The head of the Duma Committee on physical culture and sport Mikhail Degtyarev proposed to introduce fees in the amount of 20% on any investments in foreign assets and sports teams.
“We believe that it is necessary to impose a fee on any transaction, any investment in foreign assets and sports teams. Be kind – make a list of 20%, the program of development of physical culture and sport in Russia” – quoted Degtyareva “R-Sport”.
Currently, several major Russian businessmen own shares in foreign football clubs. Roman Abramovich owns the English Champions – Chelsea, and part of the shares of the other teams from London – Arsenal – owned by Alisher Usmanov. Dmitry Rybolovlev owns club Monaco, who on Wednesday can become the champion of France.
Owner of club of National basketball Association (NBA) “Brooklyn nets” is the businessman Mikhail Prokhorov.
While Abramovich and Prokhorov are in the top ten of the richest owners of sports clubs according to Forbes magazine.
In addition, domestic entrepreneurs and their relatives possess a number of lesser known clubs around the world or have a share in their assets.