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Kremlin says it is Roman Abramovich's right to take Israeli citizenship

Kremlin says it is Roman Abramovich's right to take Israeli citizenship
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was the right of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich to take Israeli citizenship.

Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea soccer club who has found himself without a visa to Britain, took Israeli citizenship on Monday and will move to Tel Aviv where he has bought a property, the Israeli news website Ynet said.

“It is his right,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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