Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship by Ukrainian businessman Eduard Shifrin and his 16-year-old daughter. The corresponding decree published on the official portal of legal information.
“It is hereby resolved to adopt the citizenship of the Russian Federation the following persons: Eduard Shifrin, who was born 12 July 1960 in the Ukraine, with her daughter Sophia Rose, born on 6 may 2000 in the UK”, – stated in the text of the decree. The document is dated 26 October 2016. The same decree Putin took citizenship a few people from the Ukraine and two citizens of Vietnam and a native of Afghanistan.
According to open sources, Shifrin is a native of the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk, graduated from the Moscow Institute of steel and alloys (now the national research technological University “MISIS”), holds a degree of candidate of technical Sciences.
For several years were included in the lists of the richest Ukrainians. So, in 2007, he was included in the ranking of the richest people in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010, the magazine Forbes has put Shifrin at 773 th place in the global ranking of billionaires, estimating his fortune at $ 1.3 billion. In 2015 Ukrainian magazine “Focus” estimated his fortune at $ 350 million.
According to TASS, Shifrin is a co-founder of the holding company Midland Group, which is engaged in metallurgical manufacture, shipping, real estate, agriculture. In Russia the group owns residential and commercial properties.
Shifrin is known for his charitable and social activities. He invested in the reconstruction of the synagogue in Kiev, took an active part in the opening of the restored synagogue in Volgograd, was co-Chairman of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, Vice-President of the Eurasian Jewish Congress and Vice-President of the world Jewish Congress.
Shifrin is known for its participation in the financing of the film by Fyodor Bondarchuk “Inhabited island”. According to data from Forbes, the businessman invested in the film, the total budget of which amounted to $ 36 million, exactly a third of all you will need to create funds.
Sam Shifrin in an interview with the media said that he was born and raised in Ukraine. “This is my country, I have no other” – he said, while acknowledging that since 1996, lives abroad. Forbes claimed that Shifrin is a citizen of the UK.