Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2016, filed a petition to grant him a residence permit in Switzerland.
As reports TASS, citing local media, the businessman was asked for the residence permit to the authorities of the Canton of Valais, situated in the South-West of the country.
It is noted that for wealthy foreigners the law provides a quick procedure for obtaining a residence permit on the grounds that such a move represents a «great public interest».
«Everyone was talking about the fact that the request of the Roman Abramovich was considered favorably,» – said the newspaper «Le Temps» Director of the Department of Finance and institutions in the government of Valais Frederic Favre.
However, in July 2017 Abramovich suddenly withdrew the statement, RIA Novosti reported.
The reasons for this are not reported because of the ban on disclosure of such information that a Russian businessman had made in a Swiss court.