Chelsea director Eugene Tenenbaum has been sanctioned by the UK authorities in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, attributable to his shut hyperlinks to membership proprietor Roman Abramovich.
Tenenbaum, who was born within the Ukrainian capital Kyiv however grew up in Canada, has had his property frozen having had the measures imposed upon him.
In accordance with the federal government, Tenenbaum beforehand described himself as certainly one of Abramovich’s closest enterprise associates. He has been a member of the board of administrators for the reason that Russian-Israeli oligarch’s takeover of the west London membership in 2003.
The Chelsea proprietor put the membership up on the market earlier than being hit by sanctions himself again in March attributable to his alleged hyperlinks to Moscow and president Vladimir Putin, with the Blues primarily working beneath a switch embargo with limits on ticket gross sales and journey.
In addition to having his property frozen, Tenenbaum can be the topic of journey sanctions, which means any ship or plane owned, chartered, managed or operated by him may very well be detained if it enters Britain.
One other shut affiliate of Abramovich, David Davidovich, has additionally been sanctioned.
A UK authorities assertion learn: “Company filings present that Tenenbaum took management of Evrington Investments Restricted, an Abramovich-linked funding firm, on 24 February instantly following Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine. Tenenbaum, who’s a director at Chelsea Soccer Membership, is topic to an asset freeze.
“David Davidovich has been described by Forbes as ‘Abramovich’s a lot decrease profile proper hand man’, and took over Evrington Investments from Tenenbaum in March 2022. He’s topic to an asset freeze and journey ban.”
Chelsea’s takeover public sale is nearing completion, with the 4 shortlisted bidders – the Ricketts household, Todd Boehly’s consortium, Stephen Pagliuca and Sir Martin Broughton – required to submit their closing presents on Thursday.
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