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EU citizenship for sale as Russian oligarch buys Cypriot passport

Exclusive: Oleg Deripaska joins hundreds of rich people who have bought Cypriot nationality  The Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has bought a Cypriot passport under a controversial scheme that allows rich investors to acquire citizenship and visa-free access to the European Union, the Guardian can reveal.Deripaska, an aluminium magnate with connections to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, is one of hundreds of wealthy individuals who have applied for Cypriot nationality. His application was approved last year. The revelations will revive concern about…