved by the National and Security Council of Ukraine. Zelensky wrote in a decree issued on October 19, 2022, that Gavril Ayushvaev is “a quintessential example of the connections of the world of organized crime to law enforcement crime and the Russian government.”
An investigation by the Civil Guard, cited by Publico, also links the oligarch with criminal networks in the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe, prompting the Spanish government to name him as one of the most powerful members of organized crime. He is also identified by a group of journalists investigating corruption as the head of a criminal gang.
The oligarch was sentenced to nine years in prison for theft in Soviet times. According to Forbes magazine, he has a fortune estimated at 1400 million euros. He started doing business with car dealerships, nightclubs and casinos in Moscow, but today his investments are spread all over the world, even in the United States.
He’s a co-owner of a technology company that started as a single-passenger startup where all transactions are done through an app. It also has investments in real estate, coal and natural gas.
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