Kaspersky Lab offers source code for independent analysisBusiness & Economy October 23, 14:46
Russian Communist leader blasts Sobchak’s ‘farcical’ presidential bid as ‘cheap show’Russian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 14:34
Russian companies plan to widen business operations in IraqBusiness & Economy October 23, 14:32
Putin sacks Russian deputy foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 13:51
Lavrov calls for stopping terrorists’ migration elsewhere after defeat in Syria, IraqRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 13:43
Armed attacker bursts into Moscow radio station studio, stabs hostWorld October 23, 13:29
Kremlin: Russian electoral system reform not discussedRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 13:25
As Ukraine’s war on Russian language mounts, theater bans Tolstoy’s Anna KareninaSociety & Culture October 23, 13:06
Russia wants EU to be united and predictable partner — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 13:04
GENEVA, March 10, /ITAR-TASS/. Former Russian YUKOS oil company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has filed documents for a residence permit in Switzerland.
“Mikhail Khodorkovsky has filed documents for permanent residence. He likes it in Switzerland and he is planning to stay and live here,” Werner Schaeppi of Creafactory, which represents the former Russian businessman’s interests, said on Monday, March 10.
He declined to elaborate when asked where Khodorkovsky was planning to live. Local mass media say that he has settled down near Montreux where his family is living.
Khodorkovsky arrived in Switzerland in January 2014, several days after receiving a three-month Schengen visa from the Swiss authorities.
If a person wants to stay in Switzerland but won’t work, as wealthy people usually do, he has to prove that he has enough money to stay in the country and that he poses no potential threat to its security, an official at the Federal Office for Migration told ITAR-TASS.
The whole process usually takes several weeks but may drag on for months depending on the situation.
However, no Swiss citizenship (as one has to live for at least 12 years in Switzerland to be eligible to apply for it) or political asylum for Khodorkovsky is being considered at this point.