It is forbidden to have dual nationality in Montenegro.
The Interior Ministry of Montenegro has announced the list of Russians who have been given “golden passports”. For investments in the economy of Montenegro in the amount of 350-550 thousand euros, any citizen can get a passport of the country.
The list of Russians included 160 people, including a senior executive from Surgut and the family of a businessman from Nizhnevartovsk.
Thus, Maxim Skovorodnik, originally from the Tyumen region, obtained citizenship with his wife and two children.
The 72.ru portal reports that in 2002 Skovorodnik was convicted of theft, but three years later he extinguished his conviction. In 2016, he ran for the Nizhnevartovsk State Duma, but was removed from his post before the elections.
According to media reports, the full namesake of Maxim Skovorodnik owns stakes in three companies engaged in construction. One of the companies performed contract work for Rosneft, in 2020 alone the company had a turnover of 2 billion rubles.
By the way, the businessman's wife was selling a 5-room apartment in Tyumen for 11 million rubles in 2020, and also posted photos of vacation in Montenegro on social media.
Another “golden passport” was received by the namesake of the former top manager of Sibneft, who had previously worked with Roman Abramovich. He's from Surgut.
The natives of the Nizhny Novgorod region – the family of Maria Belskaya, parents and children also received “golden passports”. China. There are also residents of the United States and other countries.
There are 48 people on the list, the rest are their relatives, who obtained citizenship in 2020-2021. Golden passports are issued to citizens under Montenegro & # 39; s Citizenship by Investment program, through which the country wanted to receive 4.8 billion euros.
As Topnews wrote earlier, Vladimir Putin signed a decree in the summer of 2021 according to which allowed officials to have dual citizenship if they were can not give it up.