Just don't call them Gaydamak: Meet Israel's Russian oligarchs
More than a handful of Russia's richest men have made their way to Israel in recent years, but most keep their ties to the Jewish State out of the limelight for fear of antagonizing the Russian authorities or hurting their business interests.
In the past decade, wealthy businessmen from the former Soviet Union have flocked to Israel in private planes via the Moscow-Tel Aviv route. Once here, they buy mansions in wealthy communities and get around in luxury cars. Most of them have come to Israel to escape the grasp of Russian President Vladimir Putin. They live below the radar, zealously guarding their privacy and hiding their assets and...
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