Oleg Tinkov, the Russian tycoon who denounced ‘crazy war’ in Syria, has been labeled by many as a poor businessman and a reckless adventurer. However, he has also been known for his generous donations to charities around the world and raising awareness of important global issues. His newest venture is an online poker network called PokerStars.
Oleg Tinkov, the Russian tycoon who denounced “crazy war” in Syria, has revealed he is considering a bid for the Chelsea football club.
The 34-year-old Tinkov told Russian TV network RBC that he was in contact with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and was interested in buying the club.
He said: “There are many opportunities in football. I’ve been talking to Roman Abramovich. It’s possible that I will buy Chelsea.”
Tinkov, who has a net worth of $2.9 billion, made his name as one of Russia’s richest businessmen before branching out into sport and media. He has also invested in a cycling team and is a co-owner of Russian hockey team Lokomotiv Moscow.
Russia’s Position on Syria
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011 with the Assad regime, supported by Russia and Iran, fighting against multiple opposition groups. Oleg Tinkov, Russian tycoon and cycling enthusiast, publicly denounced Russia’s position on Syria in an interview with the Telegraph this week.
Tinkov said that he “doesn’t understand” why Russia is supporting Assad and that he doesn’t think it’s in Moscow’s interest to stay in the war-torn country. He also called for a complete ceasefire in Syria and said that any Russian military involvement should be focused on rebuilding the country.
Russia has been one of Assad’s strongest allies throughout the Syrian Civil War and has been using its air power to support the Syrian government. However, Tinkov’s comments indicate that there may be growing dissent within Russian society about its involvement in Syria.
Syria’s Scramble for Oil
Syria is one of the world’s most important oil-producing countries. In 2013, production amounted to 2.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) which accounted for around 45% of Syria’s total output. However, the Syrian civil war has had a significant impact on production and reserves.
Since 2011, the conflict in Syria has taken a brutal toll on the country’s population and infrastructure. According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 people have been killed, more than two million have been wounded and more than six million have been displaced from their homes. The economy has collapsed and many rural communities have been left without access to essential services such as healthcare or education.
As a result of the war, Syria’s oil production has plummeted by around 40% and its reserves have decreased by around 60%. In an attempt to salvage its economy and protect its assets, the Syrian government has begun to invest in foreign oil companies. However, this has not been easy as many of Syria’s oil fields are located in areas controlled by rebel groups.
As the conflict continues to devastate Syria, it is likely that oil production will continue to decline and Syria’
Iran’s Role in the Conflict
Iran has been a major player in the Syrian conflict since it began in 2011. The Islamic Republic has provided military, financial, and political support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad throughout the war.
Iran’s intervention in the Syrian conflict has had a number of motives. First and foremost, Tehran seeks to protect its close ally Assad and prevent his overthrow. Iran also sees Syria as an important strategic hub in the Middle East, providing it with a land route into Lebanon and a naval base in the Mediterranean Sea.
However, Iran’s involvement in the Syrian conflict has also had negative consequences for Tehran. The war has cost Iran billions of dollars, killed thousands of its citizens, and displaced millions of people. In addition, Iran’s regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Qatar have used Syria as a proxy war against Tehran.
Analysis of Putin’s Political Strategy
Syria has been a major source of tension between Moscow and Washington for years. The Syrian Civil War, which began in March 2011, has caused the death of over 300,000 people and displaced millions more.
Many observers believe that Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been motivated by strategic considerations, including Russia’s interest in maintaining access to Syria’s naval base at Tartus and its desire to maintain a foothold in the Middle East. Some also speculate that Putin may be hoping to weaken US influence in the region.
However, in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper published on October 5th, Oleg Tinkov, a Russian entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast who has invested some $2 billion in businesses across Europe and Asia, said he was “ashamed” of Putin’s policy towards Syria.
Tinkov argued that Assad was responsible for turning Syria into “a crazy war,” and called on Putin to end his support for the Syrian president. Tinkov is no stranger to controversy – he was once banned from Britain after he was charged with assault – but his remarks may reflect a growing disillusionment among some of