Oleg Tinkov said goodbye to Russia

Oleg Tinkov published a post on Instagram, in which he said goodbye to Russia.A photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

Oleg Tinkov published a post on Instagram, in which he said goodbye to Russia.

“It’s a pity that my country has finally slipped into archaism, paternalism and servility. There is no Russia, it was all gone,” the entrepreneur wrote.

“And the threats to me personally, to a person who is struggling with the most severe blood cancer – leukemia, the desire to punish just for an opinion, my honest opinion, speaks of the final dehumanization of the regime,” wrote Tinkov.

Tinkov announced his struggle with an acute form of leukemia in March 2020, although the diagnosis was made in October 2019. The businessman underwent several courses of chemotherapy and underwent a bone marrow transplant.

In mid-April, a former Russian oligarch called the war “crazy”: “Innocent people and soldiers are dying. The generals woke up with a hangover and realized that they had a shitty army,” he wrote. At the same time, he called on the West to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a “clear way out of the situation” that would allow the politician to “save his face.” Some analysts interpreted this as a call to prevent nuclear war.

Tinkov said in an interview with The New York Times that the day after the anti-war post, the presidential administration contacted the bank’s management and threatened to nationalize it if the company did not break ties with the founder. After that, Tinkoff announced that it would change its name, and Tinkov sold his 35% stake in the bank to Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin for 3% of what he considered the real price.

“Farewell, Tinkoff Bank. Farewell Russia. I have nothing left in Russia. And this is bad for Russia,” the businessman wrote.

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