Roman Abramovich

by andrew on December 17, 2013

Art Basel 2013 Switzerland International Art Show - Roman Abramowitsch Appearance

Birth Name: Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich

Place of Birth: Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: 24 October, 1966

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% UKrainian

Roman Abramovich is a Russian businessperson, investor, and politician, with Israeli citizenship. He is the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English soccer team.

Roman was born in the southern Russian city of Saratov. Roman’s paternal grandparents were Belarusian Jews. Roman’s maternal grandfather was of Ukrainian (non-Jewish) descent, and Roman’s maternal grandmother was Jewish.

Orphaned at the age of three, he was raised in his uncles’ families, living first in Ukhta, a remote area of northern Russia in the Komi Republic, and then in Moscow.

Roman is married to businessperson, art collector, and magazine editor Dasha Zhukova (who is also of Jewish heritage).

Roman’s paternal grandparents were Nakhim/Nachman Leibowitz and Toybe Stepanovna. Nakhim was born in Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Roman’s maternal grandparents were Vasily Mikhailenko and Faina Borisovna Grutman (the daughter of Boris Grutman).


Family histories of Roman Abramovich –

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andrew May 28, 2018 at 2:48 pm

quick update of his Israeli citizenship

madman July 2, 2017 at 7:02 am

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% Ukrainian

ann December 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Sources only in Russian.
About his mother Irina Vasilievna Mikhailenko and grandmother Faina Borisovna Grutman. source:
About paternal grandparents: “Before the War, his paternal grandparents – Nakhim (Nachman) Leibowitz (1887 – June 6, 1942, the camp Reshoty, Krasnoyarsk Krai) and Toybe Stepanovna (1890 -?) – lived in Belarus, after moved to Lithuania.” source:

follers December 18, 2013 at 3:28 am

Thank you.

ethnic December 18, 2013 at 6:28 am

Nice find!

ann December 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

His paternal grandparents were originally from Belarus, and his mother from Ukraine of half Ukrainian (father) and half Jewish (mother) descent.

andrew December 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

source? as for Putin, his biography is mysterious

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